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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
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St. Augustine Genealogical Society
St. Augustine is located in northeast Florida. It is the county seat of St. Johns County. The St. Augustine Genealogical Society, which was founded in 1989, has made a number of resources available on its website.
The website contains a number of Florida cemetery transcription databases. You will find more than 30 databases for St. Johns County cemeteries and more than 25 for Putnam County, which is just west of St. Johns County. Click on the cemetery name link to open the database. The data fields in the "alphabetical by surname" files are last name, first name, birth date, death date, and notes. The notes field contains information such as spouse's names, age, parent's names, military service, and funeral home name. In many cases, directions to the cemetery are given. The gravestone icon next to the cemetery name link opens a photo of the cemetery. The cross icon indicates that the cemetery has been added to  
There are also databases on this website for cemeteries in Illinois (Clay and Jasper Counties), Kentucky (Carter, Lewis, and Fleming Counties), and Ohio (Gallia County and Jackson Counties).  
Obituaries on the site, from about 2008 through 2012, are organized alphabetically by surname. Click on a letter and scroll down the page to browse through them. 
St. Johns County Records
You will find a brief history of the city of St. Augustine on the section's main page. In some cases St. Johns County-related records have been transcribed and uploaded to this section. For other records and topics you will find links to external sites.
Church Records: The databases provided here are indexes to records from the following St. Johns County churches: Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. Ambrose Parish, St. Augustine Cathedral, St. Leopoldi Parish and Trinity Episcopal Church. The records include births, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and deaths, as well as lists of parishioners, deacons, elders, pastors, and trustees.
Miscellaneous Records: In this section you will find information extracted from railroad records, including those for River Railway; St. Augustine city directories; St. Augustine occupational licenses lists; and voter registration lists.
People of St. Johns County: Here you will find the Florida Biographical Index, which aids in searches for notable Florida residents and draws on a variety of publications. The index is in alphabetical order by surname. The source volumes are located in the St. Augustine Historical Society's Reference Library.
Vital Records:Here you will find indexes to death records from 1800 to 2011, and marriage licenses and bonds for 1800 through 1899. In addition, there are links to records transcribed from the St. Johns County Health Department records from 1890 to 1918, plus the mortality schedule for the 1885 Florida census.
Putnam County Records
Seven funeral home databases index Putnam County residents buried from selected funeral homes in Putnam, Duval, and St. Johns Counties. The data fields include birth date, cemetery name, death date, name of the deceased, and notes. The information in the notes field includes spouses' names and years of marriage, place of birth, and veteran status.

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