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Genealogy Resources

These resources serve as a guide to genealogical research at the State Library. Our collection ranges from beginner’s handbooks to Spanish Florida land records research guides. 

1985 photo of plate hand-painted with a family tree

Materials are generally available through interlibrary loan from the circulating collection of the State Library. 

Links within the bibliographies take you to information in the State Library catalog.

General resources

Cover photo of A Genealogical History of Florida by Kay Ellen Gilmour

Guides, handbooks and manuals

Colonial and Territorial Florida

Military records

Native American genealogy

Cover photo of Tracing Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes by Rachal Mills Lennon


African-American genealogy

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.