Florida Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Florida Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921 .
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|Florida, United States|
|Flag of Florida|
|Location of Florida|
|Record Type||Death and Burial Index|
|Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
This index is an electronic index for the years 1900 to 1921. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
A coverage table for this collection is available is the wiki article Florida Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records) For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).
How Do I Search the Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor.
- The place where the death occurred.
- The approximate date of death.
- The names of family members and their relationships.
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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. For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.
- Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find the family in census records.
- Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.
- Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military records.
- The name of the informant may be a relative. This can be helpful in identifying your ancestor.
- The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
- The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
- Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?
- Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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 Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.,
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
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