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Guide to '''Alcorn County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Guide to '''Alcorn County Mississippi genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Alcorn County
 
| county = Alcorn County
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| state = Mississippi
 
| state = Mississippi
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| founded year = 1870 from Tippah and Tishomingo Counties
 
| founded year = 1870 from Tippah and Tishomingo Counties
 
| founded date = 15 April
 
| founded date = 15 April
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| seat  = [[Corinth, Mississippi|Corinth]]
| seat wl = Corinth
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| building image = MississippiAlcornCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Alcorn County Courthouse<br>PO Box 112; <br>Corinth, MS 38834-0112<br>Phone: 601.286.7702<br>'''[http://alcorncounty.org/ Alcorn County Courthouse]'''
 
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== County Information ==
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=== Alcorn County, Mississippi Record Dates ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://alcorncounty.org/ Alcorn County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 112; <br>Corinth, MS 38834-0112<br>Phone: 601.286.7702<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce records from 1913. <br>Clerk Circuit Court has court records from 1860. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alcorn County, Mississippi page 378, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://alcorncounty.org/ Alcorn County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 112; <br>Corinth, MS 38834-0112<br>Phone: 601.286.7702<br><br>[http://alcorncounty.org/chancery.aspx Clerk Chancery Court] has divorce records from 1913. <br>[http://alcorncounty.org/circuit.aspx Clerk Circuit Court] has court records from 1860. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alcorn County, Mississippi page 378, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1870'''--Alcorn County was created 15 April 1870&nbsp;from [[Tippah County, Mississippi|Tippah]] and [[Tishomingo County, Mississippi|Tishomingo]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;''' Corinth <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1870'''--Alcorn County was created 15 April 1870&nbsp;from [[Tippah County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tippah]] and [[Tishomingo County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tishomingo]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;''' Corinth <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== 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"] (1643-1947) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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Corinth – Record Loss in 1917.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*[[Hardin County, Tennessee|Hardin County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Hardin County, Tennessee|Hardin County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[McNairy County, Tennessee|McNairy County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[McNairy County, Tennessee|McNairy County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Prentiss County, Mississippi|Prentiss]]  
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*[[Prentiss County, Mississippi Genealogy|Prentiss]]  
*[[Tippah County, Mississippi|Tippah]]  
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*[[Tippah County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tippah]]  
*[[Tishomingo County, Mississippi|Tishomingo]]
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*[[Tishomingo County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tishomingo]]
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Bible Records ====
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====Biography====
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*[http://msgw.org/alcorn/biography.htm Alcorn County Biographies] MSGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=27&GScnty=1513&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|365424|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=27&CScnty=1513 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://msgw.org/alcorn/cemetery.htm MSGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Alcorn+Mississippi&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Mississippi&county=Alcorn&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/mississippi/ms-alcorn.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/ms/alcorn.htm MSInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/982114?availability=Family%20History%20Library Alcorn County, Mississippi cemeteries]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
 
{{Census|Mississippi}}  
 
{{Census|Mississippi}}  
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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 $
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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*[http://msgw.org/alcorn/census.htm Alcorn County Census and Tax Lists] MSGenWeb Project
  
:*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{MS Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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====Directories====
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*[http://msgw.org/alcorn/7576cd.html 1875-76 Corinth City Directory] MSGenWeb Project
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{{MS Land}}
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*[http://msgw.org/alcorn/land.htm Alcorn County Land Records] MSGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MS History}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/982115?availability=Family%20History%20Library Families of Alcorn County, Mississippi]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/332409?availability=Family%20History%20Library The History of Alcorn County, Mississippi]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1643-1947)]
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*[http://msgw.org/alcorn/mapfwilbanks.jpg Map drawn by Fredra Wilbanks in 1983 of Old Tishomingo County (now Alcorn, Prentiss and Tishomingo counties)] MSGenWeb Project
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*[http://msgw.org/alcorn/alcorncoschoollocations.jpg Undated Map of Alcorn County Community Schools] MSGenWeb Project
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*[http://msgw.org/alcorn/map1862.jpg 1862 Map of Corinth] MSGenWeb Project
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*[http://msgw.org/alcorn/hinklemap.html Map of Hinkle Community] (early families, but mostly the 1920's and 30's) MSGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/statewide/mohwinms.txt Congressional Medal of Honor Winners From Mississippi] USGenWeb Archives
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=====War of 1812=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/military/warof1812/1stmsvols1812.txt War of 1812 Database] USGenWeb Archives
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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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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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1889-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|1979942|Mississippi, Confederate Records, 1889-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1900-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1936413|Mississippi, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1900-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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{{VAciv}}  
 
{{VAciv}}  
 
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company I.  
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company I.  
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company I.
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company I.
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*[http://msgw.org/alcorn/military.htm Alcorn County Military Records] MSGenWeb Project
  
