Welcome to the website for the Gadsden County, Florida, GenWeb, part of the
Florida GenWeb Project, Inc. This is the best source on the Internet for genealogical data about people who were born in, lived in, or died in Gadsden County. I have about 5,000 photos
of tombstones and people, over 1,500 obituaries, some marriage records, some wills, biographies, and 13 years of the Gadsden County Times' social and civic news.
I am currently photographing the Havana Herald, and I have 3 years of it online already, beginnning with the first issue in 1947. Continuing to photograph the Gadsden County Times (I am up to 1929 from 1916) and the
Havana Herald will be a 10-year project for me alone. If you have photography skills, an interest in preserving Gadsden County's history, and have some weekday time available, I could use some volunteers to help
photograph the Times' or the Herald's old issues. I have volunteers who can type them.
Another focus is increasing the number of ancestor photos on the Photographs tab. Please take an afternoon, gather up your (deceased) ancestors' photos as far back as you have them, aunts and uncles included,
and go to a CVS pharmacy or other media shop and have them scanned and saved to a flash drive or CD. Then send them to me by e-mail or postal mail (contact me for mailing address). Take the time to put a piece
of label paper on the back and write the people's names and relationships. I can't count the number of homes I have visited where people show me boxes of gorgeous old photos with no names. Your children won't
know who these people are, and your great-grandchildren will never have copies of their photos, unless you put them somewhere they are available to the public in perpetuity. That's what the GenWeb project does.
One volunteer picks up the web site and carries it on when a volunteer has to give it up.
Besides portraits, I am also interested in getting photos of school, church, political, business, and social events--anything with several people in the photo who can be identified. Additionally, I would like to
collect photos of school memorabilia, such as trophies won by the basketball teams, graduation programs, valedictory speeches, autograph books, and yearbooks.
This web site has gotten so large, you just can't read everything on it, so I have added a search feature . When you search for your ancestors in the social news, you might want to use the man's name, because women
were never named before 1960. They were always Mrs. Man's Name. Also most men's names in the newspaper clippings were their initials instead of their given names. Havana, Concord, Chattahoochee and River
Junction news was in the Gadsden County Times before Chattahoochee and Havana got newspapers, so look through the Times. Good luck. And scroll on down to see some of my favorite Facebook sites for great photos
and information about Quincy and Havana.
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Two Facebook Sites About Gadsden County You May Be Interested In
On Facebook, two sites that I enjoy are Quincy Reunited, where the site owner posts photos of Quincy landmarks, and people comment on them. More information is derived from the comments than from the photo posting. Another site
is I Attended Havana High School. Anyone may post photos to this site or just ask questions. There are a lot of old Havana High School photos and you are sure to see either yourself or your parents, and possibly your grandparents if
you or they lived in Havana.
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here to subscribe. Anyone may post queries about their Gadsden County ancestors here or respond to others' queries. I will
also periodically send notices that I have added some new information to this web site. This list is not very active, so you won't be flooded with e-mails, maybe 40 a year.