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These repositories preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in Florida.<br><br>
  
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== Wiki Articles on Major Repositories in Florida ==
  
The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful for genealogical research.
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[[National Archives at Atlanta]]{{·}} [[Florida Health Bureau of Vital Statistics]]{{·}} [[Meek-Eaton Black Archives]]{{·}} [[State Archives of Florida]]{{·}} [[State Library of Florida]]{{·}} [[Alma C. Field Library of Florida History]]{{·}} [[Charlton W. Tebeau Library of Florida History]]{{·}} [[Florida History and Genealogy Library]]{{·}} [[Indian River County Main Library]]{{·}} [[Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch]]{{·}} [[Orlando Public Library]]{{·}} [[P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History]]{{·}} [[Polk County Historical and Genealogical Library]]{{·}} [[St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library]]{{·}} [[University of South Florida Tampa Library Special Collections]]{{·}} [[University of West Florida Archives and West Florida History Center]]{{·}} [[Volusia County Public Library Daytona Beach Regional]]{{·}} [[West Florida Public Library Genealogy Branch]]{{·}} [[West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center]]{{·}} [[Dallas Public Central Library]]{{·}} [[Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library]]{{·}} [[Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library]]{{·}} [[Mobile Municipal Archives]]{{·}} [[Thomasville Genealogical, History and Fine Arts Library]]
  
[http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/index_researchers.cfm '''Florida State Archives''']<br>Mail Station<br>R.A. Gray Building<br>500 South Bronough Street<br>Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250<br>Telephone: 850-245-6700<br>Fax: 850-488-4894<br>
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== Online Records of Florida ==
  
Online collections include Confederate Pension Applications, Spanish Land Grants, and World War I Service Cards among others.
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As of January 1984 the genealogy collection of the Florida State Library was transferred to the Florida State Archives. However, the Florida State Library, which is also in the R.A. Gray Building, still has references of interest to the genealogist, especially in the "Florida Collection."
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*[http://ufdc.ufl.edu/?c=fdnl1&m=hhh&t=seminole/ University of Florida Digital Collection][[Image:NARA Atlanta.jpg|thumb|right|280px|National Archives at Atlanta (in Morrow)]]
  
[http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/library/ '''State Library of Florida'''] <br> R.A. Gray Building<br>500 South Bronough Street<br>Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250<br>Telephone: 850-245-6600<br>Fax: 850-245-6651<br>
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== National Repositories ==
  
:[http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/library/flcollection/index.cfm Florida Collection]
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===National Archives at Atlanta ===
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'''[[National Archives at Atlanta]]'''<br>5780 Jonesboro Road<br>Morrow, Georgia 30260 USA<br>Phone: 770-968-2100<br>Fax: 770-968-2547<br>E-mail: [mailto:atlanta.archives@nara.gov atlanta.archives@nara.gov]<br>Website: [http://www.archives.gov/southeast/ National Archives at Atlanta]
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:The National Archives at Atlanta has records from over 100 federal agencies and courts in '''Florida'''. Also includes Vice Admiralty Courts of SC, Constitutional rights, Revolutionary War, Civil War, reconstruction, World Wars I and II, and space exploration. Microfilms for censuses, diplomatic missions, military service records, bounty-land applications, passenger arrival lists, naturalizations, American Indians, and African Americans.<ref name="DB127">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 127-28. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref><br><br>
  
:[http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/library/FLCollection/genealogyresources.cfm Genealogy Resources]<br>
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== Statewide Repositories ==
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=== Florida Health Bureau of Vital Statistics ===
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'''[[Florida Health Bureau of Vital Statistics]]'''<br>1217 North Pearl Street<br>Jacksonville, FL 32202 USA<br>Telephone: 904-359-6900 x1024 <br>Fax: 904-359-6931<br>E-mail: [mailto:VitalStats@FLHealth.gov VitalStats@FLHealth.gov]<br>Website: [http://www.floridahealth.gov/certificates/index.html Florida Health Certificates and Registries]<br>  
  
[[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)|'''National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)''']]<br>5780 Jonesboro Road<br>Morrow, Georgia 30260 <br>Phone: 770-968-2100<br>Fax: 770-968-2547<br>Internet: [http://www.archives.gov/southeast/ National Archives at Atlanta] <br>
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[https://www.floridamemory.com/ Florida Memory Projects] Including Confederate pensions application, WWI service cards, early territorial census records and Spanish land grants. Download documents and images for free.
  
