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Glades County, Florida
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Glades County, Florida Facts

When was Glades County, FL Created?
Glades County was created on April 23, 1921 from DeSoto County.

What is the County Seat of Glades County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Moore Haven also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Gladess County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Highlands CountyOkeechobee CountyMartin CountyPalm Beach CountyHendry CountyLee CountyCharlotte CountyDe Soto County.

Glades County, FL Vital Records

Where can find Glades County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Glades 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 Glades 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 Glades 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.

Glades County, FL Census Records

What Glades County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Glades 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

Glades County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Glades County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Glades 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 Glades 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.

Glades County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Glades Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Glades Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Glades Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Glades Co. FL General and History Websites

Glades Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Glades Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Glades Co. FL Military Records

Glades Co. FL Schools & Directories