Mississippi Research Tips and Strategies
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Mississippi Research Strategies[edit | edit source]
Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in Mississippi
- Mississippi Online Genealogy Records
- How to find Mississippi Birth Records
- How to find Mississippi Marriage Records
- How to find Mississippi Death Records
Mississippi Research Tips[edit | edit source]
These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Mississippi.
- Birth information: Statewide registration of births began in 1912 in Mississippi with general compliance by 1921. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other substitute records to improve accuracy.
- Finding Parents: Statewide registration of deaths began in 1912 in Mississippi. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. Search Mississippi death records
- Look in all censuses: Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. Search U.S. Censuses.
Mississippi Record Finder[edit | edit source]
This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Mississippi Record Finder.
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Further Mississippi Research[edit | edit source]
- Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Mississippi Record Finder.
- For online record collections, go to Mississippi Online Genealogy Records.
- For more research on Mississippi, including research at the county level, visit the Mississippi page on the Research Wiki.
- Search all of the Mississippi record collections at FamilySearch.