The Original FLGenWeb
Project begun in 1996 & incorporated as 501(c)3 not-for-profit
in 2008, with over ten years of accumulated data contributions
site is under construction please bare with me as I begin
First I would like to
Smith who has so lovingly
been your County Coordinator until now. She has passed away and left
the torch to
me to try to keep up with your growing needs.
Hello, My name is Ray Richard and I am your temporary County
If you need help with locating anything or you would like to add
something to these pages or any other county.
Please don't hesitate to send me a email just click the contact button
above for my address.
We are currently seeking helpers so if you think you might be
interrested in working on any of our Florida Counties.
Please contact me. My email address is
Duval encompassed much of North Eastern Florida when it was
formed from St. John's County in 1824. In 1827 a new county was cut
from Duval. The name chosen was Hamilton named for Alexander Hamilton,
our First Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton is bound to the north by
Echols and Lowndes Counties in Georgia. This is a very unique county.
Lots of counties in Florida boast of their many lakes. Not so with
Hamilton. Of course there are a few, but their claim to fame is being
bounded on three sides by rivers. On the eastern border there is the
beautiful Suwannee River made famous by Stephen Foster's song.
Interestingly enough, Mr. Foster never laid eyes on the river. The
western side and sounthern border are bounded by the Withlachoochee
River. And that isn't the end of it. Passing throught north to south is
the Alapaha River, nicknamed the "River of Sand" aptly named because
during parts of the year the river runs underground leaving a very
sandy dry riverbed.
Hamilton has the distincton of having the oldest cemetery in Florida.
Being so old, there are many homes and buildings to enjoy. History is
everywhere. Many people visit each year to enjoy the rustic old time
Florida feeling. They relish the back to nature vistas that are so
is with my deepest sorrow that I inform
our long time
and leader has passed.
August 05,1943 - September 11, 2016
She was a great friend and helped many within our group
learn to create the lovely pages
find here on our sites.
She is missed greatly and will
forever live on in our hearts, minds, and on our pages.
Rest in Peace
your work is done.
Richard is our New President and State Coordinator.
Please bear with him as he quickly gathers the reins to a large
We are all sure of his abilty to lead us and help us grow.
Please stay tuned as changes are in the wind!