The Clearwater Public Library System hosts the archive of the Clearwater Sun newspaper (1925-1989), available on microfilm for use at the Clearwater Main Library. Please contact us using this form to request research assistance. Our online archive project is ongoing; see Pinellas Memory for the most recent update to the collection.
We maintain a popular collection of old city directories, useful for researching people and businesses over time.
>>Search for articles from 1987-present.
>>Search for articles from 1870-2000.Other Pinellas county papers archived by Google News include the St. Petersburg Daily Times, the St. Petersburg Evening Independent, and the St. Petersburg Independent.
Please note that you cannot print from the Google News archive, although you may be able to use your computer's screen print function to grab a picture. Should you need back issues of the St. Petersburg Times/Tampa Bay Times, please visit the Main Library and request access to the microfilm. You can also request reprints of specific articles directly from the newspaper.
The State of Florida’s Bureau of Vital Statistics partners with Vitalchek.com to provide copies of birth certificates, death certificates, marriage records, and divorce records. All can be ordered from http://www.vitalchek.com. Please note that cause of death will not be indicated on the certificate unless you submit proof of your familial relationship.
The Clearwater Public Library System hosts the archive of the Clearwater Sun newspaper, available on microfilm for use at the Clearwater Main Library and online at Pinellas Memory. Please contact us with questions or for research assistance and obituary requests.