The Original FLGenWeb
Project begun in 1996 & incorporated as 501(c)3 not-for-profit
in 2008, with over ten years of accumulated data contributions
site is under construction please bare with me as I begin
First I would like to
acknowledge L.L. Scott who has so lovingly
been your County Coordinator until now. She has passed
the torch to
me to try to keep up with your growing needs.
Hello, My name is Susan Richardson and I am your temporary County
If you need help with locating anything or you would like to add
something to these pages or any other county.
Please don't hesitate to send me a email just click the contact button
above for my address.
We are currently seeking helpers so if you think you might be
interrested in working on any of our Florida Counties.
Please contact me. My email address is
Indigenous people lived in this area for thousands of years. Due to
warfare and exposure to infectious diseases after European contact,
native tribes became depopulated. In the eighteenth century, when the
area was under Spanish rule, Native American peoples of Creek and other
tribes migrated into present-day Florida from Georgia. Africans and
African Americans who escaped from slavery and shipwrecks also migrated
to the area, where they created maroon communities. Some were given
freedom by the Spanish in exchange for serving with their militias.
Gradually the Seminole nation formed out of these multi-ethnic people.
Some African-descended people set up communities near the Seminole and
became known as Black Seminole. In the nineteenth century, most of the
Seminole and many blacks were removed to Indian Territory after the
Seminole Wars, a result of pressure from increasing Anglo-American
Glades County was created in 1921. It was named for the Florida
Everglades. It is one of five counties surrounding Lake Okeechobee and
the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail.
Glades County sponsors one of Florida's oldest recurring festivals.
Chalo Nitka Festival is a celebration of local history and culture,
similar to a county fair. The festival also draws attention to the long
and friendly relationship between the local Seminole groups and Glades
County settlers. Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation is located in the
is with my deepest sorrow that I inform
our long time
and leader has passed.
August 05,1943 - September 11, 2016
She was a great friend and helped many within our group
learn to create the lovely pages
find here on our sites.
She is missed greatly and will
forever live on in our hearts, minds, and on our pages.
Rest in Peace
your work is done.
Richard is our New President and State Coordinator.
Please bear with him as he quickly gathers the reins to a large
We are all sure of his abilty to lead us and help us grow.
Please stay tuned as changes are in the wind!