Florida Vital Statistics Index
is available at many libraries throughout Florida. Please understand that this is just an index to original documents located at the Florida State Vital Records
Office in Jacksonville. Unfortunately, many microfiche are missing from the library's collections due to the Vital Records office not able to supply complete sets. Repeated efforts have been made to correct this situation, but no response has been received from their office. Currently the indexes cover the following records:
To learn about the background of vital records in Florida, go to the Florida Department of Health website.
Also, it is advisable to not rely on the state office as the only resource. Often the local courthouse will have other records that have not been filmed especially prior to 1900. Contact:
When requesting a copy of the INDEX by mail from one of the libraries listed below, please be considerate.
- Be specific. Give exact year, surname, first name, county (if known).
- Include a stamped self-addressed envelope.
- Be patient. You are not the only customer and sometimes the librarian might not reply 30 or more days. Send a gentle reminder (2nd request) after a reasonable amount of time as elapsed.
- Say thank you and include a small donation ($1.00-2.00) for copies.
LOCATIONS (In order by county):
(This list is a work in progress and is NOT complete)
Pensacola Family History Center
9490 Fox Run
East Hillsborough Historical Society
Quintilla Geer Bruton Archives Center
605 North Collins Street
Plant City, Florida 33566
Tampa-Hillsborough County Library System
900 North Ashley Drive
Tampa, Florida 33602-3788
(813) 273-3652, ext 6 (Special Collections)
Indian River County Main Library
Florida History & Genealogy Department
1600 21st Street
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
Florida State Archives
Bureau of Archives and Records Management
Division of Library and Information Services
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
Orange County Library System
101 E. Central Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32801
Valparaiso Community Library
459 Valparaiso Parkway
Valparaiso, FL 32580
The Palm Beach County Genealogical Society Library
100 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33402-1746
Largo Public Library
351 E. Bay Drive
Largo, Florida 34640
Polk County Historical & Genealogical Library
100 East Main Street
Bartow, FL 33830
Putnam County Public Library
PO Box 919
Palatka, FL 32178-0919