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*The [http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/ Florida Memory Project] has online Spanish Land Grants, Florida Confederate Pension Application Files and World War I Service Cards.  
 
*The [http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/ Florida Memory Project] has online Spanish Land Grants, Florida Confederate Pension Application Files and World War I Service Cards.  
*The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from Florida cemeteries.
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Florida was a disputed possession of England, France, and Spain in turn until it finally became a possession of the United States in 1821. A board of land commissioners for West Florida was established in 1822 and for East Florida in 1823 to process claims to lands previously granted by other nations. These documents, as well as land ancestries and homestead records, are at the Florida State Archives.
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Florida was a disputed possession of England, France, and Spain in turn until it finally became a possession of the United States in 1821. A board of land commissioners for West Florida was established in 1822 and for East Florida in 1823 to process claims to lands previously granted by other nations. These documents, as well as land ancestries and homestead records, are at the Florida State Archives.  
  
 
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*[[Clay County, Florida|Clay]]  
 
*[[Clay County, Florida|Clay]]  
 
*[[Collier County, Florida|Collier]]  
 
*[[Collier County, Florida|Collier]]  
*[[Columbia County, Florida|Columbia]]&nbsp;
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*[[Columbia County, Florida|Columbia]]&nbsp;  
 
*[[DeSoto County, Florida|DeSoto]]  
 
*[[DeSoto County, Florida|DeSoto]]  
 
*[[Dixie County, Florida|Dixie]]  
 
*[[Dixie County, Florida|Dixie]]  
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Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>[[Benton County, Florida|Benton]] | [[Dade County, Florida|Dade]] | [[Fayette County, Florida|Fayette]] | [[Mosquito County, Florida|Mosquito]] | [[New River County, Florida|New River]]
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Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>[[Benton County, Florida|Benton]] | [[Dade County, Florida|Dade]] | [[Fayette County, Florida|Fayette]] | [[Mosquito County, Florida|Mosquito]] | [[New River County, Florida|New River]]  
  
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[http://www.panhandlehistoricalliance.org/members.htm Historical Associations of Northwest Florida (the Panhandle):]<!--{12065137435050} -->
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*[[Florida Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Florida Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Florida Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Florida Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]&nbsp;
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*[[Florida Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida Divorce Index 1877-1998 (FamilySearch Historical &nbsp;Records)]]
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*[[Florida, Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida. Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Florida,_Marriages_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Florida Marriages 1830-1993 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[[Florida Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida Marriages 1837-1974 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Florida 1885 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida 1885 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Record)]]
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*[[Florida 1935 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida 1935 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Florida 1945 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida 1945 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Florida, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida Confederate Veterans and Widow Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Florida, Key West Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida, Key West Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Florida, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Florida, Tampa Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida, Tampa Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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[http://www.panhandlehistoricalliance.org/members.htm Historical Associations of Northwest Florida (the Panhandle):]  
  
 
*[http://www.bakerblockmuseum.org/ Baker Block Museum]: a project of the [http://www.flgenwebarchives.com/bakerblock/image50.htm '''North Okaloosa Historical Association'''].&nbsp; Many family histories have been submitted in the form of notebooks and published books.&nbsp; Out of print books on topics of historical interest are available.&nbsp; Photographs of individuals, families, and county history are also preserved, along with old maps, microfilms of early newspapers, etc.  
 
*[http://www.bakerblockmuseum.org/ Baker Block Museum]: a project of the [http://www.flgenwebarchives.com/bakerblock/image50.htm '''North Okaloosa Historical Association'''].&nbsp; Many family histories have been submitted in the form of notebooks and published books.&nbsp; Out of print books on topics of historical interest are available.&nbsp; Photographs of individuals, families, and county history are also preserved, along with old maps, microfilms of early newspapers, etc.  
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Florida/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Florida/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
*[http://www.flgenweb.net/ The Florida GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.  
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*[http://www.flgenweb.org The Florida GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.  
*Acess Genealogy:&nbsp; [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/florida/ Florida Genealogy] has a wealth of information.<br>
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*[http://www.fl-genweb.org/ The Florida GenWeb Project,Inc'''.'''] has a wealth of information for each county in the state of Florida, You may also wish to check out the [http://www.fl-genweb.net/ Florida GenWeb Project,Inc.Archives]section, a page for each county
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*Access Genealogy:&nbsp; [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/florida/ Florida Genealogy] has a wealth of information.<br>  
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*Research Guide:&nbsp; [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Florida.pdf BYU Research Outline for Florida]
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/floridagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Florida]
  
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Welcome to Florida, The Sunshine State

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Florida was a disputed possession of England, France, and Spain in turn until it finally became a possession of the United States in 1821. A board of land commissioners for West Florida was established in 1822 and for East Florida in 1823 to process claims to lands previously granted by other nations. These documents, as well as land ancestries and homestead records, are at the Florida State Archives.

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Benton | Dade | Fayette | Mosquito | New River

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