Florida GenealogyEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(removed professional genealogist badge (created formatting problem))
m (Counties)
 
(33 intermediate revisions by 12 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
:''This article is about the southeastern U.S. state. For other uses, see [[Florida (disambiguation)]].''
+
''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Florida''  
 +
 
 +
Guide to '''Florida ancestry, family history and genealogy''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records
  
 
{{Adoption FLGenWeb Project}}  
 
{{Adoption FLGenWeb Project}}  
  
''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Florida''{{US-sidebar
+
{{FL-sidebar
 
|news=<!-- Add News Items BELOW -->
 
|news=<!-- Add News Items BELOW -->
 
*If you are interested in being the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|moderator]] for Florida, {{please contact a Sysop}}.
 
*If you are interested in being the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|moderator]] for Florida, {{please contact a Sysop}}.
 
<!-- Add News Items ABOVE -->
 
<!-- Add News Items ABOVE -->
 
 
 
  
  
Line 22: Line 21:
 
| link = https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Moderator
 
| link = https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Moderator
 
| name = State Moderator
 
| name = State Moderator
}}
 
{{Forum badge
 
| layout = vertical
 
| forum link = http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=34
 
| forum name = Southern States Research forum
 
 
}}  
 
}}  
  
{{FacebookGRC badge
 
| layout = vertical
 
| link = https://www.facebook.com/FloridaGenealogy?cid=GRCW_Florida
 
}}
 
  
  
Line 51: Line 41:
 
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.  
  
{{FLDCleft}}  
+
{| width="40%" border="1" align="left" style="font-size: 13.600000381469727px;"
 +
|-
 +
! valign="middle" bgcolor="003c70" align="center" scope="col" colspan="2" | <font color="#fcfaff">How to Find Your <br>Florida Ancestor's</font>
 +
|-
 +
| valign="middle" bgcolor="cdfcff" | '''1. [[How to Find Florida Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find Florida Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find Florida Death Records|Death Information]]'''
 +
|}
  
== Counties  ==
+
                {{FLDCleft}}
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
<center>{{FLmap}}</center>
 +
</div>
 +
<div style="float:left; width:100%">
 +
=== Counties  ===
  
 
{| width="99%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
{| width="99%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
|-
 
|-
 
| valign="top" |  
 
| valign="top" |  
*[[Alachua County, Florida|Alachua]]  
+
*[[Alachua County, Florida Genealogy|Alachua]]  
*[[Baker County, Florida|Baker]]  
+
*[[Baker County, Florida Genealogy|Baker]]  
*[[Bay County, Florida|Bay]]  
+
*[[Bay County, Florida Genealogy|Bay]]  
*[[Bradford County, Florida|Bradford]]  
+
*[[Bradford County, Florida Genealogy|Bradford]]  
*[[Brevard County, Florida|Brevard]]  
+
*[[Brevard County, Florida Genealogy|Brevard]]  
*[[Broward County, Florida|Broward]]  
+
*[[Broward County, Florida Genealogy|Broward]]  
*[[Calhoun County, Florida|Calhoun]]  
+
*[[Calhoun County, Florida Genealogy|Calhoun]]  
*[[Charlotte County, Florida|Charlotte]]  
+
*[[Charlotte County, Florida Genealogy|Charlotte]]  
*[[Citrus County, Florida|Citrus]]  
+
*[[Citrus County, Florida Genealogy|Citrus]]  
*[[Clay County, Florida|Clay]]  
+
*[[Clay County, Florida Genealogy|Clay]]  
*[[Collier County, Florida|Collier]]  
+
*[[Collier County, Florida Genealogy|Collier]]  
*[[Columbia County, Florida|Columbia]]&nbsp;  
+
*[[Columbia County, Florida Genealogy|Columbia]]&nbsp;  
*[[DeSoto County, Florida|DeSoto]]  
+
*[[DeSoto County, Florida Genealogy|DeSoto]]  
*[[Dixie County, Florida|Dixie]]  
+
*[[Dixie County, Florida Genealogy|Dixie]]  
*[[Duval County, Florida|Duval]]  
+
*[[Duval County, Florida Genealogy|Duval]]  
*[[Escambia County, Florida|Escambia]]  
+
*[[Escambia County, Florida Genealogy|Escambia]]  
*[[Flagler County, Florida|Flagler]]
+
*[[Flagler County, Florida Genealogy|Flagler]]
  
