Mississippi Church Records

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=== Baptist  ===
 
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[http://library.mc.edu/resources/mississippi_baptist_historical_collection/ Mississippi Baptist Historical Collection]<br>Mississippi College Library<br>200 S. Capitol Street<br>Clinton, MS 39060<br>Phone: (601) 925-3000
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[http://library.mc.edu/resources/mississippi_baptist_historical_collection/ Mississippi Baptist Historical Collection]<br>Mississippi College Library<br>200 S. Capitol Street<br>Clinton, MS 39060<br>Phone: (601) 925-3000  
  
 
[http://www.sbhla.org/links.htm The Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives]<br>901 Commerce Street #400<br>Nashville, TN 37203-3630<br>Phone (615) 244-0344<br>Fax (615) 782-4821  
 
[http://www.sbhla.org/links.htm The Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives]<br>901 Commerce Street #400<br>Nashville, TN 37203-3630<br>Phone (615) 244-0344<br>Fax (615) 782-4821  
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*Benjamin, Griffin. ''History of the Primitive Baptists of Mississippi''. Jackson, Miss.: Barksdale and Jones, 1853. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924029452608 Internet Archive]; 1958 reprint: {{FHL|194574|item}} book 976.2 K2g  
 
*Benjamin, Griffin. ''History of the Primitive Baptists of Mississippi''. Jackson, Miss.: Barksdale and Jones, 1853. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924029452608 Internet Archive]; 1958 reprint: {{FHL|194574|item}} book 976.2 K2g  
 
*Schilling, T.C. ''Abstract History of the Mississippi Baptist Association, 1806-1906''. New Orleans, La.: n.p., 1908. {{FHL|195204|item}} film 1036195 Item 1; digital version and index at [http://geocitiessites.com/baptist_documents/miss.association.index.html Baptist History Homepage]
 
*Schilling, T.C. ''Abstract History of the Mississippi Baptist Association, 1806-1906''. New Orleans, La.: n.p., 1908. {{FHL|195204|item}} film 1036195 Item 1; digital version and index at [http://geocitiessites.com/baptist_documents/miss.association.index.html Baptist History Homepage]
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An 1899 directory of Baptist ministers lists biographical details about many ministers born or serving in the state:<ref>Davis points out that not all ministers participated, see: Robert S. Davis, "Some Baptist Ministers of South Carolina at the Turn of the Century," ''The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research,'' Vol. 32, No. 1 (Winter 2004):13-22. {{FHL|43856|item|disp=FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 32}}</ref>
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*''The Ministerial Directory of the Baptist Churches in the United States of America.'' Oxford, Ohio: Ministerial Directory Co., 1899. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=f9gpAAAAYAAJ Google Books].
  
 
=== Methodist  ===
 
=== Methodist  ===

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi  Gotoarrow.png  Church Records

Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Mississippi were the Baptist and the Methodist Episcopal (now United Methodist) churches.[citation needed]


The Family History Library has a few original church records for Mississippi, including some Baptist and Presbyterian documents. However, the records of these major denominations seldom include birth, marriage, and death dates.

Some denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located:

Baptist

Mississippi Baptist Historical Collection
Mississippi College Library
200 S. Capitol Street
Clinton, MS 39060
Phone: (601) 925-3000

The Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives
901 Commerce Street #400
Nashville, TN 37203-3630
Phone (615) 244-0344
Fax (615) 782-4821

Histories of the Baptists include:

  • Benjamin, Griffin. History of the Primitive Baptists of Mississippi. Jackson, Miss.: Barksdale and Jones, 1853. Digital version at Internet Archive; 1958 reprint: FHL Collection book 976.2 K2g
  • Schilling, T.C. Abstract History of the Mississippi Baptist Association, 1806-1906. New Orleans, La.: n.p., 1908. FHL Collection film 1036195 Item 1; digital version and index at Baptist History Homepage

An 1899 directory of Baptist ministers lists biographical details about many ministers born or serving in the state:[1]

  • The Ministerial Directory of the Baptist Churches in the United States of America. Oxford, Ohio: Ministerial Directory Co., 1899. Digital version at Google Books.

Methodist

J.B. Cain Archives of Mississippi Methodism
Millsaps-Wilson Library
Millsaps College
1701 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39210
Phone: (601) 974-1073
Fax: (601) 974-1082

Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church
36 Madison Avenue
P.O. Box 127
Madison, NJ 07940
Phone: (201) 408-3590
Fax: (201) 408-3909

A helpful history is J. Allen Lindsey, Methodism in the Mississippi Conference (Jackson, Mississippi: Hawkins Foundation, Mississippi Conference Historical Society, 1964; FHL Collection book 976.2 K2L

Roman Catholic

Diocese of Biloxi
1790 Popps Ferry Road
Biloxi, MS 39532
Phone: (228) 702-2100

The diocese includes the counties of: Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Stone, Walthall and Wayne

Diocese of Jackson
237 East Amite
P.O. Box 2248
Jackson, MS 39225
Phone: (601) 969-1880

The diocese includes the counties of: Adams, Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Bolivar, Benton, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Claiborne, Clarke, Clay, Coahoma, Copiah, DeSoto, Franklin, Grenada, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Itawamba, Jasper, Jefferson, Kemper, Lafayette, Lauderdale, Leake, Lee, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pike, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Smith, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union, Warren, Washington, Webster, Wilkinson, Winston, Yalobusha and Yazoo



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