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Volusia County, Florida
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Founded December 29, 1854
County Seat De Land
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County Information

Volusia County, Florida Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1856 1830 1869 1855

County Courthouse

Volusia County Courthouse
123 W Indiana
De Land, FL 32720
Phone 904.736.5920

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court probate and land records. [2]


Parent County

1854--Volusia County was created 29 December 1854 from Orange County.
County seat: De Land [3]

Boundary Changes

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.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Florida counties see: Florida Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


African American



For tips on accessing Volusia County, Florida Genealogy 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

  • Daytona Beach



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.

Florida Territorial Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Volusia County, Florida Genealogy. 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 Volusia County, Florida Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


  • Florida Obituaries  -  Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties -  USGenWeb Obituaries Project


Probate records are held by the Volusia County, Florida Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Volusia County, Florida Genealogy 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

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.

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records
  • 1854-1885 - Volusia County Marriage Books A and B Index 1854-1885. Batch M513231 at FamilySearch - free.[4]


  • Stetson University: 1931-2001 (via the Internet Archive)

Societies and Libraries

Genealogical Society of Southeast Volusia County
PO Box 895
Edgewater, FL 32132-0895

Halifax Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 5081
Ormond Beach, Volusia County, Florida

Roots and Branches Genealogical Society of West Volusia County
130 E. Howry Ave
P O Box 612
DeLand, FL 32724

John Knox Village Genealogy Club aka "The Sandhill Crane Investigative Team" or CSI
1490 Northlake Drive
Orance City, FL 32763
386 218-4578

Volusia Genealogical Society
Mail: P O Box 2039
Daytona Beach, FL 32115
Meeting: Daytona Beach Regional Library
105 E. Magnolia Ave.
Daytona Beach, Fl 32114

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Center] for more information. Search the [https://familysearch.org/ask/help#localResource online FHC director for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites


  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 123-139. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Volusia County, Florida Page 137 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 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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