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Guide to '''Nassau 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 = 1824
 
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| founded date = December 29
 
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[Florida]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[Nassau_County,_Florida|Nassau County]]''  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Nassau 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" | '''[[Nassau County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nassau County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nassau County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nassau County, Florida Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Nassau County, Florida Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nassau County, Florida Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.nassaucountyfl.com/ Nassau County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 456<br>Fernandina Beach, FL 32034<br>Phone: 904.321.5700&nbsp;  
 
[http://www.nassaucountyfl.com/ Nassau County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 456<br>Fernandina Beach, FL 32034<br>Phone: 904.321.5700&nbsp;  
  
<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from&nbsp;1800’s. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nassau County, Florida Page 136 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from&nbsp;1800’s. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nassau County, Florida Page 136 {{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  ====
  
'''1824--'''Nassau County was created 29 December 1824&nbsp;from [[Duval County, Florida|Duval]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Fernandina Beach <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1824--'''Nassau County was created 29 December 1824&nbsp;from [[Duval County, Florida Genealogy|Duval]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Fernandina Beach <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 the Duchy of Nassau in Germany. The county seat is Fernandina Beach and the county was created December 29, 1824. The County is located in the Northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Nassau County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nassau_County,_Florida 04/25/2017.</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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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  ====
  
*[[Baker County, Florida|Baker]]  
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*[[Baker County, Florida Genealogy|Baker]]  
*[[Camden County, Georgia|Camden County, Georgia]]  
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*[[Camden County, Georgia Genealogy|Camden County, Georgia]]  
*[[Charlton County, Georgia|Charlton County, Georgia]]  
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*[[Charlton County, Georgia Genealogy|Charlton County, Georgia]]  
*[[Duval County, Florida|Duval]]
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*[[Duval County, Florida Genealogy|Duval]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/FL/Florida.html Florida African American Griots Project]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/FL/Florida.html USGenWeb] Florida African American Griots Project  
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://aigensoc.org/cemetery.asp#clist Nassau County Cemetery Burials] - burials for about 60 cemeteries collected by the Amelia Island Genealogical&nbsp;Society
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{{FL Cemeteries Intro| Nassau}}
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/florida.htm Florida Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net] - Florida cemetery records by County  
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*[http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/listcem.asp#FL Veterans Administration National Cemeteries] - Florida National Cemeteries  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=12947 Bosquebello Cemetery, Fernandina Beach] BillionGraves
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Nassau, 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=360&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.aigensoc.org/cemeteryRecords.php FLGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/nassau/cemetery.html FLGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/nassau.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|559309|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Nassau%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=360 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=Nassau# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8754&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=18&stateAbbv=&stateName= Nassau County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Nassau-county-florida-cemetery-records.htm Nassau Florida Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[Florida Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web site may have additional information on Nassau County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net] Florida cemetery records
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
{{Census|Florida}}
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{{Census|Florida}}  
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1783.txt 1783 Spanish Census]&nbsp; -&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; -&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; -&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; -&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]
*{{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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*Federal Census Information from National Archives [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/federal.txt USGenWeb]
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/federal.txt Federal Census Information from National Archives]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*State Census Information from Florida State Archives [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/statefla.txt USGenWeb]
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/statefla.txt State Census Information from Florida State Archives]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/pencensus.txt USGenWeb]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/pencensus.txt Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
  
 
==== 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]  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{FL History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif 1870 Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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[[Image:Flnassau.png|400px|Flnassau.png]]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif 1882 Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/index.htm Exploring Florida, FCIT Maps, University of South Florida]
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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/nassau/military.html Nassau 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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*Civil War Pension Index for Nassau County [http://aigensoc.org/civil_war.asp Amelia Island Genealogical Society]
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*Civil War Muster Records for Nassau County [http://aigensoc.org/CSA_Muster.asp Amelia Island Genealogical Society] 
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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#NASSAU Nassau County Pensioners on the Rolls 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/nassau/military/1917a-g.txt Nassau County Civilian Draft Registration, Surnames A-G] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/nassau/military/1917h-n.txt Nassau County Civilian Draft Registration, Surnames H-N] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/nassau/military/1917o-z.txt Nassau County Civilian Draft Registration, Surnames O-Z] (USGenWeb Archives)
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===== World War II =====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/nassau/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli413gmt.txt Nassau County World War II Army Enlistees, Names Adler - King] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/nassau/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli414gmt.txt Nassau County World War II Army Enlistees, Names Knight - Youngblood] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/nassau/ww2honorlist.html Nassau County World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] (Genealogy Trails)
  
