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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Florida]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Manatee County, Florida|Manatee County]]''
  
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Guide to '''Manatee County, Florida ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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{{Click|Image:FL_ORP.png|Florida Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
 
| county = Manatee County
 
| county = Manatee County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption FLGenWeb Project
 
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| founded year = 1855
 
| founded year = 1855
 
| founded date = January 9
 
| founded date = January 9
| seat wl = Bradenton
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| seat = [[Bradenton, Florida|Bradenton]]
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| building image = FloridaManateeCourthouse.jpg
 
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Florida]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Manatee_County,_Florida|Manatee County]]''  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Manatee County, Florida Record Dates  ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 123-139. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Manatee County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Manatee County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Manatee County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Manatee County, Florida Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Manatee County, Florida Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Manatee County, Florida Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1901
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1856
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1915
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1843
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1857
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
Manatee County Courthouse<br> 1115 Manatee Ave W; PO Box 25400; <br>Bradenton, FL 34206<br> Phone. 941.749.1800&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1857  
 
Manatee County Courthouse<br> 1115 Manatee Ave W; PO Box 25400; <br>Bradenton, FL 34206<br> Phone. 941.749.1800&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1857  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
Manatee County was created in 1855 from Hillsborough County and is located on the gulf coast on the south side of Tampa Bay. It is in the semi-subtropic climate zone. Later Sarasota, Hardee, DeSoto, Highlands, Charlotte, and Glades counties were split off from Manatee County. Current records are kept at the Manatee County Courthouse  
 
Manatee County was created in 1855 from Hillsborough County and is located on the gulf coast on the south side of Tampa Bay. It is in the semi-subtropic climate zone. Later Sarasota, Hardee, DeSoto, Highlands, Charlotte, and Glades counties were split off from Manatee County. Current records are kept at the Manatee County Courthouse  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1855--'''Manatee County was created 9 January 1855&nbsp;from [[Hillsborough County, Florida|Hillsborough]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Bradenton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1855--'''Manatee County was created 9 January 1855&nbsp;from [[Hillsborough County, Florida Genealogy|Hillsborough]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Bradenton <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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[DeSoto County, Florida|DeSoto]]  
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*[[DeSoto County, Florida Genealogy|DeSoto]]  
*[[Hardee County, Florida|Hardee]]  
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*[[Hardee County, Florida Genealogy|Hardee]]  
*[[Hillsborough County, Florida|Hillsborough]]  
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*[[Hillsborough County, Florida Genealogy|Hillsborough]]  
*[[Polk County, Florida|Polk]]  
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*[[Polk County, Florida Genealogy|Polk]]  
*[[Sarasota County, Florida|Sarasota]]
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*[[Sarasota County, Florida Genealogy|Sarasota]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/FL/Florida.html Florida African American Griots Project]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/FL/Florida.html USGenWeb] Florida African American Griots Project  
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/florida.htm Florida Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net] - Florida cemetery records by County
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{| width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=11&GScnty=356&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|357201|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=11&CScnty=356 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/florida.htm USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Manatee+Florida&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Florida&county=Manatee&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/fl/manatee/cemetery.html FLGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Rootsweb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://floridagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=41 Florida Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/listcem.asp#FL Veterans Administration National Cemeteries]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Florida}}  
 
{{Census|Florida}}  
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1783.txt 1783 Spanish Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1821west.txt 1821 Census/Tax List Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1783''' Spanish Census [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1783.txt USGenWeb]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1823west.txt 1823 Census/Tax List Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1821''' Census/Tax List Index [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1821west.txt USGenWeb] 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1880afri.txt 1880 Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1823''' Census/Tax List Index [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1823west.txt USGenWeb]
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/federal.txt Federal Census Information from National Archives]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1880''' Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1880afri.txt USGenWeb]
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/statefla.txt State Census Information from Florida State Archives]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*Federal Census Information from National Archives [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/federal.txt USGenWeb]
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/pencensus.txt Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*State Census Information from Florida State Archives [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/statefla.txt USGenWeb]
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*Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/pencensus.txt USGenWeb]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{FL Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Immigration  ====
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[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP44 NARA Ships Passenger Lists]
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These passenger lists cover:<br>
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'''1834 - 1897''' Immigration of Russians to the United States<br>
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'''1/12/1846 -12/31/1851''' Irish Famine<br>
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'''1850 - 1897''' Germans to the United States<br>
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'''1855 - 1900''' Italians to the United States
  
 
==== 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  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif 1870 Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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[[Image:Flmanatee.png|400px|Flmanatee.png]]
*[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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*'''1821-1997''' [http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Maps of Florida]
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*'''1870''' Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif USGenWeb]
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*'''1882''' Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif USGenWeb]
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*Exploring Florida, FCIT Maps [http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/index.htm University of South Florida]
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/militarystate.html Florida State Military Files&nbsp;] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*Florida State Military Files [http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/militarystate.html USGenWeb]  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/pensions/ Pension Transcriptions]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Florida state pension records from various wars&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Pension Project
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*Florida state pension records from various wars [http://usgwarchives.net/pensions/ Pension Transcriptions USGenWeb]
*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict]
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*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War]
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===== Civil War =====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932369|Florida Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932395|Florida Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1885-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1913411|Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1955}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images only
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===== Korean War =====
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*Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict [http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ distantcousin.com]
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===== Vietnam War =====
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*Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War [http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ distantcousin.com]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{FL Newspaper abstracts|Manatee}}
  
 
*[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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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/fl/obitsfl.htm Florida Obituaries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties -&nbsp; USGenWeb Obituaries Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html U.S. Hidden Ancestors] Obituaries 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/fl/obitsfl.htm USGenWeb Obituaries Project] Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{FL Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1784 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2046765| FamilySearch}} Florida Probate Records 1784-1990
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*'''1810 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8993 Ancestry.com $] Florida Wills and Probate Records 1810-1974
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*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives $]
  
 
==== Schools  ====
 
==== Schools  ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{FL Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]
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{{FL Vital Intro}}
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/fl/manatee/webbbs_config.pl Manatee County, Florida Obituary Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From Various Funeral Homes in the Bradenton, Sarasota, Parrish, and Palmetto areas.
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===== Birth Records  =====
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*'''1880 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1674799| FamilySearch}} Florida, Births and Christenings, 1880-1935
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===== Death Records  =====
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*'''1877 - 1939''' {{RecordSearch|1595003| FamilySearch}} Florida, Deaths, 1877-1939
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*'''1900 - 1921''' {{RecordSearch|1674803| FamilySearch}} Florida, Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921
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*'''1877 - 1998''' {{RecordSearch|1946805| FamilySearch}} Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998
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===== Divorce Records  =====
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*'''1927 - 2001''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8837 Ancestry.com $] Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001
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===== Marriage Records  =====
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*'''1837 - 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1674804| FamilySearch}} Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974
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*'''1830 - 1993''' {{RecordSearch|1803936| FamilySearch }} Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993
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*'''1822 - 1875 and 1927 - 2001''' {{RecordSearch|1949340| FamilySearch}} Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001
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===== Obituary  =====
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/fl/manatee/webbbs_config.pl Manatee County, Florida Obituary Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From Various Funeral Homes in the Bradenton, Sarasota, Parrish, and Palmetto areas.  
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*Obituaries published in Bradenton Herald - Obituary File 1976-present, a service of the Manatee Genealogical Society. The Card File is located at the Historical Records Library in Bradenton, FL.<br>
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Manatee County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 1000<br>Bradenton 34206-1000<br><br>
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'''Manatee Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 1194<br> Bradenton, FL 34206<br>E:mail:[mailto:mgs.society@gmail.com mgs.society@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flmgs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002373041&o_lid=0002373041&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
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'''Manatee County Historical Society'''<br> 604 15th St.<br> Bradenton, FL 34208<br><br>
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'''Manasota Genealogical Society'''<br> 1405 4th Ave North<br> Bradenton, FL 33506 <br><br>
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'''Myakka City Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 500<br> Myakka City 34252<br><br>
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'''Eaton Florida History Room'''<br> Manatee County Central Library<br> 1301 Barcarrota Blvd.<br> Bradenton, FL 34217<br>Telephone: 941-748-5555<br><br>
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'''The Family Heritage House Museum'''<br>1707 15th St. East<br> Bradenton, FL 34205<br>[http://www.familyheritagehousemuseum.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Anna Maria Island Historical Society'''<br> 402 Pine Ave.<br> Anna Maria, FL 34216<br>Telephone: 941-778-0492<br>[http://www.amihs.org/ Website]<br><br>
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
  
 
*Fl[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-FL-001.html orida State Historical Societies]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Listing by County  
 
*Fl[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-FL-001.html orida State Historical Societies]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Listing by County  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Brandenton Florida Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Brandenton Florida Family History Center]]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flmgs/mcatfhl.htm Manatee County Items at the Bradenton Family History Library]. List compiled by the Manatee Genealogical Society and posted on the MGS Website.
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*[http://beyreuth.net/flmanatee/index.html Manatee County GenWeb Project, Inc.]  
 
