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Guide to Sumter County Florida 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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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

Record Loss

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Florida Territorial Land Records

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

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

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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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