Links & Information
||Duval County Courthouse
330 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL. 32202-2909
Phone (904) 633-2572, (904) 630-2028
County organized in 1822 from Saint Johns County
Duval County Health
County Birth/Death Certificates (see below for state-wide)
515 W. 6th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Area Research Links
||LDS Family History Center
7665 Ft. Caroline Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32211
Hours: Tues-Thurs: 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Tues & Thurs: 7 -9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-1
Jacksonville University, University Blvd., Jacksonville, FL
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Collection specialties: Photographs of Jacksonville; biographical data
prominent Jacksonville individuals.
||Jacksonville Maritime Museum Society, Inc.
1015 Museum Cir. Jacksonville, FL
Hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tues: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun: 1 p.m.-5p.m.
Collection specialties: Model Ships, paintings, photos and artifacts
to local maritime history since 1842.
||Mandarin Museum and Historical Society
12471 Mandarin Rd., Jacksonville, FL
Hours: First and Third Sunday; 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Collection specialties: Renovated 1920 store and Post Office and
museum for town of Mandarin, FL
4304 Herschel Street, Jacksonville, FL
Hours: Tues-Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Collection specialties: 3000-volume research library; records;
southern families and artifacts.
Florida Cemetery Mailing List - This list was begun with the
thought of sharing information on the history and location of human
burial sites in the Northeast Florida area. We are focusing our
interest mainly in Duval County for now, but we are adding information
for the following counties as well: Clay, St. Johns, Baker and Nassau.
The goal is to update and maintain an accurate listing of cemeteries
for purposes of research and location of ancestors.
Societies and Organizations
Geneologist's Exchange Society (SGES), located at 6215 Sauterne
Drive, in Jacksonville. Their phone number is 904-778-1000 and they are
open Tuesday, Wedesdays, and Thursdays, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and
Saturdays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Their mailing address is: PO Box 2801,
Jacksonville, FL 32203-2801.
Island Genealogy Society The AIGS meets at 7 PM every third Tuesday
in the Galleon Room at the Amelia Island Museum of History, 223 South
Third Street in Fernandina.
Florida State Genealogical Society, Inc., founded in 1977, promotes
the study and research of genealogy and local history. We publish THE
FLORIDA GENEALOGIST, a quarterly journal with a variety of articles on
Florida families and research, and FLORIDA LINES, a newsletter
featuring Society news and general items of interest to our members. We
hold an annual conference each year in a different Florida location.
This year's conference will be 29-30 October in Sarasota. We present
awards yearly for Outstanding Achievement in genealogy and history and
specifically in Florida genealogy and history. We also conduct the
Florida Pioneer Descendants program. For more information, contact Linda Kleback.
Historical Society is the oldest cultural organization in Florida.
It is the only state-wide historical society. The Society publishes The
Florida Historical Quarterly, the official historical journal of
the state. It also publishes Journeys for the Junior Historian,
a youth history magazine. The Society holds an annual meeting once a
year. This year it is from April 29-May 1 at the Holiday Inn Sunspree
Resort in Daytona Be ach. The topic is "Planters in Paradise: Florida's
The Tebeau-Field Library of Florida History is home to the
Society's impressive collection of Floridiana, including more than 1200
maps of Florida, dating from 1591. For subscription and membership
information, visit the website or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacksonville Related Links
Ships - Iron Men by J.G. Braddock Sr. is a chronicle of four
master mariners--David Cutler Braddock, his son John Braddock, his
father-in-law William Lyford Sr., and his brother-in-law William Lyford
Jr. The exploits of these men along the coasts of South Carolina,
Georgia, Florida, and The Bahamas during the Colonial and Revolutionary
periods helped shape Southeastern history. The tips of two of the best
known resort islands in Southern waters, New Providence, Bahamas and
Hilton Head in South Carolina, are named for brothers-in-law, David
Cutler Braddock and William Lyford Jr., and justly so. The book, which
is in many bookstores and gift shops in the Southeast and The Bahamas,
is 300 pages, case bound, dust-jacketed, fully indexed, and has a
bibliography. It can be ordered for $20.00 plus $4.00 shipping via
Priority Mail. Send check or money order to: VJB Press 1710 Garden St.
Charleston, SC 29407