Research

Here 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

Boynton Beach News & Boynton Beach Star Newspaper 1946-1975

Lake Worth Herald -The Lake Worth Herald Newspaper 1912-1970

How to do Land Research – click here

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Land Documents)

Boynton Beach Oral History Collection

Adams, Homer Quincy (1918-1994)
Adderley, Cecil Leopold (1906-1999)
Barrett, Ann Thieman (1894-1998)
Benson, Clarence Robert (1917-1993)
Brant, Bob (1925-1982)
Brantley, Cecelia Thrash (1907-2000)
Butler, James Willis (1918-2003)
Chadwell, Bertha May Daugharty Williams (1887-1982)
Crane, Leslie Burdick (1909-1998)
Creason, Naomi Wells (1910-2000)
Edward, Christine O’Donnell (1918-2008)
Girtman, Blanche Hearst (1922-2019)
Grubbs, Naamen Emmanuel (1922-1994)
Hood, Edythe Guthrie (1913-2007)
Keatts, Clorice McGregor (1905-2000)
Klep, Eva Heaton (1900-1999)
Lacey, Walter Ridout (1919-1997)
Lee, Randolph Melvin (1920-2001)
Lunsford, Arris Ozzie (1909-2003)
McGregor, Albert Leslie (1908-1997)
McGregor, Hazel Lacey (1916-2000)
Meeks-Light, Martha Norfus (b. 1939)
Meredith, Anna Brugger (1896-1985)
Merkel, Rebecca Partin (1920-2005)
Merrill, Helen Frances Shepard (1914-2003)
Miner, Ethel Powell Coleman (1914-2007)
Murray, Glenn Lucius (1885-1985)
Oyer, Lillian “Freda” Voss (1896-1998)
Padgett, Tereesa Dagley (1921-2003)
Pierce, Ethel Sims (1890-1987)
Pompey, C. Spencer (1915-2001)
Rousseau, John Robert (1920-1995)
Scott, Otley (1912-2002) & Lucille Tuck Scott (1913-2012)
Stanley, Margaret Meredith (1917-2002)
Thompson, Leonard (1912-2002)
Tuite, John “Jack” (1918-2006)
Tuppen, Buddy (b. 1937)
Waters, Edna Hutchinson Jung (1912-1996)
Weaver, C. Stanley (1922-2010)
Weems, Nathaniel Marion, Jr (1927-2015)
Woolbright, Beryl Meredith (1906-1997)
Woolbright, Beryl (1906-1997) and William Turner “Sam” Woolbright (1908-1994)

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
Find A Grave

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:

Boynton Beach City Library Local History 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

Palm Beach State College Archives – School yearbooks, newspapers and photographs

Books:

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

 

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