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Guide to '''Calhoun 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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{{Click|Image:FL_ORP.png|Florida Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Calhoun County
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://sites.google.com/a/flgenweb.net/calhoun/ Calhoun County FLGenWeb]'''</center>
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| founded year = 1838
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| founded date = January 26
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| seat wl = Blountstown
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== County Courthouse ==
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=== County Information ===
  
== History  ==
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==== Calhoun 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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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Florida Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Calhoun County, Florida Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Florida Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1862
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1862
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1877
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.calhounclerk.com/ Calhoun County Courthouse]<br>425 E Central Avenue <br>Blountstown, FL 32424-2242<br>Phone: 850.674.4545&nbsp;<br><br>County Judge has marriage and probate records<br>County Clerk has divorce, court and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, Florida. Page 133 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1838--'''Calhoun County&nbsp; was created 26 January 1838&nbsp;from [[Franklin County, Florida|Franklin]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Blountstown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1838--'''Calhoun County&nbsp; was created 26 January 1838&nbsp;from [[Franklin County, Florida Genealogy|Franklin]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Blountstown <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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Named for John C. Calhoun, member of the United States Senate from [[South Carolina Genealogy|South Carolina]] and the seventh U.S. vice president, serving under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson.
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for John C. Calhoun, member of the United States Senate from South Carolina and the seventh U.S. vice president, serving under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. The County Seat is Blountstown and the county was created January 26, 1838. The County is located in the Northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Calhoun County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calhoun_County,_Florida 04/24/2017.</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  ====
  
-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
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<br> For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Burned_Counties_Research https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Burned_Counties_Research] <br>
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Burned Counties, by Michael John Neill]
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Altha
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bay County, Florida|Bay]]  
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[[Bay County, Florida Genealogy|Bay]]{{•}}[[Gadsden County, Florida Genealogy|Gadsden]]{{•}}[[Gulf County, Florida Genealogy|Gulf]]{{•}}[[Jackson County, Florida Genealogy|Jackson&nbsp;]]  
*[[Gadsden County, Florida|Gadsden]]  
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<center>{{FLCalhoun County Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Gulf County, Florida|Gulf]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Jackson County, Florida|Jackson&nbsp;]]
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==== African American  ====
  
== Resources ==
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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
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{FL Cemeteries Intro| Calhoun}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Calhoun, Florida''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=11&GScnty=322&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flcalhou/cemetery.htm FLGenWeb] 
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/calhoun/cemetery.html FLGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/calhoun.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|1086389|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Calhoun%2C+Florida+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=322 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Florida&county=Calhoun# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8391&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=25&stateAbbv=&stateName= Calhoun County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Calhoun-county-florida-cemetery-records.htm Calhoun Florida Cemetery Records]
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The following web sites may have additional information on Calhoun  County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net] Florida cemetery records
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
The 1885 Florida State Population Census includes sex, age, relationship, occupation, place of birth of each family member and parents. Also census for agriculture, and mortality.
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{{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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*'''1885''' {{RecordSearch|1457854| FamilySearch}} Florida State Population Census includes sex, age, relationship, occupation, place of birth of each family member and parents. Also census for agriculture and mortality.
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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  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{FL Land}}
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/land/nara0233.txt Florida Territorial Land Records]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{FL History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Flcalhoun.png|400px|Flcalhoun.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]
  
 
==== 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://www.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://www.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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/fla/FLA1883Pensioners.htm#CALHOUN Calhoun County Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1885-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1913411|Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1955}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images only
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===== World War I =====
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/calhoun/military/1917drf1.txt Calhoun County, Florida - Civilian Draft Registration, Surnames A-L] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/calhoun/military/1917drf2.txt Calhoun County, Florida - Civilian Draft Registration, Surnames M-Z] (USGenWeb Archives)
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===== World War II =====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/calhoun/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli156gmt.txt Calhoun County Army Enlistees, Names ADAIR - WILLIS] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/calhoun/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli155gmt.txt Calhoun County Army Enlistees, Names MADDEN - YOUNG] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/calhoun/military/memorial.txt Names on War Memorial Monument, Calhoun County, Florida] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/calhoun/WWIIRollDead-Missing.htm Calhoun County World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] (Genealogy Trails)
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===== Korean War =====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/calhoun/koreanwarcasualties.html Calhoun County Korean War Casualties] (Genealogy Trails)
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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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/calhoun/vietnamwar.html Calhoun County Vietnam War Casualties] (Genealogy Trails)
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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|Calhoun}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library]
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/fl/obitsfl.htm Florida Obituaries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties -&nbsp; USGenWeb Obituaries Project
  
