Florida State Genealogical Society
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Before there was Ellis Island, there was Castle Garden. This free site offers access to a database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. Over 100 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.
[Located in Category: Immigration/Emigration Links]
This free site is constantly being updated. It currently has the 1850-1900 census available, with the 1920 census under construction. No images for the 1880 census. The site also currently has some state census records from these states: Florida, (1885, 1935, 1945), Massachussetts, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Microfilms of county records are currently being digitized and records are being added on a regular basis, so this should not be considered a complete list of their assets.
[Located in Category: General Research Links]
A subscription site, but free to patrons at most county and state libraries and most Family History Centers. Has Federal census records 1790-1930 and many state census records, including Florida for 1885, 1935, and 1945.
[Located in Category: General Research Links]
From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island. The Ellis Island site allows the search of passenger lists from this period and displays images of the original lists.
[Located in Category: Immigration/Emigration Links]
Identifies and describes the state, federal, and private records pertaining to Florida’s Civil War era (1860-1865) housed at the State Archives of Florida.
[Located in Category: Florida Military Links]
An excellent site with indexes of Marriage, Probate, Deed and other courthouse records - many linked to images of the original documents.
[Located in Category: Florida County Links]
Ancestry.com has indexed the New York Passenger Lists by ships arriving to New York from foreign ports from 1820 - 1957. Many images of actual passenger lists are available.
[Located in Category: Immigration/Emigration Links]
[Located in Category: Florida County Links]
Provides info of genealogical and historical interest from Baker County records.
[Located in Category: Florida County Links]
Maintained by the Bay County Genealogical Society, this site offers info from a large collection of Bay County records.
[Located in Category: Florida County Links]
Links to resources for genealogical research in Broward County as well as cemetery records, marriage indexes, and information on founding families throughout the County.
[Located in Category: Florida County Links]
Marriages, cemeteries, archives and more.
[Located in Category: Florida County Links]
A massive searchable index of cemeteries, in which cemeteries are listed alphabetically by state. The index also allows you to any other state from any page. Cemeteries that have been transcribed outside of Cemetery Junction often have links to transcriptions entered by volunteers not affiliated with Cemetery Junction.
[Located in Category: Cemetery/Death Records]
[Located in Category: Florida County Links]
[Located in Category: Florida County Links]
Lots of good links.
[Located in Category: Florida County Links]
Collier County Public Library has indexed the surnames found in their genealogy section and this link allows you to search that index
[Located in Category: Florida County Links]
[Located in Category: Florida County Links]
Provides links to sites that provide information on the changes in the value of money over time and/or currencies.
[Located in Category: Genealogy Tools]
The Obituary Daily Times is a daily index of published obituaries. It is free and is searchable. If you choose, you can subscribe to have entries sent to you daily,ten twice a day by emai - the index averages over 2500 entries a day. You can search the indexes' database.
[Located in Category: Cemetery/Death Records]
Instruction/guidance on dating old English photographs, using many examples.
[Located in Category: Genealogy Tools]
[Located in Category: Florida County Links]
The site provides definitions or explanations of many of the common terms, including legal terms, encountered in genealogy research.
[Located in Category: Genealogy Tools]
[Located in Category: Florida County Links]
This free site is primarily volunteer fed and claims to have registered more than 43 million graves. You can search using a variety of criteria. The information available depends largely on the volunteers providing the information and ranges from tombstone transcription to photographs of all stones in a given cemetery.
[Located in Category: Cemetery/Death Records]
Original material including but not limited to, cemetery transcriptions, family history narratives, photographs, documents and ephemera that is related to Florida's African-American People and their history.
[Located in Category: General Florida Links]
[Located in Category: General Florida Links]
Provided by Florida State Archives, this database has digital images of approved and denied pension claims from 1885 to 1954. Typical files contain the original application, any supplemental applications, proof of service and residency, etc.
[Located in Category: Florida Military Links]
Order Florida birth, death, and marriage records.
[Located in Category: General Florida Links]
Links to historical newspapers from around Florida.
[Located in Category: General Florida Links]
FDHR is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the statewide program of historical resource preservation.
[Located in Category: General Florida Links]
Provides links to genealogy pages in Florida Counties. Each County is an individual project created and maintained by volunteers.
[Located in Category: General Florida Links]
The Florida Heritage Collection is an ongoing cooperative project of the State University System (SUS) of Florida to digitize and provide online access to materials broadly representing Florida's history, culture, arts, literature, sciences and social sciences.
[Located in Category: General Florida Links]
Established in 1856, the FHS is dedicated to preserving Florida's past through the collection, archival maintenance, and publication of historical documents and other materials relating to the history of Florida and its peoples.
[Located in Category: General Florida Links]
From the Florida State Archives, this site links to several collections of historical and genealogical interest.
[Located in Category: General Florida Links]
Features a searchable collection of over 167,000 digitized historic photographs from the State Library and Archives of Florida.
[Located in Category: General Florida Links]
Provides digital images of transcribed muster rolls from the 2nd Seminole War: 1835 - 1842, and the 3rd Seminole War: 1856 - 1858.
[Located in Category: Florida Military Links]
Links to cemetery surveys performed by volunteer in counties throughout Florida.
[Located in Category: General Florida Links]
Provides a comprehensive list of funeral homes, with contact information, by state and then alphabetically.
[Located in Category: Cemetery/Death Records]
A subscription site. Has Federal census records 1790-1930, Passenger Lists, Genealogy Libray, Local histories, and more.
[Located in Category: General Research Links]
A Genealogy.com site that provides a variety of bulletin boards (Surnames, U.S. States, Countries, Immigration, Wars, and others) where you may post inquiries and/or review other researchers' posts.
[Located in Category: General Research Links]
A searchable database of books, including genealogies, local histories, records, etc.
[Located in Category: General Research Links]
This resource can only be accessed through a library - but many libraries have subscribed to the Heritage Quest Online collection and offer it as a free resource for their members. Has Federal census records 1790-1930. Check out your local library.
[Located in Category: General Research Links]
Provides an excellent and fascinating timeline of immigration into and migration within the United States from 1786 - 2001, along with events that caused or influenced the events.
[Located in Category: Immigration/Emigration Links]
This site from Deed Mapper serves as a good reference for the various kinds of land records encountered in genealoical research.
[Located in Category: Genealogy Tools]
Florida Library system site that allows you to search for and locate libraries throughout Florida.
[Located in Category: General Florida Links]
Wikipdedia list of Florida Counties, with dates of formation, source of the county name, and what counties, if any, they were formed from.
[Located in Category: General Florida Links]
The Martin County Genealogical Society has several searchable county resources available including: Bible Records Project Cemetery Project Civil War Project Family History Books (in their library collection) Surname Project House of Refuge Project Member Surnames Obituary Project
[Located in Category: Florida County Links]
Calculators for determing the Purchasing Power of British Pounds from 1264 to the Present.
[Located in Category: Genealogy Tools]
Links, newspaper index, society newsletters, society blog,and service activities.
[Located in Category: Florida County Links]