Escambia County, Florida Genealogy Records
Any records that a genealogist, academic research group, or family historian uses to research the life of a past ancestor are considered genealogy records. The main records that a genealogist would access in their research are the primary vital records of birth, death, marriage, and divorce.
However, any public records can provide useful insights into their ancestor’s life and settlement patterns, such as property and military records. Once all of the relevant record sources are researched and the vital details verified, the genealogist can then commence creating or filling in missing branches of a family tree.
Local Genealogy Records
Genealogy research tends to rely heavily on the vital records of a person’s ancestors. You can gain access to vital records, such as birth and death records, from the Escambia County Health Department. The health department is located at 1295 W. Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, Florida 32501.
The phone number to the health department is 850-595-6531, if you would like to inquire about records over the phone. You can also purchase records via postal mail by completing a vital records application, which you can find at this link: http://escambiahealth.com/vital_stats/vital_stats.htm
State Genealogy Records
The Florida Department of Health - Bureau of Vital Statistics has birth, death, marriage, and divorce records in their archives that are available for purchase by genealogists in their research. Some of these records extend back to 1865, which is perfect for past genealogy research. Go to the Vital Statistics homepage, located here, http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/index.html
, for detailed information on ordering vital records.
If you need to search local property records as part of a genealogy search, visit the Escambia County Property Appraiser in person or online. The address of the main office is 221 Palafox Place, Suite 300, Pensacola, FL 32502-5728. To use the online Real Estate Record Search tool located on the appraiser’s website, click the following link: http://www.escpa.org/cama/Search.aspx
To conduct a GIS search on Escambia County properties, use the county GIS tool, located on the following webpage: