DeSoto County, Florida Genealogy
Guide to DeSoto County Florida genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|DeSoto County, Florida|
Location in the state of Florida
Location of Florida in the U.S.
|Founded||May 19, 1887|
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
De Soto County Courthouse
115 Oak Street
Arcadia, FL 33821
County Judge has probate records from 1887.
Clerk Ciruit Court has divorce, court and land records from 1887. 
Places / Localities
FLGenWeb Project,Inc. Desoto Countycemetery Index
- Cemeteries of Fort Ogden
- Florida Tombstone Transcription Project - USGenWeb
- Interment.net - Florida cemetery records by County
- Veterans Administration National Cemeteries - Florida National Cemeteries
Desoto County Federal Census Index-FLGenWeb Project,Inc.
For tips on accessing DeSoto County, Florida Genealogy census records online, see: Florida Census.
- 1783 Spanish Census - USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1821 Census/Tax List Index - USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1823 Census/Tax List Index - USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1880 Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos - USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1885 Florida State Population Census - Includes sex, age, relationship, occupation, place of birth of each family member and parents. Also census for agriculture, manufacture and mortality.
- Federal Census Information from National Archives - USGenWeb Archives Project
- State Census Information from Florida State Archives - USGenWeb Archives Project
- Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service - USGenWeb Archives Project
Churches of Desoto County,Fl.-FLGenWeb Project,Inc.
- 1870 Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State - USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1882 Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State - USGenWeb Archives Project
- Exploring Florida, FCIT Maps, University of South Florida
Military Index, Desoto County,Fl.-FLGenWeb Project,Inc.
- Florida State Military Files - USGenWeb Archives Project
- Pension Transcriptions - Florida state pension records from various wars - USGenWeb Pension Project
- Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict
- Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War
Desoto County Florida, Obituary Index- FLGenWeb Project,Inc.
- Florida Obituaries - Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties - USGenWeb Obituaries Project
- 1887-1905 - DeSoto County Marriage Book 1 Index 1887-1905. Batch M737477 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1905-1912 - DeSoto County Marriage Book 2 Index 1905-1912. Batch M737479 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1906-1925 - DeSoto County Marriage Books 1 and 3 Index 1906-1925. Batch M737871 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1912-1916 - DeSoto County Marriage Book 3 Index 1912-1916. Batch M737475 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1920-1926 - DeSoto County Marriage Book 5 Index 1920-1926. Batch M737476 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1926-1936 - DeSoto County Marriage Book 6 Index 1926-1936. Batch M743065 at FamilySearch - free.
Societies and Libraries
- Florida State Historical Societies - Listing by County
- Florida Historical Society
- Florida State Genealogical Society
Family History Centers
- DeSoto County FLGenWeb
- State of Florida
- USGenWeb Project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- De Soto County, Florida Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Desoto County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), DeSoto County, Florida Page 134 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/54/Igiflorida.pdf.