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Mississippi, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1805-1890288,741
Mississippi, Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850-1892; 1908-1957211,757
U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820171,563
U.S., Indexed Early Land Ownership and Township Plats, 1785-1898165,796
Mississippi, State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-186687,415
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U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-19704,530,460
Mississippi, Compiled Marriage Index, 1776-1935684,772
Mississippi, Wills and Probate Records, 1780-1982258,475
U.S., Dutch Christian Reformed Church Membership Records, 1856-1970210,144
U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820171,563
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U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-194754,293,029
U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-18652,049,383
U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865837,569
U.S., Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty, 1917–1918613,480
Mississippi, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1900-1974117,637
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U.S., Applications for Seaman's Protection Certificates, 1916-1940320,331
Mississippi, Naturalization Records, 1907-200848,725
Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Mississippi, 1903-19643,699
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Mississippi, Wilkinson County Newspaper Slave Ads, 1823-1849Free5,635
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Mississippi, Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850-1892; 1908-1957211,757
U.S., Dutch Christian Reformed Church Membership Records, 1856-1970210,144
U.S., Dutch Christian Reformed Church Vital Records, 1856-197052,945
Inventory of the church and synagogue archives of Mississippi.48
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Mississippi, Wills and Probate Records, 1780-1982258,475
U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820171,563
U.S., Indexed Early Land Ownership and Township Plats, 1785-1898165,796
Mississippi, Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908161,676
U.S., Freedmen's Bureau Records of Field Offices, 1863-1878Free27,526
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Spanish and British Land Grants in Mississippi Territory, 1750-1784151
Inventory of the county archives of Mississippi: Forrest County147
Inventory of the church and synagogue archives of Mississippi.48
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U.S., Indexed Early Land Ownership and Township Plats, 1785-1898165,796
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Mississippi History, 19251,795
The winning of the West1,736
The Mississippi Valley, and prehistoric events787
Première formation d'une chaine de postes entre le fleuve Saint-Laurent et le golfe du Mexique (1683-1724) (in French)696
The opening of the Mississippi : a struggle for supremacy in the American interior686
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A Genealogical History

Mississippi in brief

Statehood: December 10, 1817
Capital: Jackson
Largest City: Jackson
Counties: 82
State motto: Virtute et Armis (By Valor and Arms)
State nickname: The Magnolia State, The Bayou State
Neighboring states: 365体育投注网站Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana


New State Capitol, Mississippi Street at Congress Street, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, 1933

Interesting Facts

  • Major Native American Tribes of Mississippi include the Natchez on the lower Mississippi, the Chickasaw in the north and northeast, and the Choctaw in the central and southern parts.
  • At various times throughout history Mississippi has been under the jurisdiction of France, Spain, Britain, and the United States.
  • Biloxi is the oldest permanent settlement in the Lower Mississippi Valley, established in 1699. Natchez was founded in 1716 and is the oldest city on the Mississippi River.
     

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U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-194754,293,029
U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-19704,530,460
U.S., Compiled Military Service Records for American Volunteer Soldiers, Mexican War, 1845-184824,423
U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-18652,049,383
U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865837,569

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Mississippi Census Research

Federal censuses began for the state of Mississippi in 1820 and continued every ten years thereafter. Some records are incomplete, including 1830 (missing Pike County) and 1860 (missing Hancock, Sunflower, and Washington counties).

Some pre-statehood censuses of Mississippi Territory were taken at different intervals from 1798 until 1817. An early census of the Natchez District taken in 1792 from the Spanish provincial records has been printed in Dunbar Rowland, History of Mississippi, The Heart of the South, 4 vols. (Chicago: S. J. Clark Publishing Co., 1925). Other censuses from the Spanish colonial period (1784, 1787, 1788, and 1794) can be found in the Papeles Procedentes de Cuba (The Cuban Papers) located at the General Archives of the Indies in Seville, Spain. See Roscoe R. Hill, Descriptive Catalogue of the Documents Relating to the History of the United States in the Papeles Procedentes de Cuba (Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1916).

A useful guide to territorial census information is Norman E. Gillis, Early Inhabitants of the Natchez District (Shreveport, La.: the author, 1963).

Mississippi Vital Records

By law, the state of Mississippi was not required to keep birth or death certificates until 1 November 1912.

  • s: Holds records of births and deaths from 1912 and marriages from January 1, 1926 to June 30, 1938, and for January 1, 1942 to present. Marriage records may also be requested from the Circuit Court Clerk in the county where the marriage license was issued. Divorce records are held by the Chancery Clerk in the county where the decree was issued. Contact information for county clerks is provided on the website.
  • : The Archives holds Mississippi death records (on microfiche) from November 1912 to 1943.

 

Mississippi Research Resources

365体育投注网站The organizations listed below provide information about Mississippi history and genealogy. In addition to these state-level resources, many counties and towns maintain important genealogical collections in local libraries, genealogical societies, or historical societies, so check for a local resource when researching.

 

Statewide Research Resources

  • : The contains information on research at the Archives.
  • : This facility maintains records from Federal agencies and courts in Mississippi, including census, military, court, naturalization, and immigration records.
  • : The BLM administers Federal Land for public land states including Mississippi, and maintains records of land patents which granted land from the Federal Government to individuals. Use the Land Patent Search to locate land grants by name. Many record images are available on the web site. See the FAQ for more information on how to locate and use land patents.