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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.  
 
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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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:''' [[Benton County, Florida|Benton]] | [[Dade County, Florida|Dade]] | [[Fayette County, Florida|Fayette]] | [[Mosquito County, Florida|Mosquito]] | [[New River County, Florida|New River]]  
  
== &nbsp;Research Tools  ==
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=== Major Repositories  ===
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[[Florida State Archives]]{{·}} [[State Library of Florida]]{{·}} [[P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History]]{{·}} [[Alma Clyde Library of Florida History]]{{·}} [[John C. Pace Library]]{{·}} [[University of Miami]]{{·}} [[University of South Florida]]{{·}} [[Orlando Public Library]]{{·}} [[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]]{{·}} [[Dallas Public Central Library]]
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=== Migration Routes  ===
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[[Apalachicola River]]{{·}} [[Atlantic Coast Ports]]{{·}} [[St. John's River]]{{·}} [[Suwannee River]]{{·}} [[Alachua-Tampa Bay Trail]]{{·}} [[Augusta-St. Augustine Trail]]{{·}} [[Jacksonville-Apalachee Bay Trail]]{{·}} [[Jacksonville-St. Augustine Trail]]{{·}} [[Old Trading Path]]{{·}} [[St. Augustinge-Apalachee Trail]]{{·}} [[St. Augustine-Flint River Trail]]{{·}} [[St. Augustine-Savannah Road]]{{·}} [[Savannah-Jacksonville Trail]]{{·}} [[Tugaloo-Apalachee Bay Trail]]{{·}} [[Upper Creeks-Pensacola Trail]]
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/floridagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Florida]
 
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=== Obtain additional help ===
  
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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! [[FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the Florida pages|Many tasks need willing volunteers]]. You can help:<br>
  
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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.

   How to Find Information about Florida Ancestors
 

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Benton | Dade | Fayette | Mosquito | New River

Major Repositories

Florida State Archives · State Library of Florida · P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History · Alma Clyde Library of Florida History · John C. Pace Library · University of Miami · University of South Florida · Orlando Public Library · National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta) · Dallas Public Central Library

Migration Routes

Apalachicola River · Atlantic Coast Ports · St. John's River · Suwannee River · Alachua-Tampa Bay Trail · Augusta-St. Augustine Trail · Jacksonville-Apalachee Bay Trail · Jacksonville-St. Augustine Trail · Old Trading Path · St. Augustinge-Apalachee Trail · St. Augustine-Flint River Trail · St. Augustine-Savannah Road · Savannah-Jacksonville Trail · Tugaloo-Apalachee Bay Trail · Upper Creeks-Pensacola Trail

Research Tools

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Historical Associations of Northwest Florida (the Panhandle):

Obtain additional help

Help with the Florida Wiki pages

Wiki Volunteers Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need willing volunteers. You can help:

  • Expand county articles
  • Check links on pages
  • ...and more

Find more opportunities to help with the Florida pages.