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Palm Beach County, Florida Facts
When was Palm Beach County, FL Created?
Palm Beach County was created on April 30, 1909 from Dade County. This county was named for the county’s large amounts of palm trees.
What cities and towns are in Palm Beach County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Atlantis, Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Briny Breezes, Cloud Lake, Delray Beach, Glen Ridge, Golf, Greenacres, Gulf Stream, Haverhill, Highland Beach, Hypoluxo, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Park, Lake Worth, Lantana, Loxahatchee Groves, Manalapan, Mangonia Park, North Palm Beach, Ocean Ridge, Pahokee, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Shores, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach, South Bay, South Palm Beach, Tequesta, Wellington, West Palm Beach.
Palm Beach County, FL Vital Records
Where can find Palm Beach County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach 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
Palm Beach County, FL Census Records
What Palm Beach County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Palm Beach County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
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
Palm Beach County, FL Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Palm Beach County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Palm Beach County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Florida Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Palm Beach County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: P.O. Box 229, West Palm Beach, FL 33402 or 301 North Olive, 9th Floor, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
- Palm Beach 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: (561) 355-2996
- Marriage Records: 1909
- Land Records: 1909
- Probate Records: 1909
- Court Records: 1909
- Palm Beach 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
Palm Beach County, FL Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Palm Beach County, FL?
A list of Palm Beach County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Florida Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Palm Beach County Historical Society of , P. O. Box 1147, Palm Beach, FL 33480
- Palm Beach County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 1746, West Palm Beach, FL 33402
- Palm Beach Landmarks Preservation Commission, P. O. Box 2029, Palm Beach, FL 33480
- Delray Beach Historical Society, 5 N.W. 1st Street, Delray Beach, FL 33444
- Boca Raton Historical Society, 71 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432
- Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, 6037 Point Regal Circle 205, Delray Beach, FL 33484-1814
- Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, 58 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, FL 33480
- Loxahatchee Historical Society, 805 N. U. S. Hwy 1, Jupiter Beach, FL 33477; 407-747-6639
- 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 Palm Beach County, FL Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Florida Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Florida State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Palm Beach County, Florida Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Palm Beach County, Florida Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Palm Beach County, FL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Palm Beach 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.