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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
 
The county was named for Juan Ponce de León, the Spanish explorer who was the first European to reach Florida.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Leon County, Florida Genealogy and History”, [http://genealogytrails.com/fla/leon/ genealogy trails] accessed 04/25/2017.</ref> The County is located in the Northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Leon County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_County,_Florida wikipedia] 04/25/2017.</ref>
 
The county was named for Juan Ponce de León, the Spanish explorer who was the first European to reach Florida.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Leon County, Florida Genealogy and History”, [http://genealogytrails.com/fla/leon/ genealogy trails] accessed 04/25/2017.</ref> The County is located in the Northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Leon County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_County,_Florida wikipedia] 04/25/2017.</ref>
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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===County Courthouse===
 
{{FL Courthouse Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Courthouse Intro|Leon}}
 
'''Leon County Courthouse'''<br>301 S Monroe Street <br>Tallahassee, Florida 32302 <br>850-577-4000<br>
 
'''Leon County Courthouse'''<br>301 S Monroe Street <br>Tallahassee, Florida 32302 <br>850-577-4000<br>
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1825 and military discharge records from 1914. <br>County Health Department has birth, death and burial records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1825 and military discharge records from 1914. <br>County Health Department has birth, death and burial records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
=== Leon County, Florida Record Dates ===
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===Leon County, Florida Record Dates===
 
{{FL Record Dates Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Record Dates Intro|Leon}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>'''</center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Leon County, Florida Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Leon County, Florida Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Leon County, Florida Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Leon County, Florida Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Leon County, Florida Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Leon County, Florida Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Leon County, Florida Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Leon County, Florida Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Leon County, Florida Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Leon County, Florida Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Leon County, Florida Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Leon County, Florida Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Leon County, Florida Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Leon County, Florida Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| colspan="7" |<center>*Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1899. General compliance by 1920.</center>
 
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=== Record Loss ===
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===Record Loss===
 
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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===Boundary Changes===
 
{{FL Boundary Changes Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Boundary Changes Intro|Leon}}
 
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*'''1824--'''Leon County was created 29 December 1824 from [[Gadsden County, Florida Genealogy|Gadsden]] County.<br>''
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*'''1824--'''Leon County was created 29 December 1824 from [[Gadsden County, Florida Genealogy|Gadsden]] County.<br>
 
*'''County seat:''' Tallahassee<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
 
*'''County seat:''' Tallahassee<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Interactive Map of Florida County Formation History] (1821-1997) - animated maps illustrating Florida county boundary changes
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Interactive Map of Florida County Formation History] (1821-1997) - animated maps illustrating Florida county boundary changes
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=== Populated Places ===
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===Populated Places===
 
{{FL Populated Places Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Populated Places Intro|Leon}}
  
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=== History Timeline ===
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===History Timeline===
 
{{FL Historical Timeline Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Historical Timeline Intro|Leon}}
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
 
{{FL Resources Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Resources Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Bible Records ===
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===Bible Records===
 
{{FL Bible Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Bible Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Biographies ===
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===Biographies===
 
{{FL Biographies Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Biographies Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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===Business, Commerce, and Occupations===
 
{{FL Business Records Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Business Records Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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===Cemeteries===
 
{{FL Cemeteries Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Cemeteries Intro|Leon}}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Leon, Florida''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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| style="border:1px solid black" width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| style="border:1px solid black" width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|504836|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|504836|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Leon%2C+Florida+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
 
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Leon%2C+Florida+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Florida/Leon-County?id=county_352 Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Florida/Leon-County?id=county_352 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Leon-county-florida-cemetery-records.htm Leon Florida Cemetery Records]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Leon-county-florida-cemetery-records.htm Leon Florida Cemetery Records]
 
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net] Florida cemetery records
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net] Florida cemetery records
  
=== Census Records ===
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===Census Records===
 
{{FL Census Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Census Intro|Leon}}
  
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*Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/pencensus.txt USGenWeb]
 
*Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/pencensus.txt USGenWeb]
  
=== Church Records ===
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===Church Records===
 
{{FL Church Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Church Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Court Records ===
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===Court Records===
 
{{FL Court Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Court Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Directories ===
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===Directories===
 
{{FL Directories Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Directories Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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===Emigration and Immigration===
 
{{FL Emigration Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Emigration Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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===Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups===
 
{{FL Ethnic Groups Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Ethnic Groups Intro|Leon}}
  
 
'''''African American'''''<br>
 
'''''African American'''''<br>
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*[http://www.usgenwebsites.org/AAGriots/ USGenWeb]  African American Griots Project
 
*[http://www.usgenwebsites.org/AAGriots/ USGenWeb]  African American Griots Project
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Genealogy
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Genealogy
*[https://www.americanorigins.org/leon-county-florida-slavery Florida: Leon County enslaver persons and slaveholders]
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*[https://www.americanorigins.org/leon-county-florida-slavery Florida: Leon County Enslaved Persons and Slaveholders] is a database of enslaved persons extracted from Leon County inventories and appraisal books 1853-1865, with ongoing updates.
  
