Welcome to Gilchrist County GenWeb

Created in 1925 from the westernmost portion of Alachua County, Gilchrist is one of Florida's youngest counties. Trenton is the county seat. Alachua County was created in 1824. So if you have an Alachua County ancestor that dissapears from records about 1925, check Gilchrist County. And of course all records for Gilchrist County ancestors before 1925 are actually Alachua County records.

The FLGenWeb strives to provide as much genealocial and Historical information as possible. In order to achieve our goal of maintaining informationin a FREE environment we depend upon YOU for donations of documents, family histories, photos, cemetery surveys and transcriptions of Gilchrist County documents. To donate material to this website, please visit our VOLUNTEERS page or contact the County Coordinator.


About USGenweb and FLGenWeb

In 1996, a group of genealogy researchers in Kentucky figured out how to use the internet to make the information they had compiled available to anyone by designing a central portal that included a link to each Kentucky county. Other states soon joined in and in a matter of months, what began as a statewide project went national. The founders named it The USGenWeb Project and soon there was a web portal for all 50 states, with each state providing links to every county within its boundaries. The goal being to maintain as much genealogical and historical material in a FREE environment that the only requirement is access to the internet.

The FLGenWeb was born in late 1996, and had soon recruited coordinators for all 67 counties,as well as a portal to provide a link to each of those county websites. All FLGenWeb members are volunteers who have a desire to assist others in their search for their Florida Roots. Currently we have several counties available for adoption, including this one. To adopt this or any other available Florida County,please visit the FLGenWeb Volunteer Page