Okaloosa County, Florida

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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Florida|Florida]] > Okaloosa County''  
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| county = Okaloosa County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption FLGenWeb Project
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://sites.google.com/site/okaloosacountyflorida/home Okaloosa County FLGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Fl-okaloosa.png
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| state = Florida
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| founded year = 1915
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| founded date = June 3
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| seat wl = Crestview
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Florida]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Okaloosa_County,_Florida|Okaloosa County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.clerkofcourts.cc/ Okaloosa County Courthouse]<br>101 E James Lee Boulevard<br>Crestview, FL 32536 <br>Phone: 850.689.5800 <br>
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County Judge has marriage and probate records.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records from 1915. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Okalossa County, Florida Page 136 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1915--'''Okaloosa County was created&nbsp;from Santa Rosa County.&nbsp; The county seat is Crestview.
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'''1915--'''Okaloosa County was created 3 June 1915&nbsp;from [[Santa Rosa County, Florida|Santa Rosa]] County and [[Walton County, Florida|Walton County]]'''.<br>'''The first County Seat of Okaloosa County was at&nbsp;[[Www.flheritage.com/preservation/markers/markers.cfm.|Milligan.]]&nbsp;&nbsp; '''Crestview <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> '''became the county seat in 1917.  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Covington County, Alabama|Covington County, Alabama]]
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*[[Escambia County, Alabama|Escambia County, Alabama]]
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*[[Santa Rosa County, Florida|Santa Rosa]]
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*[[Walton County, Florida|Walton]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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#[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/okaloosa.htm Tombstone Transcription Project]
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#[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=11&CScnty=361 Find A Grave website (Okaloosa)]
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#Publication "''Cemeteries of Okaloosa County"'' (Three Volumes); [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flocgs/GSOC-BookSale.html Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County].
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#[https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Florida,+Okaloosa&author_givenName=&author_surname=&uri=http%3A//catalog.familysearch.org%3A8080/www-catalogapi-webservice/search%3Fquery%3Dsubject_id%3A559569%26count%3D50&hash=HloWXpZgU9zB10k5M56iYku8TUc%253D&subjectId=559569 Family History Library Catalog, partial listing;] microfilm format, surveys done by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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#[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/okaloosa/cemetery/eglinafb.txt Burials and cemeteries on government property (Eglin Air Force Base):]
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#[http://www.fl-genweb.org/how/okaloosa/cem_ok.txt Okaloosa&nbsp; and Walton County Cemeteries, including some on government property (Eglin AFB)]
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#Finally, it should be noted that an examination of [http://www.usgwarchives.org/fl/santarosa/cemetery.html Santa Rosa County cemeteries] may be appropriate, as it was one of two parent counties that produced Okaloosa County.
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Individual cemeteries
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BillionGraves:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=12219 Beal Cemetery, Fort Walton Beach]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=12324 Early Cemetery, Niceville]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147516 Wilkinson-Baggett Cemetery, Baker]
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Florida}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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*An excellent guide to museums and libraries can be found at the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flocgs/GSOC-Okal.html Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County] web site
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Of particular note, in so far as family histories and genealogy is concerned are the following:
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*<blockquote></blockquote> Valparaiso Community Library: Contains a dedicated genealogy section.&nbsp; "The Louise K. Fitzgarrald Genealogy Department boasts one of the finest genealogy collections in the state of Florida. Over 7,000 volumes of printed materials and 1,200 microfilm reels from Federal Census records and other references are available for use. The library also offers free access to subscription based online genealogical services."<font face="Helvetica,Arial"><font face="Imprint MT Shadow"></font></font><font face="Helvetica,Arial"><font face="Imprint MT Shadow"></font></font>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Fort Walton Beach Florida Family History Center]]<br>
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192317&subject_disp=Florida%2C+Okaloosa&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Okaloosa|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Okaloosa/ Okaloosa County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.fl-genweb.org/waok/okaloosa/Okaloosa.htm Okaloosa County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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<references />{{Florida|Florida}}
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Okaloosa County Courthouse
101 E James Lee Boulevard
Crestview, FL 32536
Phone: 850.689.5800

County Judge has marriage and probate records.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records from 1915. [1]

History

Parent County

1915--Okaloosa County was created 3 June 1915 from Santa Rosa County and Walton County.
The first County Seat of Okaloosa County was at Milligan.   Crestview [2] became the county seat in 1917.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  1. Tombstone Transcription Project
  2. Find A Grave website (Okaloosa)
  3. Publication "Cemeteries of Okaloosa County" (Three Volumes); Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County.
  4. Family History Library Catalog, partial listing; microfilm format, surveys done by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  5. Burials and cemeteries on government property (Eglin Air Force Base):
  6. Okaloosa  and Walton County Cemeteries, including some on government property (Eglin AFB)
  7. Finally, it should be noted that an examination of Santa Rosa County cemeteries may be appropriate, as it was one of two parent counties that produced Okaloosa County.

Individual cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Of particular note, in so far as family histories and genealogy is concerned are the following:

  • Valparaiso Community Library: Contains a dedicated genealogy section.  "The Louise K. Fitzgarrald Genealogy Department boasts one of the finest genealogy collections in the state of Florida. Over 7,000 volumes of printed materials and 1,200 microfilm reels from Federal Census records and other references are available for use. The library also offers free access to subscription based online genealogical services."

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Okalossa County, Florida Page 136 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).