*[http://beyreuth.net/flmanatee/index.html Manatee County GenWeb Project, Inc.]  
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*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]  
 
*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Sarasota|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Sarasota|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Sarasota/ Sarasota County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Sarasota/ Sarasota County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://fl-genweb.org/sarasota/sarasota.html Sarasota County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
 
*[http://fl-genweb.org/sarasota/sarasota.html Sarasota County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
 
Most Manatee County historical records (usually more than 1 year old) are transfered to the [Records Library] located at 1405 4th Ave W. Bradenton, FL 34205. Phone: (941) 741-4070. The Historical Records Library is housed within the 1918 Carnegie Library building, which was placed on the U.S. Department of the Interior's Registry of Historic Sites in 1987. <br>  
 
Most Manatee County historical records (usually more than 1 year old) are transfered to the [Records Library] located at 1405 4th Ave W. Bradenton, FL 34205. Phone: (941) 741-4070. The Historical Records Library is housed within the 1918 Carnegie Library building, which was placed on the U.S. Department of the Interior's Registry of Historic Sites in 1987. <br>  
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flmgs/index.htm Manasota Genealogical Society]<br>  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-society-archive/ List of Florida Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
*Bradenton Herald Obituary File 1976-present, a service of the Manasota Genealogical Society.
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*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Manatee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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=== Web Sites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/manatee-county/ Manatee 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]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flmgs/index.htm Manatee Genealogical Society]<br>  
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*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Manatee|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references />{{Florida|Florida}}  
 
<references />{{Florida|Florida}}  
  
[[Category:Manatee_County,_Florida]]
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[[Category:Florida Counties]] [[Category:Manatee_County,_Florida]]

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Manatee County, Florida
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Founded January 9, 1855
County Seat Bradenton
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County Information

Manatee County, Florida Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1901 1856 1915 1830 1843 1857

County Courthouse

Manatee County Courthouse
1115 Manatee Ave W; PO Box 25400;
Bradenton, FL 34206
Phone. 941.749.1800 

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1857

History

Manatee County was created in 1855 from Hillsborough County and is located on the gulf coast on the south side of Tampa Bay. It is in the semi-subtropic climate zone. Later Sarasota, Hardee, DeSoto, Highlands, Charlotte, and Glades counties were split off from Manatee County. Current records are kept at the Manatee County Courthouse

Parent County

1855--Manatee County was created 9 January 1855 from Hillsborough County.
County seat:  Bradenton [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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com FamilySearch Findagrave.com
USGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
FLGenWeb Archives Rootsweb Interment.net
Florida Gravestones Veterans Administration National Cemeteries

Census

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


  • 1783 Spanish Census USGenWeb
  • 1821 Census/Tax List Index USGenWeb
  • 1823 Census/Tax List Index USGenWeb
  • 1880 Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos USGenWeb
  • Federal Census Information from National Archives USGenWeb
  • State Census Information from Florida State Archives USGenWeb
  • Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service USGenWeb

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

Immigration

NARA Ships Passenger Lists These passenger lists cover:
1834 - 1897 Immigration of Russians to the United States
1/12/1846 -12/31/1851 Irish Famine
1850 - 1897 Germans to the United States
1855 - 1900 Italians to the United States

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 Manatee 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

Civil War
Korean War
Vietnam War

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Manatee County, Florida Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Manatee County, Florida Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Manatee County, Florida Genealogy Courthouse. 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.

Online Probate Records

Schools

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.

Birth Records
  • 1880 - 1935 FamilySearch Florida, Births and Christenings, 1880-1935
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records
  • 1837 - 1974 FamilySearch Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974
  • 1830 - 1993 FamilySearch Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993
  • 1822 - 1875 and 1927 - 2001 FamilySearch Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001
Obituary
  • Manatee County, Florida Obituary Collection Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From Various Funeral Homes in the Bradenton, Sarasota, Parrish, and Palmetto areas.
  • Obituaries published in Bradenton Herald - Obituary File 1976-present, a service of the Manatee Genealogical Society. The Card File is located at the Historical Records Library in Bradenton, FL.

Societies and Libraries

Manatee County Historical Society
PO Box 1000
Bradenton 34206-1000

Manatee Genealogical Society
PO Box 1194
Bradenton, FL 34206
E:mail:mgs.society@gmail.com
Website

Manatee County Historical Society
604 15th St.
Bradenton, FL 34208

Manasota Genealogical Society
1405 4th Ave North
Bradenton, FL 33506

Myakka City Historical Society
PO Box 500
Myakka City 34252

Eaton Florida History Room
Manatee County Central Library
1301 Barcarrota Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 34217
Telephone: 941-748-5555

The Family Heritage House Museum
1707 15th St. East
Bradenton, FL 34205
Website

Anna Maria Island Historical Society
402 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
Telephone: 941-778-0492
Website




Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Web Sites

Societies and Libraries

Most Manatee County historical records (usually more than 1 year old) are transfered to the [Records Library] located at 1405 4th Ave W. Bradenton, FL 34205. Phone: (941) 741-4070. The Historical Records Library is housed within the 1918 Carnegie Library building, which was placed on the U.S. Department of the Interior's Registry of Historic Sites in 1987.

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 123-139. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).