Enter a first and/or last name to search Florida death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Florida death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Florida death certificates is available below.
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Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.
This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Florida death records, Florida death ceritificates, Florida death notices, Florida death indexes, and other related Florida genealogy records.
Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.
Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.
On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Florida. We also suggest searching for "Florida death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.
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How to Obtain Florida Death Certificates
Though statewide vital registration was mandated in 1899, birth and death records prior to 1917 are fragmented and inconsistent. Those after 1917 are deposited with the state's Bureau of Vital Statistics, as are most earlier birth and death registrations. That same office has jurisdiction over marriage records dated after 6 June 1927.
For birth and death records, and marriage records after 6 June 1927, write:
State of Florida Dept. of Health
For prior records, contact the clerk of the county in question.
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