Wayne County, Mississippi Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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[[Image:Wayne County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;[http://www.courtreference.com/Wayne-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Wayne County Courthouse]<br>609 Azalea Dr;<br> Waynesboro, MS 39367-0000<br> Phone: 601.735.2873<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, burial, divorce, probate, court and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, Mississippi page 383, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[[Image:Wayne County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Wayne County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;[http://www.courtreference.com/Wayne-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Wayne County Courthouse]<br>609 Azalea Dr;<br> Waynesboro, MS 39367-0000<br> Phone: 601.735.2873<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, burial, divorce, probate, court and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, Mississippi page 383, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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== History  ==
 
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The county is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Mad" Anthony Wayne] (1745-1796).  
 
The county is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Mad" Anthony Wayne] (1745-1796).  
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*[[Choctaw County, Alabama|Choctaw County, Alabama]]  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
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*Men from Wayne 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 Wayne County.<br>
 
*Men from Wayne 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 Wayne County.<br>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Wayne|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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[[Image:Wayne County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;[http://www.courtreference.com/Wayne-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Wayne County Courthouse]<br>609 Azalea Dr;<br> Waynesboro, MS 39367-0000<br> Phone: 601.735.2873<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, burial, divorce<br>probate, court and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, Mississippi page 383, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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The county is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Mad" Anthony Wayne] (1745-1796).
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'''1809'''--Wayne County was created 21 December 1809&nbsp;from [[Washington County, Mississippi|Washington]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Waynesboro <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[[Choctaw County, Alabama|Choctaw County, Alabama]]
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*[[Clarke County, Mississippi|Clarke]]
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*[[Greene County, Mississippi|Greene]]
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*[[Jasper County, Mississippi|Jasper]]
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*[[Jones County, Mississippi|Jones]]
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*[[Perry County, Mississippi|Perry]]
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:*'''1816''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1816 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1820''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1820 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1841''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1841 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1853''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1853 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1866 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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*Civil War service men from Wayne 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 Wayne County.<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves|1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves]]
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::Company H - McGriff’s Company
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:*'''1813-1814''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free. (browse under Greene, Wayne)
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:*'''1810-1874''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial and County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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*'''1881-1916''' - Wayne County Marriage Books 1-4 Index 1881-1916 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/f/f2/Igimississippip.pdf.</ref>
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*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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United States  Gotoarrow.png Mississippi  Gotoarrow.png Wayne County

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

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Contents

County Courthouse

Wayne County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg
 Wayne County Courthouse
609 Azalea Dr;
Waynesboro, MS 39367-0000
Phone: 601.735.2873

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, burial, divorce, probate, court and land records. [1]
Beginning Dates for Wayne County, Mississippi Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate






History

Anthony Wayne.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796).

Parent County

1809--Wayne County was created 21 December 1809 from Washington County.
County seat: Waynesboro [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Wayne 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 Wayne 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

Civil War
  • Men from Wayne 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 Wayne County.
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company H - McGriff’s Company

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate Records

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

Family History Centers

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, Mississippi page 383, 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/f/f2/Igimississippip.pdf.