Florida Vital Statistics Index

Florida Vital Statistics Index is available at many libraries throughout Florida.  Please understand that this is just an index to original documents located at the Florida State Vital Records Office in Jacksonville.  Unfortunately, many microfiche are missing from the library's collections due to the Vital Records office not being able to supply complete sets.  Repeated efforts have been made to correct this situation, but no response has been received from their office.  Currently, the indexes cover the following records:

Marriages         1927-2002
Divorces           1927-2002
Deaths             1887-2002 (Ancestry.com includes only through 1998)

To learn about the background of vital records in Florida, go to the Florida Department of Health website.

Also, it is advisable to not rely on the state office as the only resource.  Often the local courthouse will have other records that have not been filmed especially prior to 1900.  Contact:

When requesting a copy of the INDEX by mail from one of the libraries listed below, please be considerate.

  • Be specific.  Give exact year, surname, first name, county (if known).
  • Include a stamped self-addressed envelope.
  • Be patient.  You are not the only customer and sometimes the librarian might not reply 30 or more days.  Send a gentle reminder (2nd request) after a reasonable amount of time as elapsed.
  • Say thank you and include a small donation ($1.00-2.00) for copies.

LOCATIONS (In order by county):(This list is a work in progress and is NOT complete)

Alachua County Library District
401 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

Bay County Public Library898 West 11th StreetPanama City, FL 32401
Family History Center
1801 S. Fiske Boulevard
Rockledge, FL
NOTE: They only have the Death Indexes except for year 1957.

Collier County Public Library
Central Avenue
Naples, Florida
NOTE: They only have Death Index 1877-1969 and Marriage Index 1927-1969.

Miami-Dade Public Library
101 W. Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130-1523
(305) 375-2665

Jacksonville Public Library
Florida and Genealogy Room
122 North Ocean Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 630-2410

West Florida Regional Library
200 W. Gregory St.
Pensacola, Florida 3250l
(850) 435-1760

Pensacola Family History Center 
9490 Fox Run
Pensacola, Florida
(850) 969-1254

East Hillsborough Historical Society
Quintilla Geer Bruton Archives Center
605 North Collins Street
Plant City, Florida 33566

Tampa-Hillsborough County Library System
900 North Ashley Drive
Tampa, Florida 33602-3788
(813) 273-3652, ext 6 (Special Collections)

Indian River County Main Library
Florida History & Genealogy Department
1600 21st Street
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
(561) 770-5060
[email protected]

Florida State Archives
Bureau of Archives and Records Management
Division of Library and Information Services
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
(850) 487-2073
[email protected]

Orange County Library System
101 E. Central Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32801
(407) 425-4694

Valparaiso Community Library
459 Valparaiso Parkway
Valparaiso, FL 32580
(850) 729-5406

The Palm Beach County Genealogical Society Library
100 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33402-1746
(850) 729-5406

Largo Public Library
351 E. Bay Drive
Largo, Florida 34640
(813) 586-7410
[email protected]

Polk County Historical & Genealogical Library
100 East Main Street
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-4380

Putnam County Public Library
PO Box 919
Palatka, FL 32178-0919
(904) 329-0126