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These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Florida.  
 
These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Florida.  
  
*'''Birth information:''' Statewide registration of births began in 1899 in Florida with general compliance by 1920The best substitute record for locating birth information is [[How to Find United States Death Records|death records]]&nbsp;(the majority of death records will list the date of birth of the decedent, and since death certificates are considered a primary resource, they can provide you with the same documentation as a birth certificate). Or, try these other [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|substitute records]].  
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*'''Birth information:''' Statewide registration of births began in 1899 in Florida with general compliance by 1920. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|substitute records]] to improve accuracy.
 
*'''Finding Parents:''' Statewide registration of deaths began in 1899 in Florida; however, general compliance did not begin until 1917.. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. [[How to Find United States Death Records|Search Florida death records]]  
 
*'''Finding Parents:''' Statewide registration of deaths began in 1899 in Florida; however, general compliance did not begin until 1917.. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. [[How to Find United States Death Records|Search Florida death records]]  
 
*'''Look in all censuses:''' Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. [[United States Census Online|Search U.S. Censuses]].
 
*'''Look in all censuses:''' Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. [[United States Census Online|Search U.S. Censuses]].
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| [[How to Find Florida Birth Records|Birth records]], [[How to Find Florida Death Records|Death records]], [[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Florida Church Records|Church records]]  
 
| [[How to Find Florida Birth Records|Birth records]], [[How to Find Florida Death Records|Death records]], [[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Florida Church Records|Church records]]  
| [[Florida Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Florida Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Florida Bible Records|Bible records]], [[Florida Military Records|Military records]] (pension)
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| [[Florida Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Florida Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]<br>(after 1906), [[Florida Bible Records|Bible records]], [[Florida Military Records|Military records]] (pension)
 
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| [[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Florida Biography|Biography]], [[Florida History|History]]
 
| [[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Florida Biography|Biography]], [[Florida History|History]]
 
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| [[Florida Voting Registers|Voting Registers]], [[Florida Biography|Biography]], [[Florida Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
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Latest revision as of 01:54, 26 September 2020

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Purpose of Research Tips and Strategies Wiki Page

The Florida Research Tips and Strategies page consists of links to specific research strategies for Florida. It also contains general tips and other resources for finding your ancestors in this locality.



Florida Research Strategies[edit | edit source]

Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in Florida

Florida Online Genealogy Records
How to find Florida Birth Records
How to find Florida Marriage Records
How to find Florida Death Records

Florida Research Tips[edit | edit source]

These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Florida.

  • Birth information: Statewide registration of births began in 1899 in Florida with general compliance by 1920. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other substitute records to improve accuracy.
  • Finding Parents: Statewide registration of deaths began in 1899 in Florida; however, general compliance did not begin until 1917.. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. Search Florida death records
  • Look in all censuses: Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. Search U.S. Censuses.

Florida Record Finder[edit | edit source]

This Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.

1. What you are looking for: 2. Try these records first: 3. Other useful records
Birth information Birth records, Death records, Obituaries, Church records Cemeteries, Naturalization and Citizenship
(after 1906), Bible records, Military records (pension)
Marriage information Marriage records, Obituaries, Bible records Church records, Probate records, Military records
Death information Death Records, Cemeteries, Obituaries Probate Records, Church Records, Bible Records
Parents Birth recordsDeath records, Obituaries, Census, Church records Biography, Genealogy
Maiden name Marriage Records, Obituaries, Probate records Church Records, Military Records (pension)
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship
(after 1906), Census
Obituaries, Biography, History
Naturalization Naturalization and Citizenship
(after 1906), Census, Court Records
Voting Registers, Biography, Periodicals
Physical description Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship
(after 1906) (after 1906)
Biography, History

Further Florida Research[edit | edit source]

For more research on Florida, including research at the county level, visit the Florida page on the Research Wiki.

Search all of the Florida record collections at FamilySearch.