Search For Your Ancestors

Hillsborough County, Florida
Genealogy, History & Facts

Hillsborough County, Florida Facts

When was Hillsborough County, FL Created?
Hillsborough County was created on January 25, 1834 from Alachua County and unorganized territory.

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

What counties are adjacent to Hillsboroughs County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Pasco CountyPolk CountyHardee County (southeast corner), Manatee CountyPinellas County.

Hillsborough County, FL Vital Records

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

Hillsborough County, FL Census Records

What Hillsborough County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Hillsborough County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840 (as Florida Territory), 18501850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Hillsborough Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hillsborough Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hillsborough 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

Hillsborough County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Hillsborough County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough 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.

Hillsborough County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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