Okaloosa County, Florida

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'''1915--'''Okaloosa County was created 3 June 1915&nbsp;from [[Santa Rosa County, Florida|Santa Rosa]] County and [[County.http://www.co.okaloosa.fl.us/about history.html|Walton County]]'''.<br>'''County seat:''' Crestview <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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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>'''County seat:'''Crestview <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>'''
  
 
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Revision as of 16:32, 7 January 2011


Okaloosa County, Florida
Map
Map of Florida highlighting Okaloosa County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the U.S. highlighting Florida
Location of Florida in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 3, 1915
County Seat Crestview
Courthouse

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Florida  Gotoarrow.png  Okaloosa County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1915--Okaloosa County was created 3 June 1915 from Santa Rosa County and Walton County.
County seat:Crestview [1]

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.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

An excellent guide to museums and libraries can be found at the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County web site

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."

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).