Okaloosa County, Florida Genealogy

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United States  > Florida > Okaloosa County

County Courthouse


Parent County

1915--Okaloosa County was created 3 June 1915 from Santa Rosa County and Walton County

County seat: Crestview [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



  1. Tombstone Transcription Project
  2. Find A Grave website (Okaloosa)
  3. Publication "Cemeteries of Okaloosa County" (Three Volumes); Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County.
  4. Family History Library Catalog, partial listing; microfilm format, surveys done by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  5. Burials and cemeteries on government property (Eglin Air Force Base):
  6. Okaloosa  and Walton County Cemeteries, including some on government property (Eglin AFB)
  7. Finally, it should be noted that an examination of Santa Rosa County cemeteries may be appropriate, as it was one of two parent counties that produced Okaloosa County.




Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

An excellent guide to museums and libraries can be found at the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County web site

Of particular note, in so far as family histories and genealogy is concerned are the following:

Valparaiso Community Library: Contains a dedicated genealogy section.  "The Louise K. Fitzgarrald Genealogy Department boasts one of the finest genealogy collections in the state of Florida. Over 7,000 volumes of printed materials and 1,200 microfilm reels from Federal Census records and other references are available for use. The library also offers free access to subscription based online genealogical services."

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).