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"Florida Death Index, 1887-1998," subscription database, Ancestry.com

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  • Title "Florida Death Index, 1887-1998," subscription database, Ancestry.com 
    Short Title Vital: Florida Death Index, 1887-1998 [Ancestry.com database] 
    Author Florida Health Department, Office of Vital Records 
    Publisher www.ancestry.com 
    Repository Web Site: Ancestry.com - databases 
    Source ID S634 
    Linked to Fred Jones Harrell
    Hodgkiss Harrell
    John "Douglass" Harrell
    Uzziah William Rich, Jr. 

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    • Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: State of Florida. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998. Florida: Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, 1998.
      About Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
      This index covers the death records in the State of Florida, USA, from 1936 to 1998. Most records contain a name, race, death date, death place, gender, birth date, volume number, and certificate number.

      For more information about this database, click here.
      This index covers over 5 million deaths recorded in Florida from 1877-1998. Most records contain:
      Name of deceased
      Death place (city and/or county)
      Death date
      Birth date
      Certificate and/or volume number
      This collection of records was digitized from microfiche provided by The Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 210, Jacksonville, Florida 32231-0042. It is important to use the information gathered from this index to obtain a copy of the original record, as original records usually contain more information than do their indexes. Information about how to order a copy of a death certificate is available on The Florida Department of Health website.
      The Bureau of Vital Statistics of the State Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, P.O. Box 210, Jacksonville, Florida 32231, has custody of birth and death records filed from January 1917 to date.
      Death records begin about 1877, but the first state law mandating registration of deaths was passed in 1899, and records before 1917 are spotty. It is always wise to check with city health departments. Some years ago, for example, the St. Augustine Health Department deposited a number of "death certificates and burial permits" written on scraps of paper, prescription blanks, etc., for the late 1870s and early 1880s with its local historical society library.