[http://www.florida-historical-soc.org/ '''Florida Historical Library''']<br>435 Brevard Avenue<br>Cocoa, FL 32922<br>Phone: 321-690-1971<br>Fax: 321-690-4388<br>  
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:'''''Births&nbsp;''''' since 1917, and from some counties as early as 1893; '''''marriages&nbsp;''''' and '''''divorces&nbsp;''''' since 1927; and '''''deaths&nbsp;''''' since 1917, and from some counties as early as 1877. <br><br>
  
[http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/ '''University Of Florida''']<br>Smathers Library Room 100<br>P.O. Box 117007<br>Gainesville, FL 32611<br>Telephone: 352-392-0319<br>Fax: 352-392-4788<br>  
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=== Meek-Eaton Black Archives ===
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[[Image:Carnegie Library at FAMU.JPG|thumb|right|280px|Meek-Eaton Black Archives in Tallahassee]]'''[[Meek-Eaton Black Archives]]'''<br>Florida A{{Amp}}M University<br>445 Gamble Street<br>Tallahassee, Florida 32307 USA<br>Telephone: 850-599-3020<br>Website: [http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?BlackArchives&Home Black Archives Research Center]<br>  
  
[http://uwf.edu/library/ '''University of West Florida''']<br>John C. Pace Library<br>11000 University Parkway<br>Pensacola, FL 32514<br>Telephone: 850-474-2424 <br>  
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:A statewide, and southeastern states regional center for researching African American history and institutions: over 500,000 manuscripts, rare books, journals, magazines, maps, newspapers, and photographs.<ref>[http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?BlackArchives{{amp}}History  About the Archives - History] in ''FAMU - The Black Archives Research Center'' (accessed 7 May 2015).</ref><br><br>
  
[http://www.library.miami.edu/about/contactus/helpdesks.html '''University of Miami''']<br>Otto G. Richter Library<br>1300 Memorial Drive<br>P.O. Box 248214<br>Coral Gables, Florida 33124-0320<br>Phone 305-284-3233<br>Fax 305-284-4027<br>  
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=== State Archives of Florida ===
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[[Image:State Archives of Florida.jpg|thumb|right|280px|State Archives of Florida in Tallahassee]]'''[[State Archives of Florida]]'''<br>R.A. Gray Building<br>500 South Bronough Street<br>Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA<br>Telephone: 850-245-6700<br>Fax: 850-488-4894<br>E-mail: [mailto:archives@dos.myflorida.com archives@dos.myflorida.com]<br>Website: [http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/index_researchers.cfm Florida State Archives] <br>  
[http://www.ocls.info/Locations/MainLibrary/DRI/genealogy.asp?bhcp=1 '''Orange County Library System''']<br>101 East Central Boulevard<br>Orlando, FL 32801<br>Telephone: 407.835.7323<br>  
 
  
Two helpful guides for several important Florida archives and libraries are:  
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:A great Florida genealogy collection including state and county documents. This is the place to start research on Florida residents.<ref name="DB31">Dollarhide and Bremer, 31.</ref> Online collections include Confederate Pension Applications, Spanish Land Grants, and World War I Service Cards.<br>
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*[https://www.floridamemory.com/ Florida Memory], it has photographs, video, audio,collections, exhibits, classroom and more.<br><br>
  
''Catalog of the Florida State Archives''. Tallahassee, Florida: Department of State, 1975. ({{FHL|142385|title-id|disp=FHL book 975.9 A5fs}})
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=== State Library of Florida  ===
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[[Image:State Archives of Florida.jpg|thumb|right|280px|State Library of Florida in Tallahassee]]'''[[State Library of Florida]]''' <br> R.A. Gray Building<br>500 South Bronough Street<br>Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA<br>Telephone: 850-245-6600<br>Fax: 850-245-6651<br>E-mail: [mailto:library@dos.myflorida.com library@dos.myflorida.com]<br>Website: [http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/library/ State Library of Florida] <br>
  
''Guide to Depositories of Manuscript Collections in the United States: Florida''. Jacksonville, Florida: Florida Historical Records Survey Project, 1940. ({{FHL|142707|title-id|disp=FHL book 975.9 A1 number 130}}.)  
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:Published records of Florida, and state government publications, including 700,000 books, magazines, and newspapers, 2000 Florida maps, photos, and over 200,000 government documents.<ref>[http://dos.myflorida.com/library-archives/about-us/about-the-state-library-of-florida/ About the State Library of Florida] in ''Florida Department of State'' (accessed 4 May 2015).</ref> <br><br>
  
