Charlotte County History Collections
Charlotte County is located in southwestern Florida. It was formed from DeSoto County and established in 1921.
The Charlotte County History Collections website contains genealogical records, family histories, historical photographs, “Florida-themed postcards,” newspaper articles, and many other items. Click on the Browse the Charlotte County Florida Genealogical Society Collection link to view them. The website includes the following:
Charlotte County, Florida, Marriages, 1921–1941
This guide to Charlotte County, Florida, marriages was compiled and published as a project of the Charlotte County Genealogical Society. The guide covers the period from 1921 to 1941. There are two alphabetical indexes in the volume, one organized by groom’s surname and one by bride’s surname. The data fields in the indexes are groom name, age, and residence, bride’s name, age, and residence, and marriage date.
Charlotte Harbor Cemetery, 1992
This volume is a compendium of available records and transcriptions for local cemeteries, which were compiled by the Charlotte County Genealogical Society. The records are organized alphabetically by surname. The data includes full name, date of birth, date of death, and location of burial plot. There is also a roster of veterans’ burials.
Indian Springs Cemetery in Punta Gorda, Florida, 1886–2004
There are more than 2,000 burials at Indian Springs. The records are organized alphabetically by surname, by section of the cemetery. The records include birth and death dates and, in some cases, a transcription of an obituary.
Charlotte Memorial Gardens, Interments & Inurnments, 1959–2001
Charlotte Memorial Gardens Cemetery was established in 1959, and the Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, within the cemetery, was established in 1987. The data in this volume was drawn from cemetery records and obituaries collected by the Charlotte County Genealogical Society. The information in the record may include name (plus maiden name) and age of the deceased, date and place of birth, date and place of death, funeral home, date and place of burial, survivors, veteran status, and the name and date of the newspapers in which obituaries appeared.
Lt. Carl A. Bailey Memorial Cemetery and Other Early Black Burials
This volume published by the Charlotte County Genealogical Society is a compendium of records and transcriptions of the Lt. Carl A. Bailey Memorial Cemetery in Cleveland, Florida, and other early “black” burials in Charlotte County. There is an alphabetical listing of those buried in the cemetery by surname, which includes full name, birth date and death date. There is a military veterans’ roster and some burial listings from other cemeteries.
The Cemeteries of Fort Ogden, DeSoto County, Florida
This volume contains burial information for three different cemeteries in Fort Ogden: The Fort Ogden Cemetery, The Ziba King Family Burial Ground, and two Jernigan family plots. The records are organized alphabetically by surname by cemetery. The data includes full name, date of birth, date of death, and plot location information. There is also a roster of military/veteran’s burials.
There is also a collection of genealogical articles from various years that were written by Society members and published in the Sun Herald Newspapers, as well as individual family archives.