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Guide to '''Bradford County, Florida ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
Guide to '''Bradford 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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| county = Bradford County
 
| county = Bradford County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption FLGenWeb Project
 
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flbradf2/brad_index.html Bradford County FLGenWeb]'''</center>  
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.lhtornow.com/flgw/bradford/index.html Bradford County FLGenWeb]'''</center>  
 
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| founded date = December 21
 
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==== Bradford County, Florida Record Dates  ====
 
==== Bradford County, Florida Record Dates  ====
  
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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>
 
| 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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New River County was created on December 21, 1858 from Columbia County by an act of the Florida Legislature. December 6, 1861 New River County was divided into two counties. The new county was named Baker County and New River's name was changed to BRADFORD County in honor of Captain Bradford who was killed in the Civil War.  
 
New River County was created on December 21, 1858 from Columbia County by an act of the Florida Legislature. December 6, 1861 New River County was divided into two counties. The new county was named Baker County and New River's name was changed to BRADFORD County in honor of Captain Bradford who was killed in the Civil War.  
  
In the 1860 New River population was 3,820 In 1861 the population was virtually halved by the carving of Baker from New River. The 1870 Bradford County's population was 1,325 people and the decrease was not due to a massive migration away from the area, but due to Bradford having been split into several Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Starke <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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In the 1860 New River population was 3,820 In 1861 the population was virtually halved by the carving of Baker from New River. The 1870 Bradford County's population was 1,325 people and the decrease was not due to a massive migration away from the area, but due to Bradford having been split into several Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Starke <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for the first Confederate officer from Florida to die in the Civil War - Captain Richard Bradford. The County Seat is Starke and the county was created 1858.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Bradford County, Florida Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/fla/bradford/ accessed 04/24/2017.</ref>The County is located in the North East area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Bradford County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradford_County,_Florida 04/24/2017.</ref>
  
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Brooker | Hampton | Lawtey | Starke| Clayno | Graham | Hampton Beach | Heilbronn | New River | Pleasant Grove | Sampson | Saxton |Theressa
  
[[Brooker, Florida|Brooker]] | [[Hampton, Florida|Hampton]] | [[Lawtey, Florida|Lawtey]] | Starke| Clayno | Graham | Hampton Beach | Heilbronn | New River | Pleasant Grove | Sampson | Saxton | [[Theressa, Florida|Theressa]]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Alachua County, Florida Genealogy|Alachua]] {{•}} [[Baker County, Florida Genealogy|Baker]] {{•}} [[Clay County, Florida Genealogy|Clay]] {{•}} [[Putnam County, Florida Genealogy|Putnam]] {{•}} [[Union County, Florida Genealogy|Union]]
  
[[Alachua County, Florida Genealogy|Alachua]] {{•}} [[Baker County, Florida Genealogy|Baker]] {{•}} [[Clay County, Florida Genealogy|Clay]] {{•}} [[Putnam County, Florida Genealogy|Putnam]] {{•}} [[Union County, Florida Genealogy|Union]]
 
<center>{{ FLBradford County Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{FL Cemeteries Intro| Bradford}}
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flbradf2/cemeteries.html Bradford County Cemeteries] - Bradford County FLGenWeb
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Bradford, Florida''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]  
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
  
Florida Vol. 1<br>page 64 - Conner Cemetery<br>page 66 - Dyal Cemetery<br>page 76 - Evergreen Cemetery<br>Florida Vol. 7<br>page 114 - Evergreen Cemetery<br>page 118 - Kelly Family Cemetery<br>page 119 - McKinney Family Cemetery<br>page 121 - Markey Family Cemetery<br>page 122 - Parrish Family Cemetery<br>page 123 - Strickland Family Cemetery
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*[http://www.lhtornow.com/flgw/bradford/cemeteries.html FLGenWeb]
  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/bradford/cemetery.html FLGenWeb Archives]
  
[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/bradford/cemetery.html USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/bradford.htm Tombstone Project]  
  
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/bradford.htm USGenWebTombstone Transcription Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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Individual cemeteries:
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*{{FHL|349740|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=13076 Crosby Lake Cemetery, Starke] BillionGraves
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Bradford%2C+Florida+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| 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=319&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|349740|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=11&CScnty=319 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://fl-genweb.org/bradford/bradcems/index.html FLGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Bradford+Florida&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Florida&county=Bradford&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/fl/bradford/cemetery.html FLGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/bradford.htm Tombstone Project]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [FLORIDAGRAVESTONESURL Florida Gravestones]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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==== Census  ====
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Florida/Bradford-County?id=county_319 Findagrave.com]
  
