Florida Family History Societies (M-Z)

This section lists county associations from Manatee to Tallahassee providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Manatee Genealogical Society

Their aim is to encourage and promote the study of family history and genealogy.  They also hold workshops and seminars.

They have a list of publications which includes Tombstone Inscriptions in Manatee Co. Cemeteries, Florida 1850-1980 and Extractions from Manatee Co. Censuses of 1860-1870-1880-1885-1895. It is possible to view both of these publications online, as they are now out of print. 

It is also possible to download PDF versions of their newsletter Cracker Crumbs from September-October 2005 to Winter 2012.


Marion County Genealogical Society

A number of publications are available for sale, including: 

  • Marion Co. Cemeteries Volume I
  • Marriages 1844-1900(this includes Alachua County 1837-1845)
  • Marriage Record Abstracts 1901-1919, 1920-1939 and 1940-1959
  • Will Books 1 and 2 covering 1883-1908
  • Marion Co. Deeds 1843-1848

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also available.


Saint Augustine Genealogical Society

The association has transcribed Cemetery Records from nearly all the Cemeteries in St Johns County.  There is also a database of transcriptions from Cemeteries in Putnam County.  A list of obituaries, indexed by surname, is also available. 

They also have a number of transcriptions relating to St Johns County.  These include Church Registers, Military, Schools and Vital Records.


South Brevard Genealogical Society

Their site gives details of their extensive list of documents, which include books, periodicals, CD-ROMs, microfilms and microfiche which are accessible in the Genealogy Room of Melbourne Public Library.  It is possible to download a full list of these documents on the site. 

They have also published a book which includes tombstone transcriptions up to 1995 from information collected at Melbourne Cemetery and Eau Gallie Cemetery.  It is possible to peruse this book on-line.


Tallahassee Genealogical Society

The organisation was established in 1981.  Their site gives details of their extensive archives accessible in their Library. These include:

  • Census Returns
  • Family Histories
  • General Reference Books
  • Military Records
  • Patriotic Records
  • Periodicals

These resources do not just relate to Florida, but to other States in the US and further afield, such as England and Wales.

They also have a list of surnames currently being researched by members.