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Santa Rosa County Obituary Indexes-These are indexes for Santa Rosa County obituaries available at the Milton Library in the Genealogy Collection.
 
E-Source Targets
America’s GenealogyBank (Library Resource)
    Quickly find your ancestors in over four centuries of rare documents and records. Search thousands of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and genealogies. Plus, selected material from the American State Papers and U.S. Serial Set, the complete Social Security Death Index and more than 29 million obituaries.

America's Obituaries & Death Notices (Library Resource)
    The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Extensive editorial review of all newspaper sections ensures thorough selection of obituaries for easy access. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.

Ancestry Library Edition (Library Resource-Available only inside the library)
    Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) gives individuals something truly priceless: the chapters of their own authentic, unique family stories. The world’s largest online collection of family history records and resources, ALE is a popular research tool. It offers a wide variety of unique content to help users trace their family lineage.

HeritageQuest Online (Library Resource-Use this link inside the library)
    HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of US Federal Census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy & Local History book collection, and other valuable content. HQO helps put family research in its historical, social and cultural context, with 21 million page images from materials such as: US Federal Census records from 1790–1930; over 22,000 family and local history books; Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant application files with records for over 80,000 individuals; and Freedman’s Bank Records containing key African American data.

HeritageQuest Online (Library Resource-Use this link outside the library)
    HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of US Federal Census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy & Local History book collection, and other valuable content. HQO helps put family research in its historical, social and cultural context, with 21 million page images from materials such as: US Federal Census records from 1790–1930; over 22,000 family and local history books; Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant application files with records for over 80,000 individuals; and Freedman’s Bank Records containing key African American data.

HistoryGeo.com (Library Resource) Available only inside the library
    HistoryGeo.com caters to historians, genealogists, and land-researchers. Its First Landowners project displays a searchable map with over 12.3 million original U.S. landowners in public land states and Texas. "Antique Maps" include landowners from hundreds of counties along the eastern seaboard and even contain Cherokee allotment maps in northeastern Oklahoma.

WorldVitalRecords (Library Resource) (Login required - click here)
    WorldVitalRecords.com provides access to over 4.2 billion names from family history records collections worldwide, including: •Over 158 million digitized images, including US and UK Censuses •Over 300 million names from birth, marriage and death records •Over 75 million names from military records •Over 100 million pages of newspapers, 1739 to present •One of world's largest historical map collections with 1.5 million maps •More than 8,000 high school, college and military yearbooks •More than 30 million tombstone photos WorldVitalRecords.com works closely with its content partners to digitize and publish tens of millions of historical family history records online each month.

Ancestry.com Learning Center
    Available without a paid subscription. Look for help in the Articles Archive and Webinars. Discover more about your ancestry in just a few steps. You can begin your family tree, learn how to use records in your family search, connect with others who are seeking out their ancestors and find the answers to your tough research questions.

Bagdad Museum
    View items from the Bagdad Museum Collection in this virtual museum tour. Of special interest to genealogists is Nurse's Record Book in which births were recorded for Dr. J. B. Turner, a doctor in the local area for over 50 years. Museum and Gift Shop Location: 4512 Church Street Bagdad, FL. Hours: Tuesdays - 9 am to Noon, First Saturday of the Month - 9 am to Noon. Phone: 850-983-3005. Visit the website at

Castle Garden
    CastleGarden.org is an educational project of The Battery Conservancy. This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. Over 100 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.

Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers (NewspaperCat), a UF Digital Collection
    NewspaperCat currently links to over 1000 full-text newspaper titles with a goal to include links to as many US and Caribbean newspapers with archival digital content as possible.. Plans are to expand the Catalog as newly digitized newspaper titles are located.

Chronicling America
    Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
    Your genealogy starting point online for more than a decade!

Digital State Archives
    Link to content posted by state governments who have been sifting through their historical archives and digitizing records.

Ellis Island
    Search the Ellis Island Database by immigrant name alone or by name of ship that carried the immigrant to America. Also includes a Genealogy Learning Center.

Family History Forms from Mid-Continent Genealogy Library
    Forms to print including pedigree charts, family group sheets, individual worksheets, research logs, and census forms.

FamilySearch
    Free Family History, Family Tree, and Genealogy Records and Resources from Around the World

FamilySearch Research Wiki
    Free family history research advice for the community, by the community

Find A Grave
    Find A Grave is a resource for finding the final resting place of family, friends, and 'famous' individuals. With millions of names and photos, it is an invaluable tool for the genealogist and family history buff. Find A Grave memorials can contain rich content including photos, biographies and dates. Visitors can leave 'virtual flowers' on the memorials they visit, completing the online cemetery experience. Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour.

Florida Archives & Manuscripts Repositories (UCF)


Florida Digital Newspaper Library (UF)
    The Florida Digital Newspaper Library includes historic Florida newspapers and current papers digitized instead of being microfilmed. The list of currently published newspapers being digitized is online here: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/digital/collections/FDNL/queue.htm

Florida Memory Project
    Florida Memory presents a selection of historical records that illustrate significant moments in Florida history, educational resources for students of all ages and archival collections for historical research. The Project utilizes selected original records, photographs and other materials from the collections of the State Library and Archives of Florida.

GenDisasters: Events that Touched our Ancestors Lives
    Contains information on the historic disasters, events, and tragic accidents our ancestors endured, as well as, information about their life and death. Database and records searchable by surname. Find newspaper accounts of local disasters including Milton Fire of 1909; Milton Tornado of 1962; Gulf Breeze Tornado of 1971; and the Jay State Prison Road Camp Fire of 1967.

Genealogical Society of Santa Rosa County
    Santa Rosa County GenWeb Project

Genealogy Inc
    Each state has information on its history, discontinued and extinct counties, archives, museums and libraries, Historical & Genealogical Societies, links to state & county government, state & county genealogy links. It also explains the Family History and genealogical records available for the State and each county within that State.

Historical Atlases and Maps of U.S. and States
    Each State page contains rotating animated maps showing all of the county boundary changes & all of the county boundaries for each census year for each year. Past and present maps of US are overlaid so that you can see the changes in county boundaries, downloadable County D.O.T. Maps, and state atlas maps.

Jay Historical Society and Museum
    View items from the Jay Museum Collection in this virtual museum tour. Location: 3946 Highway 4, Jay, FL. Hours of operation: Fridays – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Old Pictures and Maps
    Compiles a wide selection of historical maps and photographs that display both the profound events of our past, as well as the events of everyday life. Search the site or browse themed or picture collections.

Rootsweb
    Finding our roots together.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Company Maps of Florida
    These maps were created for insurance purposes from 1860 through 1923. These maps show the size, shape and construction of buildings, dwellings (including hotels and churches), and other structures such as bridges, docks and barns. The maps include street names, property boundaries and lot lines, and house and block numbers.

Santa Rosa Historical Society
    The Santa Rosa Historical Society, Inc. was chartered in 1974 and is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to the identification, documentation and preservation of Santa Rosa County, Florida’s unique historical legacy. The Santa Rosa Historical Society is dedicated to the identification, documentation and preservation of Santa Rosa County, Florida’s unique historic legacy. We encourage you to share memories and artifacts, as well as, donating your time, talent and money to continue our service to the community. Membership meetings and newsletters will keep you informed of activities and events of the Society.

U.S. National Archives "Know Your Records" - Video Instruction at YouTube
    The National Archives has launched online videos of its most popular genealogy “how to” workshops. These videos cover “hot topics” in genealogical research such as census, immigration and military records. Now, these popular workshops led by National Archives experts are available on the National Archives YouTube channel.