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...

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...

Technology Tuesday: Google Alerts

If you've been researching your family for a while, you probably want to share what you've found with your cousins. Well, you don't need a book publisher and publishing your family history doesn't have to be expensive. There are services on the Web...

State Census Records Fill the Gaps

In my last post on the Florida State Census, I talked about finding your ancestors between censuses. Another way to keep up with your ancestors between censuses is to follow them through their land records. Our ancestors bought, sold and leased land to family members...

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