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Guide to Palm Beach County, Florida ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Palm Beach County, Florida|
Location in the state of Florida
Location of Florida in the U.S.
|Founded||April 30, 1909|
|County Seat||West Palm Beach|
Palm Beach County Courthouse
301 N Olive Ave;
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-4705
County Judge has marriage and probate records.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records. 
Like a mighty Banyan: contribution of Black people to the history of Palm Beach County. editor, Vivian Reissland Rouson-Gossett ; associate editor, C. Spencer Pompey. - Palm Beach County, FLA.: Palm Beach Junior College, . - 96 p. F317.P2 L54 1982
History Palm Beach
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
Cemeteries of Palm Beach, FLGenWeb
- Jupiter Cemetery, Jupiter BillionGraves
Census Records available onsite at the Palm Beach, FLGenWeb
For tips on accessing Palm Beach 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.
LDS Ward and Branch Records
- Palm Beach W.
Cities and Towns
Cities and Towns, Palm Beach Co, FLGenWeb
1923 Directory, Palm Beach FLGenWeb
American-Finish, 1956; Palm Beach FLGenWeb
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.
Land Grants of Palm Beach Co, FLGenWeb
Local histories are available for Palm Beach 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.
Hurricanes, The Case of the Disappearing Ancestor; Palm Beach Co, FLGenWeb
Military Records of Palm Beach Co, FLGenWeb
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Palm Beach County, Florida newspapers in online catalogs like:
- Beach+county+Florida+Newspapers&qt=results_page WorldCat (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
- Do a Palm Beach County, Florida Place-name search for these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search). Current Newspapers of Palm Beach Co, FLGenWeb
Courtesy of The Boca Raton Historical Society Archives:
- Boca Raton News: 1955-1970
- The Spanish River Papers: Member Reports of the Historical Society and Women in Boca Raton:
- "50 Years of History", 1993
- The Pelican: 1948-1953
- The Weekly Tattler: June-September 1938
Obit Index of Palm Beach Co, FLGenWeb
Obituaries of Palm Beach Co, FLGenWeb
Death Notices and Obituaries, Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
Sources of Obituaries in Palm Beach County, Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
Probate records are held by the Palm Beach County, Florida Clerk of Court and are housed at the Palm Beach 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, 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.
Vital Records of the Palm Beach Co, FLGenWeb
- 1909-1939 - Marriages (1909-1939) of Palm Beach Co, FLGenWeb
- 1909-1915 - Palm Beach County Marriage Book 1 Index 1909-1915. Batch M747120 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1915-1921 - Palm Beach County Marriage Books 2-3 Index 1915-1921. Batch M747121 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1921-1928 - Palm Beach County Marriage Books 4-5 Index 1921-1928. Batch M747133 at FamilySearch - free.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
|Centers provide: • Personal one-on-one assistance • Access to genealogical records through the Internet or microfilm loan program • Free how-to classes (varies by location). See Family History Centers for more information.|
- Boca Raton Florida Family History Center
- Jupiter Florida Family History Center
- Palm Beach Florida Family History Center
- Wellington Florida Family History Center
- List of Florida Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies
- Boca Raton Historical Society
- Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
- Palm Beach County, FL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Florida Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Florida Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- Palm Beach County Florida GenWeb Project, Inc.
- FamilySearch Catalog
- Palm Beach County, Florida Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Palm Beach 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).
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 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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