Mississippi Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  




Project 9: U.S.—Mississippi

Explore research in Mississippi.


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Goal 1: Learn about Mississippi research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Mississippi ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Mississippi research strategies.
    FS—Basic Mississippi Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Mississippi research on Ancestry.
    AC—Mississippi Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Mississippi research.
    AC—Mississippi State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the Mississippi Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—Mississippi Record Finder
  5. For African American research, study the Mississippi state page on FamilySearch.
    FS—African American Resources for Mississippi




Goal 2: Learn about Mississippi archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Mississippi archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Mississippi archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Mississippi Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Mississippi Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Mississippi state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Mississippi.
  4. Explore the Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History collection.
  5. Explore the Mississippi Digital Library site.
  6. Explore the Books We Own site for Mississippi genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  7. Search for free online books on Mississippi research on the FamilySearch site.
  8. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about Mississippi city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Mississippi city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mississippi Directories
  2. Explore Mississippi city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Mississippi city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Mississippi historical directories by county.
  6. Explore additional links for Mississippi city directories on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 3: Learn about Mississippi vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Mississippi vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Mississippi vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Mississippi Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: Mississippi Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Mississippi State Dept. of Health site.
  3. Search for online Mississippi vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Mississippi birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Mississippi birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Explore additional links for Mississippi vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Mississippi birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Mississippi marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Explore links for Mississippi marriage records.
  2. Explore additional links for Mississippi marriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  3. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Mississippi death records.
  4. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Mississippi obituaries.
  5. Find additional resources for Mississippi obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  6. Explore Mississippi death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  7. Explore additional links for Mississippi death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C. Explore Mississippi census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Mississippi censuses in this article.
    FS—Mississippi Census
  2. Learn about Mississippi census records.
    Census Records for Mississippi
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Mississippi state and county census records.
  4. Explore additional links for Mississippi census records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Mississippi census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  6. Learn about Mississippi voting registers in this article.
    FS—Mississippi Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about Mississippi church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Mississippi church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Mississippi church records in this article.
    FS—Mississippi Church Records
  2. Learn about Mississippi church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Mississippi Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for Mississippi church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Mississippi cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Mississippi cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Mississippi Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Mississippi cemetery records.
  3. Search for Mississippi cemetery records online.
  4. Explore Mississippi cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Mississippi cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  8. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  9. See additional cemetery resources on the Mississippi Linkpendium site.


Goal 5: Learn about Mississippi emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Mississippi emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Mississippi emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mississippi Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Mississippi migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mississippi Migration
  3. Explore additional links for Mississippi immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 6: Learn about Mississippi military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Mississippi military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to Mississippi military records.
    Mississippi Military Records
  2. Learn about Mississippi military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mississippi Military Records
  3. Explore Mississippi military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore Mississippi military records on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore additional links for Mississippi military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore Mississippi military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about Mississippi probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Mississippi probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Mississippi probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Mississippi Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Mississippi Probate Records
  2. Learn about Mississippi land and property records.
    FS—Mississippi Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Mississippi land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Mississippi Land Records
  4. Learn about Mississippi court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Mississippi Court Records
  5. Explore additional links for Mississippi probate records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore additional links for Mississippi land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about Mississippi court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Mississippi court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mississippi Court Records
  2. Learn about Mississippi court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Mississippi Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about Mississippi maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Mississippi maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Mississippi maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mississippi Maps
  2. Learn about Mississippi maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Mississippi Maps
  3. Learn about Mississippi gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mississippi Gazetteers

B. Explore Mississippi maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Mississippi maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Mississippi.
  3. Explore historical Mississippi maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Mississippi maps.


Goal 9: Learn about Mississippi newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Mississippi newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Mississippi newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mississippi Newspapers
  2. Learn about Mississippi newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Mississippi Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Mississippi newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for Mississippi historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Mississippi newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Mississippi newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Mississippi newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Mississippi newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. See additional Mississippi newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Mississippi newspapers and obituaries on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Mississippi research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.


Goal 11: Search records from Mississippi.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Mississippi County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Mississippi.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Mississippi Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your Mississippi research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Mississippi Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Mississippi Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the U.S. South Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  4. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Mississippi.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Mississippi research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Mississippi research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Mississippi research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Mississippi research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Mississippi research.

C. Learn about Mississippi genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Mississippi in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Mississippi Societies
  2. Explore the Mississippi Genealogical Society site.
  3. Explore the Mississippi Historical Society site.
  4. Explore Mississippi genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Mississippi Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Adams    A    L Alcorn    A    L Amite    A    L Attala    L Benton    L Bolivar    L
Calhoun    L Carroll    L Chickasaw    L Choctaw    L Claiborne    L Clarke    L
Clay    L Coahoma    L Copiah    L Covington    L DeSoto    L Forrest    A    L
Franklin    L George    L Greene    L Grenada    A    L Hancock    L Harrison    A    L
Hinds    L Holmes    L Humphreys    A    L Issaquena    L Itawamba    L Jackson    L
Jasper    A    L Jefferson    L Jeff. Davis    L Jones    A    L Kemper    A    L Lafayette    L
Lamar    A    L Lauderdale    L Lawrence    L Leake    L Lee    L Leflore    L
Lincoln    L Lowndes    A    L Madison    A    L Marion    L Marshall    L Monroe    L
Montgomery    L Neshoba    L Newton    A    L Noxubee    L Oktibbeha    A    L Panola    L
Pearl River    A    L Perry    L Pike    L Pontotoc    L Prentiss    L Quitman    L
Rankin    L Scott    L Sharkey    L Simpson    L Smith    L Stone    L
Sunflower    L Tallahatchie    L Tate    L Tippah    A    L Tishomingo    A    L Tunica    A    L
Union    L Walthall    A    L Warren    A    L Washington    A    L Wayne    L Webster    L
Wilkinson    L Winston    L Yalobusha    L
Yazoo    L