Broward County, Florida Genealogy

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

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Broward County, Florida
Map
Map of Florida highlighting Broward County
Location in the state of Florida, United States Genealogy
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Location of Florida in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 30, 1915
County Seat Fort Lauderdale
Courthouse
Florida Broward Courthouse.jpg
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Broward County, Florida Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1906 1915 1917 1830 1915 1917

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Broward County Courthouse
 201 SE 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954.765.4578

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, probate divorce, court and land records from 1915[2]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1915- Broward County was created 30 April 1915 from Dade and Palm Beach Counties.
County seat: Fort Lauderdale [3]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, Governor of Florida from 1905 to 1909. The County Seat is Fort Lauderdale and the county was created 1915. [4]The County is located in the Southeast area of the state.[5]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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 Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Collier  • Hendry  • Miami-Dade  • Palm Beach 

Template:FLBroward County Clickable Neighbors

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Broward, 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 sites may have additional information on Broward County cemeteries.

Census[edit | edit source]

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

  • 1783 Spanish Census USGenWeb
  • 1821 Census/Tax List Index USGenWeb
  • 1823 Census/Tax List Index USGenWeb
  • 1880 Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos USGenWeb
  • Federal Census Information from National Archives USGenWeb
  • State Census Information from Florida State Archives USGenWeb
  • Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service USGenWeb

Church[edit | edit source]

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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Pompano

Cities[edit | edit source]

FLGenWeb

Court[edit | edit source]

Immigration[edit | edit source]

Online Records

These passenger lists cover:
1834 - 1897 Immigration of Russians to the United States
1/12/1846 -12/31/1851 Irish Famine
1850 - 1897 Germans to the United States
1855 - 1900 Italians to the United States

Land[edit | edit source]

Template:FL Land

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Template:FL History

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]
Korean War[edit | edit source]
Vietnam War[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Template:FL Newspaper abstracts

  • Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library USGenWeb

Probate[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

FLGenWeb Executions in Broward Co

Birth Records[edit | edit source]
Death Records[edit | edit source]
Divorce Records[edit | edit source]
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Broward County Genealogical Society
PO Box 485
Ft. Lauderdale 33302

Oakland Park Historical Society
3976 NE Sixth Ave.
Oakland Park, FL 33334

Old Fort Lauderdale Village and Museum, Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
219 WS 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone Number: 954-463-4431
Website

Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County
PO Box 17251
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33318
website


Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 123-139. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Broward County, Florida. Page 133 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. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Broward County, Florida Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/fla/broward/ accessed 04/24/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Broward County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Broward_County,_Florida_Genealogy 04/24/2017.