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These handbooks will give you more detailed information about research and records of Florida.

  • Florida State Archives. Public Records Unit. Microfilmed Records of Florida Counties. Tallahassee, Fla.: Florida State Archives, 1975-1977. FHL Book 975.9 A3f. This includes the microfilm numbers and descriptions of records at the Family History Library.
  • Robie, Diane C. Searching in Florida: A Reference Guide to Public and Private Records. Costa Mesa, Calif.: Independent Search Consultants, Inc., 1982. FHL Book 975.9 D24r; FHL film 1698289 item 5. Available online through FamilySearch Catalog link.
  • Bodziony, Gill T. Genealogy and Local History: A Bibliography. Revised. Tallahassee, Fla.: State Library of Florida, 1978. FHL Book 975.9 D23b 1978. Also use the fifth cumulative supplement by Beverly P. Byrd, issued in 1983: FHL Book 975.9 D23b 1983.
  • Eichholz, Alice, ed. Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. 3rd ed. Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry. Contains bibliographies and background information on history and ethnic groups. Also contains maps and tables showing when each county was created.