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Florida Outline

Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Florida were the Baptist, Methodist-Episcopal (now United Methodist) and Roman Catholic.

You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located:

Florida Baptist Historical Society
Stetson University
P.O. Box 8353
Deland, FL 32720
Telephone: 904-822-7175
Fax: 904-822-7199

Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives
901 Commerce St., Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37203-3630
Telephone: 615-244-0344
Fax: 615-782-4821

Florida Church Information

A Preliminary List of Religious Bodies in Florida. Jacksonville: Historical Records Survey, 1939. (Family History Library film 1036590 item 6; fiche 6019561.)

Guide to the Supplementary Vital Statistics from Church Records in Florida. 3 vols. Jacksonville: Historical Records Survey, 1942. (Family History Library film 1425703 item 6.)

Many of the Baptist associations and their records are described in Inventory of the Church Archives of Florida: Baptist Bodies (Jacksonville: Historical Records Survey, 1939-1940. Family History Library film 1036585 item 4)

Related Websites Bible & Cemetery Records The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection contains some Bible records and some cemetery inscriptions from Florida.

Another important collection of cemetery inscriptions is E. H. Hayes, Cemetery Records of Florida, 9 vols. (Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society, 1946-66; Family History Library films 874012-3).


Transcribed records are welcome, as are copies of records to be transcribed sent to the address below. All records will remain on RootsWeb for everyone to use --free of charge. Please be sure to indicate that they are for Baptist Roots.

Special thanks to Jan Daamen of the International Internet Genealogical Society (IIGS)
for his assistance in the research for this website.

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