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*The [http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/ Florida Memory Project] has online Spanish Land Grants, Florida Confederate Pension Application Files and World War I Service Cards.
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*The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from Florida cemeteries.
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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.
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*[[Alachua County, Florida|Alachua]]
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*[[Baker County, Florida|Baker]]
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*[[Bay County, Florida|Bay]]
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*[[Bradford County, Florida|Bradford]]
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*[[Brevard County, Florida|Brevard]]
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*[[Broward County, Florida|Broward]]
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*[[Calhoun County, Florida|Calhoun]]
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*[[Charlotte County, Florida|Charlotte]]
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*[[Citrus County, Florida|Citrus]]
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*[[Clay County, Florida|Clay]]
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*[[Collier County, Florida|Collier]]
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*[[Columbia County, Florida|Columbia]]
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*[[DeSoto County, Florida|DeSoto]]
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*[[Dixie County, Florida|Dixie]]
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*[[Duval County, Florida|Duval]]
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*[[Escambia County, Florida|Escambia]]
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*[[Flagler County, Florida|Flagler]]
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*[[Franklin County, Florida|Franklin]]
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*[[Gadsden County, Florida|Gadsden]]
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*[[Gilchrist County, Florida|Gilchrist]]
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*[[Glades County, Florida|Glades]]
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*[[Gulf County, Florida|Gulf]]
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*[[Hamilton County, Florida|Hamilton]]
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*[[Hardee County, Florida|Hardee]]
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*[[Hendry County, Florida|Hendry]]
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*[[Hernando County, Florida|Hernando]]
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*[[Highlands County, Florida|Highlands]]
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*[[Hillsborough County, Florida|Hillsborough]]
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*[[Holmes County, Florida|Holmes]]
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*[[Indian River County, Florida|Indian River]]
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*[[Jackson County, Florida|Jackson]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Florida|Jefferson]]
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*[[Lafayette County, Florida|Lafayette]]
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*[[Lake County, Florida|Lake]]
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*[[Lee County, Florida|Lee]]
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*[[Leon County, Florida|Leon]]
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*[[Levy County, Florida|Levy]]
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*[[Liberty County, Florida|Liberty]]
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*[[Madison County, Florida|Madison]]
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*[[Manatee County, Florida|Manatee]]
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*[[Marion County, Florida|Marion]]
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*[[Martin County, Florida|Martin]]
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*[[Miami-Dade County, Florida|Miami-Dade]]
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*[[Monroe County, Florida|Monroe]]
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*[[Nassau County, Florida|Nassau]]
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*[[Okaloosa County, Florida|Okaloosa]]
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*[[Okeechobee County, Florida|Okeechobee]]
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*[[Orange County, Florida|Orange]]
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*[[Osceola County, Florida|Osceola]]
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*[[Palm Beach County, Florida|Palm Beach]]
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*[[Pasco County, Florida|Pasco]]
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*[[Pinellas County, Florida|Pinellas]]
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*[[Polk County, Florida|Polk]]
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*[[Putnam County, Florida|Putnam]]
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*[[Santa Rosa County, Florida|Santa Rosa]]
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*[[Sarasota County, Florida|Sarasota]]
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*[[Seminole County, Florida|Seminole]]
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*[[St. Johns County, Florida|St. Johns]]
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*[[St. Lucie County, Florida|St. Lucie]]
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*[[Sumter County, Florida|Sumter]]
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*[[Suwannee County, Florida|Suwannee]]
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*[[Taylor County, Florida|Taylor]]
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*[[Union County, Florida|Union]]
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*[[Volusia County, Florida|Volusia]]
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*[[Wakulla County, Florida|Wakulla]]
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*[[Walton County, Florida|Walton]]
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*[[Washington County, Florida|Washington]]
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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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[http://www.panhandlehistoricalliance.org/members.htm Historical Associations of Northwest Florida (the Panhandle):]<!--{12065137435050} -->
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* [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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* [http://www.heritage-museum.org/ Heritage Museum] in Valparaiso:&nbsp; A modest collection of books and publications on the history of Florida and the Florida Panhandle are available for review (by appointment, only).&nbsp; Some city directories are available. A card index of locally published obituaries contains over 10,000 names.&nbsp; New publications range in subject from regional recipes to local history and are available for sale.
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* [http://www.flpublicarchaeology.org/nwrc/okaloosa/ Archaeology site] lists other historical organizations, also.&nbsp; Occasionally, family histories are archived at these sites.
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Florida/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*[http://www.flgenweb.net/ The Florida GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb| USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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Revision as of 22:57, 6 March 2010

This article is about the southeastern U.S. state. For other uses, see Florida (disambiguation).

United States > Florida

United States Wiki Topics
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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.


Featured Content


Counties

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


Research Tools

Historical Associations of Northwest Florida (the Panhandle):

  • Baker Block Museum: a project of the North Okaloosa Historical Association.  Many family histories have been submitted in the form of notebooks and published books.  Out of print books on topics of historical interest are available.  Photographs of individuals, families, and county history are also preserved, along with old maps, microfilms of early newspapers, etc.
  • Heritage Museum in Valparaiso:  A modest collection of books and publications on the history of Florida and the Florida Panhandle are available for review (by appointment, only).  Some city directories are available. A card index of locally published obituaries contains over 10,000 names.  New publications range in subject from regional recipes to local history and are available for sale.
  • Archaeology site lists other historical organizations, also.  Occasionally, family histories are archived at these sites.
  • Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's Geographical Names Information System.
  • David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
  • The Florida GenWeb Project has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger USGenWeb Project. The USGenWeb Project provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.


Things you can do

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