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State Resources — Florida

Updated: August 2002

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document Vital Records

State office has some birth records dating back to April 1865 and some death records dating back to August 1877. The majority of records date from January 1917. It has marriage and divorce records since June 6, 1927.

Birth, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Records

Call (904) 359-6993 for information on record lookup fees.
Write to:
Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services
Office of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 210
1217 Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042

book State Archives and Libraries

They currently have a 7,000 volume collection of published materials for Florida and most Southeastern states, census records from 1830 to 1920 on microfilm, service records from the Revolutionary War, Indian Wars, and the Mexican War, confederate pension records, a compiled index of Civil War soldiers, vital records for the early 20th century, state census records from 1845-1945, maps, Spanish land grant records, tax records, cemetery records, militia records, state troops records, and national guard records.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00, Saturday 9:00-3:00, closed Sunday and all state holidays
Write to:
Florida State Archives
Bureau of Archives and Records Management
Division of Library and Information Services - Public Services Section
R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250

 Local Genealogical Societies

Write to:
Florida Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 18624
Tampa, FL 33679-8624
  Publications: Journal, Newsletter

  Florida Society for Genealogical Research
8461 54th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL 33565

  Florida State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 10249
Tallahassee, FL 32302-2249
  Publications: The Florida Genealogist, Florida State Genealogical Society Newsletter
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