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Guide to '''Jackson County, Florida ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Jackson County, Florida Record Dates  ====
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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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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.jacksoncountyfl.net/ Jackson County Courthouse]<br>2864 Madison Court; PO Box 510; <br>Marianna, FL 32447<br>Ph. 850.482.9552  
 
[http://www.jacksoncountyfl.net/ Jackson County Courthouse]<br>2864 Madison Court; PO Box 510; <br>Marianna, FL 32447<br>Ph. 850.482.9552  
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Clerk Circuit&nbsp;Court has marriage records from 1845, land records from 1824, <br>divorce, divorce, military and court records from 1900. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jackson County, Florida Page 135 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Clerk Circuit&nbsp;Court has marriage records from 1845, land records from 1824, <br>divorce, divorce, military and court records from 1900. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jackson County, Florida Page 135 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
 
 
[[Image:Andrew Jackson.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]
 
 
 
The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson Andrew Jackson] (1767-1845) who became Seventh President of the United States in 1829.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson "Andrew Jackson,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
 
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1822--'''Jackson County was created 12 August 1822&nbsp;from [[Escambia County, Florida|Escambia]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Marianna <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1822--'''Jackson County was created 12 August 1822 from [[Escambia County, Florida Genealogy|Escambia]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Marianna <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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'''1821-1997''' "Rotating Formation Florida County Boundary Maps" [http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ MapofUS] 
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''November 30, 1848 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. {{Fire}} For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
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{{Fire}}'''November 30, 1848''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:  
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]]  
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*[http://tnblog.arleneeakle.com/2009/04/13/when-the-records-are-gone/ Tennessee Genealogy Blog] When the Records are Gone, Arlene Eakle.
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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*[[Burned Counties Research| FamilySearch wiki]] Burned Records Research.
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 blogs.ancestry.com] Family History Circle, Michael John Neill.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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<center>[[Bay County, Florida Genealogy|Bay]]{{•}} [[Calhoun County, Florida Genealogy|Calhoun]]{{•}} [[Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy|Decatur County, Georgia]]{{•}} [[Gadsden County, Florida Genealogy|Gadsden]]{{•}} [[Geneva County, Alabama Genealogy|Geneva County, Alabama]] </center> <center>[[Holmes County, Florida Genealogy|Holmes]]{{•}} [[Houston County, Alabama Genealogy|Houston County, Alabama]]{{•}} [[Liberty County, Florida Genealogy|Liberty]]{{•}} [[Seminole County, Georgia Genealogy|Seminole County, Georgia]]{{•}} [[Washington County, Florida Genealogy|Washington]]</center> <center>{{FLJackson County Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
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==== African American  ====
  
*[[Bay County, Florida|Bay]]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/FL/Florida.html USGenWeb] Florida African American Griots Project
*[[Calhoun County, Florida|Calhoun]]
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Genealogy
*[[Decatur County, Georgia|Decatur County, Georgia]]
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*[[Gadsden County, Florida|Gadsden]]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
*[[Geneva County, Alabama|Geneva County, Alabama]]  
 
*[[Holmes County, Florida|Holmes]]
 
*[[Houston County, Alabama|Houston County, Alabama]]  
 
*[[Liberty County, Florida|Liberty]]
 
*[[Seminole County, Georgia|Seminole County, Georgia]]
 
*[[Washington County, Florida|Washington]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=11&GScnty=318&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|779921|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=11&CScnty=318 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://fl-genweb.org/bay/cems/index.html FLGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Bay+Florida&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Florida&county=Bay&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/fl/bay/cemetery.html FLGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/bay.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/listcem.asp#FL Veterans Administration National Cemeteries]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
 
{{Census|Florida}}  
 
{{Census|Florida}}  
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*'''1783''' Spanish Census [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1783.txt USGenWeb]
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*'''1821''' Census/Tax List Index [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1821west.txt USGenWeb] 
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*'''1823''' Census/Tax List Index [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1823west.txt USGenWeb]
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*'''1880''' Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1880afri.txt USGenWeb] 
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*Federal Census Information from National Archives [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/federal.txt USGenWeb]
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*State Census Information from Florida State Archives [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/statefla.txt USGenWeb]
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*Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/pencensus.txt USGenWeb] 
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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{{FL Church Intro}}
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
 
