Mississippi, United States Genealogy

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

Mississippi Information

Mississippi became the twentieth state admitted to the United States on December 10, 1817. Mississippi was created from Mississippi Territory and is located in the southern region of the United States.[1] There are 82 counties in the U.S. state of Mississippi. The State Capital is Jackson. [2]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Mississippi Research

Links to articles on getting started with Mississippi research.

Mississippi Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Mississippi research.

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Mississippi Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

DeSoto CountyMarshall CountyBenton CountyTippah CountyAlcorn CountyTishomingo CountyTunica CountyTate CountyPrentiss CountyItawamba CountyLee CountyUnion CountyPontotoc CountyLafayette CountyPanola CountyCoahoma CountyBolivar CountyWashington CountyIssaquena CountyWarren CountyClaiborne CountyJefferson CountyAdams CountyWilkinson CountyFranklin CountyAmite CountyQuitman CountyTallahatchie CountySunflower CountyHumphreys CountySharkey CountyYalobusha CountyCalhoun CountyChickasaw CountyMonroe CountyGrenada CountyLeflore CountyCarroll CountyMontgomery CountyWebster CountyClay CountyHolmes CountyYazoo CountyLowndes CountyOkibbeha CountyChoctaw CountyAttala CountyWinston CountyNoxubee CountyMadison CountyHinds CountyCopiah CountyLincoln CountyLeake CountyNeshoba CountyKemper CountyScott CountyNewton CountyLauderdale CountyRankin CountySimpson CountySmith CountyJasper CountyClarke CountyLawrence CountyJefferson Davis CountyCovington CountyJones CountyWayne CountyPike CountyWalthall CountyMarion CountyLamar CountyForrest CountyPerry CountyGreene CountyPearl River CountyHancock CountyStone CountyGeorge CountyHarrison CountyJackson CountyMississippi-county-map.gif


Extinct or Renamed Counties: Bainbridge | Colfax | Pickering | Sumner

Mississippi Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Mississippi" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.