Flagler County, Florida Genealogy

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


Flagler County, Florida
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Location in the state of Florida
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Founded April 28, 1917
County Seat Bunnell
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County Information

Flagler County, Florida Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1917 1830 1917 1917

County Courthouse

Flagler County Courthouse
200 E Moody Blvd.
Bunnell, FL 32110
Phone: 386.437.7414

Clerk Circuite has marriage, divorce, probate,
court and land records from 1917. [2]


Parent County

1917--Flagler County was created 28 April 1917 from St. Johns County.
County seat: Bunnell [3]


The county was named for Henry Morrison Flagler, who built the Florida East Coast Railway. The County Seat is Bunnell and the county was created April 28, 1917. The County is located in the Northeast area of the state.[4]

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

The following are locations in the county:[5]

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

Neighboring Counties

Putnam • St. Johns • Volusia


African American


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.


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


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.



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 Flagler 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.


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Civil War
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War


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


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


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


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
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records

Societies and Libraries

Flagler County Genealogy Society of
PO Box 35-4671
Palm Coast, FL. 32135-4671
Telephone Number: 386-445-3253

Flager County Historical SocietyPO Box 87
Bunnell, FL 32110-0087
Telephone Number: 386-437-0600

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.



  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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Flager County, Florida. Page 134 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Flagler County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagler_County,_Florida 04/24/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Flagler County, Florida," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagler County, Florida, accessed 15 October, 2018.
  6. 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.