Florida Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 .
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|Florida, United States|
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|Location of Florida|
|Record Type||Death Index|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection includes and index to death records from the Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, for the years 1877 to 1998. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
The index lists the following information:
- Age at Death
- Estimated Birth Year
- Date of Death
- Certificate Number or page number
- Name of Deceased
- Page Number
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the person at the time of death.
- The place where the death occurred.
- The approximate death date.
- The names of family members and their relationships.
Search the Index
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 in the death index, carefully evaluate each piece of information given.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
- Continue to search the index to identify other relatives.
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
- As with any index, transcription errors may occur.
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.
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
- "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. From "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998." Index. Ancestry. www.ancestry.com : 2004. Citing Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, Jacksonville.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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