Florida Microform Sets
The following materials are mainly about Orange County, Florida.
Most are not indexed nor do they have guides, except for an occasional guide on the microform
The time period covered by most of these sets ranges from 1576 to 1968; most of the information
is from the 1800's.
Most of these materials are in the microfilm (MFLM) and microfiche (MFCH) cabinets on the
3rd floor of the UCF Library.
Orange County Records
(The Orange County Comptroller's Official Records and Central Florida Memory are online resources,
but are included in this list of microform resources because of related content.)
"As Recorder, the County Comptroller records, creates an index, and archives all of
the documents that create the Official Records of Orange County. These documents include,
but are not limited to:
- Claims of Lien
- Final Judgments and Orders
- Notices of Commencement
- Declarations of Domicile.
Document images are viewable, when not prohibited by law, from 1/1/1970 to present.
Index data is complete back to 8/1955.
Some data and images from 1843 - 8/1955 are also viewable."
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Deeds, Mortgages, and Liens - Orange County, Florida
Assignment of Mortgages and Liens
MFLM F 317 .O6 M69 (1 reel, 18-- - )
Corporation Index to Deeds and Mortgages, closing January 1, 1916
MFLM F 317 .O6 D445 (1 reel)
Corporation grantor index to deeds.--Corporation grantee index to deeds.--Corporation
mortgagor index to mortgages.--Corporation mortgagee index to mortgages.--Corporation
miscellaneous index.--Corporation grantor index to miscellaneous.--Corporation grantee
index to miscellaneous.
MFLM F 317 .O6 D443 (1 reel, 1955)
Deed record starts with 1955. Reel also includes homestead receipts and homestead patents
which date into the 1800's.
Deeds from Earliest Records of Orange County, Fla. to January 1, 1916
MFLM F 317 .O6 D43 (35 reels, 18-- -1916)
First deeds A-C destroyed by fire.
Index to Deeds from Earliest Records of Orange County, Fla. to January 1, 1916 :
MFLM F 317 .O6 D44 (5 reels, 18-- -1916)
First part of Index to mortgagee records included on reel #5.
MFLM F 317 .O6 L53 (2 reels, 19--?)
Also entitled Lien Record.
MFLM F 317 .O6 M67 (9 reels, 18-- -)
MFCH F 317 .O6 M67 (400 fiche, 18-- -)
Also entitled Mortgage Record.
Mortgagee Index to Mortgages
Mortgagor Index to Mortgages
MFLM F 317 .O6 D45 (2 reels, 18-- -)
The first part of mortgagor index to mortgages is included on reel 5 of the index
to deeds (MFLM F 317 .O6 D44).
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Voter Registration Books - Orange County, Florida
Registration information and dates of coverage vary from book to book, but may include
voter name, lot (party affiliation), age, race, poll tax paid, occupation, personal
description, local residence, residency, nativity, declaration of naturalization,
voted, married, deceased, disabled veteran, veteran of world war, Spanish War veteran,
birth date, signature of elector. (An online resource, but included in this list of
microform resources because of related content.)
Election districts covered include:
- Barton Lake
- Bay Ridge
- Lake Mann
- Lake Underhill
- Orange Center
- Orla Vista
- Pine Castle
- Union Park
- Winter Garden
- Winter Park
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Other Orange County Records
- Orange County
- Winter Park
Chancery Court Records
MFLM F 317 .O6 C55 (42 reels, 1875-1898)
MFLM F 317 .O6 C65 (2 reels, 18-- -)
Books 1-11. Includes indexes
MFLM F 317 .O6 C67 (21 reels, 1873-1889)
MFLM F 317 .O6 I57 (1 reel, 1884-1900)
Minute Book of the 7th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Orange County
MFLM F 317 .O6 M55 (2 reels, 1847-1889)
MFLM F 317 .O6 M58 (5 reels, 18-- -1916)
Index to Miscellaneous Records: Direct, to January 1, 1916.
Index to Miscellaneous Records: Indirect, to January 1, 1916.
MFLM F 317 .O6 M59 (1 reel)
MFLM F 317 .O6 P55 (3 reels, 188- -)
"Miscellaneous plats recorded elsewhere than in Plat books" included on reel 3.