To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Florida counties, use the 12 inventories of the county archives published by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. Copies are at the Family History Library.
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== Regional Repositories ==
  
=== Florida Digital Collections ===
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=== Alma C. Field Library of Florida History ===
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'''[[Alma C. Field Library of Florida History]]'''<br>435 Brevard Avenue<br>Cocoa, FL 32922 USA<br>Phone: 321-690-1971<br>Fax: 321-690-4388<br>E-mail: [mailto:myfloridahistory.org myfloridahistory.org]<br>Website: [http://www.florida-historical-soc.org/ Florida Historical Society]<br>
  
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:Floridiana: books, maps, photos, family histories, manuscripts, photos, the ''Mosquito Beaters'' collection, the ''Alice Strickland'' collection, and the Florida State Genealogical Society collection.<ref>[http://www.visitspacecoast.com/listings/The-Alma-C-Field-Library-of-Florida-History/246/ The Alma C. Field Library of Florida History] in ''Florida's Space Coast'' (accessed 5 May 2015).</ref> <br><br>
  
=== Web Sites ===
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=== Charlton W. Tebeau Library of FL History ===
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'''Charlton W. Tebeau Library of Florida History''' <br>101 W Flagler St.<br>Miami, FL 33130 USA<br>Telephone: 305-357-1492<br>Fax: 305-372-6313<br>Website: [http://www.historical-museum.org/collect/rc.htm Historical Museum of Southern Florida Research Center]<br>
  
You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Florida in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.  
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:Their collection is strong on the history of southern Florida. They also have many documents related to Cuba and the Caribbean.<ref name="DB31" /><br><br>
  
Addresses on the Internet change frequently. The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more sites:  
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=== Florida History and Genealogy Library ===
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'''[[Florida History and Genealogy Library]]'''[[File:John F. Germany Library.jpg|thumb|right|280px|The Florida History and Genealogy Library is in the John F. Germany Public Library in Tampa.]]<br>
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John F. Germany Public Library, 2nd floor<br>
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900 N. Ashley Dr.<br>
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Tampa, Florida 33602<br>
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Telephone: 813-273-3652<br>
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E-mail: [https://askalibrarian.org/email.php?id=1593 Ask a Librarian] form<br>
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Website: HCPLC [https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.hcplc.org_hcplc_locations_jfg_genealogy.html&d=DQMFaQ&c=z0adcvxXWKG6LAMN6dVEqQ&r=hw91ufSz-PsD_DPYefHu1E0tYj-GtO31gMGNgRD-w_E&m=seOeYvZKEpj7lF2xPXkguEsGaDvA4Q7tjJj1mgMbgmQ&s=XNNYsW8U1LaCtVZMnQrDvHkKdllyByWgq_a36sBu5Uw&e= Genealogy Collection]<br>
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:Claims to be one of the largest genealogy collections in the southeastern United States with a geographic emphasis on Florida, the southeast region, the thirteen colonies, and all states on the Mississippi River.<ref>[https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.hcplc.org_hcplc_locations_jfg_genealogy.html&d=DQMFaQ&c=z0adcvxXWKG6LAMN6dVEqQ&r=hw91ufSz-PsD_DPYefHu1E0tYj-GtO31gMGNgRD-w_E&m=seOeYvZKEpj7lF2xPXkguEsGaDvA4Q7tjJj1mgMbgmQ&s=XNNYsW8U1LaCtVZMnQrDvHkKdllyByWgq_a36sBu5Uw&e= Genealogy Collection] in ''Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative'' (accessed 3 November 2016).</ref><br><br>
  
[[USGenWeb|'''The USGenWeb Project''']]<br> A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.
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===Indian River County Main Library  ===
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'''Indian River County Main Library''' <br>1600 21st Street<br>Vero Beach, FL 32960 USA<br>Telephone: 772-770-5060 x5<br>Fax: 772-770-5446<br>E-mail: [mailto:genealogy@irclibrary.org genealogy@irclibrary.org]<br>Website: [http://www.irclibrary.org/genealogy/ Lowenstein Genealogy Department]<br>  
  
[http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/usa/ '''Roots-L'''] <br>A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.
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:A big genealogy collection that rivals Orlando in size and quality.<ref name="DB31" /><br><br>
  
