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Guide to '''Hamilton 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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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[Florida]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[Hamilton_County,_Florida|Hamilton County]]''
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Hamilton County, Florida Record Dates  ====
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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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" | [[Hamilton County, Florida Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hamilton County, Florida Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.hamiltoncountyflorida.com/ Hamilton County Courthouse]<br>207 NE 1st Street<br>Jasper, FL 32052<br>Phone: 904.792.1288  
 
[http://www.hamiltoncountyflorida.com/ Hamilton County Courthouse]<br>207 NE 1st Street<br>Jasper, FL 32052<br>Phone: 904.792.1288  
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County Judge has marriage and probate records.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1881 <br>and land records from 1837. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hamilton County, Florida Page 134 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Judge has marriage and probate records.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1881 <br>and land records from 1837. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hamilton County, Florida Page 134 {{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  ====
  
'''1827--'''Hamilton County was created 26 December 1827&nbsp;from [[Jefferson County, Florida|Jefferson]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Jasper <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1827--'''Hamilton County was created 26 December 1827&nbsp;from [[Jefferson County, Florida Genealogy|Jefferson]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Jasper <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for Alexander Hamilton, first United States Secretary of the Treasury. The County Seat is Jasper and the county was created 1827.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Hamilton County, Florida Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/fla/hamilton/ accessed 04/24/2017.</ref> The County is located in the North central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Hamilton County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_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  ====
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'''1836''' -- Courthouse may have been destroyed by a tornado prior to 1836.<br>
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'''1929 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
  
'''1929 '''-- 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:  
  
 
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
 
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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<center>[[Columbia County, Florida Genealogy|Columbia]]{{•}} [[Echols County, Georgia Genealogy|Echols County, Georgia]]<br> [[Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy|Lowndes County, Georgia]]{{•}} [[Madison County, Florida Genealogy|Madison]]{{•}} [[Suwannee County, Florida Genealogy|Suwannee]]</center> <center>{{FLHamilton County Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{FL Cemeteries Intro| Hamilton}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Hamilton, 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=339&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.lhtornow.com/flgw/hamilton/cemeteries.html FLGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/hamilton/cemetery.html FLGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/hamilton.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|532909|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Hamilton%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=339 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=Hamilton# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8565&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=22&stateAbbv=&stateName= Hamilton County Cemeteries]
  
*[[Brooks County, Georgia|Brooks County, Georgia]]  
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Hamilton-county-florida-cemetery-records.htm Hamilton Florida Cemetery Records]
*[[Clinch County, Georgia|Clinch County, Georgia]]
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*[[Columbia County, Florida|Columbia]]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[Florida Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
*[[Echols County, Georgia|Echols County, Georgia]]
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*[[Lowndes County, Georgia|Lowndes County, Georgia]]
 
*[[Madison County, Florida|Madison]]  
 
*[[Suwannee County, Florida|Suwannee]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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The following web site may have additional information on Hamilton County cemeteries.
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net] Florida cemetery records
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Florida}}  
 
{{Census|Florida}}  
  
The {{RecordSearch|1457854|1885 Florida State Population Census}} includes sex, age, relationship, occupation, place of birth of each family member and parents. Also census for agriculture, manufacture and mortality.  
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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|1885 FamilySearch}} Florida State Population Census  
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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}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{FL History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Flhamilton.png|400px|Flhamilton.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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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/hamilton/military.html Hamilton County Military Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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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*'''1885-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1913411|Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1955}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== World War II =====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/hamilton/ww2honrolist.html Hamilton 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/hamilton/koreanwar.html Hamilton County Korean War Casualties]
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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|Hamilton}}
  
 
==== 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<br>  ==
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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 Records  =====
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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
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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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=== Societies and Libraries<br>  ===
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'''Hamilton County Hist. Museum Soc., Inc.'''<br>PO Box 929<br>Jasper 32052<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flhchms/ Website]<br><br>
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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]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Websites ===
  
*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Hamilton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/hamilton-county/ Hamilton 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+Hamilton|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flhamilt/hamilton.html Hamilton County FLGenWeb Project], a member of The[http://www.flgenweb.org/ FLGenWeb Project], an affiliate of The [http://www.usgenweb.org USGenWeb Project].  
 
*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flhamilt/hamilton.html Hamilton County FLGenWeb Project], a member of The[http://www.flgenweb.org/ FLGenWeb Project], an affiliate of The [http://www.usgenweb.org USGenWeb Project].  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Hamilton/ Hamilton County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Hamilton/ Hamilton County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.fl-genweb.org/hamilton/ Hamilton County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
 
*[http://www.fl-genweb.org/hamilton/ Hamilton County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/hamilton.htm Hamilton County, USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/hamilton/ Hamilton County, Florida Genealogy Trails]
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*[https://ldsgenealogy.com/FL/Hamilton-County.htm Hamilton County FL Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references />{{Florida|Florida}}  
 
<references />{{Florida|Florida}}  
  
 
[[Category:Hamilton_County,_Florida]]
 
[[Category:Hamilton_County,_Florida]]

Latest revision as of 19:59, 23 August 2017

United States
Florida
Hamilton County

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

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Hamilton County, Florida
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Founded December 26, 1827
County Seat Jasper
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County Information

Hamilton County, Florida Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1824 1830 1836 1830

County Courthouse

Hamilton County Courthouse
207 NE 1st Street
Jasper, FL 32052
Phone: 904.792.1288

County Judge has marriage and probate records.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1881
and land records from 1837. [2]

History

Parent County

1827--Hamilton County was created 26 December 1827 from Jefferson County.
County seat: Jasper [3]

Description

The county was named for Alexander Hamilton, first United States Secretary of the Treasury. The County Seat is Jasper and the county was created 1827.[4] The County is located in the North central area of the state.[5]

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

1836 -- Courthouse may have been destroyed by a tornado prior to 1836.
1929 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.



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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Columbia • Echols County, Georgia
Lowndes County, Georgia • Madison • Suwannee

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Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Hamilton, 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 site may have additional information on Hamilton County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing Hamilton 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 1885 FamilySearch Florida State Population Census
  • 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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Hamilton 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

Flhamilton.png

Military

Civil War
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War

Newspapers

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

Probate

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

Societies and Libraries

Hamilton County Hist. Museum Soc., Inc.
PO Box 929
Jasper 32052
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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), Hamilton County, Florida Page 134 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. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Hamilton County, Florida Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/fla/hamilton/ accessed 04/24/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Hamilton County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_County,_Florida 04/24/2017.