Florida Probate Records
This entry was originally written by the Florida Pioneer Descendants Certification Program Committee of the Florida State Genealogical Society, Inc. for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
Florida probate records include wills, intestacy administrations, bonds, inventories and appraisements, guardianships, and property divisions familiar in most states. The records formerly held by probate courts have been transferred to the counties’ clerks of courts and are readily accessible in most jurisdictions. Many of the probate records were microfilmed in the 1970s and made available through the FHL. In addition, many Florida counties are adding indexes and original documents online at www.myfloridacounty.com.
FamilySearch.org collections available for free online:
Alachua County has a Probate Record file index online with images of officially recorded probate books, such as Will Books