Researching Civil War Ancestors in the Northwest Florida Panhandle, Pt 2

In the last post we laid out a basic plan for getting to one man in one or more Confederate (and/or Union) military units.  Now comes the work to figure out what he likely experienced as the war progressed.  A word of caution: this set of two blogs is only a tiny part of understanding … Continue reading Researching Civil War Ancestors in the Northwest Florida Panhandle, Pt 2

So You Think You Know Oak Grove, Okaloosa Co, FL? – Part 2

In the last post, we were introduced to the area of Oak Grove and to its predecessor, Barrow’s Ferry.  This might be a good place to lay out my supposition on the location of Almirante, the community across the river from Oak Grove, which was also an early settlement along the Yellow River and where the … Continue reading So You Think You Know Oak Grove, Okaloosa Co, FL? – Part 2

So You Think You Know Oak Grove, Okaloosa Co, FL? – Part 1

Oak Grove - the little northwest Florida community that everyone has heard about but few know much about. To begin with there are more than one of them in Florida so be careful when picking up info on Oak Grove. I guess it isn’t surprising there is more than one since we have lots of … Continue reading So You Think You Know Oak Grove, Okaloosa Co, FL? – Part 1

Very Early Northwest Florida Genealogy Records

If you have ancestors in the earliest migration from America into the new territory of Florida you have a few options for attempting to identify them and when they may have entered Florida. Let’s start by doing a quick run through the history of the territory of Florida and how it became part of the United … Continue reading Very Early Northwest Florida Genealogy Records