Florida State Census, 1945 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Florida, United States
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Record Description
Record Type State Census
Collection years 1945
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What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of a population census for the State of Florida for the year 1945. This is an every-name list of the state's inhabitants. The census is arranged alphabetically by county and then geographically by election precinct. All counties within the state are represented, although some election precincts are missing. The records are segregated by race. The collection details include an estimated precinct locality that is based on the census precinct number within a county.

For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Florida State Census, 1945.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can This Collection Tell Me?

The records usually include:

  • Name of each person in household
  • Address
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Birth place
  • Occupation
  • Level of education

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate age of your ancestor.
  • The place and address where your ancestor lived.
  • The names of family members and their relationships.

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the County
  2. Select Precinct number, est. precinct locality-town which takes you to the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s census record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the census information to search for birth records.
  • Use the census information to search for church records.
  • Use the census information to search for land records.
  • Use the census information to search for the family in additional county and state records.

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  • There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census.

For a summary of this information see the wiki article: United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying you sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Florida State Census, 1945." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. State Archives, Tallahassee.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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