Florida, United States Genealogy

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

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The {{Florida, United States Genealogy}} template has been created as an adoption sign to be used in the Adopt-A-Wiki Page Program.

When this template is added to a page, the page will be automatically added to Category:Adopted pages.


You type You get

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Example of use on a user page

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Adding sign inside an infobox

It is possible to add the adoption sign inside an infobox. To do so add the following code inside the infobox template on the page.

| adoption_sign = Florida, United States Genealogy


There are two parameters that are used to create the custom look of the adoption sign. Edit this one template to make changes in the sign wherever it has been added in the wiki.

These parameters are:

(optional) This is the filename of the image to be used as a logo inside the sign. If the parameter is not defined no logo is displayed and the text part of the sign will fill the complete width.
This is the text (can include wikicode) that will be displayed within the sign. If this parameter is not defined then the default text is This page is available for adoption.

| custom_text = {{{1|}}}

Then on different pages, different custom text can be added as needed.

{{Florida, United States Genealogy|add custom text inside the template}}
(optional) Add addtional custom text to the adoption sign. Wiki markup allowed.

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Local Research Resources

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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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.
  • Access Genealogy:  Florida Genealogy has a wealth of information.
  • Research Guide:  BYU Research Outline for Florida

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