'''[http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch]''' <br>Available to anyone with access to the Internet. In addition, the Family History Library and some [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] have computers with the Internet that can be used for free for genealogical purposes. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.  
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[[Image:Jacksonville FL Public Library .jpg|thumb|right|280px|Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch]]'''Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch'''<br>303 N. Laura Street<br>Jacksonville, FL 32202 USA<br>Telephone: 904-630-2665<br>Website: [http://jpl.coj.net/lib/branches/main.html Jacksonville Public Library Main Library] <br>
  
{{Florida|Florida}}{{U.S. Archives and Libraries}}  
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:The Southeastern United States is covered well, including history, biography, genealogy, federal censuses and indexes. This is oldest collection of Floridiana in the state.<ref name="DB31" /><br><br>
[[Category:Florida|Archives]] </div>
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=== P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History ===
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[[Image:P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History.jpg|thumb|right|280px|P.K. Yonge Library of FL History in Gainsville]]'''[[P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History]]'''<br>P.O. Box 117007<br>University Of Florida Smathers Library Room 100<br>Gainesville, FL 32611 USA<br>Telephone: 352-392-0319<br>Fax: 352-392-4788<br>E-mail: [http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/ask Ask a Librarian]<br>[http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/ University of Florida]<br>
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:Their collection includes Spanish colonial sources, United States borderland records, and the best Florida newspapers collection in the state.<ref name="DB31" /><br><br>
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=== Polk Co Historical and Gen Library ===
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'''Polk County Historical and Genealogical Library'''<br>100 East Main Street<br>Bartow, Florida 33830-4629 USA<br>Telephone: 863-534-4380<br>Fax: 863-534-4382<br>Email: [mailto:Dorinda.Garrard@mypclc.info Dorinda.Garrard@mypclc.info]<br>Website: http://library.mypclc.org/historical/ Polk County Genealogical Library]<br>
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:A very good genealogical collection.<ref name="DB31" /><br><br>
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=== St. Augustine Hist Soc Research Library ===
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'''St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library'''<br>12 Aviles Street <br>St. Augustine, FL 32084 USA<br>Telephone: 904-824-2872<br>Fax: 904-824-2569<br>E-mail: [mailto:sahsdirector@bellsouth.net sahsdirector@bellsouth.net ]<br>Website: [http://www.staugustinehistoricalsociety.org/library.html St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library]<br>
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:An excellent collection of records about the first colonists on the east coast of Florida. Their Spanish holdings include parish record births, marriages, and deaths back to 1594.<ref name="DB31" /><br><br>
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=== Univ of S FL Tampa Library Special Coll ===
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'''[[University of South Florida Tampa Library Special Collections]]'''<br>4202 E. Fowler Ave. LIB122 <br>Tampa FL 33620 USA<br>Telephone: 813-974-6725<br>E-mail: [mailto:libraryservicesdesk@usf.edu libraryservicesdesk@usf.edu]<br>Website: [http://www.lib.usf.edu/special-collections/ USF Libraries: Special Collections]<br>
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:They have a good collection of published Florida local histories and Hillsborough County records.<ref name="DB31" /><br><br>
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=== UWF Archives and W FL History Center ===
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'''[[University of West Florida Archives and West Florida History Center]]'''<br>John C. Pace Library<br>11000 University Parkway<br>Pensacola, FL 32514 USA<br>Telephone: 850-474-2424 <br>E-mail: [http://www.lib.usf.edu/special-collections/contact-us/ Contact Us]<br>Website: [http://libguides.uwf.edu/universityarchives University of West Florida Archives and West Florida History Center]<br>
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:This an excellent research facility. Make this your starting place for finding records of the earliest European settlers in the Florida panhandle.<ref name="DB31" /><br><br>
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=== Volusia Co Pub Lib Daytona Beach Reg  ===
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'''[[Volusia County Public Library Daytona Beach Regional]]'''<br>105 E. Magnolia Ave.<br>Daytona Beach FL 32114 USA<br>Telephone: 386-257-6036<br>E-mail: [mailto:showes@volusia.org showes@volusia.org]<br>Website: [http://volusialibrary.org/VCPLbranches-dab.html#CIT Daytona Beach Regional Library]<br>
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:Very good genealogy collection not just for Florida, but also for the entire eastern seaboard.<ref name="DB31" /><br><br>
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=== West Florida Pub Lib Genealogy Branch ===
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'''[[West Florida Public Library Genealogy Branch]]'''<br>Genealogy Branch Library<br>5740 N. 9th Avenue<br>Pensacola, FL 32504 USA<br>Telephone: 850-494-7373 <br>Fax: 850-436-5039<br>E-mail: [mailto:RefStaff@mywfpl.com RefStaff@mywfpl.com]<br>Website: [http://mywfpl.com/research/west-florida-genealogy-library/ Ask a Genealogy Expert]<br>
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:A good genealogy collection.<ref name="DB31" /> Focused on the southeastern states with a good selection for the northeastern and central states, Civil War, African Americans, family histories, local American Indian Cherokee and Creek tribes with some Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole tribes.<ref>[http://mywfpl.com/research/west-florida-genealogy-library/ Ask a Genealogy Expert] in ''West Florida Public Library System'' (accessed 29 April 2015).</ref><br><br>