{{Census|Florida}}
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flbradf2/census.html 1860 Federal Census Slave Schedule]  
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=10&locTGroup=Counties&direction=down&stateAbbv=&stateName=florida Bradford County Cemeteries]
  
The {{RecordSearch|1457854|1885 Florida State Population Census}} includes sex, age, relationship, occupation, place of birth of each family member and parents; also census for agriculture, and mortality.
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Bradford-county-florida-cemetery-records.htm Bradford Florida Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[Florida Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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==== Population<br>  ====
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The following web sites may have additional information on Bradford  County cemeteries.
  
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net] Florida cemetery records
  
The following information was provided by the U.S.Census Bureau.<br>
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==== Census ====
  
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{{Census|Florida}}
  
*1860&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3,820
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*'''1783''' Spanish Census [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1783.txt USGenWeb]
*1870&nbsp; &nbsp; -&nbsp; &nbsp; 3,671
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*'''1821''' Census/Tax List Index [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1821west.txt USGenWeb] 
*1880&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6,112
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*'''1823''' Census/Tax List Index [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1823west.txt USGenWeb]
*1890&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7,516
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*'''1880''' Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1880afri.txt USGenWeb] 
*1900 &nbsp;&nbsp; - &nbsp; 10,295
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*Federal Census Information from National Archives [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/federal.txt USGenWeb]
*1910&nbsp; &nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; 14,090
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*State Census Information from Florida State Archives [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/statefla.txt USGenWeb]
*1920&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; 12,503
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*Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/pencensus.txt USGenWeb]
*1930&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9,405
 
*1940&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8,717
 
*1950&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; 11,457
 
*1960&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; 12,446
 
*1970&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; 14,625
 
*1980&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; 20,023
 
*1990&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; 22,515
 
*2000&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; 26,088<br><br>
 
  
 
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==== 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  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[[Image:Flbradford.png|400px|Flbradford.png]]  
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[[Image:Flbradford.png|400px|right|Bradford County]]  
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Maps of Florida (1821-1997)]
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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]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Florida State Military Files [http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/militarystate.html USGenWeb]
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*Florida state pension records from various wars [http://usgwarchives.net/pensions/ Pension Transcriptions USGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/bradford/military.html Bradford County Military Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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://www.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://www.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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/fla/FLA1883Pensioners.htm#BRADFORD Bradford County Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1885-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1913411|Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1955}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== World War II =====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/bradford/WWIIRollDead-Missing.htm Bradford County World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] (Genealogy Trails)
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===== Korean War =====
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*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/bradford/koreanwarcasualties.html Bradford County Korean War Casualties] (Genealogy Trails)
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===== Vietnam War =====
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*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
{{FL Newspaper abstracts|Bradford}}&nbsp;
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{{FL Newspaper abstracts|Bradford}}
  
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn95047406/issues/ Bradford County Telegraph] - full-text issues from 1895-1910 on the Library of Congress, Chronicling America website
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*'''1895-1910''' Bradford County Telegraph [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn95047406/issues/ Chronicling America]
*[http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00027795/04513/allvolumes Bradford County Telegraph] - full-text issues from 1888-2009 digitized by the University of Florida
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*'''1888-2009''' Bradford County Telegraph [http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00027795/04513/allvolumes University of Florida]
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*Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt USGenWeb]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
*'''1784 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2046765|Florida Probate Records 1784-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1784 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2046765| FamilySearch}} Florida Probate Records 1784-1990
*'''1810 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8993 Florida Wills and Probate Records 1810-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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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 $]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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===== Birth Records  =====
 
===== Birth Records  =====
  
*1880 - 1935 {{RecordSearch|1674799|Florida, Births and Christenings, 1880-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1880 - 1935''' - {{RecordSearch|1674799| FamilySearch}} Florida, Births and Christenings, 1880-1935
  
 
===== Death Records  =====
 
===== Death Records  =====
  
*1877 - 1939 {{RecordSearch|1595003|Florida, Deaths, 1877-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1877 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1595003| FamilySearch}} Florida, Deaths, 1877-1939  
*1900 - 1921 {{RecordSearch|1674803|Florida, Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1877 - 1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1946805| FamilySearch}} Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998
*1877 - 1998 {{RecordSearch|1946805|Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1885''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/fla/bradford/1885mort.html Bradford County, FL 1885 Mortality Schedule] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1900 - 1921''' - {{RecordSearch|1674803| FamilySearch}} Florida, Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921
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*'''1901''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/fla/bradford/deaths1901.html Bradford County, FL Death Records] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
===== Divorce Records  =====
 
