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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>
 
{{Click|Image:FL_ORP.png|Florida Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Nassau County
 
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| state = Florida
 
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| founded year = 1824
 
| founded date = December 29
 
| seat = [[Fernandina, Florida|Fernandina]]
 
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=== County Information  ===
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Guide to '''Nassau County, Florida ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
==== Nassau County, Florida Record Dates  ====
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|county seat= Fernandina
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|parent county= [[Duval County, Florida Genealogy|Duval]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Baker County, Florida Genealogy|Baker]]
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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The county was named for the Duchy of Nassau in Germany. 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 wikipedia] 04/25/2017.</ref>
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{FL Courthouse Intro|Nassau}}
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'''Nassau County Courthouse'''<br>PO Box 456<br>Fernandina Beach, FL 32034<br>Phone: 904-321-5700<br>[http://www.nassaucountyfl.com/ Nassau County Website]<br><br>
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1800’s. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Nassau County, Florida Record Dates  ===
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{{FL Record Dates Intro|Nassau}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nassau County, Florida . Page 133-137 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 143-145.</ref></center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nassau County, Florida Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 
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| colspan="7" | <center>*Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1899. General compliance by 1920.</center>
 
| colspan="7" | <center>*Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1899. General compliance by 1920.</center>
 
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=== Record Loss ===
=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.nassaucountyfl.com/ Nassau County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 456<br>Fernandina Beach, FL 32034<br>Phone: 904.321.5700&nbsp;
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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  ===
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''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>
 
 
 
==== 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.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Nassau County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nassau_County,_Florida 04/25/2017.</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
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  ====
 
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
=== Places / Localities  ===
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{FL Boundary Changes Intro|Nassau}}
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*'''1824--'''Nassau County was created 29 December 1824 from [[Duval County, Florida Genealogy|Duval]] County.<br>''
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*'''County seat:''' Fernandina<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Interactive Map of Florida County Formation History] (1821-1997) - animated maps illustrating Florida county boundary changes
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*[https://digital.newberry.org/ahcb/documents/FL_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Florida Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{FL Populated Places Intro|Nassau}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs,
 
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visit [https://florida.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,089,c,nassau.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Nassau County, Florida," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nassau_County,_Florida wikipedia] accessed 30 January 2019.</ref>
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs,  
 
visit [https://florida.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,089,c,nassau.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Nassau County, Florida," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nassau_County,_Florida, accessed 30 January 2019.</ref>
 
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{FL Historical Timeline Intro|Nassau}}
  
*[[Baker County, Florida Genealogy|Baker]]
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== Resources ==
*[[Camden County, Georgia Genealogy|Camden County, Georgia]]
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{{FL Resources Intro|Nassau}}
*[[Charlton County, Georgia Genealogy|Charlton County, Georgia]]
 
*[[Duval County, Florida Genealogy|Duval]]
 
  
=== Resources  ===
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{FL Bible Intro|Nassau}}
  
==== African American ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{FL Biographies Intro|Nassau}}
  
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~aagriots/FL/Florida.html USGenWeb] Florida African American Griots Project
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Genealogy
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{{FL Business Records Intro|Nassau}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
 
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{{FL Cemeteries Intro|Nassau}}
{{FL Cemeteries Intro| Nassau}}
 
  
 
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
 
*[http://www.aigensoc.org/cemeteryRecords.php FLGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.aigensoc.org/cemeteryRecords.php FLGenWeb]
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/nassau/cemetery.html FLGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/nassau/cemetery.html FLGenWeb Archives]
 
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/nassau.htm Tombstone Project]
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/nassau.htm Tombstone Project]  
 
 
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
*[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>
 
| 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}}
 
*{{FHL|559309|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
 
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Nassau%2C+Florida+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
 
*[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>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Florida/Nassau-County?id=county_360 Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Florida/Nassau-County?id=county_360 Findagrave.com]
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8754&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=18&stateAbbv=&stateName= Nassau County Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8754&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=18&stateAbbv=&stateName= Nassau County Cemeteries]
 
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Nassau-county-florida-cemetery-records.htm Nassau Florida Cemetery Records]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Nassau-county-florida-cemetery-records.htm Nassau Florida Cemetery Records]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395623&reqParentsLabel=Nassau%2C%20Florida%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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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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*[http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net] Florida cemetery records
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net] Florida cemetery records
  