*[http://aigensoc.org/civil_war.asp Civil War Pension Index for Nassau County] - via the Amelia Island Genealogical Society
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===== Korean War =====
*[http://aigensoc.org/CSA_Muster.asp Civial War Muster Records for Nassau County] - via the Amelia Island Genealogical Society
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/nassau/koreanwar.html Nassau County Korean War Casualties] (Genealogy Trails)
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/militarystate.html Florida State Military Files&nbsp;] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict [http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ distantcousin.com]  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/pensions/ Pension Transcriptions]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Florida state pension records from various wars&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Pension Project
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*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict]
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===== Vietnam War =====
*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/nassau/vietnamwar.html Nassau 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  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library]
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{{FL Newspaper abstracts|Nassau}}
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*Early Florida Newspapers [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt Florida State Library]
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.aigensoc.org/obituary.asp Nassau County Obituaries] - various years between 1879 - 1949; transcribed by the Amelia Island Genealogical Society. <br>
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*'''1879 - 1949''' Nassau County Obituaries [http://www.aigensoc.org/obituary.asp Amelia Island Genealogical Society]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/fl/obitsfl.htm Florida Obituaries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties -&nbsp; USGenWeb Obituaries Project<br>
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*Florida Obituaries [http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/fl/obitsfl.htm USGenWeb Obituaries Project]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html U.S. Hidden Ancestors] Obituaries
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==== Probate  ====
  
==== Probate ====
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{{FL Probate Intro}}
  
*[http://aigensoc.org/will.asp Index to Nassau County wills, 1870-1908] - via the Amelia Island Genealogical Society
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1784 – 1990''' Florida Probate Records {{RecordSearch|2046765| FamilySearch}}
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*'''1810 – 1974''' Florida Wills and Probate Records [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8993 Ancestry.com $]
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*'''1870-1908''' Index to Nassau County wills [http://aigensoc.org/will.asp Amelia Island Genealogical Society]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{FL Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.aigensoc.org/marriage.asp Nassau County Marriages, 1868-1894] - abstracted by the Amelia Island Genealogical Society. Can search by bride or groom's name.  
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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] - index $
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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 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| FamilySearch}} Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001
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*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]<br>
 
*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]<br>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Amelia Island Genealogical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 6005<br> Fernandina Beach, Florida 32035-6005<br> E-mail General Inquiry: [mailto:info@aigensoc.org info@aigensoc.org]<br> [http://www.http://aigensoc.org/ Website]<br> If you've ever wanted to sit down with an AIGS member and get some direction to help solve genealogy questions that have come up in your research, now's your chance. An AIGS member will be available the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, unless otherwise noted, in the Genealogy section of the Fernandina Beach Library from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
*[http://aigensoc.org/aigs/index.asp Amelia Island Genealogical Society] - genealogy for Nassau county
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-FL-001.html Florida State Historical Societies]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Listing by County
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhc/frameset_fhc.asp Florida Family History Centers]
 
*[http://www.myfloridahistory.org/ Florida Historical Society]
 
*[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 ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/nassau-county/ Nassau 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]
 
*[http://sites.google.com/a/flgenweb.net/nassau/ Nassau County FLGenWeb] - free genealogical resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://sites.google.com/a/flgenweb.net/nassau/ Nassau County FLGenWeb] - free genealogical resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
*[http://aigensoc.org/ Nassau County, Florida Genealogy &amp; History]<br>
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*[http://aigensoc.org/ Nassau County, Florida Genealogy &amp; History]
 
*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]  
 
*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]  
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/nassau.htm Nassau County, Florida, USGenWeb Archives]
*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Nassau|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Nassau|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Nassau/ Nassau County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Nassau/ Nassau County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://www.aigensoc.org/started.asp Nassau County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
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*[http://fl-genweb.org/nassau/ Nassau County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/nassau/ Nassau County, Florida Genealogy Trails]
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*[https://ldsgenealogy.com/FL/Nassau-County.htm Nassau County FL Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
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Latest revision as of 20:41, 23 August 2017

United States
Florida
Nassau County

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

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Nassau County, Florida
Map
Map of Florida highlighting Nassau County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the U.S. highlighting Florida
Location of Florida in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 29, 1824
County Seat Fernandina
Courthouse
Florida Nassau Courthouse.jpg
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County Information

Nassau County, Florida Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1867 1830 1840 1873

County Courthouse

Nassau County Courthouse
PO Box 456
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904.321.5700 


Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1800’s. [2]

History

Parent County

1824--Nassau County was created 29 December 1824 from Duval County.
County seat: Fernandina Beach [3]

Description

The county was named for the Duchy of Nassau in Germany. The county seat is Fernandina Beach and the county was created December 29, 1824. The County is located in the Northeast 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

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Amelia Island, a Sea Island that stretches along the east cost from South Carolina to Florida. It's county seat is Fernandina Beach, which is located on this island.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Nassau, 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 Nassau County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing Nassau 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
  • 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

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 Nassau 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

Flnassau.png

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 Nassau County, Florida Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

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

Amelia Island Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 6005
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32035-6005
E-mail General Inquiry: info@aigensoc.org
Website
If you've ever wanted to sit down with an AIGS member and get some direction to help solve genealogy questions that have come up in your research, now's your chance. An AIGS member will be available the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, unless otherwise noted, in the Genealogy section of the Fernandina Beach Library from 6 to 8 p.m.


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), Nassau County, Florida Page 136 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, "Nassau County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nassau_County,_Florida 04/25/2017.