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Statewide registration of births began in 1899 in Florida with general compliance by 1920.

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Births before 1899

Before 1899, no births were recorded by the county or state. You must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.

  Records that give birth information:
Death Records
Cemetery Records
Newspapers
Bible Records
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Births after 1899

In 1899, Florida began statewide registration of births with general compliance by 1920. Currently, there is not a complete index online to Florida birth certificates from 1899 to the present. If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases below, try searching for birth information in other records.

For births that exist during the time period, try the following database:

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Florida Births, 1880-1935 FamilySearch - Free; incomplete
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Obtain the Certificate

With full names, dates and places of an event, you can order a copy of the birth certificate for a fee from the Florida Department of Health or VitalChek.


Restrictions for ordering birth certificates:
To obtain a copy of the birth certificate, you must be:

  • The person on the certificate
  • The parent of the person on the certificate
NOTE: A copy of the birth certificate cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above.

If you do not want to order the birth record, there are other records with birth information you can search.

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