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Glades County, Florida Genealogy

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

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Glades County, Florida
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Facts
Founded April 23, 1921
County Seat Moore Haven
Courthouse
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County InformationEdit

Glades County, Florida Record DatesEdit

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1921 1921 1921 1921 1921 1921 1830
*Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1899. General compliance by 1920.

County CourthouseEdit

Glades County Courthouse
PO Box 10;
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone: 863.946.0361

Clerk of Courts has marriage, divorce, land, probate and
court records from 1921 and burial records from 1925.
County Health Department has birth and death records from 192. 1[2]

HistoryEdit

Parent CountyEdit

1921--Glades County was created 23 April 1921 from DeSoto County.
County seat: Moore Haven [3]

DescriptionEdit

The county was named for Florida Everglades. The County Seat is Moore Haven and the county was created April 23, 1921. The County is located in the Southcentral area of the state.[4]

Boundary ChangesEdit

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 LossEdit

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / LocalitiesEdit

Populated PlacesEdit

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]


Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
  • Goodno
  • Liberty Point
  • Harrisburg
  • Sarasota Colony
  • Shawnee
Ghost towns


Neighboring CountiesEdit

Charlotte • DeSoto • Hendry • Highlands
Lee • Martin • Okeechobee • Palm Beach

ResourcesEdit

CemeteriesEdit

Cemeteries of Glades, 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 Glades County cemeteries.

CensusEdit

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

ChurchEdit

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.

CourtEdit

LandEdit

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 HistoriesEdit

Local histories are available for Glades 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.

MapsEdit

DeSoto CountyHighlands CountyOkeechobee CountyMartin CountyPalm Beach CountyHendry CountyCharlotte CountyLee CountyFL GLADES.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

MilitaryEdit

Civil WarEdit
World War IEdit
World War IIEdit
Korean WarEdit
Vietnam WarEdit

NewspapersEdit

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

ProbateEdit

Online Records

TaxationEdit

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 RecordsEdit

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, Florida State Archives, or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

Birth RecordsEdit
Death RecordsEdit
Divorce RecordsEdit
Marriage RecordsEdit

Societies and LibrariesEdit

Glades County Historical Society
PO Box 10
Moore Haven 33471-0100
Website



Family History CentersEdit

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.

WebsitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Glades County, Florida . Page 133-137 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 143-145.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Glades County, Florida Page 134 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, "Glades County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glades_County,_Florida 04/24/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Glades County, Florida," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glades_County,_Florida, accessed 26 January 2019.