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White Baptisms in East Florida, 1784-1799
abstracts from a Church register documenting the birth date of 1,094 children
and the place of origin of over 2,000 parents, grandparents, and godparents

Katherine G. Evans and Nancy K. Evans


"How can I find the date someone was born?"

"How can I find the mother's maiden name?"

"Are there immigration records for Spanish East Florida?"

1,094 entries from a baptism register kept by the Catholic Church in East Florida from 1784 through 1799. Each entry was translated from Spanish into English and abstracted by the Historical Records Survey of the Work Progress Administration between 1939 and 1941. Presented here in a combined edition with an all new index.

Maps and tables have been created to link the 18th century place names with their modern locations.

Sample entries
Entry I-294
Francisco Mateo del Rosario Stone, born October 4, 1789. Baptized October 27, 1789. Son of Thomas Stone, Virginia, and Sara Jones, Savana [Georgia].

Entry II-372
Maria Matilde Verasaluce, born March 14, 1797. Baptized March 16, 1797. Daughter of Sebastian Verazaluce, native of Villa de Guataria, Province of Guipuscoa, Biscaya [Spain], son of Juan Ignacio [Verazaluce] and Maria Esperanza Ibarbels; and Maria del Carmen Rodriguez, native of Havana [Cuba], daughter of Lorenzo [Rodriguez] and Isabel Casilda Puima.

[Includes paternal and maternal grandparents. Both spellings of Verasaluce and Verzaluce appear in the original text.]

The anticipated users of the book with be genealogists, biographers, historians, and college students who are seeking primary source material.

Note: White residents only. Between 1784-1885, baptisms of Blacks and Mulattos were entered into a separate baptism register for Colored Baptisms.

Records also identify place of birth of over 3,000 East Florida residents from:

Algeria (Africa)
Bahamas
Belgium
Canary Islands
Ceuta (Northern Africa)
Corsica
Croatia
Cuba
Dominican Republic
England
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Majorca
Menorca
Portugal
Providence Island
Romania
Scotland
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United States

   
White Baptisms in East Florida, 1784-1799: abstracts from a Church register documenting the birth date of 1,094 children and the place of origin of over 2,000 parents, grandparents, and godparents
Katherine G. Evans and Nancy Kay Evans
Brandon, Fla.: Terra Expressions, 2015
339 p. : illustrations, maps, tables ; 25 cm. (10" x 8")
Weight: 1 lb, 13 oz
ISBN: 978-1-941790-02-1 (pbk.)
ISBN: 978-1-941790-03-8 (ebook, Kindle)

Print book also available through:Amazon.com and Amazon Europe

Ebook available through: Amazon.com



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