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|Monroe County, Florida|
Location in the state of Florida
Location of Florida in the U.S.
|Founded||July 3, 1823|
|County Seat||Key West|
History of Monroe Co., Monroe Co., The FLGenWeb Project
-Straits of Florida
For animated maps illustrating Florida county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Florida County Boundary Maps" (1821-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
For a list of record loss in Florida counties see: Florida Counties with Burned Courthouses
Places / Localities
For tips on accessing Monroe 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.
Directories at Monroe Co., Monroe Co., The FLGenWeb Project
-Burtz' Gainesville Directory 1913
-Key West Directory 1906-1907
-Key West, The Old and the New 1912
-Key West and Monroe County, FLorida, 19??
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.
Letters Home, Monroe County, The FLGenWeb Project
Monroe Co., The FLGenWeb Project, Military
-World War I
-Korean War Fatal Casualties
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Monroe County, Florida newspapers in online catalogs like:
Penny Postcards from Monroe Co., The FLGenWeb Project
Probate records are held by the Monroe County, Florida Clerk of Court and are housed at the Monroe 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.
Monroe Co FLGenWeb Resources
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.
Local histories are available for Monroe 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.
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, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online. See also How to order Florida Vital Records
For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Florida.
- 1826-1931 - Monroe County Marriage Books A1-A2, 1-10 Index 1826-1931 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
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- Monroe County, FL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Florida Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Florida Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- Monroe County Florida Project, Inc.
- FamilySearch Catalog
- Monroe County, Florida Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe County, Florida Page 136 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ 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/3/3f/Igifloridamz.pdf.
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