Nassau County Florida Obituaries

The Nassau County Public Library has in its collection 125 microfilm rolls containing the archived Nassau County Florida Newspapers for the twelve newspapers which existed in the county from 1880 to 2002. While the microfilms files are complete from 1949 through 2002 (four newspapers sequentially), the records from 1880 to 1948 (eight newspapers) are only partially complete. A complete list of the newspapers, and the dates of the microfilmed material can be seen at Newspaperlist.pdf .

The Amelia Island Genealogical Society (AIGS) is in the process of abstracting these records, and we now have online the following records: Complete Years, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1949 through 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1964 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969 and 1972 . In addition we have partial year results for 1878, 1886, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1920, 1923, 1925, 1927 and 1930. Records total 22694, with 3513 individual obituaries, and 19181 individuals who are mentioned in the obituary as pallbearers or other funeral attendees. Work is underway on the years 1956, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1970, 1971, and 1973 -1975.

For these years the abstracted obituaries contain the following information:

  • Newspaper name
  • Date, volume, issue, page and column for the obituary
  • Name of deceased
  • Place of birth if mentioned
  • Age at death
  • Birth place and birth date
  • Death date and place of death
  • Cemetery
  • Cause of death and “other information”

Both individual obituaries and people who are mentioned in the obituary who might have played an important part in the individual’s life can be viewed and searched separately. To view the list of attendees click on the link in the View Attendee column for the individual obituary. To see more details about the obituary click on the “More Details” in the row for the individual obituary.

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