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Guide to Levy County Florida genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Levy County, Florida|
Location in the state of Florida
Location of Florida in the U.S.
|Founded||March 10, 1845|
Levy County Courthouse
355 Court St
Bronson, FL 32621
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from from 1850. 
Places / Localities
- Atsena Otie Cemetery, Cedar Key
- Chiefland Community Cemetery, Chiefland
- Rosemary Hill Cemetery, Bronson
- Shiloh Cemetery, Cedar Key
For tips on accessing Levy County, Florida census records online, see: Florida Census.
Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Florida denominations, view the Florida Church Records wiki page.
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See Florida Land and Property for additional information about early Florida land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.
Local histories are available for Levy County, Florida. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Florida Local Histories.
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Levy County, Florida newspapers in online catalogs like:
Probate records are held by the Levy County, Florida Clerk of Court and are housed at the Levy County, Florida Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Florida Probate Records, 1784-1990. See the wiki page Florida Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.
Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.
Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.
Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Florida Taxation.
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.
For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Florida.
- 1854-1927 - Levy County Marriage Index 1854-1927 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.
- Levy County, Florida Obituary and Death Notices Collection Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From various funeral homes in the Chiefland, Williston, Inglis, Bronson, Ceder Key and surrounding area.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- <a href="http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Levy/">Levy County, Florida Genealogy and Family History</a> (Linkpendium)
- <a href="http://www.fl-genweb.org/levy/">Levy County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.</a>
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Levy County, Florida Page 135 At various libraries (WorldCat); .
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/54/Igiflorida.pdf.
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