Florida Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

Finding your roots in Florida is a popular pastime, and more and more resources are becoming available to help individuals trace their family trees. One of the best places to start your search is at a Florida Family History Center near your neighborhood. These facilities are branches of the official Family History Library in Salt Lake City - the largest library of its kind in the world. Although the centers are operated by the Florida LDS church, the offices are open to the general public as well. These facilities provide a wealth of genealogy information, including print, microfiche and computer research offerings to make your search as efficient and accurate as possible.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to fhc@archives.com.

Apalachicola Family History Center
Prado St
Apalachicola, Florida 32320
(850) 653-8501
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to Noon; Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Boca Raton Family History Center
1530 W Camino Real
Boca Raton, Florida 33486
(561) 395-6644
Monday 10-6;Tuesday 3-9;Wednesday 10-9

Bradenton Family History Center
3400 Cortez Rd
Bradenton, Florida 33505
(941) 755-6909
Mon & Wed 9a-12:20p; Tue & Wed 6:30p-9p

Bunnell Family History Center
402 N Palmetto St
Bunnell, Florida 32110
(904) 437-7881
Tue, Wed, Sat 10am-2pm Thurs 10am-6pm
Notes: Closed on federal holidays

Coral Springs, FL
10148 NW 31st St
Coral Springs, Florida 33065
(954) 341-1725
Tues/Wed 7-9:00 PM, Thurs. !0:00AM -Noon

Family History Center
1391 Walton Rd
DeFuniak, Florida 32433
(850) 892-3412
Tues 9-4, Wed. 9-4 & Thurs 9-9

DeLand Family History Center
PO Box 656
DeLand, Florida 32721
(904) 736-1800
T,Th,Sat, 10 A.M. - 2 P.M./ T, W, 6 P.M.- 9 P.M.
Notes: across from DeLand middle school-S. Aquaris Ave

Fort Myers Family History Center
3105 Broadway
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
(941) 275-0001
MON TUE THUR FRI & SAT 9am to 4 PM

Family History Center
339 NW Lake Dr
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
(850) 243-1039
Call for hours

Gainesville Family History Center
10600 SW 24th Ave
Gainesville, Florida 32607
(352) 331-8542
Tuesday Evening 6pm-9pm,Wednesday 10am-4pm,Thursday Evening 6pm-9pm, Friday 10am-3pm,Sunday 5pm-8pm

Daytona Beach Family History Center
1125 6th St
Holly Hill, Florida 32117
(904) 257-9223
Tue 9AM-9PM, Wed,Thu, Sat 10AM-2PM

Family History Center
29600 SW 167th Ave
Homestead, Florida 33030
(305) 246-2986
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00

Jacksonville Florida East Stake
7665 Ft Caroline Rd
Jacksonville, Florida 32277
(904) 743-0527
Tuesday

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Kissimmee Ward
1900 N Bermuda Ave
Kissimmee, Florida 34741
(407) 847-3230
Notes: (Greater Orlando Area)

Lecanto Family History Center
3474 W Southern St
Lecanto, Florida 34461
(352) 746-5943
9-4 Tues, Wed & Thurs-also 7-9
Notes: Off of 44 Gulf to lake Hwy

Lake Mary Florida Family History Center
2505 Lake Emma Rd
Lake Mary, Florida 32746
(407) 333-0137
Tues-10a-2p;Wed-10a-9pm;Thur-10a-2p&6p-9p;Sat-10a-2p;
Notes: (Greater Orlando Area)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Lakeland Ward
1839 Gibsonia-Galloway Rd
Lakeland, Florida 33809
(941) 853-1582
M:closed; T:2-9PM; W:2-6PM; R:6-9PM; F:1-4PM; S:9AM-1PM; Sn:for members only through appointment only.
Notes: One computer; call for appt. to use it!

St Petersburg Family History Center
9001 106th Ave N
Largo, Florida 33777
(727) 399-8018
Tues
Notes: Church members hours:Sun, Tues 6-9p, Mon 9-4

Leesburg Family History Center
1875 Mt Vernon Rd
Leesburg, Florida 34748
(352) 787-5633
Tue 10-4, Wed 10-9, Thur 10-2
Notes: Behind Speedway gas station on 441

New Port Richey Family History Center
10606 Hilltop Dr
New Port Richey, Florida 34654
(813) 868-8225
Tues - Thurs 9AM - 4 PM; Wed eve

Okeechobee Family History Center
310 SW 6th St
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
(941) 467-2425
9:00 - 1:00 Mon - Thur., 6:00 - 9:00 PM Tue & Thur eve.

