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FLORIDA

 

United States

 

 

 

 

An Introduction

Gen-Tool Kit

Surnames

 

 

Our Ancestral Counties

Researching by Location

Internet Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Introduction

 

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     Florida  is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the north. It was the 27th state admitted to the United States. Much of the land mass of the state is a large peninsula with the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

     It is nicknamed the "Sunshine State" because of its generally warm climatesubtropical in the northern and central regions of the state, with a true tropical climate in the southern portion. The state has four large urban areas, a number of smaller industrial cities, and many small towns. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the state population was 18,328,340 in 2008, ranking Florida as the fourth most populous state in the U.S. Tallahassee is the state capital and Miami is the largest metro area. Residents of Florida are properly known as "Floridians".

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GENEALOGICAL ARCHIVES & LIBRARIES

Florida Dept of State Div of Library & Information Services, Bureau of Archives & Records Management

500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250; (850)245-6700, [EMAIL]
The Florida Department of Military Affairs, Historical Services Division, State Arsenal,
P.O. Box 1008, St. Augustine, Florida 32045

The Florida Department of Health, [EMAIL], Mailing address: Office of Vital Statistics, Attn: Customer Services, P.O. Box 210, Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042

 

HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES 

Florida State Genealogical Society, PO Box 10249, Tallahassee, FL 32302-2249

The Alma Clyde Field Library of Florida History , 435 Brevard Avenue, Historic Cocoa Village, 32922

(321) 690-1971 or (321) 690-0099

Florida Historical Society 1320 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935 (321) 254-9855; (321) 690-1971 or (321) 690-0099, [EMAIL]
St. Augustine Historical Society, 271 Charlotte Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Pensacola Historical Society, 405 South Adams Street, Pensacola, FL 32501
Polk County Historical and Genealogical Library, Old Courthouse Building, Main and Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32801
Miami-Dade County Library, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130
John C. Pace Library, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 32514
P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611

 

STATE LIBRARY

State Library, R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250;  850.245.6600

Source: State Library Web Sites

 

HISTORICAL PLACES

 

Alachua Baker Bay Bradford Brevard Broward Calhoun Charlotte Citrus Clay Collier Columbia Dade De Soto Dixie Duval Escambia Flagler Franklin Gadsden Glades Gulf Hamilton Hardee Hendry Hernando Highlands Hillsborough Holmes Indian River Jackson Jefferson Lake Lee Leon Levy Liberty Madison Manatee Marion Martin Monroe Nassau Okaloosa Okeechobee Orange Osceola Palm Beach Pasco Pinellas Polk Putnam Santa Rosa Sarasota Seminole St. Johns St. Lucie Sumter Suwannee Taylor Union Volusia Wakulla Walton Washington

Source: National Register of Historical Places

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surnames

 

 

The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

 

 

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

 

 

Pinnell

 

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

Bott;   Silar;   Siler

 

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

Additional information regarding these surnames may also be found at:

  Surname Locator Resources

 

 

Free Genealogy Surname

Search Help from Google

 

 

 

Use this free genealogy site to help you get the best genealogy searches from Google™ by using your family tree, for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or   "tricks"  

that    will   likely   improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google and the Internet to find ancestry information about this or any other Surname.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on this thumbnail map for a full-sized version.

 

Our Ancestral Counties

 

The following named counties are associated with the history of our DIRECT ancestors.   To select a specific ancestral county, click on the following link. Here you will find additional links to our county pages where you can obtain information about our family gen-sites, images of localities, and surnames of persons, in our database, who have lived in the selected county.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volusia County

 

 

Use this LINK to find out more about the locations listed above.

ANCESTRAL LOCATIONS

 

 

Where in the World

are My Ancestors?

 

Resources which enhance our knowledge of the places inhabited by our ancestors are almost as important as their names. The LINK

MAPS

GAZETTEERS

to the right will take you to Maps, Gazetteers,   and other helpful  resources  that will assist you in discovering Ancestral Locations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Researching 
by Location

 

Gazetteer of Places

County Research

(Genealogical)

County Research

(General Info.)

The links below may assist you with your research within the various places of this state.

Gazetteer

of Places

The following Links will take you to gazetteers that identify places within this U.S. State.  These resources feature profiles of cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions.  In addition this site contains maps, data and directions for a wide variety of physical, cultural and historic features.

 

Cities in Florida

Towns and villages in Florida

Places in Florida

Source: List of cities, towns, and villages in the U.S.

