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Guide to DeSoto County Mississippi genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
1836--DeSoto County was created 9 February 1836 from Indian Lands.
County seat: Hernando 
1940--Some county records were lost.
For tips on accessing DeSoto County, Mississippi Genealogy census records online, see: Mississippi Census.
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]
- 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.
- 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.
- - 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
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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