Flagler County, Florida Genealogy

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Guide to Flagler County, Florida ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Bunnell
Organized: April 28, 1917
Parent County(s): St. Johns[1]
Neighboring Counties
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Henry Morrison Flagler, who built the Florida East Coast Railway. The County is located in the Northeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Flagler County Courthouse
200 E Moody Blvd.
Bunnell, FL 32110
Phone: 386-437-7414
Flagler County Website

Clerk Circuit has marriage, divorce, probate, Court and land records from 1917. [3]

Flagler County, Florida Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1899 1917 1899 1917 1917 1917 1830
*Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1899. General compliance by 1920.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
  • Black Point
  • Bon Terra
  • Deanville
  • Myrtle Island
  • Neoga
  • Relay
  • Roy
  • Shell Bluff


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Flagler, Florida online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Florida Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Flagler County cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1920 2,442
1930 2,466 1.0%
1940 3,008 22.0%
1950 3,367 11.9%
1960 4,566 35.6%
1970 4,454 −2.5%
1980 10,913 145.0%
1990 28,701 163.0%
2000 49,832 73.6%
2010 95,696 92.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African American

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for most counties. 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 and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War (Distant Cousin)

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

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

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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, Florida State Archives, or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Bunnell Florida Family History Center
402 N Palmeto St
Bunnell Florida 32110
Phone:386-437-7881
E-mail: FL_Bunnell@familyhistorymail.org
website

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Main Palm Coast Branch Library
2500 Palm Coast Pkwy. N.W.
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Phone: 386-446-6763
website

Bunnell Branch
103 E. Moody Boulevard
Bunnell, FL 32110
Phone: 386-437-7390
website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Society of Flagler County
49 Wellford Lane
Palm Coast, FL 32164
386-445-3253
E-mail:GSFCFL@gmail.com
Facebook Website

The meetings are held at the Flagler County Public Library
2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW
Palm Coast, FL 32137

Flagler County Historical Society
PO Box 87
Bunnell, FL 32110-0087
Phone: 386-437-0600
E-mail:HFlaglerCounty1@cfl.rr.com
Website

Florida Historical Society
435 Brevard Ave.
Cocoa FL 32922
Phone: 321-690-1971
Website

Florida State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 940927
Maitland, FL 32794-0927
Phone: 407-494-3747
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

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Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Flagler County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, wikipedia 04/24/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Flagler County, Florida," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, wikipedia accessed 26 January 2019.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at PDF.