Where can I find people, agencies, organizations and other helpful resources in my county?

Note: Many local historical societies were not represented on the internet at the time this list was developed. Also, contact information for local organizations may change. It may be helpful to use a search engine for more recent information.

Nearly all county libraries have a county historical section and are well connected with people and organizations active in local history and preservation. It may be helpful to contact the county library for more recent information.www.publiclibraries.com/florida.htm

Statewide

Florida Historical Society
435 Brevard Ave.
Cocoa, FL 32922
Email: wynne@flahistory.net
URL: florida-historical-soc.org/

By County

Alachua

Micanopy Historical Society
706 NE Cholokka Blvd.
P. O. Box 462
Micanopy, FL 32667
Email: Micanopy@afn.org
URL: micanopyhistoricalsociety.com/

Alachua County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 12078
Gainesville, FL 32604
URL: afn.org/~acgs/

Historic Gainesville, Inc.
P. O. Box 466
Gainesville, FL 32602
URL: afn.org/~hgi/index1.html

Archer Historical Society
P. O. Box 1850
Archer, FL 32618
URL: atn.org/~archer/

Baker

Baker County Historical Society
P. O. Box 856
Macclenny, FL 32063

Bay

Genealogical Society of Bay County
P. O. Box 662
Panama City, FL 32401

Bradford

Bradford County Historical Board
P. O. Drawer A
Starke, FL 32091

Brevard

North Brevard Historical Society
801 S. Washington Ave.
P. O. Box 6199
Titusville, FL 32782-6199
407-269-3658

Genealogical Society of North Brevard, Inc.
P. O. Box 897
Titusville, FL 32780

South Brevard Historical Society
P. O. Box 1064
Melbourne, FL 32902-1064

Genealogical Society of South Brevard
P. O. Box 786
Melbourne, FL 32902-0786

Brevard Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1123
Cocoa, FL 32922

Brevard Heritage Council
870 Indionola Dr.
Merritt Island, FL 32953

Broward

Oakland Park Historical Society
3976 NE Sixth Ave.
Oakland Park, FL 33334

Old Fort Lauderdale Village & Museum
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
219 WS 2nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954.463.4431
URL: oldfortlauderdale.org

Genealogical Society of Broward County, Inc.
P. O. Box 485
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33303
Email: sandyslm@bellsouth.net
URL: rootsweb.com/~flgsbc/

Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County
P. O. Box 17251
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33318
URL: jgsbc.org/

Charlotte

Charlotte County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 2682
Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Citrus

Citrus County Historical Society
One Courthouse Square
Inverness, FL 34450

Citrus County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 2211
Inverness, FL 34451-2211

Clay

P. O. Box 1071
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Collier

Collier County Historical Society
137 Twelfth Ave. South
Naples, FL 33940

Genealogical Society of Collier County
P. O. Box 7933
Naples, FL 33941-7933
URL: naples.net/clubs/geneosoc.htm

Golden Gate-Naples Genealogical Society
1689 Bonita Court
Naples, FL 33962

Collier County Museum and Archives
3301 E. Tamiami Trail
East Naples, FL 33942
941.774.8476

Columbia

Columbia County Historical Society
810 S. Seventh St.
Lake City, FL 32055

Dade

The Black Archives History and Research
Foundation of South Florida
5400 NW 22nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33142

Dade Heritage Trust
190 SE 12th Terrace
Miami, FL 33131

Historical Association of Southern Florida
101 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33130

Genealogical Society of Greater Miami
P. O. Box 162905
Miami, FL 33116-2905

Jewish Genealogical Society of Miami
8405 SW 107th Ave. #313
Miami, FL 33173

Coral Gables Historical Preservation Division
City Hall
405 Biltmore Way
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305.460.5361

Miami Springs Historical Society
P. O. Box 660022
Miami Springs, FL 33166

DeSoto

Peace River Valley Historical Society
P. O. Box 1379
Arcadia, FL 33821

Duval

Jacksonville Historical Society
100-B Wharfside Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207
904.396.6307
Email: ldormad@junix.ju.edu

Jacksonville Historic Landmarks Commission
128 E. Forsyth St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
904.630.1904

Jacksonville Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 43010
Jacksonville, FL 32203

Beaches Area Historical Society
P. O. Box 50646
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Riverside-Avondale Preservation, Inc.
2624 Riverside Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Escambia

Pensacola Historical Society
117 E. Government St.
Pensacola, FL 32501
904.433.1559

Pensacola Historical Preservation Society
P. O. Box 12404
Pensacola, FL 32582
850.434.3050

The Archaeology Institute
University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514-5751
850-857-6334

West Florida Archives and Special Collections
University of West Florida Library
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
850.474.2213
Email: ddebolt@uwf.edu