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=== West Oaks Branch Library & Gen Center ===
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'''[[West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center]]'''<br>
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1821 E. Silver Star Rd.<br>
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Ocoee, FL 34761<br>
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Telephone: 407-835-7323<br>
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E-mail: [http://westoaks.ocls.info/contact/ Contact Us] form<br>
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Website: [https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__westoaks.ocls.info_the-2Dcollection_&d=DQMFaQ&c=z0adcvxXWKG6LAMN6dVEqQ&r=hw91ufSz-PsD_DPYefHu1E0tYj-GtO31gMGNgRD-w_E&m=seOeYvZKEpj7lF2xPXkguEsGaDvA4Q7tjJj1mgMbgmQ&s=4chRbWTcB2xTu6G3twuSzLVVgnNqje_EW2TV70qEI_Y&e= West Oaks Branch Library & Genealogy Center Genealogy Collection]<br>
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:Florida DAR collection with 25,000 books and periodicals, 10,000 microfiche, and over 15,000 microfilms. Includes census indexes, censuses 1790-1930, Florida deaths 1877-1997, marriages 1927-1997, divorces 1927-1997, Orlando births and deaths 1910-1922, Orlando city directories, nationwide passenger arrival lists, and Sanborn Fire Insurance maps.<ref>[https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__westoaks.ocls.info_the-2Dcollection_&d=DQMFaQ&c=z0adcvxXWKG6LAMN6dVEqQ&r=hw91ufSz-PsD_DPYefHu1E0tYj-GtO31gMGNgRD-w_E&m=seOeYvZKEpj7lF2xPXkguEsGaDvA4Q7tjJj1mgMbgmQ&s=4chRbWTcB2xTu6G3twuSzLVVgnNqje_EW2TV70qEI_Y&e= Genealogy Collection] in ''West Oaks Branch Library & Genealogy Center'' (accessed 3 November 2016).</ref><br><br>
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== Out of State Repositories ==
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=== Dallas Public Central Library ===
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[[Image:Dallas Public Central Library.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Dallas Public Central Library in Texas]]'''[[Dallas Public Central Library]]'''<br>1515 Young St.<br>Dallas, TX 75201-9987 USA<br>Telephone: 214-670-1433<br>E-mail: [mailto:genealogy@dallaslibrary.org genealogy@dallaslibrary.org]<br>Website: [http://dallaslibrary2.org/genealogy/index.php Dallas Public Library Genealogy]<br>
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:Outstanding genealogical collection with records for more than Texas, including '''Florida''', Oklahoma, the South, Mid-Atlantic, and New England states.<ref name="DB107">Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.</ref><br><br>
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=== Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library ===
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'''[[Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library]]'''<br>Moultrie-Colquitt County Library<br> 204 5th Street, S.E.<br>Moultrie, Georgia 31768 USA<br>Telephone: 229-985-6540<br>E-mail: [mailto:mccls@mccls.org mccls@mccls.org]<br>Website: [http://www.mccls.org/odom_gen.htm Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library]<br>
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:Emphasizes Scottish immigrants to America, but also has a good basic American genealogy collection including '''Florida'''.<ref name="DB33">Dollarhide and Bremer, 33.</ref><br><br>
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=== Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library ===
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'''[[Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library]]''' <br>Street address: 20 S. College St.<br>Mailing address: P.O. Box 595<br>Homerville, GA 31634<br>Telephone: 912-487-2310<br>E-mail: [mailto:huxford.spearlibrary@windstream.net huxford.spearlibrary@windstream.net]<br> Website:[https://huxford.com/ Huxford Genealogical Society, Inc.]<br>
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:This collection covers the southeast United States well,<ref name="DB33" /> including 14,000 files on families from south Georgia and north '''Florida'''.<ref>[https://www.huxford.com/History.html Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library History] in ''Huxford Genealogical Society, Inc.'' (accessed 15 January 2016).</ref><br><br>
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=== Mobile Municipal Archives ===
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'''[[Mobile Municipal Archives]]'''<br>'''Mail address:''' P.O. Box 1827<br>Mobile, Alabama 36633-1827 USA<br>'''Street address:''' 457 Church Street<br>Mobile, Alabama 36602 USA <br>Telephone: 251-208-7740<br>Fax: 251-208-7428<br>E-mail: [mailto:archives@cityofmobile.org archives@cityofmobile.org]<br> Website: http://www.cityofmobile.org/archives/ Municipal Archives<br>
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:Includes records of early Alabama/'''Florida''' settlers: Spanish, French, and Anglo especially during the Spanish period. This is the premier library for Gulf Coast settlers from Louisiana to Florida.<ref>Dollarhide and Bremer, 11.</ref><br><br>
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=== Thomasville Gen, Hist {{amp}} Fine Arts Library ===
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'''[[Thomasville Genealogical, History and Fine Arts Library]]'''<br>135 North Broad Street<br>Thomasville, Georgia 31792 USA<br>Telephone: 229-226-9640<br>Fax: 229-226-3199<br>E-mail: [mailto:glibrary@rose.net glibrary@rose.net]<br>Website: [http://home.rose.net/~glibrary/ Thomasville Genealogical, History and Fine Arts Library]<br>
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:Good collection of southern states family history material including '''Florida'''. <br><br>
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These repositories preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in Florida.