=== Funeral Homes ===
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===Funeral Homes===
 
{{FL Funeral Homes Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Funeral Homes Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Genealogies ===
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===Genealogies===
 
{{FL Genealogies Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Genealogies Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Guardianship ===
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===Guardianship===
 
{{FL Guardianship Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Guardianship Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Land and Property Records ===
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===Land and Property Records===
 
{{FL Land Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Land Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Local Histories ===
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===Local Histories===
 
{{FL Histories Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Histories Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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===Maps and Gazetteers===
 
{{FL Maps Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Maps Intro|Leon}}
  
 
{{FL Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{FL Leon County}}}}
 
{{FL Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{FL Leon County}}}}
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*'''1821-1997''' [http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Maps of Florida]
 
*'''1821-1997''' [http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Maps of Florida]
 
*'''1870''' Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif USGenWeb]
 
*'''1870''' Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif USGenWeb]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Maps of Florida (1821-1997)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Maps of Florida (1821-1997)]
  
=== Migration ===
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===Migration===
 
{{FL Migration Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Migration Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Military Records ===
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===Military Records===
 
{{FL Military Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Military Intro|Leon}}
  
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'''''Civil War'''''<br>
 
'''''Civil War'''''<br>
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932369|Florida Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932369|Florida Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932395|Florida Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932395|Florida Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
 
'''''World War I'''''<br>
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://usgwarchives.net/fl/leon/military.html Index to Leon County Civilian Draft Registration] - Scroll down to WWI. (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*'''1917-1918''' - [http://usgwarchives.net/fl/leon/military.html Index to Leon County Civilian Draft Registration] - Scroll down to WWI. (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*'''1917-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|3010015|Florida, World War I Navy Card Roster, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1917-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|3010015|Florida, World War I Navy Card Roster, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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'''''World War II'''''<br>
 
'''''World War II'''''<br>
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2695955|Florida, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2695955|Florida, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/leon/military.html Index to Leon County World War II Army Enlistees] - Scroll down to WWII. (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/leon/military.html Index to Leon County World War II Army Enlistees] - Scroll down to WWII. (USGenWeb Archives)
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'''''Korean War'''''<br>
 
'''''Korean War'''''<br>
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/leon/koreanwar.html Leon County Korean War Casualties] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/leon/koreanwar.html Leon County Korean War Casualties] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict [https://web.archive.org/web/20160327125541/http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ distantcousin.com]
 
*Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict [https://web.archive.org/web/20160327125541/http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ distantcousin.com]
  
 
'''''Vietnam War'''''<br>
 
'''''Vietnam War'''''<br>
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20160327125927/http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ Distantcousin.com] Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20160327125927/http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ Distantcousin.com] Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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===Naturalization and Citizenship===
 
{{FL Naturalization Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Naturalization Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Newspapers ===
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===Newspapers===
 
{{FL Newspapers Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Newspapers Intro|Leon}}
  
 
*Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt USGenWeb]
 
*Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt USGenWeb]
  
=== Obituaries ===
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===Obituaries===
 
{{FL Obituaries Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Obituaries Intro|Leon}}
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/fl/obitsfl.htm USGenWeb Obituaries Project] Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/fl/obitsfl.htm USGenWeb Obituaries Project] Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties
  
=== Other Records ===
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===Other Records===
 
{{FL Other Records Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Other Records Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Periodicals ===
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===Periodicals===
 
{{FL Periodicals Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Periodicals Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Probate Records ===
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===Probate Records===
 
{{FL Probate Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Probate Intro|Leon}}
 
'''Online Indexes and Records'''<br>
 
'''Online Indexes and Records'''<br>
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*'''1784 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2046765| FamilySearch}} Florida Probate Records 1784-1990
 
*'''1784 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2046765| FamilySearch}} Florida Probate Records 1784-1990
 
*'''1810 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8993 Ancestry.com $] Florida Wills and Probate Records 1810-1974
 
*'''1810 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8993 Ancestry.com $] Florida Wills and Probate Records 1810-1974
  
=== School Records ===
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===School Records===
 
{{FL Schools Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Schools Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Tax Records ===
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===Tax Records===
 
{{FL Tax Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Tax Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===Vital Records===
 
{{FL Vital Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Vital Intro|Leon}}
  
==== Birth ====
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====Birth====
 
{{FL Birth Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Birth Intro|Leon}}
  
 
*'''1880-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1674799| Florida, Births and Christenings, 1880-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1880-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1674799| Florida, Births and Christenings, 1880-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
==== Marriage ====
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====Marriage====
 
{{FL Marriage Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Marriage Intro|Leon}}
  
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*'''1837-1974''' {{RecordSearch|1674804| Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1837-1974''' {{RecordSearch|1674804| Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
==== Death ====
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====Death====
 
{{FL Death Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Death Intro|Leon}}
  
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*'''1900-1921''' {{RecordSearch|1674803| Florida, Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1900-1921''' {{RecordSearch|1674803| Florida, Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
==== Divorce ====
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====Divorce====
 
{{FL Divorce Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Divorce Intro|Leon}}
  
 
*'''1927-2001''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8837 Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index $
 
*'''1927-2001''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8837 Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index $
  