 
==== 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  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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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://www.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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1900 - 1921''' - {{RecordSearch|1674803| Florida, Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1877 - 1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1946805| Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998}} at [https://www.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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] $
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1837 - 1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1674804| Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1830 - 1993''' - {{RecordSearch|1803936| Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1830 - 1957''' - {{RecordSearch|2397260| Florida, County Marriages, 1830-1957}} at [https://www.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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]
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=== 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  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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=== Websites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/calhoun-county/ Calhoun 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]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/calhoun.htm Calhoun County, USGenWeb Archives]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3AUnited%20%2Bsubject%3AStates%2C%20%2Bsubject%3AFlorida%2C%20%2Bsubject%3ACalhoun FamilySearch Catalog]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Calhoun/ Calhoun County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[https://sites.google.com/a/flgenweb.net/calhoun/ Calhoun County, FLGenWeb Project]
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*[http://fl-genweb.net/archives/calhoun/index.html Calhoun County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/calhoun/ Calhoun County, Florida Genealogy Trails]
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*[https://ldsgenealogy.com/FL/Calhoun-County.htm Calhoun County FL Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== References ===
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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<references />{{Florida|Florida}}
*&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192189&subject_disp=Florida%2C+Calhoun&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
  
== References  ==
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[[Category:Florida Counties]] [[Category:Calhoun_County,_Florida]]
<references/>
 
[[Category:Calhoun_County,_Florida]]
 

Latest revision as of 19:33, 23 August 2017

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Calhoun County

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

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County Information

Calhoun County, Florida Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1862 1830 1862 1877

County Courthouse

Calhoun County Courthouse
425 E Central Avenue
Blountstown, FL 32424-2242
Phone: 850.674.4545 

County Judge has marriage and probate records
County Clerk has divorce, court and land records[2]

History

Parent County

1838--Calhoun County  was created 26 January 1838 from Franklin County.
County seat: Blountstown [3]

Named for John C. Calhoun, member of the United States Senate from South Carolina and the seventh U.S. vice president, serving under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson.

Description

The county was named for John C. Calhoun, member of the United States Senate from South Carolina and the seventh U.S. vice president, serving under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. The County Seat is Blountstown and the county was created January 26, 1838. The County is located in the Northwest area of the state.[4]

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

Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.


For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Altha

Neighboring Counties

Bay • Gadsden • Gulf • Jackson 

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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Calhoun, Florida online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Florida Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites may have additional information on Calhoun County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing Calhoun County, Florida Genealogy census records online, see: Florida Census.

  • 1783 Spanish Census USGenWeb
  • 1821 Census/Tax List Index USGenWeb
  • 1823 Census/Tax List Index USGenWeb
  • 1880 Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos USGenWeb
  • 1885 FamilySearch Florida State Population Census includes sex, age, relationship, occupation, place of birth of each family member and parents. Also census for agriculture and mortality.
  • Federal Census Information from National Archives USGenWeb
  • State Census Information from Florida State Archives USGenWeb
  • Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service USGenWeb

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

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 Calhoun 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

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Military

Civil War
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

  • Florida Obituaries  -  Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties -  USGenWeb Obituaries Project

Probate

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

  • 1784 – 1990 FamilySearch Florida Probate Records 1784-1990
  • 1810 – 1974 Ancestry.com $ Florida Wills and Probate Records 1810-1974

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

Societies and Libraries

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.

Websites

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), Calhoun County, Florida. Page 133 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).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Calhoun County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calhoun_County,_Florida 04/24/2017.