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Mississippi Genealogy Resources

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Leake County, Mississippi: With Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Oklahoma: Arphax Publishing, 2005.
     
  • 1895 US Atlas -- Mississippi.

  • The History of Alcorn County, Mississippi. Dallas, Texas: National ShareGraphics, 1983-
     
  • Howell, H. Grady. Featherston's, Posey's Harris' Mississippi Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia: A Muster Listing. Carrollton, Mississippi: Pioneer Publishing Co, 2005.

  • Mississippi Archives and Library Digital Archives.

  • Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865. Confederate service records of soldiers who served in organizations from Mississippi. The records include a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served. The jacket-envelope typically contains card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, Union prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, inspection reports; and the originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier. For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M269. Index courtesy of Fold3. FamilySearch.

  • Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865. Union service records of soldiers who served in organizations from Mississippi. The records include a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served. The jacket-envelope typically contains card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, inspection reports; and the originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier. For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917 and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M404. Index courtesy of Fold3. FamilySearch.

  • Mississippi, Confederate Records, 1889-1942. This collection includes records of state pensions paid to Confederate veterans and to widows of Confederate veterans living in Mississippi. County pension reports, 1900-1933 and Confederate pension rolls, 1889-1935 are also included. There are also two censuses, an enumeration of veterans and widows dated 1907-1933 and an enumeration of indigent and disabled soldiers and dependents, 1863-1868. FamilySearch.

  • Mississippi, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1900-1974. This collection includes applications for state pensions filed by Confederate veterans and by widows of Confederate veterans living in Mississippi. FamilySearch.
     
  • Mississippi Connections.
     
  • Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

  • Mississippi Digital Library.

  • Mississippi, Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850-1892; 1908-1957. These records are lists of students prepared by the counties and school districts. School records can be a viable substitute for birth records. These include the names of both black and white students. The early records include the names of students and the school attended. More recent records include the age of the child and a parent or guardian's name. FamilySearch.
     
  • Mississippi GenWeb Project.

  • Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911. Name index to marriage records from the state of Mississippi. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later. FamilySearch.

  • Mississippi, Probate Records, 1781-1930. This collection includes probate records filed in Mississippi county courts. A few records may go beyond 1930, but most records in this collection were created between 1850 and 1930. The records include wills, administrations, inventories, court minutes, guardianships and other records of estates. FamilySearch.

  • Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951. This collection includes images of records filmed at the Mississippi State Archives in Jackson, Mississippi. It includes narratives from former slaves, land records from the Office of the Secretary of State, lists of military veterans, military grave registrations, and naturalization records. The collection is being published as images become available. FamilySearch.
     
  • Mississippi State Census, 1792-1866. Originals located at the MDAH, Jackson, Mississippi. Microfilm at MDAH and FHL in Salt Lake City, under the title State Census Records, 1792-1866, Mississippi Secretary of State. FHL film #899868, 899869, 899870.

  • Mississippi, Tippah County Family Histories. Digital images of various family history books housed at the Tippah County Development Foundation, Ripley, Mississippi. This collection is being published as images become available. FamilySearch.

  • Mississippi, Tippah County Marriages, 1858-1979. Collection of marriages recorded by the Probate Court and the Circuit Court in Tippah County, Mississippi, 1858-1950. The records were filmed at the county courthouse in Ripley, Mississippi. To find out more, please visit the wiki or browse the collection. This collection is being published as images become available. FamilySearch.

  • Mississippi, Tippah County Records 1863-1923. This collection includes digital images of deeds and probate case files recorded in Tippah County, Mississippi. This collection is being published as images become available. FamilySearch.
     
  • Wilds, Ellen Sheffield. Far from Home: The Diary of Lt. William H. Peel, 1863-1865. Carrollton, Mississippi: Pioneer Publishing Co., 2005.