Volusia County, Florida Genealogy

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

County Facts
County seat: De Land
Organized: December 29, 1854
Parent County(s): Orange[1]
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for the Community of Volusia. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Volusia County Courthouse
123 W Indiana
De Land, FL 32720
Phone 904-736-5920
Volusia County Website

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court probate and land records [3]

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

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1899 1856 1899 1855 1869 1855 1830
*Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1899. General compliance by 1920.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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:[6]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Volusia, 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 Volusia County cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 1,158
1870 1,723 48.8%
1880 3,294 91.2%
1890 8,467 157.0%
1900 10,003 18.1%
1910 16,510 65.1%
1920 23,374 41.6%
1930 42,757 82.9%
1940 53,710 25.6%
1950 74,229 38.2%
1960 125,319 68.8%
1970 169,487 35.2%
1980 258,762 52.7%
1990 370,712 43.3%
2000 443,343 19.6%
2010 494,593 11.6%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

Church Records[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.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Daytona Beach

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

  • NARA Ships Passenger Lists - 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

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African American

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Florida Territorial Land Records

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for most counties. 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 and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Putnam CountyFlagler CountyMarion CountyLake CountyOrange CountyBrevard CountySeminole CountyFL VOLUSIA.PNG
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for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[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.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Volusia County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Florida Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Daytona Beach Florida Family History Center
1125 Sixth St
Daytona Beach FL 32117
Phone: 386-672-1412
Website

Deland Florida Family History Center
1345 South Aquarius Ave
DeLand Florida 32724
E-Mail:FL_Deland@lds.net
Website

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Volusia County. For state-wide library facilities, see Florida Archives and Libraries.
Daytona Beach Regional Library
1290 Indian Lake Rd
Daytona Beach, FL 32124
386-248-1745
Website

The County Library system has fourteen library's and branches. Check website for location and address.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Volusia County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Florida Societies.
Genealogical Society of Southeast Volusia County
PO Box 895
Edgewater, FL 32132-0895
E-mail:GSFCFL@gmail.com
Website

Halifax Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 5081
Ormond Beach, Volusia County, Florida
E-mail:halifaxgensoc@aol.com
website Facebook

Roots and Branches Genealogical Society of West Volusia County
130 E. Howry Ave
P O Box 612
DeLand, FL 32724
Website

John Knox Village Genealogy Club aka "The Sandhill Crane Investigative Team" or CSI
1490 Northlake Drive
Orance City, FL 32763
Phone: 386 218-4578
website

Volusia Genealogical Society
Mail: P O Box 2039
Daytona Beach, FL 32115
Meeting: Daytona Beach Regional Library
105 E. Magnolia Ave.
Daytona Beach, Fl 32114
Website

Florida Historical Society
435 Brevard Ave.
Cocoa FL 32922
Phone: 321-690-1971
Website

Florida State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 940927
Maitland, FL 32794-0927
Phone: 407-494-3747
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Volusia County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, genealogy trails 04/27/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Volusia County, Florida," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, wikipedia accessed 14 February 2019.