*Sink Creek
 
*Sink Creek
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{FL Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps ====
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{{FL History}}
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==== Maps ====
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[[Image:Fljackson.png|400px|Fljackson.png]]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Jackson County, Florida] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*'''1821-1997''' [http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Maps of Florida]
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*'''1870''' Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif USGenWeb]
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*'''1882''' Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif USGenWeb]
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*Exploring Florida, FCIT Maps [http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/index.htm University of South Florida]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ HistoryGeo.com ($)] Family Maps of Jackson County, Florida. Free surname search.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Florida State Military Files [http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/militarystate.html USGenWeb]
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*Florida state pension records from various wars [http://usgwarchives.net/pensions/ Pension Transcriptions USGenWeb] 
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===== Civil War =====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932369|Florida Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932395|Florida Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1885-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1913411|Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1955}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images only
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===== Korean War =====
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*Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict [http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ distantcousin.com]
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===== Vietnam War =====
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*Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War [http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ distantcousin.com]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{FL Newspaper abstracts|Jackson}}
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*Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt USGenWeb]
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/fl/obitsfl.htm USGenWeb Obituaries Project] Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{FL Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1784 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2046765| FamilySearch}} Florida Probate Records 1784-1990
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*'''1810 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8993 Ancestry.com $] Florida Wills and Probate Records 1810-1974
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*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives $]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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{{FL Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records ====
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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/search FamilySearch] — index
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===== Death Records  =====
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*'''1877 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1595003| Florida, Deaths, 1877-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1900 - 1921''' - {{RecordSearch|1674803| Florida, Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1877 - 1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1946805| Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — 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://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] $
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===== Marriage Records  =====
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*'''1837 - 1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1674804| Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1830 - 1993''' - {{RecordSearch|1803936| Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1830 - 1957''' - {{RecordSearch|2397260| Florida, County Marriages, 1830-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1822 - 1875 and 1927 - 2001''' - {{RecordSearch|1949340| Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Jacksonville Genealogical Society'''<br>1224 Knobb Hill Drive<br>Jacksonville 32221-6117<br><br>
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'''Jackson County Historical Society'''<br> 413 North Green Street<br> Mariana, FL<br><br>
  
===== Marriage =====
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'''The Jacksonville Historical Society'''<br>Old St. Luke's<br>314 Palmetto Street<br>Jacksonville 3222<br>Telephone: 904-665-0064<br>FAX: 904-665-0069<br>E-mail:[mailto:info@jaxhistory.org info@jaxhistory.org]<br>[http://www.jaxhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
*'''1848-1929''' - Jackson County Marriage Books A-F, 1-14 Index 1848-1929 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/5/54/Igiflorida.pdf.</ref>
 
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-society-archive/ Random Acts of Kindness] List of Florida Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical Genealogical Societies
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhc/frameset_fhc.asp FamilySearch] Find a Family History Center
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*[http://www.myfloridahistory.org/ Florida Historical Society]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flsgs/ Florida State Genealogical Society]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Marianna Florida Family History Center]]  
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**Marianna, Florida
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*[[Marianna Florida Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Jackson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/jackson-county/ Jackson 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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*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Jackson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Jackson/ Jackson County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Jackson/ Jackson County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fljackso/index.html Jackson County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fljackso/index.html Jackson County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references />{{Florida|Florida}}  
 
<references />{{Florida|Florida}}  
  
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Latest revision as of 20:46, 9 February 2017

United States
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Jackson County

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

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Jackson County, Florida
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Facts
Founded August 12, 1822
County Seat Marianna
Courthouse
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County Information

Jackson County, Florida Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1848 1830 1848 1848

County Courthouse

Jackson County Courthouse
2864 Madison Court; PO Box 510;
Marianna, FL 32447
Ph. 850.482.9552

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1845, land records from 1824,
divorce, divorce, military and court records from 1900. [2]

History

Parent County

1822--Jackson County was created 12 August 1822 from Escambia County.
County seat: Marianna [3]

Boundary Changes

1821-1997 "Rotating Formation Florida County Boundary Maps" MapofUS

Record Loss

Fire.png
November 30, 1848 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bay • Calhoun • Decatur County, Georgia • Gadsden • Geneva County, Alabama
Holmes • Houston County, Alabama • Liberty • Seminole County, Georgia • Washington
Crenshaw County, AlabamaPike County, AlabamaBarbour County, AlabamaCovington County, AlabamaCoffee County, AlabamaGeneva County, AlabamaDale County, AlabamaHenry County, AlabamaHouston County, AlabamaClay County, GeorgiaCalhoun County, GeorgiaDogherty County, GeorgiaEarly County, GeorgiaMiller County, GeorgiaBaker County, GeorgiaMitchell County, GeorgiaSeminole County, GeorgiaDecatur County, GeorgiaGrady County, GeorgiaWalton CountyHolmes CountyWashington CountyBay CountyJackson CountyCalhoun CountyLiberty CountyGadsden CountyLeon CountyWakulla CountyFL Jackson.jpg

Resources

African American

Cemeteries


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
FLGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
FLGenWeb Archives Interment.net
Tombstone Project Veterans Administration National Cemeteries
Billion Graves


Census

For tips on accessing Jackson 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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Jackson 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

Fljackson.png


Military

Civil War
Korean War
Vietnam War

Newspapers

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

Obituaries


Probate

Probate records are held by the Jackson County, Florida Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Jackson County, Florida Genealogy Courthouse. 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.

Online Probate Records

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

Jacksonville Genealogical Society
1224 Knobb Hill Drive
Jacksonville 32221-6117

Jackson County Historical Society
413 North Green Street
Mariana, FL

The Jacksonville Historical Society
Old St. Luke's
314 Palmetto Street
Jacksonville 3222
Telephone: 904-665-0064
FAX: 904-665-0069
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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 Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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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), Jackson County, Florida Page 135 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).
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