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Guide to '''DeSoto County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
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| seat  = [[Hernando, Mississippi|Hernando]]
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| building address = De Soto County Courthouse<br>&nbsp;2535 Hwy 51 S; Courthouse Square<br>Hernando, MS 38632<br>Phone: 662.429.1317<br>[http://alcorncounty.org/ '''DeSoto County Courthouse]'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
 
[http://www.desotoms.com/ De Soto County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;2535 Hwy 51 S; Courthouse Square<br>Hernando, MS 38632<br>Phone: 662.429.1317<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Desoto County, Mississippi page 379, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.desotoms.com/ De Soto County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;2535 Hwy 51 S; Courthouse Square<br>Hernando, MS 38632<br>Phone: 662.429.1317<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Desoto County, Mississippi page 379, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*[http://www.desotocountyms.gov/DocumentCenter/View/56 A Brief History of DeSoto County, Mississippi]
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836'''--DeSoto County was created 9 February 1836&nbsp;from Indian Lands.<br>'''County seat:''' Hernando <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1836'''--DeSoto County was created 9 February 1836&nbsp;from Indian Lands.<br>'''County seat:''' [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Hernando,_Mississippi Hernando] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps"] (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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For a list of record loss in Mississippi counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/ms-counties/#courthouse Mississippi Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
'''1940--'''Some county records were lost.  
 
'''1940--'''Some county records were lost.  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Crittenden County, Arkansas|Crittenden County, Arkansas]]  
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*[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crittenden County, Arkansas]]  
*[[Marshall County, Mississippi|Marshall]]  
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*[[Marshall County, Mississippi Genealogy|Marshall]]  
 
*[[Shelby County, Tennessee|Shelby County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Shelby County, Tennessee|Shelby County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Tate County, Mississippi|Tate]]  
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*[[Tate County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tate]]  
*[[Tunica County, Mississippi|Tunica]]
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*[[Tunica County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tunica]]
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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:*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1870 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1870 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Family Histories ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:  
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{{MS History}} It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:  
  
 
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
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'''''Bibliography'''''  
 
'''''Bibliography'''''  
 
==== Land  ====
 
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
  
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1785-1918)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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*Civil War service men from DeSoto 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 DeSoto County.&nbsp;<br>
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*Men from DeSoto 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 DeSoto County.&nbsp;<br>
  
 
:- [[10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry ]](Old)  
 
:- [[10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry ]](Old)  
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:- [[9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]] (New)  
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]] (New)  
 
::Company A - Capt. Wallace’s Company
 
::Company A - Capt. Wallace’s Company
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{{MS Newspaper abstracts|DeSoto}}
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:*'''1837-1896''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1837-1896''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
:*'''1840-1890s''' - [http://msgw.org/desoto/vitalrecs/vrindex.html DeSoto County, Mississippi Marriages]. Courtesy: [http://www.msgw.org/ MSGenWeb] - free.
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*'''1840-1890s''' - [http://msgw.org/desoto/vitalrecs/vrindex.html DeSoto County, Mississippi Marriages]. Courtesy: [http://www.msgw.org/ MSGenWeb] - free.
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*'''1845-1916''' - DeSoto County Marriage Books A-I and 1-8 Index 1845-1916 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/ce/Igimississippia.pdf.</ref>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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[http://msgw.org/desoto/gsdcm.htm Genealogical Society of Desoto County Mississippi] <br> P. O. Box 607 <br> Hernando, Mississippi 38632-0607 <br> '''Phone:''' 662-429-1310 <br> '''E-mail:''' GSDCMS@hotmail.com <br> '''Library hours:''' 10:00 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m Mon - Wed and on Thursday or Friday by appointment only. <br> '''Meetings:''' 2nd Saturday of the month at Genealogical Society Library located at 3260 Hwy 51, South, Hernando MS, unless otherwise stated. Meetings begin at 10 am and are concluded by 12 noon.<br>
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/desoto-county/ DeSoto County, MS History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/communities/111918998635232011689 Mississippi Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/134148333326756/ 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.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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Guide to DeSoto County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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DeSoto County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting DeSoto County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 9 February, 1836
County Seat Hernando
Courthouse
Address De Soto County Courthouse
 2535 Hwy 51 S; Courthouse Square
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 662.429.1317
DeSoto County Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

De Soto County Courthouse
 2535 Hwy 51 S; Courthouse Square
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 662.429.1317

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land records. [1]

Beginning Dates for DeSoto County, Mississippi Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate






History

Parent County

1836--DeSoto County was created 9 February 1836 from Indian Lands.
County seat: Hernando [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Mississippi counties see: Mississippi Counties with Burned Courthouses

1940--Some county records were lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing DeSoto County, Mississippi Genealogy census records online, see: Mississippi Census.

Church Records

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

Genealogy

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Mississippi Land and Property for additional information about early Mississippi land ownership. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for DeSoto County, Mississippi Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Mississippi Local Histories. It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]

General

  • Matthews, Paul A. Early Families of the Memphis Area: Profiles of 135 Families of Fayette, Shelby and Tipton Counties in Tennessee, Crittenden County, Arkansas and DeSoto and Marshall Counties in Mississippi: With Historical Time Lines and Photogrpahs of Those Counties. Memphis, Tennessee: Descendants of Early Settlers of Shelby and Adjoining Counties, 2008. FHL US/CAN Book 976 D2m.

Bibliography

Maps

Military

Civil War
  • Men from DeSoto 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 DeSoto County. 
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Old)
Company A - Horn Lake Volunteers [formerly Co. E, 9th MS Infantry]
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Johnston's)
Company D - DeSoto Greys
- 5th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company K - Ward’s Company
- 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company H - Morris’ Company
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry (formerly 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company H - Morris’ Company
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Old)
Company E - Horn Lake Volunteers
Company G - DeSoto Guards
Company K - Irrepressibles
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (New)
Company A - Capt. Wallace’s Company

Naturalization

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as DeSoto County, Mississippi Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the DeSoto County, Mississippi Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the DeSoto County, Mississippi Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930. See the wiki page Mississippi Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Taxation

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

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
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Mississippi Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

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 Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Societies

Genealogical Society of Desoto County Mississippi
P. O. Box 607
Hernando, Mississippi 38632-0607
Phone: 662-429-1310
E-mail: GSDCMS@hotmail.com
Library hours: 10:00 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m Mon - Wed and on Thursday or Friday by appointment only.
Meetings: 2nd Saturday of the month at Genealogical Society Library located at 3260 Hwy 51, South, Hernando MS, unless otherwise stated. Meetings begin at 10 am and are concluded by 12 noon.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Desoto County, Mississippi page 379, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/ce/Igimississippia.pdf.

 

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