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.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Census

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

Collection Content

Sample Image

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 the Precinct number, est. precinct locality-town to view 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.

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

  • Search for birth, marriage, and death records
  • Search for land and probate 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

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Florida.

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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