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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Florida  Gotoarrow.png  Suwannee County

Guide to Suwannee County Florida genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Suwannee County, Florida
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Location in the state of Florida
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Location of Florida in the U.S.
Founded December 21, 1858
County Seat Live Oak
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County Courthouse

Suwannee County Courthouse
224 Pine Ave;
Live Oak, FL 32060
Phone: 940.364.3450

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, land, probate,
military discharge and court records from 1859.
County Health Department has death records. [1]


Parent County

1858--Suwanne County was created 21 December 1858 from Columbia County.
County seat: Live Oak [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


African American 

Florida African American Griots Project USGenWeb 


Individual Cemeteries:


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




Florida Territorial Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Suwannee 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.

A history of the county and those who lived there is:

Suwannee 2000 County History Committee. Echoes of the Past: A History of Suwannee County, 1858-2000. St. Petersburg, Florida: Southern Heritage Press, 2000

Some historical photographs of the county have been published in:

Suwannee Valley Memories: Days Gone By - A Pictorial History of Suwannee, Hamilton, and Lafayette Counties. St. Petersburg. Florida: Southern Heritage Press, n.d.




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


  • Florida Obituaries Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties USGenWeb Obituaries Project


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

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.

  • 1859-1885 - Suwannee County Marriage Books 1-2 Index 1859-1885. Batch M513251 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries

P.O. Box 967
Live Oak. FL 32604

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Suwannee County, Florida Page 137 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/3f/Igifloridamz.pdf.