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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.<br>
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| founded year = 1858
 
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| founded date = December 21
 
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| seat = [[Live Oak, Florida|Live Oak]]
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Suwannee 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.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  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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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; ====
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==== African American  ====
  
==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/FL/Florida.html Florida African American Griots Project]&nbsp;USGenWeb&nbsp;  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/FL/Florida.html USGenWeb] Florida African American Griots Project  
 
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Genealogy
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
 
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/florida.htm Florida Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp;USGenWeb <br>*[http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net] - Florida cemetery records by County
 
  
Individual Cemeteries:  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=12738 Rock Cut Cemetery, Live Oak] BillionGraves
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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=376&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|1228843|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=376 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.fl-genweb.org/mpc/suwannee/cems/index.html FLGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Suwannee+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=Suwannee&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/fl/suwannee/cemetery.html FLGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/suwannee.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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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Florida}}  
 
{{Census|Florida}}  
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1783.txt 1783 Spanish Census]&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1783''' Spanish Census [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1783.txt USGenWeb]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1821west.txt 1821 Census/Tax List Index]&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1821''' Census/Tax List Index [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1821west.txt USGenWeb] 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1823west.txt 1823 Census/Tax List Index]&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1823''' Census/Tax List Index [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1823west.txt USGenWeb]
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1880afri.txt 1880 Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos]&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project *[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/federal.txt Federal Census Information from National Archives]&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project *[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/statefla.txt State Census Information from Florida State Archives]&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project *[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/pencensus.txt Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service]&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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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  ====
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{{FL Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Immigration  ====
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[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP44 NARA Ships Passenger Lists]
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These passenger lists cover:<br>
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'''1834 - 1897''' Immigration of Russians to the United States<br>
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'''1/12/1846 -12/31/1851''' Irish Famine<br>
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'''1850 - 1897''' Germans to the United States<br>
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'''1855 - 1900''' Italians to the United States
  
 
==== 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]  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
A history of the county and those who lived there is:
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{{FL History}}
  
:Suwannee 2000 County History Committee. ''Echoes of the Past: A History of Suwannee County, 1858-2000''. St. Petersburg, Florida: Southern Heritage Press, 2000
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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:  
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''Suwannee Valley Memories: Days Gone By - A Pictorial History of Suwannee, Hamilton, and Lafayette Counties''. St. Petersburg. Florida: Southern Heritage Press, n.d.
  
:''Suwannee Valley Memories: Days Gone By - A Pictorial History of Suwannee, Hamilton, and Lafayette Counties''. St. Petersburg. Florida: Southern Heritage Press, n.d.
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==== Maps  ====
  
==== Maps ====
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[[Image:Flsuwannee.png|400px|Flsuwannee.png]]
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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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==== Immigration ====
  
*[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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[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP44 NARA Ships Passenger Lists]
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These passenger lists cover:<br>
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'''1834 - 1897''' Immigration of Russians to the United States<br>
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'''1/12/1846 -12/31/1851''' Irish Famine<br>
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'''1850 - 1897''' Germans to the United States<br>
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'''1855 - 1900''' Italians to the United States
  
 
==== 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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*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|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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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/fl/obitsfl.htm Florida Obituaries]&nbsp;Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties USGenWeb Obituaries Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html U.S. Hidden Ancestors] Obituaries 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/fl/obitsfl.htm USGenWeb Obituaries Project] Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties
  
 
==== 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  ====
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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/search FamilySearch] — index
*Suwannee Valley Genealogical Society
 
  
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/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] - index ($)
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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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'''Suwannee Valley Genealogical Society'''<br> ''Mail'': P.O. Box 967<br> Live Oak, FL 32064-0967<br> ''Meetings'': 6135 Wiggins Road<br> Live Oak, FL 32606<br> 386 330-0110<br> E-Mail: [mailto:JinnieSVGS@windstream.net JinnieSVGS@windstream.net]<br> [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}}
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*[[Live Oak Florida Family History Center]]
 
*[[Live Oak Florida Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
 
 
*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]
 
  
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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  ===
  
 
<references />{{Florida|Florida}}  
 
<references />{{Florida|Florida}}  
  
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Latest revision as of 21:42, 9 February 2017

United States
Florida


Suwannee County

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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Suwannee County, Florida
Map
Map of Florida highlighting Suwannee County
Location in the state of Florida
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Facts
Founded December 21, 1858
County Seat Live Oak
Courthouse
FloridaSuwanneeCourthouse.jpg
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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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

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 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

Immigration

NARA Ships Passenger Lists These passenger lists cover:
1834 - 1897 Immigration of Russians to the United States
1/12/1846 -12/31/1851 Irish Famine
1850 - 1897 Germans to the United States
1855 - 1900 Italians to the United States

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.

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

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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Immigration

NARA Ships Passenger Lists These passenger lists cover:
1834 - 1897 Immigration of Russians to the United States
1/12/1846 -12/31/1851 Irish Famine
1850 - 1897 Germans to the United States
1855 - 1900 Italians to the United States

Military

Civil War
Korean War
Vietnam War

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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

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 Center 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).
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