MFLM F 317 .O6 P56 (188- -)
Probate Will Book
MFLM F 317 .O6 P76 (2 reels, 18-- -)
MFLM F 317 .O6 T39 (2 reels, 1846-1878, 1885-1886, 1893-1895)
MFCH F 317 .O6 T39 (approximately 50 fiche, 1846-1878, 1885-1886, 1893-1895)
Tax Sales (miscellaneous) in Apopka, Fla.
MFLM F 317 .O6 T42 (1 reel, 1890-1907?)
Unidentifiable Miscellaneous Files, chiefly Judicial
MFLM F 317 .O6 U5 (9 reels, 1872-1945)
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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Florida
"Reproduced from original copies in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of
Congress." "Maps are arranged on each reel in the order they appear in Fire Insurance
Maps in the Library of Congress
." Original maps published by Sanborn Map Co., New
Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress : Plans of North American Cities
and Towns Produced by the Sanborn Map Company : A Checklist
compiled by the Reference and Bibliography Section, Geography and Map Division ;
introd. by Walter W. Ristow.
U.S. Documents LC 5.2: F51
provides a brief description of Sanborn maps, and a checklist for all 50 states
listing the city, county, and date of each edition. The entries for some maps include
comments listing the names of neighboring communities also displayed on the maps.
comprise an online collection of more than 300 bibliographic units in more than 3,000
map sheets dating from 1884 through 1923. Digitized maps are in the public domain and
illustrate the development of more than 130 Florida cities.
The dates vary by town, with the earliest for Florida towns from 1884. For example,
Orlando maps are available for 1884, 1887, 1892, 1897, 1903, 1908, 1913, 1919, 1925,
and 1925-1951. The maps after 1923 are not available online because of copyright restrictions
The University of Florida Map & Imagery Library in Gainesville has most of these maps
for Florida towns in paper format, and provides a brief list of the
The Orange County Regional History Center
has paper copies of the 1925 maps for Orlando and Winter Park, updated through the 1950's.
The following towns and cities are arranged alphabetically on the microfilm reels in
the UCF library:
The following communities are included on the maps of neighboring towns and cities from
the alphabetic list above. If unsure which neighboring town is correct, consult the
index in the book Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress
- Amelia Beach
- Atlantic Beach
- Bal Harbour
- Bath Club Estates
- Bay Harbor
- Bay Harbor Islands
- Bella Vista Beach
- Biscayne Park
- Boca Ciega
- Coconut Grove
- Coral Gables
- Coronado Beach
- Daytona Beach
- Don Cesar Place
- Dowling Park
- East Mulberry
- East Pensacola Heights
- El Portal
- Florence Villa
- Fort McCoy
- Golden Beach
- Hawk's Park
- Holly Hill
- Indian Creek Village
- Lido Beach
- Madeira Beach
- Maitland (Naitland)
- Melbourne Beach
- Miami Beach
- Miami Shores
- Miami Springs
- Mills at Millview
- Mitchell's Beach
- Neptune Beach
- North Bay Island
- North Bay Village
- North Miami
- North Pass-A-Grille
- Old Town
- Palm Beach
- Ponte Verde
- Port Tampa
- Port Tampa City
- Punta Vista
- Riviera Beach
- St. Augustine Beach
- Saint Petersburg Beach
- Silver Bluff
- South Miami
- Sulphur Springs
- Sunny Isles
- Sunset Beach
- Sunshine Beach
- Tancrede Station
- Treasure Island
- West Augustine
- West Palm Beach
- West Tampa
- Whitfield Estates
- Ybor City
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Florida Land Records
Historical Records Survey. Florida.
Descriptive List of All the Private Land Claims in East Florida : Which Have Been
Delivered, as Confirmed, to the Keeper of the Public Archives, by the Register and
Receiver of the Land office, Acting as Commissioners
MFLM F 314 .H73 (1 reel, 1842)
Represents part of the Live Oak letters. Includes index.
Spanish Land Grants in Florida
MFLM F 314 .H72 (18 reels)
Page, Joseph H.
Settlement of Land Claims in Florida, 1820-1827
MFLM HD 211 .F6 P33 (1 reel)
Thesis - Princeton University. Bibliography: p. 111-115.