West Florida Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 947
Pensacola, FL 32594-0947

Franklin

Apalachicola Area Historical Society
P. O. Box 75
Apalachicola, FL 32320

Historic Apalachicola Foundation
P. O. Box 41
Apalachicola, FL 32320

Hamilton

Hamilton County Historical Society
P. O. Box 1056
Jasper, FL 35052

Hendry

Calusa Valley Historical Society
P. O. Box 818
LaBelle, FL 33935

The LaBelle Heritage Museum
P. O. Box 2846
150 S. Lee St.
LaBelle, FL 33975
941.674.0034

Hernando

Genealogical Society of Hernando County
P. O. Box 1793
Brooksville, FL 34605-1793

Highlands

Highlands County Genealogical Society
116 E. Main St.
Avon Park, FL 33825

Hillsborough

East Hillsborough Historical Society
P. O. Box 1418
605 N. Collins St.
Plant City, FL 33566

Hillsborough County Historical Commission
Museum, History and Genealogy Library
County Courthouse
Tampa, FL 33602

Tampa Historical Society
245 S. Hyde Park Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
813.259.1111

Tampa Bay History Center
225 S. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33600
813.228.0097

Indian River

Indian River County Historical Society
P. O. Box 6535
Vero Beach, FL 32961

Sebastian Area Historical Society
P. O. Box 781348
Sebastian, FL 32978-1348

Vero Heritage, Inc.
P. O. Box 758
Vero Beach, FL 32961

Indian River Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1850
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Jefferson

Jefferson County Historical Association
P. O. Box 496
Monticello, FL 32344

Keystone Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 50
Monticello, FL 32344
904.997.3304
Email: canesyrup@aol.com

Lake

Lake County Historical Society
P. O. Box 7800
Tavares, FL 32778

Lake County Kinseekers Genealogical Society
19 Quail Run
Wildwood, FL 32785

Leesburg Genealogical Society
204 N. Fifth St.
Leesburg, FL 32748

Eustis Historical Museum & Preservation Society
536 N. Bay St.
Eustis, FL 32726

Lee

Genealogical Society of Lee County
P. O. Box 1973
Ft. Myers, FL 33902

Lee County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 150153
Cape Coral, FL 33915-0153

Cape Coral Historical Society
4707 SE Fifth Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33904

Southwest Florida Historical Society
P. O. Box 1362
Ft. Myers, FL 33902

Leon

Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc.
423 East Virginia Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 488-7100
URL: taltrust.org/

Tallahassee Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 4371
Tallahassee, FL 32315-4371
URL: talgen.org

Florida Heritage Foundation
P. O. Box 793
Tallahassee, FL 32302

Florida Black Archives, Research Center and Museum
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, FL 32307
850.599.3020
URL: famu.edu/index.cfm?BlackArchives

Levy

Cedar Key Historical Society
P. O. Box 222
Cedar Key, FL 32625

Manatee

The Manatee County Historical Society
604 15th St.
Bradenton, FL 34208

The Manatee County Historical Records Library
1405 4th Ave. West
Bradenton, FL 34205
941.741.4070

Manasota Genealogical Society
1405 4th Ave North
Bradenton, FL 33506

Eaton Florida History Room
Manatee County Central Library
1301 Barcarrota Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 34217
941.748.5555

The Family Heritage House
1707 15th St. East
Bradenton, FL 34205

Anna Maria Island Historical Society
402 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216

Marion

Ocala-Marion County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1206
Ocala, FL 34478-1206

Marion County Historical Society
P. O. Box 3215
Ocala, FL 32678

Martin

Historical Society of Martin County
825 NE Ocean Blvd.
Hutchinson Island
Stuart, FL 34996-1696
407.225.1961
URL: fairmont.org/mchs/

Martin County Genealogical Society
1395 NE Waveland
Jensen Beach, FL 33457

Monroe

Historic Florida Keys Preservation Board
500 Whitehead St.
Key West, FL 33040

Key West Art and Historical Society
3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, FL 33040
305.296.3913
URL: kwahs.com/welcome.htm

Monroe County Genealogical Society
21 Ventana Lane
Big Coppitt Key, FL 33040

Historical Preservation Society of The Upper Keys
P. O. Box 2200
Key Largo, FL 33037

Nassau

Amelia Island Museum of History
233 S. Third St.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Okaloosa

Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County
P. O. Box 1175
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548

Orange

Maitland Historical Society
840 Lake Lily Dr.
Maitland, FL 32751-5613
407-644-2451

Orange County Historical Society
812 E. Rollins St.
Orlando, FL 32803
407.897.6350

Central Florida Genealogical & Historical Society
P. O. Box 177
Orlando, FL 32802

