This site is hosted
by Kim Torp
(who has no further information to give other than what is on this site.
Our goal at Genealogy
Trails is to transcribe and post genealogical data
so that family researchers can track their ancestors through time,
throughout the country.
appreciate all the help we can get to make this
a better site.
Check your attics, browse through the old scrapbooks, brush the dust off
the old records!
Any old "record"
you have laying around may help someone.
Transcribe it and send it to
us to place
on this site.
our mailing lists for
researchers looking to connect and share information.
We use our mailing lists to announce our website updates.
Florida is covered under the South-Eastern Region Mailing List.
You never know who you might meet and what family data they may share with you -- it could start a whole new branch
of the family!
Such a diverse place!
Where else can "snow-birds", political refugees, millionaires, and alligators be found living so closely
Such diverse landscapes as well --- art deco, big city skyscrapers, small communities of many different ethnicticities,
and the Everglades - a place like no other....
Formerly known as Dade County, and often referred to
as Metro-Dade, on November 13, 1997, voters changed it to Miami-Dade
The county seat is Miami, located in the northeastern part of the county.
Dade County was created on January 18, 1836 and was named after Major Francis L. Dade, a soldier killed in 1835
in the Second Seminole War, at what has since been named the Dade
At the time of its creation, Dade County included the land that now contains Palm Beach and Broward counties, together
with the land of present day Miami-Dade County. The county seat was originally at Indian Key in the Florida Keys,
then moved in 1844 to Miami.
In 1909, Palm Beach County was formed from the northern portion of what was then Dade County, and then in 1915,
Palm Beach County and Dade County contributed nearly equal portions of land to create what is now Broward County.
There have been no significant boundary changes to the county since 1915.
The county is home to 35 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas. The northern, central and eastern portions
of the county are heavily urbanized with many high rises up the coastline, as well as the location of South Florida's
central business district, Downtown Miami. Southern Miami-Dade County includes the Redland and Homestead areas,
which make up the agriculture economy of Miami. Agricultural Redland makes up roughly one third of Miami-Dade County's
inhabited land area, and is sparsely populated, a stark contrast to the densely populated, urban northern Miami-Dade
County. The western portion of the county extends into the Everglades National Park and is unpopulated. East of
the mainland in Biscayne Bay is also Biscayne National Park.
Cities, Towns and
Census-Designated Places with map