Mississippi, Tippah County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Mississippi Tippah County Records, 1836-1923 .
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|Tippah, Mississippi, United States|
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|Location of Tippah County, Mississippi|
|Location of Mississippi|
|Record Type||Land and Probate Records|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
The collection includes deeds, chattel deeds (or moveable personal property), and probate case files for the years 1836 to 1923. The records are usually handwritten or handwritten on preprinted pages.
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mississippi Tippah County Records, 1836-1923.|
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
Information found in this collection may include:
- Dates transactions (deeds) occurred, were written up, and recorded
- Names of grantors (sellers), grantees (buyers), and witnesses
- Residences of grantor(s) and grantee(s)
- Occupations of both grantor(s) and grantee(s)
- Persons mentioned as a minor
- Exact relationships stated in deeds for property sold or given away
- Legal documents such as Citations to Settle
- Court Orders
- County estate ledgers
Probate records include petitions, inventories, accounts, and decrees
Information generally found in entries may include:
- Name of testator or deceased
- Names of heirs such as spouse, children, and other relatives or friends
- Name of executor, administrator, or guardian
- Names of witnesses
- Residence of testator
- Document and recording dates (There are used to approximate event dates, i.e. a will was usually written near time of death.)
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor.
- The approximate date of death.
- The approximate date of probate.
- The place where your ancestor resided.
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the Browse link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "County" category
⇒Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category which takes you to the images
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and census records.
- Use probate records to identify heirs and relatives or to learn about adoptions or guardianship of any minor children and dependents.
- Use the document (such as the will) or the recording dates to approximate a death date.
- Use the information in the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records since the probates exist for an earlier time period.
- You may be able to use the probate record to learn about
- Land transactions
- Guardianships of underage children
- Previous marriages
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?
- Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
- Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
- Search the indexes for the “parent” county to find the original purchase of a parcel of land. You may also need to search a neighboring county since that courthouse may have been more convenient for the person to record the deed.
- Check the land records of the people mentioned in your ancestor’s deeds to see if a different residence was ever mentioned for them.
- Make a list of all residences mentioned in the records within a year or two of when your ancestors came to the county—regardless of surname. Then search the records of places that seem likely or that occur frequently.
- Create a database for other people with the same surname who lived in the county. Doing this may help you identify which individuals were related. If your ancestor’s records do not contain the information you need, a county database might give you a more complete picture.
- Search other areas of the index. For example, if the land was sold for taxes, the entry may be in the grantor index under “S” for “sheriff,” under “T” for “tax collector” or “treasurer,” under the names of those officials, or even under the county name. County histories or other records may give the names of these county officials.
|Don't overlook FHL Keyword Mississippi, Tippah items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article Mississippi Archives and Libraries.|
Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- "Mississippi, Tippah County Records, 1836-1923" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Tippah County Courthouse, Ripley.
|The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mississippi Tippah County Records, 1836-1923.|
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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