Gulf County, Florida Genealogy

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*[http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Maps of Florida (1821-1997)]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif 1870 Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State] -  USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif 1870 Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State] -  USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif 1882 Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State]  -  USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-society-archive/ List of Florida Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-FL-001.html Florida State Historical Societies]  -  Listing by County  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-FL-001.html Florida State Historical Societies]  -  Listing by County  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhc/frameset_fhc.asp Florida Family History Centers]  
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/gulf-county/ Gulf County, FL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109469224279413660242 Florida Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208192675888750/ Florida Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://sites.google.com/site/gulfcounty/ Gulf County FLGenWeb]  
 
*[http://sites.google.com/site/gulfcounty/ Gulf County FLGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.fl-genweb.org/how/gulf/gulf.htm Gulf County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
 
*[http://www.fl-genweb.org/how/gulf/gulf.htm Gulf County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
 
 
*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]  
 
*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  

Revision as of 22:15, 25 March 2014

Guide to Gulf County Florida genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Gulf County, Florida
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Founded June 6, 1925
County Seat Port St. Joe
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Gulf County Courthouse
1000 Cecil G Costin Sr Blvd
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
Phone: 850.229.6112

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage probate, divorce, court, land 
and military discharge records from 1925. [1]

History

Parent County

1925--Gulf County was created 6 June 1925 from Calhoun County.
County seat: Port St. Joe [2]

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

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Gulf County, Florida Genealogy census records online, see: Florida Census.


Church

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.

Court

Land

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 Gulf 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.

Maps

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Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Gulf County, Florida Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

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

Probate

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

Taxation

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.

Marriage
  • 1925-1940 - Gulf County Marriage Index 1925-1940. Batch M744212 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gulf County, Florida Page 134 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 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.