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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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[https://sites.google.com/site/statewideresources/ '''Statewide Resources''']
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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]]  
  
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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]]
  
*[[Florida_Births_and_Christenings_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Florida Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)<br>  
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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. Augustine-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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*[[Florida Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
 
*[[Florida Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Florida Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Florida Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Florida Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*[[Florida,_Marriage_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Florida. Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Florida Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]&nbsp;
*[[Florida Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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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)]]  
 
*[[Florida 1885 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida 1885 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Record)]]  
 
*[[Florida 1885 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida 1885 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Record)]]  
 
*[[Florida 1935 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida 1935 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Florida 1935 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida 1935 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Florida, Key West Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida, Key West Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Florida, Key West Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida, Key West Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[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)]]  
 
*[[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)]]  
*[[Florida, Tampa Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida, Tampa Passenger Lists (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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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109469224279413660242 Florida Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-vital-records/ How to order Florida Vital Records]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-government-records/ State of Florida County &amp; City Government Court links]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Rotating Formation Florida County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208192675888750/ Florida Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-society-archive/ List of Florida Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-counties/ History &amp; Facts of Florida Counties]
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*[http://www.revolutionarywar101.com/ American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)]
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*[http://www.americancivilwar101.com/ The American Civil War]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology &amp; Meanings of Genealogical Terms
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-military-records/ Research in Florida Military Records]
  
[http://www.panhandlehistoricalliance.org/members.htm Historical Associations of Northwest Florida (the Panhandle):]<!--{12065137435050} -->
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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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*Access Genealogy:&nbsp; [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/florida/ Florida Genealogy] has a wealth of information.<br>  
 
*Access Genealogy:&nbsp; [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/florida/ Florida Genealogy] has a wealth of information.<br>  
 
*Research Guide:&nbsp; [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Florida.pdf BYU Research Outline for Florida]  
 
*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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*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Florida Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
  
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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 Genealogy Ancestor's
1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information





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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. Augustine-Apalachee Trail · St. Augustine-Flint River Trail · St. Augustine-Savannah Road · Savannah-Jacksonville Trail · Tugaloo-Apalachee Bay Trail · Upper Creeks-Pensacola Trail

Research Tools

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Historical Associations of Northwest Florida (the Panhandle):

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