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

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Union County, Florida
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Location in the state of Florida
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Location of Florida in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 20, 1921
County Seat Lake Butler
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Union County Courthouse
15 NE First St;
Lake Butler, FL 32054-1600
Phone: 904.496.4241

Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records. [1]

History

Parent County

1921--Union County was created 20 May 1921 from Bradford County.
County seat:  Lake Butler [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Worthington

Court

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Union 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

Military

Newspapers

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

Probate

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

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.

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Union 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).
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