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Seminole County Cities and Towns include Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Oviedo, Sanford, Winter Springs.
A Map of Seminole County, Florida contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Seminole Co. Historical Events:
- There were few settlers prior to the Civil War but an extensive settlement was made at Sanford in 1870.
- It is the head of navigation of the great St. Johns River.
- Seminole County was named for the Seminole Indians and Sanford, the county seat, was named for Gen. Henry S. Sanford, a pioneer developer of that county.
- Battle of Fort Mellon, an engagement of Seminole War, February 8, 1837.
- Railroad built from Sanford to Orlando in 1880.
Seminole County, Florida Courthouse Records
Seminole County, FL Courthouse
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Seminole county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.
- Seminole County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1913, Land Records from 1913, Probate Records from 1913 and Court Records from 1913. The County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk is custodian of all records of all predecessor courts, whether justice of the peace, city, county, probate, civil, or criminal.
- Seminole County Tax Collector collects all real estate taxes including postponed and delinquent, all county revenues in addition to the research and issue tax deed applications. Our department is the holder of tax records and assessed values.
- Seminole County Health Department has copies of Birth & Death certificates. Also has computer access from 1917 to present for birth records for the entire state as well as births that occurred in this county.
Seminole County, Florida Census Records
- Learn More: State of Florida Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: None
- State Population Schedules: 1867-1945
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: None
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
- Union Veterans Schedules: None
Seminole County, Florida Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Florida Vital Records
- Birth Records: from January 1917 to present.
- Marriage and Divorce Records: from June 6, 1927 to present.
- Death Records: from January 1917 to present.
- Locations: Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 210, 1217 Pearl Street (Zip 32202), Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042; PH (904) 359-6900 Ext. 1029.
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Seminole County, Florida Resources
- State of Florida Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Florida
- Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society
- Seminole County, Genealogical Group of , P. O. Box 2148, Casselberry, FL 32707
- Seminole County, Florida Message Boards
- Seminole County, Florida Genealogy Forum
- Seminole County, Florida Mailing lists