Florida Cities - profiles of 8,648 Florida cities, towns & neighborhoods

Florida Physical Features such as lakes, islands & steams

Florida Cultural Features such as schools, parks, hospitals & airports

Florida Civil Features such as Native Areas and Political Subdivisions

Search by Name, County, ZIP Code or Area Code

Source: US Cities & State Gazetteers

 

County Research

(Genealogical)

 

Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the County’s website.  Here you will find additional links to more information specific to that location.    The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects, at the national level, that were created to collect and disseminate data that goes beyond county and state lines.

 

 

 

 

ALACHUA

BAKER

BAY

BRADFORD

BREVARD

BROWARD

CALHOUN

CHARLOTTE

CITRUS

CLAY

COLLIER

COLUMBIA

DESOTO

DIXIE

DUVAL

ESCAMBIA

FLAGLER

FRANKLIN

GADSDEN

GILCHRIST

GLADES

GULF

HAMILTON

HARDEE

HENDRY

HERNANDO

HIGHLANDS

HILLSBOROUGH

HOLMES

INDIAN RIVER

JACKSON

JEFFERSON

LAFAYETTE

LAKE

LEE

LEON

LEVY

LIBERTY

MADISON

MANATEE

MARION

MARTIN

MIAMI-DADE

MONROE

NASSAU

OKALOOSA

OKEECHOBEE

ORANGE

OSCEOLA

PALM BEACH

PASCO

PINELLAS

POLK

PUTNAM

ST JOHNS

ST LUCIE

SANTA ROSA

SARASOTA

SEMINOLE

SUMTER

SUWANNEE

TAYLOR

UNION

VOLUSIA

WAKULLA

WALTON

WASHINGTON

 

 

County Research

(General)

 

Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based mostly on anonymous contributions. Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the Wikipedia article about the county.  Here you will find additional links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.

 

 

 

 

Alachua County

Baker County

Bay County

Bradford County

Brevard County

Broward County

Calhoun County

Charlotte County

Citrus County

Clay County

Collier County

Columbia County

DeSoto County

Dixie County

Duval County

Escambia County

Flagler County

Franklin County

Gadsden County

Gilchrist County

Glades County

Gulf County

Hamilton County

Hardee County

Hendry County

Hernando County

Highlands County

Hillsborough County

Holmes County

Indian River County

Jackson County

Jefferson County

Lafayette County

Lake County

Lee County

Leon County

Levy County

Liberty County

Madison County

Manatee County

Marion County

Martin County

Miami-Dade County

Monroe County

Nassau County

Okaloosa County

Okeechobee County

Orange County

Osceola County

Palm Beach County

Pasco County

Pinellas County

Polk County

Putnam County

Saint Johns County

Saint Lucie County

Santa Rosa County

Sarasota County

Seminole County

Sumter County

Suwannee County

Taylor County

Union County

Volusia County

Wakulla County

Walton County

Washington County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet
Resources

 

 

 

The Google search engine

 button  and following web

sites    may     provide    you

with additional information

to assist with your research

about   this   U. S.   State. 

 

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

 

 

·           Website & Webpages We Like

·           Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

·           Free Genealogy Search Help For Google

·           Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA

·           Genealogy Gateway

·           Ancestry.com (Reference Materials & Finding Aids)

·           Ancestry.com - Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

·           GenealogyLinks.net

·        Cyndi's List - United States Index

·        IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles & North America

·        Libweb - Libraries on the Web

·        50states.com - States and Capitals

·        RootsWeb Town Search 1.0

·        USA Resources at RootsWeb

·        StateGenSites - U.S. Genealogy Sites by State

·        The USGenWeb Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION SPECIFIC RESOURCES

·Florida - Wikipedia

·Florida (historical societies)

·Florida GenWeb Project

·Florida State Information (50 States.com)

·Cyndi’s List (Florida)

·Florida State Facts and Information

 

 

 

 

OUR GENEALOGY REFERENCE LIBRARY

 

 

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books that pertain to this U.S. State.   Here you will find books about the history and records of this State, as well as its counties and other localities such as towns and churches.   The collection also contains research works about State military units and personnel during America’s wars.  In addition, there are resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who settled in this State.

 

U.S.A. Locations Library - States, Counties, & Localities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

 

 

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Snail Mail:

Fred
889 Dante Ct.
Mantua, NJ 08051

USA

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Pony Express:

Tom
27 Christopher Dr.
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Canada