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Collier County, Florida
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Collier County, Florida Facts

When was Collier County, FL Created?
Collier County was created on May 8, 1923 from Lee County.

What is the County Seat of Collier County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Naples also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Colliers County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Hendry CountyBroward CountyMiami-Dade CountyMonroe CountyLee County.

Collier County, FL Vital Records

Where can find Collier County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Collier 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 Collier County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Florida Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the

Collier County, FL Census Records

What Collier County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Collier County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 19301940.

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

Collier County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Collier County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Collier 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 Collier 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.

Collier County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Collier County, FL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Collier 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.

Collier Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Collier Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Collier Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Collier Co. FL General and History Websites

Collier Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Collier Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Collier Co. FL Military Records

Collier Co. FL Schools & Directories