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Find Your Family History in Florida Newspaper Archives

Discover more about your ancestors than names and dates through the valuable genealogy records found in Florida newspapers. Since the early 1800s, newspapers such as the Florida Gazette, the Floridian, the Pensacola Gazette, and the Florida Sentinel have recorded the daily lives of Florida's residents. Learn about your family history by tracing their stories through digital archives.

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Florida Genealogy in Newspaper Archives

Were your ancestors involved in the creation of the Free and Independent Republic of West Florida? Perhaps they fought in Andrew Jackson’s First Seminole War of 1817 or the Second Seminole War of 1835. Or perhaps they joined the celebrations when Florida was ratified as the 27th state of the United States on March 3rd, 1845? Find the answers to these questions and more with a quick search.

Through our expansive catalog of past and present newspaper titles, you can find valuable genealogy information including unknown details and stories.

Discover more than your Florida genealogy, find your ancestors and your family story!