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=== Census Records ===
  
{{Census|Florida}}  
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nassau_County,_Florida#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]     
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|1830 |1511
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|1840 |1892  
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|1850 |2164
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|1860 |3644
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|1870 |4247
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|1880 |6635
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|1890 |8294 
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|1900 |9654
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|1910 |10525
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|1920 |11340
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|1930 |9375    
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|1940 |10826
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|1950 |12811
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|1960 |17189
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|1970 |20626
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|1980 |32894
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|1990 |43941
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|2000 |57663
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|2010 |73314
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*'''1783''' Spanish Census [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1783.txt USGenWeb]  
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{{FL Census Intro|Nassau}}
*'''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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*'''1783''' - Spanish Census [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1783.txt USGenWeb]
*'''1880''' Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1880afri.txt USGenWeb]
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*'''1821''' - Census/Tax List Index [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1821west.txt USGenWeb]
*Federal Census Information from National Archives [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/federal.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|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. - [[Florida State Census, 1885 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1935''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30022/1935-florida-state-census?s=275764761 1935 Florida State Census] at [https://www.myheritage.com/research MyHeritage] - index ($))
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*Federal Census Information from National Archives [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/federal.txt USGenWeb]
 
*State Census Information from Florida State Archives [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/statefla.txt USGenWeb]
 
*State Census Information from Florida State Archives [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/statefla.txt USGenWeb]
*Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/pencensus.txt USGenWeb]  
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*Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/pencensus.txt USGenWeb]
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=== Church Records ===
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{{FL Church Intro|Nassau}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395623&reqParentsLabel=Nassau%2C%20Florida%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
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=== Court Records ===
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{{FL Court Intro|Nassau}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{FL Directories Intro|Nassau}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{FL Emigration Intro|Nassau}}
  
==== Church  ====
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*[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP44 NARA Ships Passenger Lists]. 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
  
{{FL Church Intro}}  
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{FL Ethnic Groups Intro|Nassau}}
  
==== Court  ====
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'''''African American'''''<br>
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~aagriots/FL/Florida.html USGenWeb] Florida African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Genealogy
  
==== Immigration ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{FL Funeral Homes Intro|Nassau}}
  
[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP44 NARA Ships Passenger Lists]
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=== Genealogies  ===
These passenger lists cover:<br>
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{{FL Genealogies Intro|Nassau}}
'''1834 - 1897''' Immigration of Russians to the United States<br>
 
'''1/12/1846 -12/31/1851''' Irish Famine<br>
 
'''1850 - 1897''' Germans to the United States<br>
 
'''1855 - 1900''' Italians to the United States
 
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{FL Guardianship Intro|Nassau}}
  
{{FL Land}}  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{FL Land Intro|Nassau}}
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/land/nara0233.txt Florida Territorial Land Records]  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/land/nara0233.txt Florida Territorial Land Records]
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{FL Histories Intro|Nassau}}
  
{{FL History}}  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{FL Maps Intro|Nassau}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{FL Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{FL Nassau County}}}}
{{FL Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{FL Nassau County}}}}  
 
  
*'''1821-1997''' [http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Maps of Florida]  
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*'''1821-1997''' - [http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Maps of Florida]
*'''1870''' Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif USGenWeb]
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*'''1870''' - Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif USGenWeb]
*'''1882''' Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif USGenWeb]
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*'''1882''' - Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif USGenWeb]
 
*Exploring Florida, FCIT Maps [http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/index.htm University of South Florida]
 
*Exploring Florida, FCIT Maps [http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/index.htm University of South Florida]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395623&reqParentsLabel=Nassau%2C%20Florida%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{FL Migration Intro|Nassau}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{FL Military Intro|Nassau}}
  
==== Military  ====
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/nassau/military.html Nassau County Military Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/nassau/military.html Nassau County Military Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
*Florida State Military Files [http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/militarystate.html USGenWeb]  
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*Florida State Military Files [http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/militarystate.html USGenWeb]
*Florida state pension records from various wars [http://usgwarchives.net/pensions/ Pension Transcriptions USGenWeb]  
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*Florida state pension records from various wars [http://usgwarchives.net/pensions/ Pension Transcriptions USGenWeb]
  
===== Civil War =====
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'''''Civil War'''''<br>
 
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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] - [[Florida Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''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] - [[Florida Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''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] (free)
*'''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] (free)
*'''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)
 