 
| valign="top" |  
 
| valign="top" |  
*[[Franklin County, Florida|Franklin]]  
+
*[[Franklin County, Florida Genealogy|Franklin]]  
*[[Gadsden County, Florida|Gadsden]]  
+
*[[Gadsden County, Florida Genealogy|Gadsden]]  
*[[Gilchrist County, Florida|Gilchrist]]  
+
*[[Gilchrist County, Florida Genealogy|Gilchrist]]  
*[[Glades County, Florida|Glades]]  
+
*[[Glades County, Florida Genealogy|Glades]]  
*[[Gulf County, Florida|Gulf]]  
+
*[[Gulf County, Florida Genealogy|Gulf]]  
*[[Hamilton County, Florida|Hamilton]]  
+
*[[Hamilton County, Florida Genealogy|Hamilton]]  
*[[Hardee County, Florida|Hardee]]  
+
*[[Hardee County, Florida Genealogy|Hardee]]  
*[[Hendry County, Florida|Hendry]]  
+
*[[Hendry County, Florida Genealogy|Hendry]]  
*[[Hernando County, Florida|Hernando]]  
+
*[[Hernando County, Florida Genealogy|Hernando]]  
*[[Highlands County, Florida|Highlands]]  
+
*[[Highlands County, Florida Genealogy|Highlands]]  
*[[Hillsborough County, Florida|Hillsborough]]  
+
*[[Hillsborough County, Florida Genealogy|Hillsborough]]  
*[[Holmes County, Florida|Holmes]]  
+
*[[Holmes County, Florida Genealogy|Holmes]]  
*[[Indian River County, Florida|Indian River]]  
+
*[[Indian River County, Florida Genealogy|Indian River]]  
*[[Jackson County, Florida|Jackson]]  
+
*[[Jackson County, Florida Genealogy|Jackson]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Florida|Jefferson]]  
+
*[[Jefferson County, Florida Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
*[[Lafayette County, Florida|Lafayette]]  
+
*[[Lafayette County, Florida Genealogy|Lafayette]]  
*[[Lake County, Florida|Lake]]
+
*[[Lake County, Florida Genealogy|Lake]]
  
 
| valign="top" |  
 
| valign="top" |  
*[[Lee County, Florida|Lee]]  
+
*[[Lee County, Florida Genealogy|Lee]]  
*[[Leon County, Florida|Leon]]  
+
*[[Leon County, Florida Genealogy|Leon]]  
*[[Levy County, Florida|Levy]]  
+
*[[Levy County, Florida Genealogy|Levy]]  
*[[Liberty County, Florida|Liberty]]  
+
*[[Liberty County, Florida Genealogy|Liberty]]  
*[[Madison County, Florida|Madison]]  
+
*[[Madison County, Florida Genealogy|Madison]]  
*[[Manatee County, Florida|Manatee]]  
+
*[[Manatee County, Florida Genealogy|Manatee]]  
*[[Marion County, Florida|Marion]]  
+
*[[Marion County, Florida Genealogy|Marion]]  
*[[Martin County, Florida|Martin]]  
+
*[[Martin County, Florida Genealogy|Martin]]  
*[[Miami-Dade County, Florida|Miami-Dade]]  
+
*[[Miami-Dade County, Florida Genealogy|Miami-Dade]]  
*[[Monroe County, Florida|Monroe]]  
+
*[[Monroe County, Florida Genealogy|Monroe]]  
*[[Nassau County, Florida|Nassau]]  
+
*[[Nassau County, Florida Genealogy|Nassau]]  
*[[Okaloosa County, Florida|Okaloosa]]  
+
*[[Okaloosa County, Florida Genealogy|Okaloosa]]  
*[[Okeechobee County, Florida|Okeechobee]]  
+
*[[Okeechobee County, Florida Genealogy|Okeechobee]]  
*[[Orange County, Florida|Orange]]  
+
*[[Orange County, Florida Genealogy|Orange]]  
*[[Osceola County, Florida|Osceola]]  
+
*[[Osceola County, Florida Genealogy|Osceola]]  
*[[Palm Beach County, Florida|Palm Beach]]  
+
*[[Palm Beach County, Florida Genealogy|Palm Beach]]  
*[[Pasco County, Florida|Pasco]]
+
*[[Pasco County, Florida Genealogy|Pasco]]
  
 
| valign="top" |  
 
| valign="top" |  
*[[Pinellas County, Florida|Pinellas]]  
+
*[[Pinellas County, Florida Genealogy|Pinellas]]  
*[[Polk County, Florida|Polk]]  
+
*[[Polk County, Florida Genealogy|Polk]]  
*[[Putnam County, Florida|Putnam]]  
+
*[[Putnam County, Florida Genealogy|Putnam]]  
*[[Santa Rosa County, Florida|Santa Rosa]]  
+
*[[Santa Rosa County, Florida Genealogy|Santa Rosa]]  
*[[Sarasota County, Florida|Sarasota]]  
+
*[[Sarasota County, Florida Genealogy|Sarasota]]  
*[[Seminole County, Florida|Seminole]]  
+
*[[Seminole County, Florida Genealogy|Seminole]]  
*[[St. Johns County, Florida|St. Johns]]  
+
*[[St. Johns County, Florida Genealogy|St. Johns]]  
*[[St. Lucie County, Florida|St. Lucie]]  
+
*[[St. Lucie County, Florida Genealogy|St. Lucie]]  
*[[Sumter County, Florida|Sumter]]  
+
*[[Sumter County, Florida Genealogy|Sumter]]  
*[[Suwannee County, Florida|Suwannee]]  
+
*[[Suwannee County, Florida Genealogy|Suwannee]]  
*[[Taylor County, Florida|Taylor]]  
+
*[[Taylor County, Florida Genealogy|Taylor]]  
*[[Union County, Florida|Union]]  
+
*[[Union County, Florida Genealogy|Union]]  
*[[Volusia County, Florida|Volusia]]  
+
*[[Volusia County, Florida Genealogy|Volusia]]  
*[[Wakulla County, Florida|Wakulla]]  
+
*[[Wakulla County, Florida Genealogy|Wakulla]]  
*[[Walton County, Florida|Walton]]  
+
*[[Walton County, Florida Genealogy|Walton]]  
*[[Washington County, Florida|Washington]]
+
*[[Washington County, Florida Genealogy|Washington]]
  
