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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Winston_County,_Mississippi|Winston County]]''  
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Guide to '''Winston 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
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| county = Winston County
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| state = Mississippi
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| founded year = 1833
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| founded date = 23 December
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| seat = [[Louisville, Mississippi|Louisville]]
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| building address = Winston County Courthouse]<br> ;PO Box Drawer 69<br> Louisville, MS 39339<br> Phone: 662.773.3631<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Winston-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm '''Winston County Courthouse''']]
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Winston-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Winston County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;PO Box Drawer 69<br> Louisville, MS 39339<br> Phone: 662.773.3631&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has court, probate and <br>land records from 1834. Clerk Circuit Court <br>has marriage records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Winston 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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[http://www.courtreference.com/Winston-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Winston County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;PO Box Drawer 69<br> Louisville, MS 39339<br> Phone: 662.773.3631&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has court, probate and land records from 1834. Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Winston 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  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in Mississippi counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/ms-counties/#courthouse Mississippi Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Attala County, Mississippi|Attala]]  
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*[[Attala County, Mississippi Genealogy|Attala]]  
*[[Choctaw County, Mississippi|Choctaw]]  
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*[[Choctaw County, Mississippi Genealogy|Choctaw]]  
*[[Kemper County, Mississippi|Kemper]]  
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*[[Kemper County, Mississippi Genealogy|Kemper]]  
*[[Leake County, Mississippi|Leake]]  
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*[[Leake County, Mississippi Genealogy|Leake]]  
*[[Neshoba County, Mississippi|Neshoba]]  
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*[[Neshoba County, Mississippi Genealogy|Neshoba]]  
*[[Noxubee County, Mississippi|Noxubee]]  
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*[[Noxubee County, Mississippi Genealogy|Noxubee]]  
*[[Oktibbeha County, Mississippi|Oktibbeha]]
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*[[Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Genealogy|Oktibbeha]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Census  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/700959?availability=Family%20History%20Library Winston County, Mississippi, cemeteries] Index
  
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==== 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 $
 
{{Census|Mississippi}}  
 
{{Census|Mississippi}}  
  
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:*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/253030?availability=Family%20History%20Library Deed records, 1834-1901; index, 1834-1912]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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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.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*Civil War service men from Winston 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&nbsp;Winston County.&nbsp;<br>
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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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*Men from Winston 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&nbsp;Winston County.&nbsp;<br>
  
 
:- [[5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
 
:- [[5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
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:- [[11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
 
:- [[11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
 
::Company D - Metts’ Company
 
::Company D - Metts’ Company
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{MS Tax Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1835-1868''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1835-1868''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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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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*'''1834-1925''' - Winston County Marriage Books 1-13 Index 1834-1925 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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*'''1834-1908''' [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/398793?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage records of Winston County, Mississippi] v. I. 1834-1880 - v. II. April 21, 1880 - January 15, 1908
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/ms-society-archive/ Mississippi Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/winston-county/ Winston 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]
 
*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.  
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Winston|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Winston|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Guide to Winston County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Winston County, Mississippi
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Map of Mississippi highlighting Winston County
Location in the state of Mississippi
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Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 23 December, 1833
County Seat Louisville
Courthouse
Address Winston County Courthouse]
 ;PO Box Drawer 69
Louisville, MS 39339
Phone: 662.773.3631
Winston County Courthouse]

Contents

County Courthouse

Winston County Courthouse
 PO Box Drawer 69
Louisville, MS 39339
Phone: 662.773.3631 

Clerk Chancery Court has court, probate and land records from 1834. Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records. [1]

Beginning Dates for Winston County, Mississippi Genealogy Government Records
[[<span class=|Winston County, Mississippi Genealogy#Vital_Records">Birth]] [[<span class=|Winston County, Mississippi Genealogy#Vital_Records">Marriage]] [[<span class=|Winston County, Mississippi Genealogy#Vital_Records">Death]] [[<span class=|Winston County, Mississippi Genealogy#Census">Census]] [[<span class=|Winston County, Mississippi Genealogy#Land_and_Property">Land]] [[<span class=|Winston County, Mississippi Genealogy#Probate_Records">Probate]]




1834
1834

History

Parent County

1833--Winston County was created 23 December 1833 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Louisville [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 Winston 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 Winston 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 Winston 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 Winston County. 
- 5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company D - New Prospect Greys
Company E - Pettus Rebels
Company F - Winston Rifles
- Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company C - Metts’ Company
Company D - Perkins’ Company
- 11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company D - Metts’ Company

Naturalization

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Winston 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

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), Winston 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.

 

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