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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Florida]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Sumter_County,_Florida|Sumter County]]''
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Guide to '''Sumter County, Florida ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Guide to '''Sumter County Florida genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Florida]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Sumter_County,_Florida|Sumter County]]''  
  
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1853--'''Sumter County was created 8 January 1853&nbsp;from [[Marion County, Florida|Marion]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Bushnell <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1853--'''Sumter County was created 8 January 1853&nbsp;from [[Marion County, Florida Genealogy|Marion]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Bushnell <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Florida county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ "Rotating Formation Florida County Boundary Maps"] (1821-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in Florida counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-counties/#courthouse Florida Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
==== '''Neighboring Counties'''  ====
 
==== '''Neighboring Counties'''  ====
  
*[[Citrus County, Florida|Citrus]]  
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*[[Citrus County, Florida Genealogy|Citrus]]  
*[[Hernando County, Florida|Hernando]]  
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*[[Hernando County, Florida Genealogy|Hernando]]  
*[[Lake County, Florida|Lake]]  
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*[[Lake County, Florida Genealogy|Lake]]  
*[[Marion County, Florida|Marion]]  
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*[[Marion County, Florida Genealogy|Marion]]  
*[[Pasco County, Florida|Pasco]]  
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*[[Pasco County, Florida Genealogy|Pasco]]  
*[[Polk County, Florida|Polk]]
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*[[Polk County, Florida Genealogy|Polk]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{FL Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{FL Land}}
  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/land/nara0233.txt Florida Territorial Land Records]  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/land/nara0233.txt Florida Territorial Land Records]  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{FL History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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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] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif 1870 Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif 1882 Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif 1882 Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{FL Newspaper abstracts|Sumter}}
  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library]
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==== Probate  ====
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{FL Vital Intro}}
  
 
*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]
 
*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Marriage =====
  
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*'''1853-1885''' - Sumter County Marriage Books 1-3 Index 1853-1885. Batch {{IGI|M513281}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Listing by County  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-FL-001.html Florida State Historical Societies]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Listing by County  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhc/frameset_fhc.asp Florida Family History Centers]  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhc/frameset_fhc.asp Florida Family History Centers]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flsgs/ Florida State Genealogical Society]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flsgs/ Florida State Genealogical Society]
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/sumter-county/ Sumter 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/a/flgenweb.net/sumter/ Sumter County FLGenWeb]  
 
*[http://sites.google.com/a/flgenweb.net/sumter/ Sumter County FLGenWeb]  
 
*[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.  
*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Sumter|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Sumter/ Sumter County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Sumter/ Sumter County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://fl-genweb.org/sumter/ Sumter County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
 
*[http://fl-genweb.org/sumter/ Sumter County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
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Latest revision as of 03:24, 6 February 2015

Guide to Sumter County, Florida ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded January 8, 1853
County Seat Bushnell
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Contents

County Courthouse

Sumter County Courthouse
209 N Florida Street
Bushnell, FL 33513-9402
Phone: 352.793.0200

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and land records from 1853,
probate records from 1856, divorce records from 1900,
court records from 1913 and delayed birth records 1943-1972. [1]

History

Parent County

1853--Sumter County was created 8 January 1853 from Marion County.
County seat: Bushnell [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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Sumter 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 Sumter 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 Sumter 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 Sumter County, Florida Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Sumter 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
  • 1853-1885 - Sumter County Marriage Books 1-3 Index 1853-1885. Batch M513281 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), Sumter County, Florida Page 137 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/3/3f/Igifloridamz.pdf.

 

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