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2023 Conference Announced!

The Florida Historical Society and the Florida State Genealogical Society will host a joint Public History Forum and Conference May 18-20, 2023 in Lakeland, Florida. Full schedule will be available mid-March. Conference Details WHEN: May 18-20, 2023 Where: Springhill Suites…

Boys Home Association of Jacksonville Collection

About the Collection: The Boys home served as a residential home for orphans and boys whose parents were unable to care for them for a number of reasons. The Home also served as a halfway house for boys leaving the Florida Industrial School. The records from the home consist of 36 bankers’ boxes of files, 3 3-ring notebooks, and 1 drawer of index file cards. The files, the notebooks, and the index cards have been indexed in 3 separate databases. The dates of admission to the boys home range between 1914 and 1969.

Pioneers, Settlers, & Builders

The Florida State Genealogical Society’s Florida Pioneer Descendant Certificate Program honors descendants of Florida pioneers who settled in Florida prior to statehood on 3 March 1845, and Settlers & Builders of Florida who settled in Florida between 3 March 1845 and 31 Dec 1900. Certificates include: State, County, Settlers & Builders of Florida, Researcher, and Memorial.