Florida Genealogists

Our Florida genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in Florida, including:

  • State Library of Florida
    Black Archives Research Center (FAMU), Census records, County Clerks of Court, Florida cemeteries, burial records, newspapers, Florida vital records, obituaries
  • Florida State Archives
    Includes Confederate pension applications, Spanish land Grants, and World War I service cards
  • Orange County Library System
    Official repository of the Florida State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Contains over 25,000 books and bound periodicals, 10,000 microfiche, and 15,000 reels of microfilm. Includes census records, Florida births (1910-1922), deaths (1877-1997), marriages and divorces (1927-1997), Orlando city directories (1887-present), major U.S. cities directories (pre-1860 to 1890), passenger lists for major ports (1800-1952), military records, Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, newspapers
  • Florida Historical Library
    Over 6,000 books relevant to Florida, extensive map collection, manuscripts, and photographs; also houses the local Mosquito Beaters historical collection and the Alice Strickland collections of Floridiana
  • University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries
    Holds the Latin American Collection, with particular strength in Caribbean, Circum-Caribbean, and Brazilian holdings
  • University of West Florida, John C. Pace Library
    Journal articles, books, conference proceedings, reports, and other materials from a variety of publications
  • University of Miami, Libraries
    Includes the Cuban Heritage Collection, a repository for primary and secondary sources of Cuba and the Cuban diaspora from colonial times to the present

Our genealogists can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you would like to learn how our genealogists can further your research, request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Florida include:

  • Birth records were kept by some towns as early as 1860s
  • Marriage records were kept by some towns as early as 1822
  • Death and will records were kept by some towns as early as 1877
  • Birth, marriage, and death records have been recorded by the state government from 1927 to the present
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1830
  • State, territorial, and colonial censuses were recorded from 1840 to 1885
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1834 to the present
  • Churches kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods that contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Military records
  • Town and county histories about the settlers and their families
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts since 1875
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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