OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Santa Rosa County, Florida
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Santa Rosa County, Florida Facts
When was Santa Rosa County, FL Created?
Santa Rosa County was created on February 18, 1842 from Escambia County. This county was named for Santa Rosa Island, which is in turn named for Saint Rosa de Viterbo (1235–1252), a saint born in Viterbo,Italy.
What is the County Seat of Santa Rosa County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Milton also, the county government website is www.santarosa.fl.gov/.
What counties are adjacent to Santa Rosas County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Escambia County, Alabama, Okaloosa County, Escambia County.
What cities and towns are in Santa Rosa County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton.
Santa Rosa County, FL Vital Records
Where can find Santa Rosa County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives Florida Marriage Project
- Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001
- Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001
- Florida Marriages, 1822-1850
- Florida Marriages, 1830-1993
- Florida Marriages, 1837-1974
- Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
- Florida Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921
- Florida Deaths, 1877-1939
Santa Rosa County, FL Census Records
What Santa Rosa County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Santa Rosa County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Santa Rosa Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Santa Rosa Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Santa Rosa 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
Santa Rosa County, FL Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Santa Rosa County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Santa Rosa County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Florida Corthouse Records Research Guide.
PLEASE READ FIRST!!! Please call the clerk’s department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many staff will guide individuals in locating the materials, however it’s up to the person to carry out the research. Record Loss (Marriage & Probate)
- Santa Rosa County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: P.O. Box 472, Milton, FL 32572 or 6495 Caroline St., Suite A, Milton, FL 32570
- Santa Rosa County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk is custodian of all records of all predecessor courts, whether justice of the peace, city, county, probate, civil, or criminal.
- Phone: (850) 983-1973
- Marriage Records: 1869
- Land Records: 1869
- Probate Records: 1878
- Court Records: 1869
- Santa Rosa County Tax Collector collects all real estate taxes including postponed and delinquent, all county revenues in addition to the research and issue tax deed applications. Our department is the holder of tax records and assessed values.
- Florida Land Records
- BLM Land Records
Santa Rosa County, FL Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Santa Rosa County, FL?
A list of Santa Rosa County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Florida Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Florida Dept of State Div of Library & Bureau of Archives & Records Management, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
- Florida State Genealogical Society, PO Box 10249, Tallahassee, FL 32302-2249
- Florida Historical Society 1320 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935
Where can I connect with other Santa Rosa County, FL Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Florida Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Florida State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Santa Rosa County, Florida Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Santa Rosa County, Florida Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Santa Rosa County, FL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Santa Rosa 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.
Santa Rosa Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Florida Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Florida historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Florida (1823 – 1959) (genealogybank.com)
- Santa Rosa County, Florida Books (amazon.com)
- Santa Rosa County Florida Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
- Search Florida Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Santa Rosa Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records
- Florida Cemetery Research Guide
- Santa Rosa Co., Florida Graves (findagrave.com)
- Santa Rosa County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Santa Rosa Co., Florida Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Santa Rosa Co., Florida Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Florida Church & Bible Research Guide
- Santa Rosa County, Florida Church Books (amazon.com)
Santa Rosa Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- The Florida Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Santa Rosa Co. FL General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Florida
- Santa Rosa County, Florida Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Santa Rosa County Courthouse History (jud10.org)
- Santa Rosa County, Florida Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Santa Rosa Co. FL Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Santa Rosa County, Florida (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Florida – Counties – Santa Rosa (cyndislist.com)
- Santa Rosa County Florida (genealogytrails.com)
- Santa Rosa Co. FLGenweb (db229.com)
- Santa Rosa County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Santa Rosa Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Santa Rosa Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization
- See Also Statewide Immigration and Naturalization Links for Florida
- Florida Passenger Lists, 1898-1951 (search.ancestry.com)
- Florida, Petitions for Naturalization, 1913-1991 (search.ancestry.com)
Santa Rosa Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Florida Links and Information
- Santa Rosa Co. D.O.T. Road and Highway Maps (dot.state.fl.us)
- Santa Rosa County maps from Exploring Florida website (fcit.usf.edu)
- 1895 Santa Rosa County Map (livgenmi.com)
Santa Rosa Co. FL Military Records
- Florida Military Records Research Guide
- Florida Military Records (fold3.com) will provide easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the Florida women and men which served. Suitable for Santa Rosa County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.