Orange County Regional History Center
65 East Central Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32801
407.836.8581
URL: thehistorycenter.org

Osceola

Osceola County Historical Society
1750 Palmetto Dr.
Kissimmee, FL 32743

Osceola County Dept. of Genealogical Research
326 Eastern Ave.
St. Cloud, FL 32769

Palm Beach

Historical Society of Palm Beach County
P. O. Box 1147
Palm Beach, FL 33480
URL: historicalsocietypbc.org/

Delray Beach Historical Society
5 N.W. 1st Street
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Boca Raton Historical Society
71 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Palm Beach County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1746
West Palm Beach, FL 33402

Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
6037 Point Regal Circle #205
Delray Beach, FL 33484-1814

Palm Beach Landmarks Preservation Commission
P. O. Box 2029
Palm Beach, FL 33480

Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach
58 Cocoanut Row
Palm Beach, FL 33480

Loxahatchee Historical Society
805 N. U. S. Hwy 1
Jupiter Beach, FL 33477
407.747.6639

Pasco

West Pasco Historical Society
P. O. Box 1855
New Port Richey, FL 34291
URL: westpascohistoricalsociety.org/

West Pasco County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1142
Port Richey, FL 34673

Pinellas

Pinellas County Historical Society
11909 125th Street North
Largo, FL 34615

Pinellas Genealogical Society
C/o Largo Public Library
351 East Bay Drive
P. O. Box 1614
Largo, FL 33779-1614

Clearwater Historical Society
P. O. Box 175
Clearwater, FL 34617

Dunedin Historical Society
349 Main St.
P. O. Box 2393
Dunedin, FL 34697-2393
813.736.1176 and 813.529.3307

Gulfport Historical Society
5301 29th Avenue South
Gulfport, FL 33707

Largo Area Historical Society
805 S. Palm Dr.
Largo, FL 33541

St. Petersburg Historical Society
334 Second Ave. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society
160 E. Tarpon Ave.
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Polk

Polk County Historical Association
P. O. Box 2749
Bartow, FL 33830-2749

Northeast Polk County Historical Society
801 Ledwith Ave.
P. O. Box 1507
Haines City, FL 33845
Email: moneill@tampabay.rr.com

Imperial Polk County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 445
Kathleen, FL 33849

Polk County Historical and Genealogical Library
100 E. Main St.
Bartow, FL 33830-4629
941.534.4380

Historic Lakeland, Inc.
P. O. Box 3347
Lakeland, FL 33802

Putnam

Putnam County Archives and History Commission
518 St. Johns Ave.
Palatka, FL 32077

Putnam County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 418
Palatka, FL 32078

St. Johns

St. Augustine Historical Society
271 Charlotte St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084-5033
904.824.2872
and
St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library
#6 Artillery Lane
St. Augustine, FL 32084
904.825.2333
Email: oldhouse@aug.com

St. Augustine Genealogical Society
C/ St. Johns County Public Library
1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

St. Lucie

St. Lucie Historical Society
414 Seaway Drive
St. Lucie, FL 34949

Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Historical Society
P. O. Box 3825
Milton, FL 32572

The Coastal Heritage Preservation Foundation
P. O. Box 871
Santa Rosa Island, FL 32459

Bagdad Village Preservation Society
URL: bagdadvillage.org/

Sarasota

Genealogical Society of Sarasota, Inc.
P. O. Box 1917
Sarasota, FL 33578-1917

Sarasota County Dept. of Historical Resources
701 Plaza de Santo Domingo
Sarasota, FL 34236

Lemon Bay Historical & Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 236
Englewood, FL 33533

Venice Area Historical Collection
401 West Venice Ave.
Venice, FL 34285

Seminole

Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 145 OR P. O. Box 91
Geneva, FL 32732
URL: usgennet.org/usa/fl/county/seminole/Geneva/

Genealogical Group of Seminole County
P. O. Box 2148
Casselberry, FL 32707

Suwannee

Suwannee Valley Genealogical Society
C/o Historical Museum
208 N. Ohio Ave.
Live Oak, FL 32060

Volusia

Volusia County Archives
252 S. Beach St.
Daytona Beach, FL 32014

Volusia County Genealogical & Historical Society
P. O. Box 2039
Daytona Beach, FL 32015

Genealogical Society of South Volusia County
105 S. Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna, FL 32168-7197

Roots & Branches Genealogical Society of
West Volusia County
121 W. Rich Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720

Halifax Historical Society
252 S. Beach St.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4407
904.255.6976

Halifax Genealogical Society
30 Beach St.
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Ormond Beach Historical Trust
P. O. Box 2702
Ormond Beach, FL 32175