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Indian River County, Florida
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Indian River County, Florida Facts

When was Indian River County, FL Created?
Indian River County was created on May 30, 1925 from St. Lucie County. This county was named for the Indian River Lagoon, which flows through the county.

What is the County Seat of Indian River County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Vero Beach also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Indian Rivers County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Brevard CountySt. Lucie CountyOkeechobee CountyOsceola County.

What cities and towns are in Indian River County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, Orchid.

Indian River County, FL Vital Records

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

Indian River County, FL Census Records

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

Indian River County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Indian River County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Indian River County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Indian River County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Florida Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Indian River County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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