The Online Catalog allows searching and browsing of information about the Florida State Archives’ holdings of over 48,000 cubic feet of state and local government records and historical manuscripts. The catalog provides descriptions of over 3,400 collections and lists the contents of containers and folders in many of those collections. For assistance with accessing and using State Archives collections, call our Reference Staff at 850.245.6719 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Typescript is alphabetical by county; microfilmed note cards are alphabetical by soldier's name.
Terms Governing Use:
This series contains a typescript copy of the register of deceased veterans buried in Florida and a microfilm copy of the original note cards which were used to compile the information. The project was carried out from 1940-1941 by the staff of the Works Project Administration, Veterans' Graves Registration Project. The project was sponsored by the Military Dept. and the Florida American Legion. The typescripts list the location of graves of those people who died in the military while in the state, or died in the state after serving in the military. The information includes name, organization, birth and death dates, and burial locations of military veterans in each locality. Unfortunately, the project was apparently terminated before its completion. Typescript lists were never compiled for sixteen counties (Columbia, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Hendry, Highlands, Jefferson, Leon, Levy, Madison, Marion, Pinellas, Putnam, St. Johns, and Walton).
However, the microfilm copy of the note cards include information on some of the counties for which a finished typescript was never completed. A sampling of one roll found at least some cards for the counties of Escambia, Walton, Franklin, Columbia, Marion, Levy, Gilchrist, and Highlands. The microfilmed cards also contain more information about each veteran than the final typescript. There are several variant types of cards, but each generally includes the following: name of veteran, address, next of kin and next of kin's address and relationship to veteran, date and place of birth, race, date and cause of death, date and location of burial (including for some veterans the grave, plot, lot, block, and section number of the burial), rank, date of enlistment, branch of service and organization, foreign service dates and unit, date of discharge, whether cemetery plot care was assigned to a veterans' organization, type of marker or headstone, source of information on the veteran, and additional remarks.
Folder listing and microfilm listing available.
Additional Physical Form:
Location of Originals/Duplicates:
Original cards located at the Dept. of Military Affairs, State Arsenal, St. Augustine, Fla.
Register of deceased veterans buried in Florida \ United States. Works Progress Administration. Graves Registration Project. St. Augustine, Fla.: 1940-1941.
Electronic Records Access:
Subject Access Fields:
Military records. aat Death records. aat Burial records. aat