 
====== Civil War Battles  ======
 
====== Civil War Battles  ======
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The following Civil War Battles were fought in Alcorn County:  
 
The following Civil War Battles were fought in Alcorn County:  
  
*April 29-June 10, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms016.htm Corinth]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms016.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012)</ref>  
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*April 29-June 10, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms016.htm Corinth]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms016.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012)</ref>
*October 3-4, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms002.htm Corinth]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms002.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012)</ref><br>
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*October 3-4, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms002.htm Corinth]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms002.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012))</ref><br>
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*[http://www.nps.gov/abpp/battles/MSmap.htm Map Showing Civil War Battles in Mississippi]
  
:[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/MSmap.htm Map] showing Civil war battles in Mississippi.
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=====World War I=====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ms/greatwar.htm Soldiers in the Great War - Mississippi] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://msgw.org/alcorn/ww1roster.html World War I Roster] MSGenWeb Project
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://msgw.org/alcorn/ww11vets.html McPeters Funeral Home Records - World War II Veterans] MSGenWeb Project
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ms/ww2enlis.htm Mississippi Index World War II Enlistees] Listed by County - USGenWeb Archives
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/military/korea/mskorea.txt Mississippi Korean War Casualty List] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/historical/msmiapow.txt Mississippi Korean War POW/MIA Database] USGenWeb Archives
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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{{MS Newspaper abstracts|Alcorn}}
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====Obituaries====
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*[http://msgw.org/alcorn/obits.html Alcorn County Obituaries] MSGenWeb Project
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{MS Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1780 – 1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8995 Mississippi Wills and Probate Records 1780-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''<br>
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*'''1781 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|2036959| Mississippi Probate Records 1781-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images <br>
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*[http://msgw.org/alcorn/wills.html Selected Alcorn County Wills] MSGenWeb Project
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==== Schools  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/984745?availability=Family%20History%20Library 1871-1873 Educable school children for Alcorn Co., MS]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MS Tax Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1870-1892''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1870-1892''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
==== Vital Records ====
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:*'''1898''' [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/984644?availability=Family%20History%20Library Alcorn County, Mississippi, 1898 tax polls]
  
===== Marriage =====
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
*'''1867-1895''' - Alcorn County Marriage Index 1867-1895 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/c/ce/Igimississippia.pdf.</ref>
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{{MS Vital Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
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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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*'''1826-1850''' [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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*'''1867-1895''' - Alcorn County Marriage Index 1867-1895 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/ce/Igimississippia.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1870-1900''' [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1765776?availability=Family%20History%20Library Alcorn County Mississippi 1870-1900] computer indexed marriage records
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===== Death  =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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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]
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[http://www.avsia.com/acgs/ Alcorn County Genealogy Society]<br>
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P.O. Box 1808<br>
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Corinth 38835-1808
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/alcorn-county/ Alcorn County, MS History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Alcorn|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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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]
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*[http://msgw.org/alcorn/ Alcorn County, MSGenWeb Project]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ms/alcorn.htm Alcorn County, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Alcorn|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:44, 4 April 2017

United States
Mississippi
Alcorn County

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


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Alcorn County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Alcorn County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 15 April, 1870 from Tippah and Tishomingo Counties
County Seat Corinth
Courthouse
MississippiAlcornCourthouse.jpg
Address Alcorn County Courthouse
PO Box 112;
Corinth, MS 38834-0112
Phone: 601.286.7702
Alcorn County Courthouse


County Information

Alcorn County, Mississippi Record Dates

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

1876

1870
1870

County Courthouse

Alcorn County Courthouse
PO Box 112;
Corinth, MS 38834-0112
Phone: 601.286.7702

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce records from 1913.
Clerk Circuit Court has court records from 1860. [1]

History

Parent County

1870--Alcorn County was created 15 April 1870 from Tippah and Tishomingo Counties.
County seat:  Corinth [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps" (1643-1947) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Corinth – Record Loss in 1917.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MSGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
Tombstone Project
MSInterment
Billion Graves
See Mississippi Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Alcorn 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

Directories

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 Alcorn 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

War of 1812
Civil War


Regiments. Service men in Alcorn County, Mississippi Genealogy 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 Alcorn County, Mississippi Genealogy:

- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company I.
- 9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company I.
Civil War Battles

The following Civil War Battles were fought in Alcorn County:

World War I
World War II
Korean War

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Occupations

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Alcorn County, Mississippi Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Alcorn County, Mississippi Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930. See the wiki page Mississippi Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Online Records

Schools

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

Alcorn County Genealogy Society
P.O. Box 1808
Corinth 38835-1808

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), Alcorn County, Mississippi page 378, 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012))
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/ce/Igimississippia.pdf.