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Indexes & Guides

A visit to the State Archives can yield a wealth of information on topics in genealogy, local history and the broader history of the state.

Use the collection guides on this page to help you prepare for research on some of our most popular topics.

You can also use the Archives’ online catalog to browse specific collections or search for a particular person, place, topic or event.

Can’t find what you are looking for here? Contact us at 850.245.6719 or [email protected].


Florida Governors and the Cabinet          Civil War Records


African American Resources                       Women's History and Issues


New Deal Records                                         Filming Florida


Genealogical Research                                  Koreshan Unity Papers


Researching the Territorial Era                    Legislative Records (PDF)

Military Records

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.