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Guide to Mississippi, ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Mississippi Wiki Topics
Beginning Research
Record Types
Mississippi Background
Cultural Groups
Local Research Resources

Welcome to Mississippi,
the Magnolia State

   How to Find Information about Mississippi Ancestors

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

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Counties[edit | edit source]

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Bainbridge | Colfax | Pickering | Sumner

DeSoto CountyMarshall CountyBenton CountyTippah CountyAlcorn CountyTishomingo CountyTunica CountyTate CountyPrentiss CountyItawamba CountyLee CountyUnion CountyPontotoc CountyLafayette CountyPanola CountyCoahoma CountyBolivar CountyWashington CountyIssaquena CountyWarren CountyClaiborne CountyJefferson CountyAdams CountyWilkinson CountyFranklin CountyAmite CountyQuitman CountyTallahatchie CountySunflower CountyHumphreys CountySharkey CountyYalobusha CountyCalhoun CountyChickasaw CountyMonroe CountyGrenada CountyLeflore CountyCarroll CountyMontgomery CountyWebster CountyClay CountyHolmes CountyYazoo CountyLowndes CountyOkibbeha CountyChoctaw CountyAttala CountyWinston CountyNoxubee CountyMadison CountyHinds CountyCopiah CountyLincoln CountyLeake CountyNeshoba CountyKemper CountyScott CountyNewton CountyLauderdale CountyRankin CountySimpson CountySmith CountyJasper CountyClarke CountyLawrence CountyJefferson Davis CountyCovington CountyJones CountyWayne CountyPike CountyWalthall CountyMarion CountyLamar CountyForrest CountyPerry CountyGreene CountyPearl River CountyHancock CountyStone CountyGeorge CountyHarrison CountyJackson CountyMississippi-county-map.gif

Major Repositories[edit | edit source]

Online Records · National Archives at Atlanta · Mississippi Department of Archives and History · Evans Memorial Library · McCardle Research Library · Mississippi State University Mitchell Library · University of Mississippi Williams Library · Briscoe Center for American History Austin TX · Dallas Public Central Library TX · Mobile Municipal Archives AL

Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

Mississippi River · Yazoo River · Alabama, Choctaw and Natchez Trail · Choctaw-Bay St. Louis Trail · Federal Horse Path · Gaine's Trace · Jackson's Military Road · Lake Ponchartrain Trail · Lower Creek Trading Path · Memphis, Pontotoc and Mobile Trail · Mobile and Natchez Trail · Natchez-Lower Creeks Trail · Natchez-New Orleans Trail · Natchez Trace · Chickasaw Trail · Tombigbee and Arkansas River Trail · West Tennessee Chickasaw Trail · Illinois Central Railroad

Most pre-statehood settlers of Mississippi came from the older Southern states along the Atlantic seaboard. Some came from New England and a few colonial French families settled in the Biloxi area. Most of the settlers, however, were of Ulster Scottish, English, and northern European ancestry. Blacks outnumbered whites in Mississippi from the middle of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth. Most of the Indians were gone by the late 1830s, but there are still a few thousand Choctaws living in east central Mississippi.

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