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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  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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=== African-Americans  ===
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*[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/AfriAmer/Rochelle.html Professor W. A. Rochelle]
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*[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/AfriAmer/AfrHerit.html African American Heritage and History in Lakeland]
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*[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/AfriAmer/JackLongw.html Jackson C. Longworth]
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
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*[http://www.lakelandgov.net/library/Home.aspx Lakeland Public Library]
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=== Biographies  ===
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~crackerbarrel/UAL.html Ulysses A. Lightsey]
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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*All Saints Episcopal Church<br>202 South Massachusetts Avenue<br>Lakeland, FL‎ <br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2345272 Findagrave.com]
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*Carpenters Home <br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2219480 Findagrave.com]
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*Collins <br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2265935 Findagrave.com]
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*First Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden<br>175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive<br>Lakeland, FL 33801 <br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2255830 Findagrave.com]
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*First United Methodist Church Columbarium<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2280826 Findagrave.com]
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*Florida Presbyterian Homes Memorial Gardens<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2348323 Findagrave.com]
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*Gapway <br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=72019 Findagrave.com]
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*Griffin <br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=72061 Findagrave.com]<br>Established 1868 on land donated by James A. Chapman in 1865
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*Lakeland Memorial Gardens <br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=72162 Findagrave.com] <br>2125 S Bartow Road<br>Lakeland, FL 33801
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*Lakeview <br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=72168 Findagrave.com]
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*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]
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*New Home Baptist Church<br>[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/cemeteries/newHome/NewHomeCem..html Polk County FLGenWeb Project Inc]<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2148053 Findagrave.com]
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*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]
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*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)
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*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]
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*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>
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*Serenity Gardens also known as Trinity Memorial Gardens<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2230366 Findagrave.com]
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*Stephenson<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=72660 Findagrave.com]
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*Tiger Flowers<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=72694 Findagrave.com]
  
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
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==== Baptist  ====
 
==== 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=FHLC}} [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH35,14838 BYU Family History Archives]<br>Minutes, membership 1897-1948 {{FHL|456905|item|disp=film 984366}} <br>Minutes, membership 1948-1963 {{FHL|456905|item|disp=film 984367}}
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*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=FamilySearch Catalog}} Digital version at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/494307-a-historic-sketch-celebrating-the-sixtieth-anniversary-of-the-first-baptist-church-lakeland-florida-1885-1945?offset=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  ====
 
==== Episcopal  ====
  
*St. David's Episcopal<br>Church records, 1953-1993 {{FHL|658649|item|disp=FHLC}} <br>Baptisms, burials, marriages, 1953-1993 <br>Communicants and confirmations <br>St. David's history, May 16, 1953 - May 16, 1993
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*St. David's Episcopal<br>Church records, 1953-1993 {{FHL|658649|item|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} <br>Baptisms, burials, marriages, 1953-1993 <br>Communicants and confirmations <br>St. David's history, May 16, 1953 - May 16, 1993
  
 
=== Directories  ===
 
=== Directories  ===
  
*'''1915-1916:''' Lakeland, with Auburndale, Bartow, Ft. Meade, Kathleen, Mulberry and Winter Haven {{FHL|1046149|item|disp=film 2308585 Item 1}}
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*'''1915-1916:''' Lakeland, with Auburndale, Bartow, Ft. Meade, Kathleen, Mulberry and Winter Haven {{FHL|1046149|item|disp=film 2308585 Item 1}}  
 
*'''1925:''' Bartow, with Auburndale, Babson Park, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Mulberry and Winter Haven {{FHL|1046149|item|disp=film 2308573 Item 1}}  
 
*'''1925:''' Bartow, with Auburndale, Babson Park, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Mulberry and Winter Haven {{FHL|1046149|item|disp=film 2308573 Item 1}}  
*'''1925:''' Winter Haven, with Auburndale, Babson Park, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Lakeland and Mulberry (R. L. Polk) {{FHL|1046149|item|disp=film 2310371 Item 4}} (note: there is no film break between Winter Haven and Bartow)
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*'''1925:''' Winter Haven, with Auburndale, Babson Park, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Lakeland and Mulberry (R. L. Polk) {{FHL|1046149|item|disp=film 2310371 Item 4}} (note: there is no film break between Winter Haven and Bartow)  
 
*'''1928:''' Bartow, with Auburndale, Fort Meade, Haines City, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Mulberry, Winter Haven and others {{FHL|1046149|item|disp=film 2308573 Item 2}}
 
*'''1928:''' Bartow, with Auburndale, Fort Meade, Haines City, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Mulberry, Winter Haven and others {{FHL|1046149|item|disp=film 2308573 Item 2}}
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
*Mosswood Remembered {{FHL|753337|item|disp=FHLC}}
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*Mosswood Remembered {{FHL|753337|item|disp=FHL}}  
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~crackerbarrel/FF.html First Families of Polk County, Florida]
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*'''Lightsey Family '''[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/Pioneers/lightsey.html Polk County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc]
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~crackerbarrel/Whiddon.html '''Whiddon / Whidden''' Early History]
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
  
 
[http://www.theledger.com The Lakeland Ledger]  
 
[http://www.theledger.com The Lakeland Ledger]  
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=== Obituaries  ===
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*[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/Pioneers/DoyleLightsey.html Doyle Lightsey]
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*[http://fl-genweb.org/decole/Polk/Pioneers/Riggins.html Norman Alpheus Riggins family]
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
  
[http://library.mypclc.org/historical/ '''Bartow Historical Library,''']'''Bartow, Fl.'''
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[http://library.mypclc.org/historical/ Bartow Historical Library], Bartow, Fl.  
 
 
[[Daughters of the American Revolution|'''Daughters of the Americal Revolution''']]
 
  
== Websites ==
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[[Lakeland Florida Family History Center]]
  
== References ==
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== Websites  ==
  
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== References  ==
  
[[Category:Polk_County,_Florida]]
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Latest revision as of 14:11, 17 April 2020

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[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Lakeland, Florida

Lakeland was first settled in the 1870s and began to develop as the rail lines reached the area in 1884. It was incorporated 1 January 1885. The town was founded by Abraham Munn (a resident of Louisville, Kentucky), who purchased 80 acres (320,000 m2) of land in what is now downtown Lakeland in 1882 and platted the land for the town in 1884. Among the names considered (and rejected) for the town by its residents were Munnville, Red Bug and Rome City.

Resources[edit | edit source]

African-Americans[edit | edit source]

Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Baptist[edit | edit source]

Episcopal[edit | edit source]

  • St. David's Episcopal
    Church records, 1953-1993 FamilySearch Catalog
    Baptisms, burials, marriages, 1953-1993
    Communicants and confirmations
    St. David's history, May 16, 1953 - May 16, 1993

Directories[edit | edit source]

  • 1915-1916: Lakeland, with Auburndale, Bartow, Ft. Meade, Kathleen, Mulberry and Winter Haven film 2308585 Item 1
  • 1925: Bartow, with Auburndale, Babson Park, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Mulberry and Winter Haven film 2308573 Item 1
  • 1925: Winter Haven, with Auburndale, Babson Park, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Lakeland and Mulberry (R. L. Polk) film 2310371 Item 4 (note: there is no film break between Winter Haven and Bartow)
  • 1928: Bartow, with Auburndale, Fort Meade, Haines City, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Mulberry, Winter Haven and others film 2308573 Item 2

History[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Lakeland Ledger

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Bartow Historical Library, Bartow, Fl.

Lakeland Florida Family History Center

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  Bartow Historical Library, .