Mississippi County, Arkansas Genealogy

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This article is about a northeastern county of Arkansas. For other uses, see Mississippi (disambiguation).

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Guide to Mississippi County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Mississippi County, Arkansas
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Location in the state of Arkansas
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Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 1, 1833
County Seat Blytheville
Courthouse
Address Monroe County Courthouse
123 Madison Street
Clarendon, AR 72029-2794
Phone: 870.747.3921
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Contents

County Courthouse

Mississippi County Courthouse
200 W Walnut
Blytheville, AR 72315
Phone: 870.763.3212

County Clerk has military records from 1850
and probate records from 1865; Clerk Circuit Court
has divorce and court records from 1866 and land records
from 1865[1]

History

Parent County

  • 1833--Mississippi County was created 1 November 1833 from Crittenden County.  County seat: Blytheville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Mississippi County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Contents of church records depend upon the beliefs of the church. They may give: a member's dates of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information, maiden name; and death date. For more information, see Arkansas Church Records.

See also [[{{{1}}} County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities and Towns|Cities and Towns]] to find records listed at the town level in the FamilySearch Catalog.

Court

Land

Land and property records can 1) place an ancestor in a specific location, 2) provide economic information, 3) reveal family relationships, and more.

The county has copies of deeds, abstracts, indexes, mortgages, leases, and more recorded by individuals. See Arkansas Land and Property for online collections of transfers from the government.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Records of wills and estates of Arkansas have been kept by the probate or county courts. See Arkansas Probate Records for Online Collections and more information.

Taxation

Arkansas tax records provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps. For more information see Arkansas Taxation.

Vital Records

See the Arkansas Vital Records page. See also Arkansas Vital Records Online and Arkansas Statewide Indexes and Collections at FamilySearch.

Marriage

Societies and Libraries

FamilyHistory Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 69.
  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/0/0d/Igiarkansasem.pdf.
  4. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.