Wiki Articles on Major Repositories in Florida

National Archives at Atlanta · Florida Health Bureau of Vital Statistics · Meek-Eaton Black Archives · State Archives of Florida · State Library of Florida · Alma C. Field Library of Florida History · Charlton W. Tebeau Library of Florida History · Florida History and Genealogy Library · Indian River County Main Library · Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch · Orlando Public Library · P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History · Polk County Historical and Genealogical Library · St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library · University of South Florida Tampa Library Special Collections · University of West Florida Archives and West Florida History Center · Volusia County Public Library Daytona Beach Regional · West Florida Public Library Genealogy Branch · West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center · Dallas Public Central Library · Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library · Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library · Mobile Municipal Archives · Thomasville Genealogical, History and Fine Arts Library

Online Records of Florida

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Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

National Repositories

National Archives at Atlanta

National Archives at Atlanta
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, Georgia 30260 USA
Phone: 770-968-2100
Fax: 770-968-2547
E-mail: atlanta.archives@nara.gov
Website: National Archives at Atlanta

The National Archives at Atlanta has records from over 100 federal agencies and courts in Florida. Also includes Vice Admiralty Courts of SC, Constitutional rights, Revolutionary War, Civil War, reconstruction, World Wars I and II, and space exploration. Microfilms for censuses, diplomatic missions, military service records, bounty-land applications, passenger arrival lists, naturalizations, American Indians, and African Americans.[1]

Statewide Repositories

Florida Health Bureau of Vital Statistics

Florida Health Bureau of Vital Statistics
1217 North Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202 USA
Telephone: 904-359-6900 x1024
Fax: 904-359-6931
E-mail: VitalStats@FLHealth.gov
Website: Florida Health Certificates and Registries

Florida Memory Projects Including Confederate pensions application, WWI service cards, early territorial census records and Spanish land grants. Download documents and images for free.

Births  since 1917, and from some counties as early as 1893; marriages  and divorces  since 1927; and deaths  since 1917, and from some counties as early as 1877.

Meek-Eaton Black Archives

Meek-Eaton Black Archives in Tallahassee
Meek-Eaton Black Archives
Florida A&M University
445 Gamble Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32307 USA
Telephone: 850-599-3020
Website: Black Archives Research Center
A statewide, and southeastern states regional center for researching African American history and institutions: over 500,000 manuscripts, rare books, journals, magazines, maps, newspapers, and photographs.[2]

State Archives of Florida

State Archives of Florida in Tallahassee
State Archives of Florida
R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA
Telephone: 850-245-6700
Fax: 850-488-4894
E-mail: archives@dos.myflorida.com
Website: Florida State Archives
A great Florida genealogy collection including state and county documents. This is the place to start research on Florida residents.[3] Online collections include Confederate Pension Applications, Spanish Land Grants, and World War I Service Cards.
  • Florida Memory, it has photographs, video, audio,collections, exhibits, classroom and more.

