Alachua County Records (Clues to the Florida that your Ancestors knew)
We have a vast amount of records online, 126, 264 pages from record
books and 13, 031 loose pages from probate files, and it grows almost
every day. The books range from Marriage Books (1837-1973), Deed Books
(1833-1933), Judgment and other Court Record Books (1828-1881), County
Commission Minutes Books (1846-1903), Incorporation Record Books
(1893-1935 / Earlier Incorporations were recorded in Deed Books), Will
Books (1840-1892), various other probate books, 1 Lien Book (1876-1895),
Record of Physicians Certificates (1890-1938), Tax Rolls (1894-1896),
Plat Books (All) and more.
These records are online and accessible by Book and Page. They would be
worth so much more if they were all indexed and or transcribed.
Volunteers have been working hard at this since early in 1991. They
have done a remarkable job.
They have indexed 37,233 marriages... (from 1837 to the 1965)
They have made 41,383 entries in the Deed Index (from 1833-1893)
They have transcribed 3,308 book pages (These pages are now every word
They have transcribed 1,724 file images (These are also searchable)
If you would like to join these special people and help make these
online images more accessible, simply fill out this form...
I do my best to provide you with all of the help and support that you
might need. All questions and suggestions are used to try and help make
the online forms more user friendly.
I think that you will find reading these old documents will be a journey
for you through time and history. Real history, not what you were
taught in school or read in books. The bits and pieces of lives that
make our ancestors and their times much more real to us.
Have a Great Weekend,
Jim Powell Jr
Ancient Records Coordinator & Webmaster
Alachua County Clerk of the Court