Florida Historical Newspapers Online

Florida has a sizable state-wide free online collection for searching historical newspapers. Many states use the Library of Congress Chronicling America site as their main central online site for searching old newspapers and currently Florida has quite a few newspapers also available on that site. There are free online newspapers available on other sites and there are collections available on subscription sites. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them.

There are over 2,300 newspapers that have been published in the Sunshine State – certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are several that are indeed available. So go for it – find your Florida ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives.

You’ll find the lists – with links – at The Ancestor Hunt

The Monson Family Plot

The three stones shown in this photo mark the graves of Anthony Vincent Monson (1855-1915), his two wives and his daughter. Monson would become the proprietor of the Monson House hotel in his later years. Buried with him is his second wife, Florence Young (1866-1920). Their daughter, Winifred (1892-1902) is buried in the grave marked with the curved-top stone. His first wife, Mary, died in 1899 and is buried behind and between the other two markers.

Evergreen Cemetery, St. Augustine, Florida

Photo Credit: Moultrie Creek at Flickr