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Friday Finds April 23, 2010

Map & Imagery Library at the University of Florida– Visit the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Library. Here you can view images of historic maps of Florida. If you like cartography be sure to check out this link.

Florida History Links– This link leads you to the Florida Department of State, State Library and Archives of Florida. It has links about archaeology, African-American history, Cemetery Records, Civil War, Documents, Historic Buildings and Sites, Historical Information, Historical Organizations, Libraries and Archives, Maps, Museums, Native American History, Newspapers, People, Photographs & Visual Images.

Do you know these people? – Florida Memory State Library & Archives of Florida needs your help. If you like mysteries check out this link and see if you can identify any of the unidentified people in these photographs.

If you can identify any of the individuals, structures or events that remain unidentified, contact us at Archives@dos.state.fl.us. Please include any documentation that might substantiate your information.

Historic Flags of Florida– “Many flags have flown over Florida since European explorers first landed here in the early sixteenth century. Among these have been the flags of five nations: Spain, France, Great Britain, the United States, and the Confederate States of America. Numerous other unofficial flags also have been flown on the peninsula at one time or another. Only a written description remains of some of these banners.”

Florida Governors– Learn about all 49 governors of Florida from Andrew Jackson before he became President to Charlie Christ. Includes links to images and biographies of each governor. Good resource for students.

WWI Induction Cards– Are you creating your genealogy or just interested in WWI history? This is the link for you. Here “the World War I service cards provide name; age; serial number; race; place of birth; and residence; for service men and women who were either from Florida or who entered service in Florida.”

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5 Responses to “Friday Finds”

  1. Wow– the WWI cards are interesting. It is amazing how many people over the years have fought for our freedoms.

  2. Lyra Says:

    Oh yeah, I was thrilled when I found that link. It’s my favorite one of the batch.

  3. Thanks for the Florida history links. 🙂

  4. Superb message, I seriously count on updates from you.

  5. John Davis Says:

    I appreciate your Work,Will suggest to my friends and relative

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