United States. Bureau of Land Management
Florida Official Plat Records: (Cadastral Survey)
MFLM HD 184 .F6 U82 (5 reels, 55-59; 18-- -)
Supplemental Florida Official Plat Records
MFLM HD 184 .F6 U83 (1 reel, 1952-1968)
Private Land Claims in Florida from the Records of the Bureau of Land Management
: Record Group 49
MFLM HD 184 .F6 U86 (1 reel, 1883-)
Tract Books: Florida Microform
MFLM HD 243 .F6 U5 (22 reels, 1955)
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Other Florida Records
Bucket and Dipper Club
MFLM F 317 .L2 B83 (1 reel, 1886?-1925?)
Bucket and Dipper Club held meetings in the Fruitland Park, Florida area (formerly Sumter
County which is now Lake County) and was composed of Englishmen who came to Florida
with the English land companies.
Includes Club records: correspondence, rules, minutes, social evenings, list of members,
concert programme, and results of spelling bees.
Also includes Temperature journals of Louis Bosanquet 1882-1925.
Carey Hand Funeral Home (Orlando, FL). Funeral Records, 1891-1955
(Although these records are paper, not microform, they are included in this list because
of related content.)
Special Collections RA 622 .C36
- Undertakers Memoranda, June 15, 1891-Dec. 27, 1946. (182 volumes)
- Greenwood and Palm cemetery records. (Circa 1889-1944, 2 volumes)
- Funeral registers, Jan. 1, 1919-Dec. 30, 1952. (34 volumes)
- Bills. (1920-1932, 4 volumes)
- Cremations records, 1926-1949. (4 volumes)
- Ambulance records, Jan. 1, 1934- May 1955. (10 volumes)
- Storage Vault Records, Oct. 1935-Oct. 1947. (1 volume)
- Veterans and Orlando Air Base records. (1 volume)
- Veterans: Jan. 10, 1938-Mar.18, 1952.
- Orlando Air Base: Nov. 22, 1940-May 3, 1942.
- Miscellanea. (undated, 1 folder)
Catholic Church. Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas
Microfilm Edition of the Records of the Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas
MFLM CD 3269 .A2 C32 (1576-1803, 12 reels)
Microfilm of manuscript collection in the University of Notre Dame Archives. -
Accompanied by a 45 page printed reel guide - Reference CD 3269 .A2 C32 Guide.
Acts of the Legislative Council
MFCH KFF 25.2 .F6 1822-1845 (1st-23rd Sessions, August, 1822-January, 1845, 36 fiche)
Record of Acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida and General
Assembly of the State of Florida Relating to County Boundaries, 1821-1937
MFLM F 317 .F65 (1 reel)
Acts and Resolutions Adopted by the Legislature, June, 1845-April,1899
MFCH KFF 25.2 .F6 1845-1899 (81 fiche)
Haldimand, Frederick, Sir. 1718-1791
Sir Frederick Haldimand: Unpublished Papers and Correspondence, 1758-1784
MFLM F 1032 .H34 (115 reels)
Canadian & U.S./Florida history.
The official and private correspondence and papers of General Sir Frederick Haldimand,
Commander of posts at Three Rivers, Pensacola and St. Augustine 1758-1777, Acting
Commander in Chief in North America 1773-1774, and Governor of Quebec 1778-1784,
from the British Library.
18 page guide - Reference F 1032 .H34
Harney, William Wallace, 1831-1912
MFLM F 311 .H37 (2 reels)
A series of correspondence articles in the Cincinnati Commercial on Florida
with varying titles published from 1869.
Jacob Jacocks Papers
MFLM F 317 .O6 J2 (1 reel)
"C.W.Jacocks, Formosa, Orange Co., Fla., from 28th day July A.D. 1883, to..."
Microfilmed by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from an original manuscript
housed in the Southern Historical Collection.
Owen, John W., compiler, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress
Names and Addresses of the Orange and Vegetable Growers of South Florida: Entered
According to Act of Congress
MFLM F 317 .O6 N35 (1 reel, 1891)
Arranged and compiled with authority of Wilbur McCoy.
"Showing acreage in orange groves and estimated yield in boxes."
United States. Census Office
Population Schedules: Florida, 1830-1880
MFLM HA 312 .A23 (8 reels)
Name indexes are available for 1830, 1840, & 1850 in the UCF Library Reference Collection
- Reference F 310 .J3
Population schedules for earlier and later years are available in the Genealogy
Department of the Orlando Public Library, which has all available years for the
United States. Department of State
Florida Voter Registration Record: Orange County
MFLM F 317 .O6 V67 (1 reel, 1867-)
United States. Library of Congress
Records of the States of the United States of America: Florida
Issued by the State Records Microfilm Project as a joint enterprise of the Library
of Congress and the University of North Carolina.
