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Guide to Pinellas County Florida genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Pinellas County, Florida|
Location in the state of Florida
Location of Florida in the U.S.
|Founded||May 23, 1911|
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Pinellas County Courthouse;
315 Ct St;
Clearwater, FL 34616-5165;
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorece, probate, court and land records from 1912. 
Places / Localities
For tips on accessing Pinellas County, Florida Genealogy census records online, see: Florida Census.
LDS Ward and Branch Records
- St. Petersburg
Local histories are available for Pinellas 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.
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Pinellas County, Florida Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
Probate records are held by the Pinellas County, Florida Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Pinellas 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.
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 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.
Societies and Libraries
PINELLAS GENEALOGY SOCIETY AND GENEALOGY CENTER OF THE LARGO PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Pinellas Genealogy Society is allied with the Largo Public Library for the promotion of genealogical research and providing free genealogy education. The combined resources of the Library and the Society make the resulting Genealogy Center the most extensive in Pinellas County, Florida, and one of the top in the state.
Nearly all of the educational events conducted by the Society at the Largo Public Library are free and open to the public. This includes the more than 10 clases presented each month, workshops, and monthly meetings.
The society has a website with links to several databases relevant to Pinellas County genealogy (cemetery indexes, city directories, funeral homes, and more), as well as a calendar of classes and special events. The site can be accessed at Pinellas Genealogy Society.
The Largo Public Library Genealogy Center can be found at Largo Public Library - Genealogy Center
Family History Centers
- FLGenWeb Project - free genealogy resources; part of the USGenWeb Project
- Family History Library Catalog
- Pinellas County, Florida Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- FLGenWeb Project, Inc-Pinellas County Genealogy and History
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pinellas County, Florida Page 136 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).