Florida Ancestors

Welcome to the Florida Ancestors Page! I’m Aisha Taylor, Coordinator of Florida records and resources. The goal of the Florida Ancestors page is to help you locate records and learn about how to conduct genealogical research in Florida. Our site will include state resources, county resources, and special African-American collections. I’ll also bring you news from the genealogy world. Finally, I hope to provide step-by-step guides and tips for you to share your family history. I’ve got big plans, including video tutorials! I hope you enjoy this site! Happy genealogical surfing!

Technology Tuesday: WorldCat and Google Books

We're all looking for ways to save money on our genealogy resources. Today we'll look at two sites that can help you save money on books!   WorldCat One way to do save money is to check out books from the library, rather than purchasing them. Worldcat is a free...

County Spotlight: Duval

According to wikipedia.org:   Duval County was created in 1822 from St. Johns County. It was named for William Pope DuVal, Governor of Florida Territory from 1822 - 1834. Alachua and Nassau counties were created out of parts of Duval County in 1824. Clay County was...

Technology Tuesday: Google Alerts

Google Alerts This week, a quick tip on how to use Google to tell do automated searches for you. You'll need an account with Google to set up alerts. If you don't have an account already, go to Google.com and sign up by clicking "Sign in" in the top right of...

State Census Records Fill the Gaps

Although genealogy experts recommend that we start our research with records at home, those of us doing research away from our ancestral home often start with the internet. And, of course, that usually leads us to census records. The United States Census Bureau has...

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