Florida State Death Records Index, 1970 - 1998
The Florida State Death Registers Index is a massive collection of 3,451,350 records that date between 1970 and 1998. The archive includes records and death certificates of individuals who died in the state during that time. All of the records in the collection are currently held at the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics. You can get more information about the Florida State Death Registers Index by contacting their office at the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics. website.
Information Available In This Collection
The Florida State Death Registers Index features an extensive collection of records that include the full name of the deceased, a complete date of birth, and the age at the time of death. A full date of death and the location where the death is recorded is also listed in the records when the information is available. These records do not feature any unique certificate or identification number, so it is important to know the full name of the deceased, as well as the vital information listed, to ensure accuracy and speed in finding the records you are looking for. Requests for copies of documents can be made right on this website or by contacting the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics directly.
About the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics
The records of the Florida State Death Registers are held by the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics. Requests for certified copies of any of the documents in this record can be made by contacting the office at:
Florida Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics
PO Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231
Each death certificate in the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics features all of the basic information listed above on individuals who died in the state between 1970 and 1998. Because there are no unique catalogue identification numbers for the records on file, it is important to have as much of the vital statistics on the individual as possible when ordering a copy of an official document. Individual counties may hold death certificates and records on individuals who died prior to 1970 as well.
The state of Florida issued a law in 1927 that centralized all birth and death records for the state. Before this time, each city and county were responsible for their own record-keeping, leading to inconsistencies within the archives. The oldest known records in Florida are located in Key West and date all the way back to 1865. Currently, the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics is the central collection point for Florida birth, death and divorce records, with a complete archive of more than 25 million vital records on file for the state.
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