Florida Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
|This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.|
|Flag of Florida|
|Location of Florida|
|Record Type||Death Index|
|Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, Jacksonville|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?
This collection includes and index to death records from the Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, for the years 1877 to 1998. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
- Age at Death
- Estimated Birth Year
- Date of Death
- Certificate Number or page number
- Name of Deceased
- Page Number
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the person at the time of death
- The place where the death occurred
- The approximate death date
- The names of family members and their relationships
Search the IndexSearch by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor in the death index, carefully evaluate each piece of information given.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Add any new information to your records
- Search for the actual death record or certificate
- Continue to search the index to identify other relatives
- Search for an obituary or cemetery record
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Florida.
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.