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Guide to '''Osceola 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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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Florida]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Osceola_County,_Florida|Osceola County]]''  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Osceola 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>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osceola County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osceola County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osceola County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osceola County, Florida Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Osceola County, Florida Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osceola County, Florida Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.osceola.org/ Osceola County Courthouse]<br>2 Courthouse Sq Ste 2000<br>Kissimmee, FL 34741-5188<br>Phone: 407.343.3500 <br>  
 
[http://www.osceola.org/ Osceola County Courthouse]<br>2 Courthouse Sq Ste 2000<br>Kissimmee, FL 34741-5188<br>Phone: 407.343.3500 <br>  
  
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1887. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Osceola County, Florida Page 136 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1887. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Osceola County, Florida Page 136 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1887--'''Osceola County was created 12 May 1887&nbsp;from [[Brevard County, Florida|Brevard]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Kissimmee <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1887--'''Osceola County was created 12 May 1887&nbsp;from [[Brevard County, Florida Genealogy|Brevard]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Kissimmee <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 Indian leader Osceola, whose name means "Black Drink Cry [Asi Yaholo]". The county seat is Kissimmee and the county was created May 12, 1887. The County is located in the East Central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Osceola County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osceola_County,_Florida 04/25/2017.</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  ====
  
*[[Brevard County, Florida|Brevard]]  
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*[[Brevard County, Florida Genealogy|Brevard]]  
*[[Highlands County, Florida|Highlands]]  
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*[[Highlands County, Florida Genealogy|Highlands]]  
*[[Indian River County, Florida|Indian River]]  
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*[[Indian River County, Florida Genealogy|Indian River]]  
*[[Lake County, Florida|Lake]]  
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*[[Lake County, Florida Genealogy|Lake]]  
*[[Okeechobee County, Florida|Okeechobee]]  
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*[[Okeechobee County, Florida Genealogy|Okeechobee]]  
*[[Orange County, Florida|Orange]]  
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*[[Orange County, Florida Genealogy|Orange]]  
*[[Polk County, Florida|Polk]]
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*[[Polk County, Florida Genealogy|Polk]]
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{FL Cemeteries Intro| Osceola}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Osceola, 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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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=11&GScnty=364&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/osceolacoflgenweb/cemeteries FLGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/osceola/cemetery.html FLGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/osceola.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://floridagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=49 Florida Gravestones]
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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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*{{FHL|661804|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Osceola%2C+Florida+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=364 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Florida&county=Osceola# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8803&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=10&stateAbbv=&stateName= Osceola County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Osceola-county-florida-cemetery-records.htm Osceola Florida Cemetery Records]
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== Resources  ==
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The following web site may have additional information on Osceola County cemeteries.
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net] Florida cemetery records
  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=12586 Mount Peace Cemetery, St. Cloud] BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
  
==== Census ====
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{{Census|Florida}}
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*'''1783''' Spanish Census [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1783.txt USGenWeb]
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*'''1821''' Census/Tax List Index [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1821west.txt USGenWeb] 
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*'''1823''' Census/Tax List Index [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1823west.txt USGenWeb]
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*'''1880''' Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1880afri.txt USGenWeb] 
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*Federal Census Information from National Archives [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/federal.txt USGenWeb]
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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] 
  
{{Census|Florida}}
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==== 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}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{FL History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Flosceola.png|400px|Flosceola.png]]
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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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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/osceola/military.html Osceola County Military Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/osceolacoflgenweb/military Military Information for Osceola County] (FLGenWeb Project)
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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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*[https://sites.google.com/site/osceolacoflgenweb/military/WarMemorial War Memorial for Osceola County, World War I through Vietnam] (FLGenWeb Project)
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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://search.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 onlyS
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===== World War I =====
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/osceola/military/1917drft.txt Osceola County Civilian Draft Registration] (USGenWeb Archives)
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===== World War II =====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/osceola/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli439gmt.txt Osceola County World War II Army Enlistees, Names Abbott - Lowe] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/osceola/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli440gmt.txt Osceola County World War II Army Enlistees, Names Mack - Zittleman] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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|Osceola}}
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*Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt USGenWeb]
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==== Obituaries  ====
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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 $]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{FL Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{FL Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth Records  =====
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*'''1880 - 1935''' - {{RecordSearch|1674799| Florida, Births and Christenings, 1880-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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===== Death Records  =====
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*'''1877 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1595003| Florida, Deaths, 1877-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1900 - 1921''' - {{RecordSearch|1674803| Florida, Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1877 - 1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1946805| Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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===== Divorce Records  =====
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*'''1927 - 2001''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8837 Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index ($)
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===== Marriage Records  =====
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*'''1837 - 1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1674804| Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1830 - 1993''' - {{RecordSearch|1803936| Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1830 - 1957''' - {{RecordSearch|2397260| Florida, County Marriages, 1830-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1822 - 1875 and 1927 - 2001'''- {{RecordSearch|1949340| Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Osceola County Dept. of Genealogical Research'''<br> 326 Eastern Ave.<br> St. Cloud, FL 32769
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<br> '''The Genealogy Club of Osceola County'''<br> PO Box 701295<br> St. Cloud, FL 34770-1295<br> [http://sites.google.com/site/osceolacoflgenweb Website]
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=== Family History Centers  ===
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Websites ===
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/osceola-county/ Osceola County, FL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Osceola|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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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://usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/osceola.htm Osceola County, Florida, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Osceola|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Osceola/ Osceola County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Osceola/ Osceola County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://sites.google.com/site/osceolacoflgenweb/ Osceola County FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
 
*[http://sites.google.com/site/osceolacoflgenweb/ Osceola County FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/osceola/ Osceola County, Florida Genealogy Trails]
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*[https://ldsgenealogy.com/FL/Osceola-County.htm Osceola County FL Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references />{{Florida|Florida}}  
 
<references />{{Florida|Florida}}  
  
[[Category:Osceola_County,_Florida]]
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[[Category:Florida Counties]] [[Category:Osceola_County,_Florida]]

Latest revision as of 14:35, 21 June 2017

United States
Florida
Osceola County

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

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Osceola County, Florida
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Location in the state of Florida
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Facts
Founded May 12, 1887
County Seat Kissimmee
Courthouse
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County Information

Osceola County, Florida Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1887 1830 1887 1887

County Courthouse

Osceola County Courthouse
2 Courthouse Sq Ste 2000
Kissimmee, FL 34741-5188
Phone: 407.343.3500

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1887. [2]

History

Parent County

1887--Osceola County was created 12 May 1887 from Brevard County.
County seat: Kissimmee [3]

Description

The county was named for the Indian leader Osceola, whose name means "Black Drink Cry [Asi Yaholo]". The county seat is Kissimmee and the county was created May 12, 1887. The County is located in the East Central 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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Osceola, 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 Osceola County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing Osceola 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 Osceola 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

Flosceola.png

Military

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

Newspapers

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

  • Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library USGenWeb

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Osceola County, Florida Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Osceola 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
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records

Societies and Libraries

Osceola County Dept. of Genealogical Research
326 Eastern Ave.
St. Cloud, FL 32769


The Genealogy Club of Osceola County
PO Box 701295
St. Cloud, FL 34770-1295
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.

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), Osceola County, Florida Page 136 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, "Osceola County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osceola_County,_Florida 04/25/2017.