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Guide to '''Nassau County Florida genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Florida]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Nassau County, Florida|Nassau County]]''
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Guide to '''Nassau County, Florida ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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| founded year = 1824
 
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| founded date = December 29
 
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=== County Information ===
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==== Nassau County, Florida Record Dates  ====
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 123-139. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Nassau County, Florida Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nassau County, Florida Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.nassaucountyfl.com/ Nassau County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 456<br>Fernandina Beach, FL 32034<br>Phone: 904.321.5700&nbsp;  
 
[http://www.nassaucountyfl.com/ Nassau County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 456<br>Fernandina Beach, FL 32034<br>Phone: 904.321.5700&nbsp;  
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<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from&nbsp;1800’s. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nassau County, Florida Page 136 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from&nbsp;1800’s. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nassau County, Florida Page 136 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1824--'''Nassau County was created 29 December 1824&nbsp;from [[Duval County, Florida|Duval]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Fernandina Beach <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1824--'''Nassau County was created 29 December 1824&nbsp;from [[Duval County, Florida Genealogy|Duval]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Fernandina Beach <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Florida county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ "Rotating Formation Florida County Boundary Maps"] (1821-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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For a list of record loss in Florida counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-counties/#courthouse Florida Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Baker County, Florida|Baker]]  
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*[[Baker County, Florida Genealogy|Baker]]  
*[[Camden County, Georgia|Camden County, Georgia]]  
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*[[Camden County, Georgia Genealogy|Camden County, Georgia]]  
*[[Charlton County, Georgia|Charlton County, Georgia]]  
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*[[Charlton County, Georgia Genealogy|Charlton County, Georgia]]  
*[[Duval County, Florida|Duval]]
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*[[Duval County, Florida Genealogy|Duval]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{FL Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{FL Land}}
  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/land/nara0233.txt Florida Territorial Land Records]  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/land/nara0233.txt Florida Territorial Land Records]  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{FL History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Flnassau.png|900px|Flnassau.png]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Maps of Florida (1821-1997)]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif 1870 Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif 1870 Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif 1882 Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif 1882 Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{FL Newspaper abstracts|Nassau}}&nbsp;
  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library]
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{FL Probate Intro}}
  
 
*[http://aigensoc.org/will.asp Index to Nassau County wills, 1870-1908] - via the Amelia Island Genealogical Society
 
*[http://aigensoc.org/will.asp Index to Nassau County wills, 1870-1908] - via the Amelia Island Genealogical Society
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{FL Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.aigensoc.org/marriage.asp Nassau County Marriages, 1868-1894] - abstracted by the Amelia Island Genealogical Society. Can search by bride or groom's name.  
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{{FL Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth Records  =====
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*1880 - 1935 {{RecordSearch|1674799|Florida, Births and Christenings, 1880-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Death Records  =====
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*1877 - 1939 {{RecordSearch|1595003|Florida, Deaths, 1877-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1900 - 1921 {{RecordSearch|1674803|Florida, Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1877 - 1998 {{RecordSearch|1946805|Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce Records  =====
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*1927 - 2001 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8837 Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Marriage Records  =====
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*1837 - 1974 {{RecordSearch|1674804|Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1830 - 1993 {{RecordSearch|1803936|Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*1822 - 1875 and 1927 - 2001 {{RecordSearch|1949340|Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1867-1927''' - Nassau County Marriage Books B-D, 1-4 Index 1867-1927 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/3f/Igifloridamz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1868-1894''' - [http://www.aigensoc.org/marriage.asp Nassau County Marriages, 1868-1894] - abstracted by the Amelia Island Genealogical Society. Can search by bride or groom's name.
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*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]<br>
 
*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]<br>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Amelia Island Genealogical Society'''<br>
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P.O. Box 6005<br>
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Fernandina Beach, Florida 32035-6005<br>
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Email General Inquiry: [mailto:info@aigensoc.org info@aigensoc.org]<br>
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[http://www.http://aigensoc.org/ Website]<br>
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If you've ever wanted to sit down with an AIGS member and get some direction to help solve genealogy questions that have come up in your research, now's your chance.  An AIGS member will be available the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, unless otherwise noted, in the Genealogy section of the Fernandina Beach Library from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
*[http://aigensoc.org/aigs/index.asp Amelia Island Genealogical Society] - genealogy for Nassau county
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-FL-001.html Florida State Historical Societies]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Listing by County
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhc/frameset_fhc.asp Florida Family History Centers]
 
*[http://www.myfloridahistory.org/ Florida Historical Society]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flsgs/ Florida State Genealogical Society]
 
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/nassau-county/ Nassau County, FL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109469224279413660242 Florida Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208192675888750/ Florida Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://sites.google.com/a/flgenweb.net/nassau/ Nassau County FLGenWeb] - free genealogical resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://sites.google.com/a/flgenweb.net/nassau/ Nassau County FLGenWeb] - free genealogical resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://aigensoc.org/ Nassau County, Florida Genealogy &amp; History]<br>  
 
*[http://aigensoc.org/ Nassau County, Florida Genealogy &amp; History]<br>  
 
*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]  
 
*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Nassau|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Nassau|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Nassau/ Nassau County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Nassau/ Nassau County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.aigensoc.org/started.asp Nassau County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
 
*[http://www.aigensoc.org/started.asp Nassau County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references />{{Florida|Florida}}  
 
<references />{{Florida|Florida}}  
  
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Guide to Nassau County, Florida ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Contents

County Information

Nassau County, Florida Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1867 1830 1840 1873

County Courthouse

Nassau County Courthouse
PO Box 456
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904.321.5700 


Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1800’s. [2]

History

Parent County

1824--Nassau County was created 29 December 1824 from Duval County.
County seat: Fernandina Beach [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Florida county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Florida County Boundary Maps" (1821-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Florida counties see: Florida Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Amelia Island, a Sea Island that stretches along the east cost from South Carolina to Florida. It's county seat is Fernandina Beach, which is located on this island.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Nassau County, Florida Genealogy census records online, see: Florida Census.


Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Florida denominations, view the Florida Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Florida Land and Property for additional information about early Florida land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Florida Territorial Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Nassau County, Florida Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Florida Local Histories.

Maps

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Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Nassau County, Florida Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

  • Nassau County Obituaries - various years between 1879 - 1949; transcribed by the Amelia Island Genealogical Society.
  • Florida Obituaries  -  Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties -  USGenWeb Obituaries Project

Probate

Probate records are held by the Nassau County, Florida Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Nassau County, Florida Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Florida Probate Records, 1784-1990. See the wiki page Florida Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Florida Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online. See also How to order Florida Vital Records

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Florida.

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records

Societies and Libraries

Amelia Island Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 6005
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32035-6005
Email General Inquiry: info@aigensoc.org
Website
If you've ever wanted to sit down with an AIGS member and get some direction to help solve genealogy questions that have come up in your research, now's your chance. An AIGS member will be available the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, unless otherwise noted, in the Genealogy section of the Fernandina Beach Library from 6 to 8 p.m.


Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 123-139. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nassau County, Florida Page 136 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/3f/Igifloridamz.pdf.

 

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