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Florida Resources

We have gathered many resources specific to Florida and the St. Augustine, St. Johns County area.

The Cemeteries & More section contains transcribed resources primarily from the St. Augustine Historical Society as well as cemetery information and surveys.

St. Johns County Public Library

The Southeast Branch of the St. Johns County Public Library maintains an impressive reference collection of genealogical material including over 1,200 genealogy related books and over 16,000 history books. It is located at 6670 U.S. 1 South – just north of the S.R. 206 intersection. You can use the online catalog to search for specific topics or titles. St. Johns County libraries also participate in the WorldCat project.

The St. Augustine Genealogical Society supports the genealogy collection at the Southeast Branch Public Library by contributing genealogy books to their collection.

Are you an ebook reader? You can borrow a growing number of electronic books – including genealogy and history titles – in your choice of Kindle, ePub or PDF format. You will need your library card number to access the catalogs in the eLibrary section of the site.

All St. Johns County libraries have public computers with free access to Ancestry.com and other online archives.

St. Augustine Historical Society

The St. Augustine Historical Society maintains a library at 6 Artillery Lane in downtown St. Augustine.  Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Their collection includes maps, photographs, vertical subject files, church records, circuit court cases, city government records, manuscript collections, circuit court records, and biographical files. An online catalog is also available.

There is no charge to use the library, but there are charges for photocopies. They do not allow cameras, camera phones or scanners in the library.

St. Johns County Clerk of the Circuit Court

The Clerk of Courts office is located off U.S. 1 north of St. Augustine in the County Administration Complex at 4010 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine, Florida 32084 (which is also the mailing address). The office’s main phone number is (904) 819-3600 and the fax line is (904) 819-3661.

Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday except for Holidays.

The Records Management Office maintains an archive dating back to Florida’s territorial days (1821) as well as Tax Rolls from 1887 to the present for St. Johns County. According to their website, they have a contract with the St. Augustine Historical Society for genealogical records. The Records Management Office can be reached by phone (904-819-3641) or email (Reccoc2@sjccoc.us).

Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics

The Bureau of Vital Statistics has three methods for providing service:

In Person: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time. We are located at 1217 North Pearl Street in Jacksonville, FL 32202.

By Mail: Download and complete the appropriate application then mail it to:

Bureau of Vital Statistics

Attn: Vital Records Section

P.O. Box 210

Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042

Online:  VitalCheck. See the site for details.

LDS Family History Centers

The FamilySearch.org website now provides a directory of Family History Centers. You must be logged into FamilySearch to view the directory. You can let the site determine your location or search for a specific area. The results list all FHCs nearby with links to each FHC’s page in the directory. These pages include center hours, contact information and details about the records and services that are available.

Resources Specific to Florida and St. Augustine

St. Augustine Resources at FamilySearch.org

Some of this material is also available at the St. Johns Public Library or at Cemeteries & More.

The Southeast Branch has a number of transcriptions done by SAGS member Charles Mack Wills or where Charles Mack Wills contributed.  These are in house use only.  Some of this material is also available at FamilySearch.org or at Cemeteries & More.

  • Baptismal records of individuals performed at the Cathedral in St. Augustine, 1950-2003

  • Evergreen Cemetery

  • Florida East Coast railway: lists of employees, 1893-1957

  • Index of probate and court records of St. Johns County, Florida

  • Index to Palatka time-Herald Newspaper Obituaries and Palatka Daily News Obituaries commencing in 1926

  • Index to Volume II of newspaper obituaries Times-Herald 1911, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924 Palatka News 1916 and Palatka Morning Post 1920

  • Index to Volume III of newspaper obituaries of the Palatka News 1902-1915

  • Index to Volume V of newspaper obituaries of the Palatka News 1914-1915, 1928 (Apr-Sep), 1937, 1940, 1944 Times-Herald 1925

  • Index to Volume VI of newspaper obituaries of the Palatka Times-Herald 1943, 1945, 1946 (Jan-Sep) The Palatka Daily News 1946 (Oct-Dec) 1947

  • Index to Volume VII of newspaper obituaries of the Palatka Times-Herald 1948, 1949, The Palatka Daily News 1950

  • List of deaths and/or burials 1800-1899 in St. Johns County, Florida

  • List of deaths and/or burials 1950-1006, in St. Johns County, Florida

  • Miscellaneous Putnam County Cemeteries

  • National cemetery, St. Augustine, Florida

  • Records of marriage Licenses issued in the 1800s at the St. Johns County Courthouse

  • St. Johns County: Birth register, 1880-2003

  • St. Johns County, Florida Register of deaths occurring in or burial in the period 1900-1949

  • The cemeteries of Putnam County, Florida

  • The cemeteries of Saint Johns County, Florida

  • The cemeteries of Saint Johns County, Florida [Same title, different item barcode]

  • Trinity Episcopal Parish Records.  Book 1

  • White marriages performed at the Cathedral of St. Augustine for the period between 1785-1977 alphabetical listing by Groom’s Name.

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