State Library of Florida

State Library of Florida in Tallahassee
State Library of Florida
R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA
Telephone: 850-245-6600
Fax: 850-245-6651
E-mail: library@dos.myflorida.com
Website: State Library of Florida
Published records of Florida, and state government publications, including 700,000 books, magazines, and newspapers, 2000 Florida maps, photos, and over 200,000 government documents.[4]

Regional Repositories

Alma C. Field Library of Florida History

Alma C. Field Library of Florida History
435 Brevard Avenue
Cocoa, FL 32922 USA
Phone: 321-690-1971
Fax: 321-690-4388
E-mail: myfloridahistory.org
Website: Florida Historical Society

Floridiana: books, maps, photos, family histories, manuscripts, photos, the Mosquito Beaters collection, the Alice Strickland collection, and the Florida State Genealogical Society collection.[5]

Charlton W. Tebeau Library of FL History

Charlton W. Tebeau Library of Florida History
101 W Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33130 USA
Telephone: 305-357-1492
Fax: 305-372-6313
Website: Historical Museum of Southern Florida Research Center

Their collection is strong on the history of southern Florida. They also have many documents related to Cuba and the Caribbean.[3]

Florida History and Genealogy Library

Florida History and Genealogy Library
The Florida History and Genealogy Library is in the John F. Germany Public Library in Tampa.

John F. Germany Public Library, 2nd floor
900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, Florida 33602
Telephone: 813-273-3652
E-mail: Ask a Librarian form
Website: HCPLC Genealogy Collection

Claims to be one of the largest genealogy collections in the southeastern United States with a geographic emphasis on Florida, the southeast region, the thirteen colonies, and all states on the Mississippi River.[6]

Indian River County Main Library

Indian River County Main Library
1600 21st Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960 USA
Telephone: 772-770-5060 x5
Fax: 772-770-5446
E-mail: genealogy@irclibrary.org
Website: Lowenstein Genealogy Department

A big genealogy collection that rivals Orlando in size and quality.[3]

Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch
Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch
303 N. Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202 USA
Telephone: 904-630-2665
Website: Jacksonville Public Library Main Library
The Southeastern United States is covered well, including history, biography, genealogy, federal censuses and indexes. This is oldest collection of Floridiana in the state.[3]

P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History

P.K. Yonge Library of FL History in Gainsville
P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
P.O. Box 117007
University Of Florida Smathers Library Room 100
Gainesville, FL 32611 USA
Telephone: 352-392-0319
Fax: 352-392-4788
E-mail: Ask a Librarian
University of Florida
Their collection includes Spanish colonial sources, United States borderland records, and the best Florida newspapers collection in the state.[3]

Polk Co Historical and Gen Library

Polk County Historical and Genealogical Library
100 East Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830-4629 USA
Telephone: 863-534-4380
Fax: 863-534-4382
Email: Dorinda.Garrard@mypclc.info
Website: http://library.mypclc.org/historical/ Polk County Genealogical Library]

A very good genealogical collection.[3]

St. Augustine Hist Soc Research Library

St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library
12 Aviles Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 USA
Telephone: 904-824-2872
Fax: 904-824-2569
E-mail: sahsdirector@bellsouth.net
Website: St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library

An excellent collection of records about the first colonists on the east coast of Florida. Their Spanish holdings include parish record births, marriages, and deaths back to 1594.[3]

Univ of S FL Tampa Library Special Coll

University of South Florida Tampa Library Special Collections
4202 E. Fowler Ave. LIB122
Tampa FL 33620 USA
Telephone: 813-974-6725
E-mail: libraryservicesdesk@usf.edu
Website: USF Libraries: Special Collections

They have a good collection of published Florida local histories and Hillsborough County records.[3]

UWF Archives and W FL History Center

University of West Florida Archives and West Florida History Center
John C. Pace Library
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514 USA
Telephone: 850-474-2424
E-mail: Contact Us
Website: University of West Florida Archives and West Florida History Center

This an excellent research facility. Make this your starting place for finding records of the earliest European settlers in the Florida panhandle.[3]

