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Broward County, Florida Facts

Broward County

When was Broward County, FL Created?
Broward County was created on April 30, 1915 from Dade County and Palm Beach County.

What is the County Seat of Broward County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Fort Lauderdale also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Browards County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Palm Beach County, Miami-Dade County, Collier County, Hendry County .

Broward County, FL Vital Records

Where can find Broward County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Broward County vital records can be found at the Florida Office of Vital Records which has copies of Birth & Deaths reported 1917 to present and Divorce & Marriages since June 6, 1927. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Florida for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Broward County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Florida Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Broward 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.

Broward County, FL Census Records

What Broward County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Broward County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Broward Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Broward Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Broward Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

There are Florida State censuses from 1867, 1875, 1885, 1935, 1945. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Florida Census Records Research Guide

Broward County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Broward County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Broward County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Broward County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Florida courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Florida residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Broward County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Florida Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Broward County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Broward County, FL?
A list of Broward County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Florida Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Broward County, FL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Broward County, FL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Broward County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is just a directory which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

Broward Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Broward Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Broward Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Broward Co. FL General and History Websites

Broward Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Broward Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Broward Co. FL Military Records

Broward Co. FL Schools & Directories

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