Wayne County, Mississippi Genealogy
Guide to Wayne County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Wayne County, Mississippi|
Location in the state of Mississippi, United States Genealogy
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
|Founded||21 December, 1809|
|Address||Wayne County Courthouse|
609 Azalea Dr;
Waynesboro, MS 39367-0000
Wayne County Courthouse
County Information[edit | edit source]
Description[edit | edit source]
The County was named for Anthony Wayne. The County has Waynesboro as its seat and the County was created 1809. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.
Wayne County, Mississippi Record Dates[edit | edit source]
County Courthouse[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
The county is named after Revolutionary War General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796).
Parent County[edit | edit source]
Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]
For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps" (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
Variant Spellings[edit | edit source]
Record Loss[edit | edit source]
1892--Some records were lost.
Places/Localities[edit | edit source]
Populated Places[edit | edit source]
Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]
Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]
Research Guides[edit | edit source]
African Americans[edit | edit source]
Bible Records[edit | edit source]
Cemeteries[edit | edit source]
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|MSGenWeb Archives||WorldCat||Billion Graves|
|See Mississippi Cemeteries for more information.|
Census[edit | edit source]
- 1805 - 1890 Mississippi, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1805-1890 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1660 - 1820 U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1792 - 1866 Mississippi, State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-1866 at Ancestry.com — index $
For tips on accessing Wayne County, Mississippi Genealogy census records online, see: Mississippi Census.
Church Records[edit | edit source]
Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Mississippi denominations, view the Mississippi Church Records wiki page.
Court[edit | edit source]
Genealogy[edit | edit source]
Land and Property[edit | edit source]
Local Histories[edit | edit source]
Maps[edit | edit source]
Military[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]
- 1861-1865 - Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch.org — index/images
- 1861-1865 - Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch.org — index/images
- 1861-1865 - U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 at Ancestry — index (free)
- 1861-1865 - U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 at Ancestry — index (free)
- 1889-1942 - Mississippi, Confederate Records, 1889-1942 at FamilySearch — images
- 1900-1974 - Mississippi, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1900-1974 at FamilySearch — images
- Men from Wayne County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Wayne County.
- - 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
- Company H - McGriff’s Company
Naturalization[edit | edit source]
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
Occupations[edit | edit source]
Probate Records[edit | edit source]
- 1780 – 1982 Mississippi Wills and Probate Records 1780-1982 at Ancestry.com — index and images $
- 1781 – 1930 Mississippi Probate Records 1781-1930 at FamilySearch — images
Taxation[edit | edit source]
Mississippi tax records replace missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Mississippi Taxation.
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. Mississippi law did not require keeping birth or death records until 1912. Births and deaths are kept by the Mississippi Bureau of Vital Statistics. Marriage records are kept by the county. See also How to order Mississippi Vital Records or order electronically online.
See Mississippi Vital Records for more information on getting Mississippi records.
Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
- 1800 - 1911 Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1776 - 1935 Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1826 - 1900 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-1900 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1826 - 50 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-50 at Ancestry.com — index $
- to 1825 Mississippi Marriages to 1825 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1881-1916 - Wayne County Marriage Books 1-4 Index 1881-1916 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.
Death[edit | edit source]
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]
Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]
Wayne County Genealogy Organization
712 Wayne St.
Waynesboro, MS 39367
Waynesboro-Wayne County Library
Wayne County Genealogy Organization
1103 A Mississippi Drive
Waynesboro, MS 39367
Telephone Number: 601-735-2268
1-866-735-2268 FREE Toll free
Mississippi Dept of Archives and History
PO Box 571
200 North Street
Jackson, MS 39205
Telephone Number: 601-576-6876
Wayne County, MS County Courthouse
609 Azalea Drive
Waynesboro, MS 39367-1249
Telephone Number: 601-735-2873
Family History Centers[edit | edit source]
Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.
Websites[edit | edit source]
- Wayne County, MS History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Mississippi Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Mississippi Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- FamilySearch Catalog
References[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia contributors, "Wayne, Mississippi," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_Mississippi."
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, Mississippi page 383, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f2/Igimississippip.pdf.