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''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]] | link2=[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Florida, United States Genealogy|Florida]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] | link3=[[Polk County, FloridaGenealogy|Polk County]] | link4=| link5=[[Image:Gotoarrow.pngLakeland, Polk County, Florida Genealogy|Lakeland]] }} Guide to '''Lakeland, Polk County ancestry, genealogy and family history''''' , birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
=== Quick Facts ===
*[http://www.lakelandgov.net/library/Home.aspx Lakeland Public Library]
=== Biographies ===
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~crackerbarrel/UAL.html Ulysses A. Lightsey]
*Lakeview <br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=72168 Findagrave.com]
*Mount Tabor <br>3504 Mt. Tabor Road<br>Lakeland, FL <br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=246732 Findagrave.com]
*New Home Baptist Church<br>[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/cemeteries/newHome/NewHomeCem..html '''New Home Baptist Church'''Polk County FLGenWeb Project Inc] *<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2148053 Findagrave.com]
*Oak Hill Burial Park <br>4620 Hwy 98 S<br>Lakeland, FL 33810[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=183813 <br>Findagrave.com]
*Presbyterian Church in The Highlands<br>1010 Lake Miriam Dr<br>Lakeland, FL 33813 <br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2390683 Findagrave.com] <br>(note: small Memorial Garden with small plots for interring ashes of loved ones. You must go in the church to view position of plots)
*Roselawn<br>[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/cemeteries/roselawn/index.html Polk County FLGenWeb Project, Inc]<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=72541 Findagrave.com]
*Socrum <br>also known as Bethel Baptist<br>3125 W. Socrum Loop Road<br>Lakeland, Fl 33809<br>The church started about 1845, the cemetery began shortly thereafter.<br>[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/cemeteries/Socrum/Index.html Polk County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc]<br>[http://interment.net/data/us/fl/polk/bethel_bapt/index.htm Interment.net]<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=521310 Findagrave.com]<br>
*Serenity Gardens also known as Trinity Memorial Gardens<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2230366 Findagrave.com]
*Stephenson<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=72660 Findagrave.com]
==== Baptist ====
*First Baptist (Southern Baptist Convention)<br>A historic sketch: celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the First Baptist Church, Lakeland, Florida, 1885-1945 {{FHL|1387121|item|disp=FHLCFamilySearch Catalog}} Digital version at [httphttps://contentdmwww.libfamilysearch.byu.eduorg/library/books/records/item/u494307-a-historic-sketch-celebrating-the-sixtieth-anniversary-of-the-first-baptist-church-lakeland-florida-1885-1945?/FH35,14838 BYU Family History Archivesoffset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library].<br>Minutes, membership 1897-1948 {{FHL|456905|item|disp=film 984366}} <br>Minutes, membership 1948-1963 {{FHL|456905|item|disp=film 984367}}
==== Episcopal ====
*St. David's Episcopal<br>Church records, 1953-1993 {{FHL|658649|item|disp=FHLCFamilySearch Catalog}} <br>Baptisms, burials, marriages, 1953-1993 <br>Communicants and confirmations <br>St. David's history, May 16, 1953 - May 16, 1993
=== Directories ===
=== History ===
*Mosswood Remembered {{FHL|753337|item|disp=FHL}} *[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~crackerbarrel/FF.html First Families of Polk County, Florida]  *'''Lightsey Family '''[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/Pioneers/lightsey.html '''Polk County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc''']  *[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~crackerbarrel/Whiddon.html '''Whiddon/ Whidden Early History'''Early History]
=== Newspapers ===
[http://www.theledger.com The Lakeland Ledger]
=== Obituaries ===
*[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/Pioneers/DoyleLightsey.html Doyle Lightsey]
== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
[http://library.mypclc.org/historical/ Bartow Historical Library], Bartow, Fl.
[[Lakeland Florida Family History Center]]
== References ==
{{reflist}} {{Polk County, Florida}} {{Florida}} {{Florida-stub}}  [[Category:Polk_County,_Florida]]
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