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Florida, Military Discharge Records, ca.1837 - ca.1970
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Florida, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Military Discharge Records
Collection years ca.1837-ca.1970
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of military discharge records for counties in the state of Florida ranging approximately from 1837 to 1970. More records may be added as they become available. Counties represented in the records are:

  • Baker,1917-45
  • Bay,1919
  • Bradford,1918
  • Brevard,1919-44
  • Citrus,1919-43
  • Clay,1917-44
  • Miami-Dade,
  • DeSoto,1919-43

  • Dixie,1918-46
  • Franklin,1918-19
  • Gadsden,1918-46
  • Gilchrist,1917-20
  • Hamilton,1918-44
  • Hernando,1917-44
  • Hillsborough,1919-21
  • Holmes,1919-46

  • Jackson,1916-19
  • Jefferson,1918-36
  • Lake,
  • Leon,1918-29
  • Levy,19-44
  • Madison,18-44
  • Manatee,1917-20
  • Nassau,1918-48

  • Orange,1919-34
  • Pasco,1919-29
  • Pinellas,1919-42
  • Sumter,1919-50
  • Suwannee,1917-18
  • Taylor,1919-45
  • Union,1922-47
  • Wakulla,1920-42
  • Walton,1919-48

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Born
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Date and place of discharge
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • Rank
  • Military Unit
  • Marital Status

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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