 
*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/fla/FLA1883Pensioners.htm#NASSAU Nassau County Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/fla/FLA1883Pensioners.htm#NASSAU Nassau County Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
*'''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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*'''1885-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1913411|Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1955}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*Civil War Pension Index for Nassau County at [https://aigensoc.org/index.php Amelia Island Genealogical Society]. The [https://aigensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=51 Data Sets] page describes their online collection and provides additional links.  Select Civil War Pension in the [https://aigensoc.org/cstm_flNassau.php Record Type] dropdown list, then add criteria in the search fields.  
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*Civil War Pension Index for Nassau County at [https://aigensoc.org/index.php Amelia Island Genealogical Society]. The [https://aigensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=51 Data Sets] page describes their online collection and provides additional links.  Select Civil War Pension in the [https://aigensoc.org/cstm_flNassau.php Record Type] dropdown list, then add criteria in the search fields.
*Civil War Muster Records for Nassau County at [https://aigensoc.org/index.php Amelia Island Genealogical Society]. The [https://aigensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=51 Data Sets] page describes their online collection and provides additional links.  Select CSA Muster in the [https://aigensoc.org/cstm_flNassau.php Record Type] dropdown list, then add criteria in the search fields.  
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*Civil War Muster Records for Nassau County at [https://aigensoc.org/index.php Amelia Island Genealogical Society]. The [https://aigensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=51 Data Sets] page describes their online collection and provides additional links.  Select CSA Muster in the [https://aigensoc.org/cstm_flNassau.php Record Type] dropdown list, then add criteria in the search fields.
  
===== World War I =====
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
*'''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/1917a-g.txt Nassau County Civilian Draft Registration, Surnames A-G] (USGenWeb Archives)
*'''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/1917h-n.txt Nassau County Civilian Draft Registration, Surnames H-N] (USGenWeb Archives)
*'''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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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/nassau/military/1917o-z.txt Nassau County Civilian Draft Registration, Surnames O-Z] (USGenWeb Archives)
*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|3010015|Florida, World War I Navy Card Roster, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1917-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|3010015|Florida, World War I Navy Card Roster, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Florida, World War I Navy card roster - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
===== World War II =====
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'''''World War II'''''<br>
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2695955|Florida, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Florida, World War II Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/nassau/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli413gmt.txt Nassau County World War II Army Enlistees, Names Adler - King] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/nassau/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli413gmt.txt Nassau County World War II Army Enlistees, Names Adler - King] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/nassau/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli414gmt.txt Nassau County World War II Army Enlistees, Names Knight - Youngblood] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/nassau/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli414gmt.txt Nassau County World War II Army Enlistees, Names Knight - Youngblood] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[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://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)
  
===== Korean War =====
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'''''Korean War'''''<br>
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/nassau/koreanwar.html Nassau County Korean War Casualties] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/nassau/koreanwar.html Nassau County Korean War Casualties] (Genealogy Trails)
*Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict [http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ distantcousin.com]  
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*Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict [https://web.archive.org/web/20160327125541/http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ distantcousin.com]
  
===== Vietnam War =====
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'''''Vietnam War'''''<br>
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/nassau/vietnamwar.html Nassau County Vietnam War Casualties] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/nassau/vietnamwar.html Nassau County Vietnam War Casualties] (Genealogy Trails)
*Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War [http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ distantcousin.com]
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20160327125927/http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ Distantcousin.com] Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{FL Naturalization Intro|Nassau}}
  
{{FL Newspaper abstracts|Nassau}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{FL Newspapers Intro|Nassau}}
  
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*[https://ufdc.ufl.edu/fdnl1 Florida Digital Newspaper Library] at George A. Smathers Libraries
 
*Early Florida Newspapers [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt Florida State Library]
 
*Early Florida Newspapers [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt Florida State Library]
  
==== Obituaries ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{FL Obituaries Intro|Nassau}}
  
*Nassau County Obituaries at [https://aigensoc.org/index.php Amelia Island Genealogical Society]. The [https://aigensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=51 Data Sets] page describes their online obituary collection, available years, and provides additional link.  Select Obituary Listings in the [https://aigensoc.org/cstm_flNassau.php Record Type] dropdown list, then add criteria in the search fields.  
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*Nassau County Obituaries at [https://aigensoc.org/index.php Amelia Island Genealogical Society]. The [https://aigensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=51 Data Sets] page describes their online obituary collection, available years, and provides additional link.  Select Obituary Listings in the [https://aigensoc.org/cstm_flNassau.php Record Type] dropdown list, then add criteria in the search fields.
 
