Research

There are several excellent research resources for genealogy and historical inquiry.

FEC Station

FEC Station

Newspapers:

Chronicling America – The Library of Congress collection – prior to 1923
The Tropical Sun – Palm Beach County’s First Newspaper
Palm Beach Post Collection – Through Google News Archive

How to do Land Research – click here

Maps:

Aerial Photography from University of Florida – Views from 1940, 1953 and 1968
Palm Beach County GIS Maps – Find your property information
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps -Pre 1923 Maps from the University of Florida
Sanborn Maps 1867-1970 (Requires valid Palm Beach County Library Card)
Section, Township, Range Map for Palm Beach County

Genealogy:

Familysearch.org – From the Church of Latter Day Saints – free access to millions of records
Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County Library Genealogy Page

Historical Societies/Websites:

Boca Raton Historical Society
Delray Beach Historical Society
Florida Historical Society
Florida Archives – Florida Memory Project
Historical Association of South Florida
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
Historical Society of Palm Beach County – Now featuring an online archive!
Lantana Historical Society
Loxahatchee Guild
Loxahatchee River Historical Society
Palm Beach Past

Archives:

State Archives of Florida/Florida Memory

The Library of Congress/Digital Records

The National Archives and Records Administration

Court Records:

Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts – Access to many transaction records back to 1968

Books:

Google Books – Millions of free scanned books in the public domain

 

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