 
|}
 
|}
  
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]]  
+
'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[Benton County, Florida Genealogy|Benton]] | [[Dade County, Florida Genealogy|Dade]] | [[Fayette County, Florida Genealogy|Fayette]] | [[Mosquito County, Florida Genealogy|Mosquito]] | [[New River County, Florida Genealogy|New River]]
  
== &nbsp;Research Tools  ==
+
=== 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 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  ===
  
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
Line 155: Line 168:
 
*[[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)]]
+
*[[Florida, Tampa Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida, Tampa Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 +
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109469224279413660242 Florida Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 +
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-vital-records/ How to order Florida Vital Records]
 +
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-government-records/ State of Florida County &amp; City Government Court links]
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Rotating Formation Florida County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208192675888750/ Florida Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 +
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-society-archive/ List of Florida Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 +
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-counties/ History &amp; Facts of Florida Counties]
 +
*[http://www.revolutionarywar101.com/ American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)]
 +
*[http://www.americancivilwar101.com/ The American Civil War]
 +
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology &amp; Meanings of Genealogical Terms
 +
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
 +
*[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):]  
 
[http://www.panhandlehistoricalliance.org/members.htm Historical Associations of Northwest Florida (the Panhandle):]  
Line 167: Line 192:
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
 
*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://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Florida.pdf BYU Research Outline for Florida]  
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/floridagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Florida]
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/floridagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Florida]
__NOTOC__ </div>  
+
 
 +
=== Obtain additional help  ===
 +
 
 +
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/gethelp Call or chat with an experienced researcher]&nbsp;
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/FloridaGenealogy Join a Facebook Group]&nbsp;
 +
*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Florida Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
 +
 
 +
=== Help with the Florida Wiki pages  ===
 +
<div style="padding-left: 1px; float: right; width: 53%">
 +
{{Click|Image:Volunteers wanted sm.png|FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the Florida pages|Wiki Volunteers Wanted}}
 +
</div> <div style="padding-left: 1px; float: left; width: 46%">
 +
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>
 +
 
 +
:*Expand county articles
 +
:*Check links on pages
 +
:*...and more
 +
 
 +
[[FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the Florida pages|Find more opportunities to help with the Florida pages]].
 +
</div> __NOTOC__ </div>  
 
[[Category:Florida]] [[Category:States_of_the_United_States]]
 
[[Category:Florida]] [[Category:States_of_the_United_States]]

Latest revision as of 22:45, 6 July 2015

United States Gotoarrow.png Florida

Guide to Florida ancestry, family history and genealogy, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records

Adopt-a-wiki page
Flgenlogo100.png This page adopted by:
The FLGenWeb Project
who welcome you to contribute.
Adopt a page today
News and Events
*If you are interested in being the moderator for Florida, Please contact the Support Team.
Key Topics
Other Topics
Moderator

[edit] Welcome to Florida, The Sunshine State

Florida.png Florida flag.png

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 Your
Florida Ancestor's
1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information





Collier CountyPalm Beach CountyBroward CountyMiami-Dade CountyMonroe CountyMartin CountySt. Lucie CountyyHendry CountyLee CountyCharlotte CountySarasota CountyDeSoto CountyGlades CountyHighlands CountyHardee CountyManatee CountyHillsborough CountyPolk CountyPasco CountyHernando CountyCitrus CountyLevy CountyMarion CountySumter CountyLake CountyOrange CountySeminole CountyVolusia CountyFlagler CountySt. JohnsDuval CountyClay CountyNassau CountyBaker CountyUnion CountyBradford CountyAlachua CountyHamilton CountyColumbia CountyGilchrist CountyDixie CountyLafayette CountySuwannee CountyMadison CountyJefferson CountyLeon CountyWakulla CountyGadsden CountyFranklin CountyLiberty CountyJackson CountyCalhoun CountyGulf CountyBay CountyWashington CountyHolmes CountyWalton CountyOkaloosa CountySanta Rosa CountyEscambia CountyOsceola CountyPinellas CountyOkeechobee CountyBrevard CountyPutnam CountySumter CountyIndian River CountyTaylor CountyFlorida-county-map.gif

[edit] Counties

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

[edit] 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 South Florida · Orlando Public Library · National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta) · Dallas Public Central Library

[edit] 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

[edit] Research Tools

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Historical Associations of Northwest Florida (the Panhandle):

[edit] Obtain additional help

[edit] 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.


 

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 6 July 2015, at 22:45.
  • This page has been accessed 144,040 times.