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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi Genealogy|Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lincoln_County,_Mississippi|Lincoln County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Lincoln County Mississippi genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Lincoln County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Lincoln County | county_map = Mslincoln.jpg | state = Mississippi | state_map = Mississippi.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1870 | founded date = 7 April | seat = [[Brookhaven, Mississippi|Brookhaven]] | building image = | building address = Lincoln County Courthouse<br>300 S 2nd St; PO Box 555<br>Brookhaven, MS 39601-3321<br>Phone: 601.835.3479<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Lincoln-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm '''Lincoln County Courthouse''']]
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Lincoln-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Lincoln County Courthouse]<br>300 S 2nd St; PO Box 555<br>Brookhaven, MS 39601-3321<br>Phone: 601.835.3479<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probateand court records from 1893. <br>Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1893. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln County, Mississippi page 381, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Lincoln-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Lincoln County Courthouse]<br>300 S 2nd St; PO Box 555<br>Brookhaven, MS 39601-3321<br>Phone: 601.835.3479<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate, and court records from 1893. Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1893. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln County, Mississippi page 381, {{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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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/817151?availability=Family%20History%20Library One hundred and sixty acres of paradise and a mansion on the hill, or growing up in Lincoln County, Mississippi during the 1910's and 1920's] Viewable.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1870'''--Lincoln County was created 7 April 1870&nbsp;from [[Franklin County, Mississippi|Franklin]], [[Lawrence County, Mississippi|Lawrence]], [[Copiah County, Mississippi|Copiah]], [[Pike County, Mississippi|Pike]] and [[Amite County, Mississippi|Amite]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Brookhaven <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;
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'''1870'''--Lincoln County was created 7 April 1870&nbsp;from [[Franklin County, Mississippi Genealogy|Franklin]], [[Lawrence County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lawrence]], [[Copiah County, Mississippi Genealogy|Copiah]], [[Pike County, Mississippi Genealogy|Pike]] and [[Amite County, Mississippi Genealogy|Amite]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Brookhaven <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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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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== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
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*[[Amite County, Mississippi|Amite]]  
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*[[Amite County, Mississippi Genealogy|Amite]]  
*[[Copiah County, Mississippi|Copiah]]  
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*[[Copiah County, Mississippi Genealogy|Copiah]]  
*[[Franklin County, Mississippi|Franklin]]  
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*[[Franklin County, Mississippi Genealogy|Franklin]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Mississippi|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Mississippi Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
*[[Lawrence County, Mississippi|Lawrence]]  
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*[[Lawrence County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lawrence]]  
*[[Pike County, Mississippi|Pike]]  
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*[[Pike County, Mississippi Genealogy|Pike]]  
*[[Walthall County, Mississippi|Walthall]]
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*[[Walthall County, Mississippi Genealogy|Walthall]]
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1696397?availability=Family%20History%20Library Cemeteries in Brookhaven, Mississippi&nbsp;: plus 10 in the county]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
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*1805 - 1890 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3556 Mississippi, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1805-1890] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1660 - 1820 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2234 U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1792 - 1866 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1125 Mississippi, State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-1866] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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{{MS Church Intro}} LDS&nbsp;Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1785-1918)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
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*1861 - 1865 {{RecordSearch|1932375|Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*1861 - 1865 {{RecordSearch|1932409|Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/564657?availability=Family%20History%20Library Confederate pension records, 1895-1936] Viewable.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/564915?availability=Family%20History%20Library Chancery records, 1875-1921] Viewable
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/253412?availability=Family%20History%20Library Deeds, 1893-1901; index, 1894-1971]
  
 
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:*'''1881-1898''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1881-1898''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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*1800 - 1911 {{RecordSearch|1680835|Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1776 - 1935 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7842 Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1826 - 1900 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4585 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1826 - 50 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3739 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-50] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*to 1825 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2093 Mississippi Marriages to 1825] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1893-1922''' - Lincoln County Marriage Books 1-11 Index 1893-1922 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/b/be/Igimississippij.pdf.</ref>
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Southwest Mississippi Genealogy Society<br> P.O. Box 175<br> McComb, Mississippi, 39649<br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/lincoln-county/#sthash.mXkCeYnc.dpuf website]<br>
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[http://swmgs.com/ Southwest Mississippi Genealogical Society]<br><br>
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Lincoln County Historical and Genealogical Museum and Jewish Heritage Museum<br>227 South Church Street<br>Brookhaven, Mississippi<br>http://brookhavenms.com/wp/about/lincoln-county-historical-society-and-museum/ Lincoln County Historical and Genealogical Museum]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Red Star Mississippi Family History Center]]
 
*[[Red Star Mississippi Family History Center]]
  
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/lincoln-county/ Lincoln 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]
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*[http://msgw.org/lincoln/ Genweb Lincoln County, Mississippi Project]
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
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Guide to Lincoln County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records



Lincoln County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 7 April, 1870
County Seat Brookhaven
Courthouse
Address Lincoln County Courthouse
300 S 2nd St; PO Box 555
Brookhaven, MS 39601-3321
Phone: 601.835.3479
Lincoln County Courthouse]

Contents

County Courthouse

Lincoln County Courthouse
300 S 2nd St; PO Box 555
Brookhaven, MS 39601-3321
Phone: 601.835.3479

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate, and court records from 1893. Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1893. [1]

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

1893



1893

History

Parent County

1870--Lincoln County was created 7 April 1870 from Franklin, Lawrence, Copiah, Pike and Amite Counties.
County seat: Brookhaven [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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Lincoln 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. LDS Ward and Branch Records

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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 Lincoln 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.

Maps

Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Lincoln County, Mississippi Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Lincoln 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

Southwest Mississippi Genealogy Society
P.O. Box 175
McComb, Mississippi, 39649
website
Southwest Mississippi Genealogical Society

Lincoln County Historical and Genealogical Museum and Jewish Heritage Museum
227 South Church Street
Brookhaven, Mississippi
http://brookhavenms.com/wp/about/lincoln-county-historical-society-and-museum/ Lincoln County Historical and Genealogical Museum]

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.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln County, Mississippi page 381, 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/b/be/Igimississippij.pdf.

 

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