== Research Facilities ==
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==Research Facilities==
 
{{FL Research Facilities Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Research Facilities Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Archives ===
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===Archives===
 
{{FL Archives Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Archives Intro|Leon}}
  
=== Family History Centers ===
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===Family History Centers===
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
 
'''Tallahassee Florida Family History Center'''<br>312 Stadium Drive<br>Tallahassee, FL 32304<br>Phone: 850-222-8870<br>Email: [emailto: FL_Tallahassee@familyhistorymail.org]<br>[https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Tallahassee_Florida_Family_History_Center Website]
 
'''Tallahassee Florida Family History Center'''<br>312 Stadium Drive<br>Tallahassee, FL 32304<br>Phone: 850-222-8870<br>Email: [emailto: FL_Tallahassee@familyhistorymail.org]<br>[https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Tallahassee_Florida_Family_History_Center Website]
  
=== Libraries ===
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===Libraries===
 
{{FL Libraries Intro|Leon}}
 
{{FL Libraries Intro|Leon}}
  
 
'''LEROY COLLINS LEON COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY'''<br>200 West Park Avenue<br>Tallahassee, Florida 32301<br>Phone: 850-606-2665<br>[http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Library/Locations-and-Hours website]<br>
 
'''LEROY COLLINS LEON COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY'''<br>200 West Park Avenue<br>Tallahassee, Florida 32301<br>Phone: 850-606-2665<br>[http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Library/Locations-and-Hours website]<br>
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:::The Leon County Library system has seven branches, with all locations on the main website.
  
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'''Tallahassee Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 4371<br>Tallahassee, FL 32315-4371<br>[https://www.facebook.com/talgen/ Facebook]  [https://talgensoc.com/ website]
 
'''Tallahassee Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 4371<br>Tallahassee, FL 32315-4371<br>[https://www.facebook.com/talgen/ Facebook]  [https://talgensoc.com/ website]
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'''Florida State Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 940927<br>Maitland, FL 32794-0927<br>Phone: 407-494-3747<br>[https://flsgs.org/ Website]
 
'''Florida State Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 940927<br>Maitland, FL 32794-0927<br>Phone: 407-494-3747<br>[https://flsgs.org/ Website]
  
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|192277|Florida|Leon}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|192277|Florida|Leon}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
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Latest revision as of 07:06, 24 March 2020

Guide to Leon County, Florida ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Tallahassee
Organized: December 29, 1824
Parent County(s): Gadsden[1]
Neighboring Counties
Gadsden  • Grady (GA)  • Jefferson  • Liberty  • Thomas (GA)  • Wakulla
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Juan Ponce de León, the Spanish explorer who was the first European to reach Florida.[2] The County is located in the Northwest area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Leon County Courthouse
301 S Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
850-577-4000
Leon County Website

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1825 and military discharge records from 1914.
County Health Department has birth, death and burial records.[4]

Leon County, Florida Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1899 1825 1899 1825 1825 1825 1830
*Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1899. General compliance by 1920.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Historic communities


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Leon, Florida online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Florida Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Leon County cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing census records online, see: Florida Census.

  • 1783 Spanish Census USGenWeb
  • 1821 Census/Tax List Index USGenWeb
  • 1823 Census/Tax List Index USGenWeb
  • 1880 Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos USGenWeb
  • 1885 Florida State Population Census includes sex, age, relationship, occupation, place of birth of each family member and parents. Also census for agriculture, manufacture and mortality.
  • Federal Census Information from National Archives USGenWeb
  • State Census Information from Florida State Archives USGenWeb
  • Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service USGenWeb

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Florida denominations, view the Florida Church Records wiki page.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African American

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Florida Land and Property for additional information about early Florida land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for most counties. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Florida Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

GeorgiaGrady CountyThomas CountyGadsden CountyLiberty CountyWakulla CountyJefferson CountyFL LEON.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

  • Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library USGenWeb

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Indexes and Records

  • 1784 – 1990 FamilySearch Florida Probate Records 1784-1990
  • 1810 – 1974 Ancestry.com $ Florida Wills and Probate Records 1810-1974

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Florida Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Florida State Archives, or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Tallahassee Florida Family History Center
312 Stadium Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone: 850-222-8870
Email: [emailto: FL_Tallahassee@familyhistorymail.org]
Website

Libraries[edit | edit source]

LEROY COLLINS LEON COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY
200 West Park Avenue
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Phone: 850-606-2665
website

The Leon County Library system has seven branches, with all locations on the main website.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Tallahassee Genealogical Society
PO Box 4371
Tallahassee, FL 32315-4371
Facebook website

Florida Historical Society
435 Brevard Ave.
Cocoa FL 32922
Phone: 321-690-1971
Website

Florida State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 940927
Maitland, FL 32794-0927
Phone: 407-494-3747
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

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Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Leon County, Florida Genealogy and History”, genealogy trails accessed 04/25/2017.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Leon County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, wikipedia 04/25/2017.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Leon County, Florida," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, wikipedia accessed 30 January 2019.