Welcome to Desoto County, Florida
Your place for history and genealogy


Also A Williams Family Line site 

The Original FLGenWeb Project began in 1996 & incorporated as 501(c)3 not-for-profit in 2008,
with over ten years of accumulated data contributions.

This web site is part of the Original FL-GenWeb Project,Inc.
Your new volunteer hostess is Peggy McSwain .  I hope each of our vistors achieve their
goals while searching through the Desoto County GenWeb Genealogical/History pages. 

Please join us in exploring Desoto County's pioneers and their families.
Together we will sort through old public records, stroll through cemeteries, admire 
old photographs and interact with each other as we research our family trees.

And remember....
We'd love to receive your family information! 

Interested in becoming a volunteer?  Contact our State Coordinator, Ray Richard
or your site hostess Peggy

OR check out the Original FLGenWeb County List to see if there is a county 
up for adoption that you may be interested in.
Thank you

These pages are not affiliated with any  USGW 
site that may contain the same name


Start your research with these links:

Desoto High School in Arcadia
Cemetery Index
Census Index
Churchs of Desoto
Crews Donations
Delayed Birth Cert.
Desoto Families
Divorce Records
Draft Registration -1917-1918
Family Group Sheets
Florida County Maps
Guardian Bonds
History of Desoto Co
Homestead & Exemptions
Land Grants & Patents
Local "Legends"
Letters from the past
Letters of Administration
Links of interest
Look Up Volunteers  - 
Lunacy Records

Map of Desoto Co, FL
Marks & Brands
Marriage Index
Military Index
Neighboring Counties
Newspaper Article Index
Newspaper Obits on the net - NEW
Obituaries Index
Orphanage Census
Postcards from the past -
Probate Records
Research Facilities
"Rooters" Personal Home Pages
Special Announcements
"South Florida Pioneers" Index
Thompson Family 
 Tombstone Photographs
Vital Records - Scanned 
Volunteer Information
Volunteer Recognition
Wills 1 and Wills 2
Winters file  
WPA Records - New file


Desoto County Historical Society, Inc.
PO Box 1824  Arcadia, FL 34265
Phone: (898) 494-5917
President: Mitzie McGavic   is the current president.  

The President at this time may be different than posted

I also post Queries to my query page located on this site 

You can become a part of our "Old Desoto" discussion email list! 
This is the most popular list to date
To subscribe
in mail mode: FLDESOTO-L-request@rootsweb.com
in digest mode: FLDESOTO-D-request@rootsweb.com
just leave the subject box blank and write "subscribe" in the message body
There's also an archive of all messages to read through! 


I now have a Query page, Post your queries to me

write mail

Please put Desoto County in the subject line. your

queries will be posted on a page on this site-


Thank You

Thank You to

Janine and Phyllis

It was their hard work that got this site off the ground


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This web site was created on April 1, 1998


by Peggy McSwain

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