Volusia Co Pub Lib Daytona Beach Reg

Volusia County Public Library Daytona Beach Regional
105 E. Magnolia Ave.
Daytona Beach FL 32114 USA
Telephone: 386-257-6036
E-mail: showes@volusia.org
Website: Daytona Beach Regional Library

Very good genealogy collection not just for Florida, but also for the entire eastern seaboard.[3]

West Florida Pub Lib Genealogy Branch

West Florida Public Library Genealogy Branch
Genealogy Branch Library
5740 N. 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32504 USA
Telephone: 850-494-7373
Fax: 850-436-5039
E-mail: RefStaff@mywfpl.com
Website: Ask a Genealogy Expert

A good genealogy collection.[3] Focused on the southeastern states with a good selection for the northeastern and central states, Civil War, African Americans, family histories, local American Indian Cherokee and Creek tribes with some Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole tribes.[7]

West Oaks Branch Library & Gen Center

West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center
1821 E. Silver Star Rd.
Ocoee, FL 34761
Telephone: 407-835-7323
E-mail: Contact Us form
Website: West Oaks Branch Library & Genealogy Center Genealogy Collection

Florida DAR collection with 25,000 books and periodicals, 10,000 microfiche, and over 15,000 microfilms. Includes census indexes, censuses 1790-1930, Florida deaths 1877-1997, marriages 1927-1997, divorces 1927-1997, Orlando births and deaths 1910-1922, Orlando city directories, nationwide passenger arrival lists, and Sanborn Fire Insurance maps.[8]

Out of State Repositories

Dallas Public Central Library

Dallas Public Central Library in Texas
Dallas Public Central Library
1515 Young St.
Dallas, TX 75201-9987 USA
Telephone: 214-670-1433
E-mail: genealogy@dallaslibrary.org
Website: Dallas Public Library Genealogy
Outstanding genealogical collection with records for more than Texas, including Florida, Oklahoma, the South, Mid-Atlantic, and New England states.[9]

Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library

Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library
Moultrie-Colquitt County Library
204 5th Street, S.E.
Moultrie, Georgia 31768 USA
Telephone: 229-985-6540
E-mail: mccls@mccls.org
Website: Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library

Emphasizes Scottish immigrants to America, but also has a good basic American genealogy collection including Florida.[10]

Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library

Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library
Street address: 20 S. College St.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 595
Homerville, GA 31634
Telephone: 912-487-2310
E-mail: huxford.spearlibrary@windstream.net
Website:Huxford Genealogical Society, Inc.

This collection covers the southeast United States well,[10] including 14,000 files on families from south Georgia and north Florida.[11]

Mobile Municipal Archives

Mobile Municipal Archives
Mail address: P.O. Box 1827
Mobile, Alabama 36633-1827 USA
Street address: 457 Church Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602 USA
Telephone: 251-208-7740
Fax: 251-208-7428
E-mail: archives@cityofmobile.org
Website: http://www.cityofmobile.org/archives/ Municipal Archives

Includes records of early Alabama/Florida settlers: Spanish, French, and Anglo especially during the Spanish period. This is the premier library for Gulf Coast settlers from Louisiana to Florida.[12]

Thomasville Gen, Hist & Fine Arts Library

Thomasville Genealogical, History and Fine Arts Library
135 North Broad Street
Thomasville, Georgia 31792 USA
Telephone: 229-226-9640
Fax: 229-226-3199
E-mail: glibrary@rose.net
Website: Thomasville Genealogical, History and Fine Arts Library

Good collection of southern states family history material including Florida.

References

  1. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 127-28. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  2. About the Archives - History in FAMU - The Black Archives Research Center (accessed 7 May 2015).
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Dollarhide and Bremer, 31.
  4. About the State Library of Florida in Florida Department of State (accessed 4 May 2015).
  5. The Alma C. Field Library of Florida History in Florida's Space Coast (accessed 5 May 2015).
  6. Genealogy Collection in Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative (accessed 3 November 2016).
  7. Ask a Genealogy Expert in West Florida Public Library System (accessed 29 April 2015).
  8. Genealogy Collection in West Oaks Branch Library & Genealogy Center (accessed 3 November 2016).
  9. Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Dollarhide and Bremer, 33.
  11. Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library History in Huxford Genealogical Society, Inc. (accessed 15 January 2016).
  12. Dollarhide and Bremer, 11.

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