Florida State Genealogical Society
Florida State Genealogical Society

The Florida State Genealogical Society's Florida Pioneer Descendant Certificate Program

honors descendants of Florida pioneers who settled in Florida prior to statehood on 3 March 1845,

and Settlers & Builders of Florida who settled in Florida between 3 March 1845 and 31 Dec 1900


NEW - Getting Started on Your Florida Pioneer Application

How to Apply

Application Fees


Join the FSGS Florida Pioneer Descendant group on Facebook to ask your research and application questions.

‚ÄčThe Florida Pioneer Descendant Certificate applications and proof documents are available at the State Archives of Florida  (with privacy restrictions) and become a permanent part of Florida history:

State Archives of Florida

R. A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Scanned copies are also available for research (with privacy restrictions) at:  

Florida Historical Society's Library of Florida History
435 Brevard Avenue
Cocoa, Florida 32922
Contact the archivist at 321-690-1971, Ext 211 or by email.


Questions? Email the Pioneer Committee at Pioneer@FLSGS.org