How to use these records

This online index to the histories of Bay County, Florida, was extracted from copies in the permanent collection of the Bay County Library. If you find a person, place, or event of interest, you may wish to examine the book containing the entry of interest. Title information is listed under the "Key to Books" link. Some books are located in the genealogy section of the Library, but fragile books are housed in the local history room.

If you are unable to come to the Library to read the book, you may contact the Bay County Public Library to request a copy. You must provide the title and author's name and the page number. You may call the Bay County Public Library at 850-522-2130 or email

for assistance.


Abbreviations used in this index

  • ( ) parenthesis = Maiden Name
  • [ ] brackets = Author's Note/Input/Clarification
  • aka = also known as
  • b/o = brother of
  • d/o = daughter of
  • f/o = father of
  • LHRVF = Local History Room Vertical File - People - PC Pilot 1907-1916
  • h/o = husband of
  • m/o = mother of
  • nmr = no marriage return
  • s/o = son of
  • w/o = wife of


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