===== Divorce Records  =====
  
*1927 - 2001 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8837 Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1927 - 2001''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8837 Ancestry.com $] Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001
 
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
  
 
===== Marriage Records  =====
 
===== Marriage Records  =====
  
*1837 - 1974 {{RecordSearch|1674804|Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1802 - 1998''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=florida%2cfl Florida, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*1830 - 1993 {{RecordSearch|1803936|Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1837 - 1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1674804| FamilySearch}} Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974
*1822 - 1875 and 1927 - 2001 {{RecordSearch|1949340|Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1830 - 1993''' - {{RecordSearch|1803936| FamilySearch }} Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993
*'''1875-1885''' - Bradford County Marriage Books A thru C 1875-1885. Batch {{IGI|M512951}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
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*'''1830 - 1957''' - {{RecordSearch|2397260|Florida, County Marriages, 1830-1957}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1875-1901''' - Bradford County Marriage Books A thru C 1875-1901. Batch {{IGI|M736978}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1822 - 1875 and 1927 - 2001''' - {{RecordSearch|1949340| FamilySearch}} Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001
*'''1901-1916''' - Bradford County Marriage Books D thru F 1901-1916. Batch {{IGI|M734991}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1901-1916''' - Bradford County Marriage Books D thru F 1901-1916. Batch {{IGI|M734992}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1901-1916''' - Bradford County Marriage Books D thru F 1901-1916. Batch {{IGI|M734993}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1916-1927''' - Bradford County Marriage Books G and H 1916-1927. Batch {{IGI|M734716}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
  
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Bradford County Historical Board'''<br>PO Drawer A<br> Starke, FL 32091<br><br>
  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-society-archive/ List of Florida Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-society-archive/ List of Florida Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*[[Stuart Florida Family History Center]]
 
*[[Stuart Florida Family History Center]]
  
=== Web Sites ===
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=== Websites ===
  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/bradford-county/ Bradford County, FL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/bradford-county/ Bradford County, FL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109469224279413660242 Florida Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109469224279413660242 Florida Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208192675888750/ Florida Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208192675888750/ Florida Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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United States
Florida
Bradford County

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

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Bradford County, Florida
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Location in the state of Florida
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Facts
Founded December 21, 1858
County Seat Starke
Courthouse
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County Information

Bradford County, Florida Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1875 1830 1875 1868

County Courthouse

Bradford County Courthouse
PO Box B;
Starke, FL 32091-1286;
Phone: 904.964.6280 

Formerly New River County Name changed to Bradford 6 Dec 1861;
County Clerk has marriage records from 1875,
probate and court records from 1892
and land records from 1876[2]

History

Named for Captain Richard Bradford who was killed in the American Civil War's Battle of Santa Rosa Island.

Parent County

New River County was created on December 21, 1858 from Columbia County by an act of the Florida Legislature. December 6, 1861 New River County was divided into two counties. The new county was named Baker County and New River's name was changed to BRADFORD County in honor of Captain Bradford who was killed in the Civil War.

In the 1860 New River population was 3,820 In 1861 the population was virtually halved by the carving of Baker from New River. The 1870 Bradford County's population was 1,325 people and the decrease was not due to a massive migration away from the area, but due to Bradford having been split into several Counties.
County seat: Starke [3]

Description

The county was named for the first Confederate officer from Florida to die in the Civil War - Captain Richard Bradford. The County Seat is Starke and the county was created 1858.[4]The County is located in the North East area of the state.[5]

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

1865 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
1875 -- A second courthouse was burned in 1875.


For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Brooker | Hampton | Lawtey | Starke| Clayno | Graham | Hampton Beach | Heilbronn | New River | Pleasant Grove | Sampson | Saxton |Theressa

Neighboring Counties

Alachua  • Baker  • Clay  • Putnam  • Union

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Bradford, 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 sites may have additional information on Bradford County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing Bradford 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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Bradford 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

Bradford County

Military

Civil War
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War

Newspapers

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

Probate

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

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

Societies and Libraries

Bradford County Historical Board
PO Drawer A
Starke, FL 32091

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.

Websites

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bradford County, Florida. Page 133 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. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Bradford County, Florida Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/fla/bradford/ accessed 04/24/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Bradford County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradford_County,_Florida 04/24/2017.