MFLM F 311 .U5 (36 reels)
An index is located on a separate reel in this set. The index includes coverage
of other states, but only the Florida materials are held by UCF.
- legislative records such as the journals of the Legislature (1822-1869,
- ordinances & statutory law (1821-1877)
- Duval's Compilation of Public Acts (1839)
- Thompson's Digest (1847)
- constitutional records (1810-1868)
- administrative records (1827-1850)
- executive records (1845-1874)
- Supreme Court Record Book (1825-1845)
- legislative/executive records (1764-1783)
- records of the rudimentary State (1810-1817)
and the following miscellany:
Bernard Romans. A concise natural history of East and West Florida...,
- East Florida Gazette (St. Augustine) - various issues from 1783
- Pensacola Gazette - various issues from 1824 and 1828
- Havitantes de la Florida Oriental. El Coronel Jose Coppinger. San Augustin,
- 6 Ordinances, Major General Andrew Jackson. Pensacola, 1821
The case of the inhabitants of East-Florida... St. Augustine, 1784
- John Melish. A description of East and West Florida, 1813
- Circular, Army of Pensacola, Mar. 31, 1862
- Oration delivered by Col. James Gadsden...Tallahassee, 1827
- A eulogy...on John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. H. M. Brackenridge, Pensacola,
- Reply of the board of directors of the Union Bank of Florida, Tallahassee,
- Prayers and other devotions for the use of the soldiers of the army of the
- Experience of a Confederate States prisoner...Richmond, 1862
- Regulations of the ordinance department of the Confederate States, Richmond,
- 1863 Aug. 23-1864 Feb. 6, R. B. Hilton. Notes on habeas corpus and prisoners
- Constitution of the State of Florida. St. Joseph, 1839
- Buckingham Smith Papers: 1739 Mar. 22-1741 Feb. 1 Vol. 23 Letters to the
Captain General of Cuba; Vol. 9 Recapture of Florida...; Vol. 11 Florida
- A dialogue between a colonel of the militia and a militiaman, in relation
to the rights of militiamen and the execution of the six militiamen. no
- A short system of military tactics..., 1844
- Military and patrol laws... Tallahassee, 1847
Some of the above information might also be found in Territorial Papers of the
United States: Florida Territory, 1821-1845
, compiled by Clarence Edwin Carter
- available in bound paper volumes in the UCF Library:
- General Collection E 173.C3 v.22-26
- General Collection E 173.C32 1973 v.22-26
See also the American State Papers
U.S. Congressional Serial Set
United States. National Archives
Muster Rolls of the Florida Indian Wars: Including Capt. Aaron Jernigan's Company,
March 1852 and Capt. Robert D.Bradley's Company, July 1849, Record Group 94
MFLM F 315 .U54 (1 reel)
Florida militia muster rolls, Seminole Indian Wars, are also available in UCF's
Florida Documents Collection, MA B3:S63/, which also has various other lists from
Spanish garrisons (1565) through Desert Storm (1991). See also
of the Florida National Guard
for digitized versions of many of the Special
Archives Publication series from the Florida Department of Military Affairs.
United States. Post Office Department
Geographical Site Location Reports for Certain Post Offices in Orange Co., Fla
MFLM F 317 .O6 G46 (1 reel, 188-?)
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Some additional historical documents dealing with Florida may be available in other UCF microfiche
resources, such as
CIS U.S. Congressional Committee Hearings
The UCF Library's Reference Collection [Reference F311 through F317] includes several finding
tools, such as
A Bibliography of Florida, 1507-1915
a four-volume work by James & Lana Servies
Reference F 311 .S47
Other local institutions may also have materials of interest, e.g.
Some historical documents about Florida are also available online through resources listed
in Publication of Archival, Library & Museum Materials
(PALMM), a cooperative initiative of the State University System of Florida.
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Looking for something else? Ask for assistance
at the UCF Libraries' Research Assistance Desk or contact Ask A Librarian.
Prepared by: Rich Gause,
Government Documents Librarian
The original examination of the UCF Library collection
was done by Cheryl Mahan & Carole Hinshaw in 1991.
URL of this page: http://library.ucf.edu/govdocs/flamicro.asp
Last updated October 13, 2011 9:26:10 AM