Links & Information

  Duval County Courthouse
330 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL. 32202-2909
Phone (904) 633-2572, (904) 630-2028
County organized in 1822 from Saint Johns County

Duval County Health Department
County Birth/Death Certificates (see below for state-wide)
515 W. 6th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206


Jacksonville Area Research Links

  City of Jacksonville Florida  

  The Florida Times-Union, the local daily newspaper  

  MapQuest - Jacksonville Map  

  Jacksonville Public Library  

  LDS Family History Center
7665 Ft. Caroline Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32211
Hours: Tues-Thurs: 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Tues & Thurs: 7 -9 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

  The Jacksonville Historical Society
Jacksonville University, University Blvd., Jacksonville, FL
904-744-3950 x7271
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Collection specialties: Photographs of Jacksonville; biographical data for prominent Jacksonville individuals.

  Jacksonville Maritime Museum Society, Inc.
1015 Museum Cir. Jacksonville, FL
Hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tues: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun: 1 p.m.-5p.m.
Collection specialties: Model Ships, paintings, photos and artifacts relating to local maritime history since 1842.

  Mandarin Museum and Historical Society
12471 Mandarin Rd., Jacksonville, FL
Hours: First and Third Sunday; 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Collection specialties: Renovated 1920 store and Post Office and temporary museum for town of Mandarin, FL

  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
101 W 1st St., Jacksonville, FL
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Collection specialties: Historical manuscripts concerning literature, science, music and politics.
Email address:

  Museum of Southern History
4304 Herschel Street, Jacksonville, FL
Hours: Tues-Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Collection specialties: 3000-volume research library; records; genealogies of southern families and artifacts.

  NE Florida Cemetery Mailing List - This list was begun with the thought of sharing information on the history and location of human burial sites in the Northeast Florida area. We are focusing our interest mainly in Duval County for now, but we are adding information for the following counties as well: Clay, St. Johns, Baker and Nassau. The goal is to update and maintain an accurate listing of cemeteries for purposes of research and location of ancestors. - online history library  

Florida Research Links

  Florida GenWeb  

  Florida GenWeb Archives  

  Florida Statewide Public Health Information Network - Vital Records - Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces  

  Vital Records Information - Florida  

  State Library of Florida Resources  
Uof F Smathers Library - Historic Florida -Duval pg.11

  Florida Tombstone Project  

  Florida Cracker Country  

  Florida History Online  

GEDCOM links are a courtesy of Tom Alciere

Others Societies and Organizations

  Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc, they meet one Saturday a month in Jacksonville at the Webb Wesconnet Library, 103rd St. More information about the Society may be obtained from Marge Gray or visit their website on the internet.  

  Southern Geneologist's Exchange Society (SGES), located at 6215 Sauterne Drive, in Jacksonville. Their phone number is 904-778-1000 and they are open Tuesday, Wedesdays, and Thursdays, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturdays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Their mailing address is: PO Box 2801, Jacksonville, FL 32203-2801.  

  Amelia Island Genealogy Society The AIGS meets at 7 PM every third Tuesday in the Galleon Room at the Amelia Island Museum of History, 223 South Third Street in Fernandina.  

  The Florida State Genealogical Society, Inc., founded in 1977, promotes the study and research of genealogy and local history. We publish THE FLORIDA GENEALOGIST, a quarterly journal with a variety of articles on Florida families and research, and FLORIDA LINES, a newsletter featuring Society news and general items of interest to our members. We hold an annual conference each year in a different Florida location. This year's conference will be 29-30 October in Sarasota. We present awards yearly for Outstanding Achievement in genealogy and history and specifically in Florida genealogy and history. We also conduct the Florida Pioneer Descendants program. For more information, contact Linda Kleback.  

  The Florida Historical Society is the oldest cultural organization in Florida. It is the only state-wide historical society. The Society publishes The Florida Historical Quarterly, the official historical journal of the state. It also publishes Journeys for the Junior Historian, a youth history magazine. The Society holds an annual meeting once a year. This year it is from April 29-May 1 at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Daytona Be ach. The topic is "Planters in Paradise: Florida's Plantation Economy."

The Tebeau-Field Library of Florida History is home to the Society's impressive collection of Floridiana, including more than 1200 maps of Florida, dating from 1591. For subscription and membership information, visit the website or send an e-mail to


Other Jacksonville Related Links

  Civil War Soldiers Buried in Duval County, Florida - Southern
Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, Vol. 34

  History of Whiteway Corner
Located at Park & King in Historic Riverside

  Lisa Kennard's list of headstones in the Old Mayport Cemetery which is located off A1A near the village of Mayport and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church Cemetery on Fleming Island (Clay County)  

  Wooden Ships - Iron Men by J.G. Braddock Sr. is a chronicle of four master mariners--David Cutler Braddock, his son John Braddock, his father-in-law William Lyford Sr., and his brother-in-law William Lyford Jr. The exploits of these men along the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and The Bahamas during the Colonial and Revolutionary periods helped shape Southeastern history. The tips of two of the best known resort islands in Southern waters, New Providence, Bahamas and Hilton Head in South Carolina, are named for brothers-in-law, David Cutler Braddock and William Lyford Jr., and justly so. The book, which is in many bookstores and gift shops in the Southeast and The Bahamas, is 300 pages, case bound, dust-jacketed, fully indexed, and has a bibliography. It can be ordered for $20.00 plus $4.00 shipping via Priority Mail. Send check or money order to: VJB Press 1710 Garden St. Charleston, SC 29407  

Jacksonville Area Families

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