*Florida Obituaries [http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/fl/obitsfl.htm USGenWeb Obituaries Project]
 
*Florida Obituaries [http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/fl/obitsfl.htm USGenWeb Obituaries Project]
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html U.S. Hidden Ancestors] Obituaries
 
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{FL Other Records Intro|Nassau}}
  
{{FL Probate Intro}}  
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{FL Periodicals Intro|Nassau}}
  
'''Online Records'''
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=== Probate Records ===
*'''1784–1990''' Florida Probate Records {{RecordSearch|2046765| FamilySearch}}
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{{FL Probate Intro|Nassau}}
*'''1810–1974''' Florida Wills and Probate Records [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8993 Ancestry.com $]
 
*'''1870-1908''' Index to Nassau County wills [https://aigensoc.org/cstm_flNassau.php Amelia Island Genealogical Society]. Select Wills (1870-1908) in the Record Type dropdown list, then add criteria in the search fields.
 
  
==== Taxation  ====
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'''Online Indexes and Records'''<br>
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*'''1784 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2046765|Florida Probate Records, 1784-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Florida Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1810-1974''' - Florida Wills and Probate Records [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8993 Ancestry.com $] Florida Wills and Probate Records 1810-1974
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*'''1870-1908''' - Index to Nassau County wills [https://aigensoc.org/cstm_flNassau.php Amelia Island Genealogical Society]. Select Wills (1870-1908) in the Record Type dropdown list, then add criteria in the search fields.
  
{{FL Tax Intro}}  
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=== School Records ===
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{{FL Schools Intro|Nassau}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{FL Tax Intro|Nassau}}
  
{{FL Vital Intro}}  
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{FL Vital Intro|Nassau}}
  
===== Birth Records  =====
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==== Birth ====
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{{FL Birth Intro|Nassau}}
  
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*'''1880-1935''' - {{RecordSearch|1674799| Florida, Births and Christenings, 1880-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Florida Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
*'''1880 - 1935''' - {{RecordSearch|1674799| Florida, Births and Christenings, 1880-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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==== Marriage ====
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{{FL Marriage Intro|Nassau}}
  
===== Death Records =====
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*'''1802-1998''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=florida%2cfl Florida, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast]  $
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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] - [[Florida Marriage Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1830-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|2397260| Florida, County Marriages, 1830-1957}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Florida, Marriage Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1830-1993''' - {{RecordSearch|1803936| Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Florida, Marriage Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1837-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1674804| Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Florida Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1970 - 1999''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10205/florida-marriages-1970-1999 Florida, Marriages, 1970 - 1999] at [https://www.myheritage.com/research MyHeritage] - index ($))
  
*'''1877 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1595003| Florida, Deaths, 1877-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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==== Death ====
*'''1900 - 1921''' - {{RecordSearch|1674803| Florida, Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{FL Death Intro|Nassau}}
*'''1877 - 1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1946805| Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
  
===== Divorce Records =====
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*'''1877-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1595003| Florida, Deaths, 1877-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Florida Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1877-1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1946805| Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Florida Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1900-1921''' - {{RecordSearch|1674803| Florida, Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Florida Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
*'''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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==== Divorce ====
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{{FL Divorce Intro|Nassau}}
  
===== Marriage 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] - index $
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*'''1970 - 1999''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10217/florida-divorces-1970-1999 Florida, Divorces, 1970 - 1999] at [https://www.myheritage.com/research MyHeritage] - index ($))
  
*'''1802 - 1998''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=florida%2cfl Florida, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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===Voter Records===
*'''1837 - 1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1674804| Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1867-1868''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/70876/ Web: Florida, U.S., Voter Registration Rolls, 1867-1868] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] - index ($)
*'''1830 - 1993''' - {{RecordSearch|1803936| Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1830 - 1957''' - {{RecordSearch|2397260|Florida, County Marriages, 1830-1957}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1822 - 1875 and 1927 - 2001''' - {{RecordSearch|1949340| FamilySearch}} Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001
 
  
*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]<br>
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{FL Research Facilities Intro|Nassau}}
  
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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=== Archives ===
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{{FL Archives Intro|Nassau}}
  