Family History Center
461 Blanding Blvd
Orange Park, Florida 32073
(904) 272-1150
Tues 10-2 and 7-9 Wed 10-2 Thu 10-9 Sat 10-1

Orlando Family History Center
45 E Par
Orlando, Florida 32804
(407) 895-4832
Tue, Thur, Sat 9:30am-1:30pm, Tu, Th 6-9pm, Fri 3AM-11:30AM

Orlando South - Family History Center
701 Wetherbee Rd
Orlando, Florida 32824
(407) 826-8970
Mon, Tue, Thu 9:30AM-3:30PM

Temple Judea
4311 Hood Rd
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
(561) 626-7989
tues,1-10, Wed.,Thur.10-10 Sat.1-5

Stuart Florida Family History Center
2401 SW Matheson Rd
Palm City, Florida 34990
(561) 287-0167
Tues. 9-2, Wed. 9-2 & 6-9, Thurs. 6-9, Sat. 9-3

Panama City Family Hisotry Center
3140 State Ave
Panama City, Florida 32407
(904) 785-9290
Tue & Fri 9a-12p; Other times by appt

Pensacola FL Family History Center
9420 Fox Run
Pensacola, Florida 32506
(850) 969-1254
Tue.9-1; Wed.9-5; Thu.5-9; Sun 2-6

Ft Lauderdale, Florida Stake Family History Center
851 Hiatus Rd (112th Ave)
Plantation, Florida 33325
(954) 472-0524
Tues 3pm-9pm, Wed 9am-6pm, Thur 9am-9pm, Sat. 9am-5pm

Church of Jesus Christ of LDS
1303 Forrest Nelson Blvd
Port Charlotte, Florida 33954
(941) 627-9012
9AM - 3PM Tues. thru Fri.

Cocoa Florida Family History Center
1801 S Fiske Blvd
Rockledge, Florida 32955
(407) 636-2431
Tue, Thu, Fri 9a-1p; Wed 6:30p-9p; Sat 10a-2p

Sarasota Family History Center
7001 Beneva Rd
Sarasota, Florida 34238
(941) 922-2550
Tues.-Fri. 8:30 A.M. - 12 Noon; Thurs. Evening 7 - 9

Tallahassee Florida Family History Center
312 Stadium Dr
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
(850) 222-8870
M 10-6 Tu-Th 10-9

Church of Jesus Christ of LDS
4106 E Fletcher Ave
Tampa, Florida 33612
(813) 971-2869
9am-5pm Mon-Thur, 7pm-9pm Tues & Thurs

Vero Beach Family History Center
3980 12th St
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
(561) 569-5122
Mon & Sat 1-5; Thur 7-10 PM; Fri 9-2 PM

Florida Genealogy Resources

Florida has a rich history, having been recorded from when the Spanish, English and French explorers landed on its shores. Following this initial arrival, Florida has experienced a vast history of immigration, mostly from French and Spanish groups in the 1500s, and the migration of new Native American groups from the South, adding to the existing Native American groups that had inhabited the Sunshine State as early as 14,000 years ago. Florida finally became a territory of the United States in 1822 after being under colonial rule by Spain and Great Britain, and eventually became America's 27th state in 1845. In more recent years, Florida has experienced immigration from various Caribbean and Central & South American countries, adding to its rich diversity. If you are trying to find family documents from this great state, there are a plethora of resources to use when researching your Florida family history.

Office of Vital Statistics, Dept. of Health
P.O. Box 210
1217 Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
904-359-6900
Website

Florida State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 10249
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Website

Florida State Historical Society
435 Brevard Ave.
Cocoa FL 32922
321-690-1971
Website

Florida State Archives
R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
850-245-6700
Website

Florida State University Special Collections
600 W. College Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32306
850-644-1967
Website

University of Miami Manuscript and Archival Collections
1300 Memorial Drive, 8th Floor
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
305-284-3247
Website

University of South Florida Special Collections & Archives
140 7th Avenue South St.
Petersburg Florida 33701
727-873-4094
Website

Riley House/Tallahassee Community College Archives
444 Appleyard Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32304
850-201-8376
Website

Florida Atlantic University Libraries Special Collections
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561-297-3787
Website

Orange County Regional History Center
65 East Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
407-836-8500
Website

University of Florida Special and Area Studies Collection
P.O. Box 117005
208 Smathers Library
Gainesville, FL 32611-7005
352-273-2755
Website

University of Miami, Cuban Heritage Collections
1300 Memorial Drive, 8th Floor
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
305-284-4900
Website

Florida Genealogy Websites

Linkpendium-Florida

Florida US GenWeb

Cyndi's List-Florida

FamilySearch Wiki-Florida


Florida Record Collections

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