Columbia County, Florida Genealogy

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

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Columbia County, Florida
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Location in the state of Florida
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Founded February 4, 1832
County Seat Lake City
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County Courthouse

Columbia County Courthouse
145 N Hernando St; PO Box 2069
Lake City, FL 32055
Phone: 386.758.1041

Clerk Circuit Court has birth records from 1943,
marriage and land records from 1875,
divorce and court recordsc from 1892
and probate records from 1895; Public
Health Unit has birth, death and burial records[1]


Parent County

1832--Columbia County was created 4 February 1832 from Alachua County.
County seat: Lake City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1860, 1867, and 1874 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


African American



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


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Lake City



Florida Territorial Land Records

Local Histories





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



Vital Records

  • 1874-1885 - Columbia County Marriage Books A thru C, 3 Index 1874-1885. Batch M513011 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1885-1893 - Columbia County Marriage Books D, 2 Index 1885-1893. Batch M736796 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1886 - Columbia County Marriage Books A thru C, 3 Index 1886. Batch M743124 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1893-1899 - Columbia County Marriage Book E Index 1893-1899. Batch M737504 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1904-1913 - Columbia County Marriage Book F Index 1904-1913. Batch M737506 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1913-1929 - Columbia County Marriage Books G and H Index 1913-1929. Batch M737495 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Voters Registration

   1845 voters registration list for Columbia County.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Columbia County, Florida. Page 133 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at