Yalobusha County, Mississippi Genealogy

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

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Online Records


Contents

County Courthouse

Yalobusha County Courthouse
PO Box 664
Water Valley, MS 38965-0664
Phone: 662.473.2091

Clerk Chancery Court in Water Valley, has divorce, probate, court and land records. Clerk Circuit Court in Coffeyville, has marriage records.  [1]

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






History

Parent County

1833--Yalobusha County was created 23 December 1833 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Water Valley [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

Occupations

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

County Courthouse

Yalobusha County Courthouse
PO Box 664
Water Valley, MS 38965-0664
Phone: 662.473.2091

Clerk Chancery Court, Water Valley, Miss.
has divorce, probate, court and land records.
Clerk Circuit Court Coffeyville, Miss. has marriage records.
Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and court and land records. [1]

History

Parent County

1833--Yalobusha County was created 23 December 1833 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Water Valley [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Yalobusha 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

Land and Property Records

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 Yalobusha 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 service men from Yalobusha 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 Yalobusha County. 
- 1st Battalion, Mississippi Sharpshooters
Company C - Capt. Leigh’s Independent Company
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company D - Tillatoba Grays
- 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry [became the 48th Regiment, Missippi Infantry]
Company - Dixie Boys
- 48th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry [from the 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]
Company D - Dixie Boys
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Partisans [Also known as 2nd Partisan Rangers Cavalry/Ballentine’s]
Company F - Reason’s Company
Company I - Eskridge’s Company
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company E - Richmond’s Company
Company F - Kennedy’s Company
Company K - Barksdale’s Rangers
- 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company C - Duff Guards
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry (formerly 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company C - Duff Guards

Newspapers

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

Probate

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.

Marriage

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • 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. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Yalobusha County, Mississippi page 383, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.