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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Florida]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Suwannee_County,_Florida|Suwannee County]]''
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Guide to '''Suwannee County, Florida ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Guide to '''Suwannee 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]]  [[Florida]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Suwannee County, Florida|Suwannee County]]''  
  
 
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| founded year = 1858
 
| founded year = 1858
 
| founded date = December 21
 
| founded date = December 21
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| seat = [[Live Oak, Florida|Live Oak]]
 
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=== County Information ===
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==== Suwannee 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" | [[Suwannee County, Florida Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1859
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.suwcounty.org/ Suwannee County Courthouse]<br>224 Pine Ave; <br>Live Oak, FL 32060<br>Phone: 940.364.3450 <br>  
 
[http://www.suwcounty.org/ Suwannee County Courthouse]<br>224 Pine Ave; <br>Live Oak, FL 32060<br>Phone: 940.364.3450 <br>  
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, land, probate, <br>military discharge and court records from 1859. <br>County Health Department has death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Suwannee County, Florida Page 137 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, land, probate, <br>military discharge and court records from 1859. <br>County Health Department has death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Suwannee County, Florida Page 137 {{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  ====
  
'''1858--'''Suwanne County was created 21 December 1858&nbsp;from [[Columbia County, Florida|Columbia]] County.<br>'''County seat: '''Live Oak <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1858--'''Suwanne County was created 21 December 1858&nbsp;from [[Columbia County, Florida Genealogy|Columbia]] County.<br>'''County seat: '''Live Oak <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  ====
  
*[[Columbia County, Florida|Columbia]]  
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*[[Columbia County, Florida Genealogy|Columbia]]  
*[[Gilchrist County, Florida|Gilchrist]]  
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*[[Gilchrist County, Florida Genealogy|Gilchrist]]  
*[[Hamilton County, Florida|Hamilton]]  
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*[[Hamilton County, Florida Genealogy|Hamilton]]  
*[[Lafayette County, Florida|Lafayette]]  
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*[[Lafayette County, Florida Genealogy|Lafayette]]  
*[[Madison County, Florida|Madison]]
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*[[Madison County, Florida Genealogy|Madison]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== African American&nbsp;  ====
 
==== African American&nbsp;  ====
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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}}
  
 
A history of the county and those who lived there is:  
 
A history of the county and those who lived there is:  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif 1870 Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State]&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project <br>*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif 1882 Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State]&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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[[Image:Flsuwannee.png|900px|Flsuwannee.png]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Maps of Florida (1821-1997)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Suwannee County, Florida] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif 1870 Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State]&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif 1882 Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State]&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/militarystate.html Florida State Military Files&amp;nbsp;]&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project <br>*[http://usgwarchives.net/pensions/ Pension Transcriptions]&nbsp;Florida state pension records from various wars USGenWeb Pension Project <br>*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict] <br>*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/militarystate.html Florida State Military Files&nbsp;]&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project <br>*[http://usgwarchives.net/pensions/ Pension Transcriptions]&nbsp;Florida state pension records from various wars USGenWeb Pension Project <br>*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict] <br>*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{FL Newspaper abstracts|Suwannee}}
  
 
*[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}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{FL Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{FL Vital Intro}}
  
 
*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]
 
*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Birth Records =====
  
*Fl[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-FL-001.html orida State Historical Societies]&nbsp;Listing by County
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*1880 - 1935 {{RecordSearch|1674799|Florida, Births and Christenings, 1880-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*Suwannee Valley Genealogical Society
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P.O. Box 967<br> Live Oak. FL 32604<br>  
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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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*'''1859-1885''' - Suwannee County Marriage Books 1-2 Index 1859-1885. Batch {{IGI|M513251}} 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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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Suwannee Valley Genealogical Society'''<br>
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''Mail'': P.O. Box 967<br>
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Live Oak, FL 32064-0967<br>
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''Meetings'': 6135 Wiggins Road<br>
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Live Oak, FL 32606<br>
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386 330-0110<br>
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E-Mail: [mailto:JinnieSVGS@windstream.net JinnieSVGS@windstream.net]<br>
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[http://svgsoc.org/ website]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Live Oak Florida Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[[Live Oak Florida Family History Center]]
  
*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/suwannee-county/ Suwannee 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]
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*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Suwannee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Suwannee|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Suwannee/ Suwannee County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Suwannee/ Suwannee County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[[Fl-genweb.org/suwannee/|Suwannee County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]]
 
*[[Fl-genweb.org/suwannee/|Suwannee County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]]
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
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<references />{{Florida|Florida}}  
  
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Guide to Suwannee County, Florida ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Seat Live Oak
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Contents

County Information

Suwannee County, Florida Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1859 1830 1859 1860

County Courthouse

Suwannee County Courthouse
224 Pine Ave;
Live Oak, FL 32060
Phone: 940.364.3450

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, land, probate,
military discharge and court records from 1859.
County Health Department has death records. [2]

History

Parent County

1858--Suwanne County was created 21 December 1858 from Columbia County.
County seat: Live Oak [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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American 

Florida African American Griots Project USGenWeb 

Cemeteries

Individual Cemeteries:

Census

For tips on accessing Suwannee 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 Suwannee 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.

A history of the county and those who lived there is:

Suwannee 2000 County History Committee. Echoes of the Past: A History of Suwannee County, 1858-2000. St. Petersburg, Florida: Southern Heritage Press, 2000

Some historical photographs of the county have been published in:

Suwannee Valley Memories: Days Gone By - A Pictorial History of Suwannee, Hamilton, and Lafayette Counties. St. Petersburg. Florida: Southern Heritage Press, n.d.

Maps

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Military

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

  • Florida Obituaries Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties USGenWeb Obituaries Project

Probate

Probate records are held by the Suwannee County, Florida Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Suwannee 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
  • 1859-1885 - Suwannee County Marriage Books 1-2 Index 1859-1885. Batch M513251 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Societies and Libraries

Suwannee Valley Genealogical Society
Mail: P.O. Box 967
Live Oak, FL 32064-0967
Meetings: 6135 Wiggins Road
Live Oak, FL 32606
386 330-0110
E-Mail: JinnieSVGS@windstream.net
website


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), Suwannee County, Florida Page 137 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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