Research Resources

Resources:  Jacksonville, Duval County

TIP:  When researching in new libraries and locations, be sure to ask if they have files on local history and families.  Also check for local genealogical historical societies.

  • SGES Library, 6215 Sauterne Drive, Jacksonville, FL
  • Jacksonville Main Public Library, Genealogy Department, 4th floor, 303 N. Laura Street
  • LDS Family History Centers, 7665 Ft. Caroline Rd. and 461 Blanding Blvd.
  • Museum of Southern History, 4304 Herschel Street, 904-388-3574
  • Jacksonville Historical Society, 317 A Philip Randolph Blvd, 904-665-0064

One Day’s Drive

  • Orlando Public Library, Orlando FL
  • Florida Archives, Tallahassee FL
  • Huxford Genealogical Society Library, Homerville GA
  • Elmer’s Genealogy Library, Madison, FL
  • Ellen Payne Odom Library, Moultrie GA
  • Ladson Library, Vidalia GA
  • Washington Public Library, Macon GA
  • Georgia Historical Society, Savannah GA
  • US Archives SE, East Point GA
  • Georgia Archives, Atlanta GA
  • Bryan-Lane Library, Woodbine GA

South-East States – Libraries with good genealogical collections

  • Birmingham, Chattanooga, South Carolina (Columbia SC), Knoxville, Louisville Public Library; The Filson Club in Louisville; The SAR Library in Louisville; Lexington Public Library.
  • Several university libraries contain excellent historical collections including Duke and the University of North Carolina.  The North Carolina Archives in Raleigh is one of the finest in the nation.

Washington DC Area

  • The National Archives
  • The Library of Congress
  • The Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Virginia State Library, Richmond VA
  • Enoch Pratt Public Library, Baltimore MD
  • Peabody Library
  • Maryland Historical Society
  • Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis

Other Noteworthy Libraries & Archives

  • LDS Family History Center, Salt Lake City UT
  • Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne IN
  • New England Historical Genealogical Society, Boston MA
  • New York Public Library, 5th Avenue, New York City
  • Cincinnati Public Library
  • Pennsylvania Archives, Harrisburg PA (one of the best)
  • Ohio Genealogical Society
  • Newberry Library, Chicago IL

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