'''Amelia Island Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 6005<br> Fernandina Beach, FL 32035-6005<br>General Inquiry Email: [mailto:info@aigensoc.org info@aigensoc.org]<br> [https://aigensoc.org/ Website]
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{FL Libraries Intro|Nassau}}
  
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{FL Museums Intro|Nassau}}
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== Societies ==
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{{FL Societies Intro|Nassau}}
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'''Amelia Island Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 6005<br> Fernandina Beach, FL 32035-6005<br>Email: [mailto:info@aigensoc.org info@aigensoc.org]<br> [https://aigensoc.org/ Website] [https://www.facebook.com/Amelia-Island-Genealogical-Society-638977822969427 Facebook]
  
=== Websites  ===
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'''West Nassau Historical Society and Museum'''<br>P.O. Box 1758<br> Callahan, FL 32011<br>904-879-3406<br>Email: [mailto:callahanrrdays@aol.com callahanrrdays@aol.com]<br> [http://www.wnhsfl.org/ Website] [https://www.facebook.com/wnhsfl.org/ Facebook]
  
*[http://sites.google.com/a/flgenweb.net/nassau/ Nassau County FLGenWeb] - free genealogical resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
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== Websites ==
*[https://aigensoc.org/ Amelia Island Genealogical Society]
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{{FL Websites Intro|Nassau}}
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*[http://sites.google.com/a/flgenweb.net/nassau/ Nassau County FLGenWeb] genealogical resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/nassau.htm Nassau County, Florida] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/nassau.htm Nassau County, Florida] (USGenWeb Archives)
*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]  
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*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]
*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Nassau|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[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://fl-genweb.org/nassau/ Nassau County] (FLGenWeb Project, Inc.)
 
*[http://fl-genweb.org/nassau/ Nassau County] (FLGenWeb Project, Inc.)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/nassau/ Nassau County, Florida] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/nassau/ Nassau County, Florida] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[https://ldsgenealogy.com/FL/Nassau-County.htm Nassau County FL Genealogy] (ldsgenealogy.com)
 
*[https://ldsgenealogy.com/FL/Nassau-County.htm Nassau County FL Genealogy] (ldsgenealogy.com)
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109469224279413660242 Florida Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|192308|Florida|Nassau}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208192675888750/ Florida Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
  
=== References  ===
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== Research Guides ==
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{{FL Research Guides Intro|Nassau}}
  
<references />{{Florida|Florida}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Florida Counties]] [[Category:Nassau_County,_Florida]]
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{{Florida|Florida}}
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Revision as of 16:54, 19 May 2021

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

County Facts
County seat: Fernandina
Organized: December 29, 1824
Parent County(s): Duval[1]
Neighboring Counties
Baker  • Camden (GA)  • Charlton (GA)  • Duval
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for the Duchy of Nassau in Germany. The County is located in the Northeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Nassau County Courthouse
PO Box 456
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-321-5700
Nassau County Website

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1800’s. [3]

Nassau County, Florida Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Marriage Court Land Probate Census
1899 1800s 1899 1873 1840 1873 1830
*Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1899. General compliance by 1920.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Historic African American communities


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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 Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 1,511
1840 1,892 25.2%
1850 2,164 14.4%
1860 3,644 68.4%
1870 4,247 16.5%
1880 6,635 56.2%
1890 8,294 25.0%
1900 9,654 16.4%
1910 10,525 9.0%
1920 11,340 7.7%
1930 9,375 −17.3%
1940 10,826 15.5%
1950 12,811 18.3%
1960 17,189 34.2%
1970 20,626 20.0%
1980 32,894 59.5%
1990 43,941 33.6%
2000 57,663 31.2%
2010 73,314 27.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African American

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for most counties. 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 and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Charlton CountyCamden CountyDuval CountyBaker CountyFL NASSAU.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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, Florida State Archives, or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Voter Records[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Nassau County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Florida Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Nassau County. For state-wide library facilities, see Florida Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Nassau County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Florida Societies.

Amelia Island Genealogical Society
PO Box 6005
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035-6005
Email: info@aigensoc.org
Website Facebook

West Nassau Historical Society and Museum
P.O. Box 1758
Callahan, FL 32011
904-879-3406
Email: callahanrrdays@aol.com
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Websites[edit | edit source]

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Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Nassau County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, wikipedia 04/25/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Florida.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Nassau County, Florida," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, wikipedia accessed 30 January 2019.