Other Resources and Repositories

 

The State Library and Archives of Florida
State Library and Archives of Florida
R.A. Gray Building, Second Floor
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250

Next to your local genealogy and history organizations, the State Library and Archives is your most important resource for genealogical and family history research. A wealth of information is readily available online through the Florida Memory project.

But remember, only a small fraction of the total collection has been digitized. You will undoubtedly want to plan a research trip to visit the library in person at some point in your genealogical search. You can search the collection catalog, get information about library hours, fees, and policies, and much, much more at MyFlorida.com.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Family History Centers

There are several Family History Centers conveniently located in the Suwannee Valley region.
All offer access to the Family Search Catalog, which enables you to locate records and order any of the films and microfiche available from the main Family History Library for use in the local Family History Center.

They also offer free access to the Family History Center Portal, which allows you to access premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. The Portal is not available for use except at a Family History Center, so it may be well worth the drive to find that critical piece of missing data for your family history research.

Click on the links below to learn more about each FHC’s hours of operation, location, and available resources.

Chiefland
Gainesville
Lake Butler
Lake City
Live Oak
Starke

To find a Family History Center closer to your location, go to http://familysearch.org and log in to your account. Click on “Get Help” in the upper right corner of the screen, just above your login name, then click “Contact Us” to open the Find A Family History Center search portal.

OCLC WorldCat

Looking for a book or other library resource and can’t find it in your local library? Try searching WorldCat, the world’s largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the web, where most people start their search for information.

Find out which libraries have the information you’re looking for, where they’re located, and how you can obtain the information you need.