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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]  (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]  (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]  (free)
*'''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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*'''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]
 
*'''1885-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1913411|Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1955}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*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 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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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2695955|Florida, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*[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)
*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2695955|Florida, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
  
 
'''''Korean War'''''<br>
 
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Revision as of 14:43, 10 January 2020

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

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County Facts
County seat: Fernandina
Organized: December 29, 1824
Parent County(s): Duval[1]
Neighboring Counties
Baker  • Camden (GA)  • Charlton (GA)  • Duval
See County Maps
Courthouse
Florida Nassau Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption
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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 seat is Fernandina Beach and the county was created December 29, 1824. 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

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]
Birth* Marriage Death* 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]

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

  • 1783 - Spanish Census USGenWeb
  • 1821 - Census/Tax List Index USGenWeb
  • 1823 - Census/Tax List Index USGenWeb
  • 1880 - Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos USGenWeb
  • 1885 - 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.
  • Federal Census Information from National Archives USGenWeb
  • State Census Information from Florida State Archives USGenWeb
  • Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service USGenWeb

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.

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]

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]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

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, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nassau_County,_Florida 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, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nassau_County,_Florida, accessed 30 January 2019.