Quitman County, Mississippi Genealogy

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


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Quitman County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Quitman County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 13 April, 1877
County Seat Marks
Courthouse
MississippiQuitmanCourthouse.jpg
Address Quitman County Courthouse
275 East Main Street;
Marks, MS 38646
Phone: 662.326.2104


County Information

Quitman County, Mississippi Record Dates

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

1877

1880
1877
1878


County Courthouse

Quitman County Courthouse
230 Chestnut St;
PO Box 100;
Marks, MS 38646
Phone: 662.326.2661

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce and probate records from 1877. Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records. [1]

History

Parent County

1877--Quitman County was created 1 February 1877 from Panola, Coahoma, Tunic and Tallahatchie Counties.
County seat: Marks [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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Quitman 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 Quitman 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

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate Records

Online 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

Marks - Quitman County Library
315 East Main
Marks, MS 38646
website


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 Center 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), Quitman County, Mississippi page 382, 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.