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Guide to Florida ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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This article is about the U.S. state. For other uses, see Florida (disambiguation).

Florida Information

Florida became the twenty-seventh state admitted to the United States in March 3, 1845. Florida was created form Florida Territory and is located in the southeast region of the United States.[1] Tallahassee is the capital and there are 67 counties in Florida. [2]

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Getting Started with Florida Research

Links to articles on getting started with Florida research.

Florida Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Florida research.

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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

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Extinct or Renamed Counties: Benton | Dade | Fayette | Mosquito | New River

Florida Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

Additional Resources


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Florida" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 1 Nov 2016.