Non-Federal Censuses of Florida, 1784–1945

A Guide to Sources


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About the Book

From the days of the Spanish colonial settlements until the last state census in 1945, a variety of censuses have been taken within the regions now comprising the modern state, from lists of Seminole War refugees to modern school censuses. This book is a one-stop guide to the colonial, territorial, and state censuses, along with their supplements and substitutes. Covering original documents along with indexes, abstracts, translations, transcriptions, extracts, periodical articles, and digitized or microfilmed documents, the guide describes each source and evaluates its usefulness to modern genealogical researchers.

About the Author(s)

A former librarian, Karen Packard Rhodes is a genealogical writer and lecturer. She lives in Middleburg, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Karen Packard Rhodes
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 216
Bibliographic Info: 8 illustrations, appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3704-7
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5710-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Key to the Repositories      7

The Sources: A Definition of Terms      11

A Brief Census History of Florida      15

I.The Finding Aids      21

II. Derivative Sources      39

Books (Including Microfilmed Books)      40

Periodical Articles      77

Manuscripts (Including Microfilmed Manuscripts)      113

The Joseph B. Lockey Papers      119

III. Original Sources      143

Original Documents (Including Photocopies)      144

Microfilmed and Digitized Works      151

Appendix A: The Repositories      175

Appendix B: The East Florida Papers      184

Appendix C: The Papeles de Cuba and the Stetson Collection      186

Appendix D: The Archivo General de Indias and PARES      190

Appendix E: The LDS Family History Library Film No. 1014120      195

Appendix F: Checklist of the Censuses of Florida and Their Substitutes      197

Index      201

Book Reviews & Awards

“thorough and user-friendly…this work is a welcome consolidation of information on widely dispersed resources and is a must for doing pre-statehood Florida research.”—New Genealogical Society Quarterly; “an invaluable aid for both amateur and professional researchers…a must-have for anyone looking for their ancestors in early Florida”—