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Guide to '''George County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Guide to '''George County Mississippi genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = George County
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| founded year = 1910
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| founded date = 16 March
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| seat  = [[Lucedale, Mississippi|Lucedale]]
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| building address = George County Courthouse <br>255 Cox St<br>Lucedale, MS 39452<br>Phone: 601.947.4801<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/George-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm '''George County Courthouse]'''
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== County Information ==
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=== George County, Mississippi Record Dates ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/George-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm George County Courthouse] <br>255 Cox St<br>Lucedale, MS 39452<br>Phone: 601.947.4801<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records from 1911 <br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce and land records from 1911. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), George County, Mississippi page 379, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.courtreference.com/George-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm George County Courthouse] <br>255 Cox St<br>Lucedale, MS 39452<br>Phone: 601.947.4801<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records from 1911. Clerk Chancery Court has divorce and land records from 1911. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), George County, Mississippi page 379, {{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  ====
  
'''1910'''--George County was created 16 March 1910&nbsp;from [[Greene County, Mississippi|Greene]] and [[Jackson County, Mississippi|Jackson]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Lucedale <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
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'''1910'''--George County was created 16 March 1910&nbsp;from [[Greene County, Mississippi Genealogy|Greene]] and [[Jackson County, Mississippi Genealogy|Jackson]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Lucedale <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
  
 
==== 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"] (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Greene County, Mississippi|Greene]]  
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*[[Greene County, Mississippi Genealogy|Greene]]  
*[[Jackson County, Mississippi|Jackson]]  
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*[[Jackson County, Mississippi Genealogy|Jackson]]  
*[[Mobile County, Alabama|Mobile]]  
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*[[Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy|Mobile]]  
*[[Perry County, Mississippi|Perry]]  
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*[[Perry County, Mississippi Genealogy|Perry]]  
*[[Stone County, Mississippi|Stone]]
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*[[Stone County, Mississippi Genealogy|Stone]]
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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 ====
  
 
==== 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=1531&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|528793|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=1531 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~msgeorge/cemeteries.html MSGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+George+Mississippi&qt=results_page 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=George&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ms/george.htm MSGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/mississippi/ms-george.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=19862&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=69&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
{{Census|Mississippi}}  
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{{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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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{MS Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/250025?availability=Family%20History%20Library Deed record A, transcribed from Greene County, 1876-1903; index to land deeds] Index
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1785-1918)]
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
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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://search.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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==== Naturalization ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{MS Newspaper abstracts|George}}
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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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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/248156?availability=Family%20History%20Library Will records, 1908-1927] Viewable
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/248185?availability=Family%20History%20Library Index to wills, power of attorney and general conveyances] Viewable
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{MS Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*'''1910-1921''' - George County Marriage Book 1 Index 1910-1921. Batches {{IGI|M748332}} and {{IGI|M748305}} 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}}
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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 - 50 [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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*'''1910-1921''' - George County Marriage Book 1 Index 1910-1921. Batches {{IGI|M748332}} and {{IGI|M748305}} 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>  
 
*'''1934-1940''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~msgeorge/marriage.htm George County, Mississippi Marriages (Book 5 and part of Book 6)]. Courtesy: [http://www.msgw.org/ MSGenWeb] - free.
 
*'''1934-1940''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~msgeorge/marriage.htm George County, Mississippi Marriages (Book 5 and part of Book 6)]. Courtesy: [http://www.msgw.org/ MSGenWeb] - free.
  
== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
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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]
  
 
==== 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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*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/george-county/ George County, MS History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+George|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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~msgeorge/ USGenWeb George County, Mississippi  project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county].  
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+George|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 23:30, 20 June 2017

United States
Mississippi
George County

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


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George County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting George County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 16 March, 1910
County Seat Lucedale
Courthouse
MississippiGeorgeCourthouse.jpg
Address George County Courthouse
255 Cox St
Lucedale, MS 39452
Phone: 601.947.4801
George County Courthouse



County Information

George County, Mississippi Record Dates

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

1910

1910
1910
1910


County Courthouse

George County Courthouse
255 Cox St
Lucedale, MS 39452
Phone: 601.947.4801

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records from 1911. Clerk Chancery Court has divorce and land records from 1911. [1]

History

Parent County

1910--George County was created 16 March 1910 from Greene and Jackson Counties.
County seat: Lucedale [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

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

Census

For tips on accessing George 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 George 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 George County, Mississippi Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the George County, Mississippi Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the George 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

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

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), George County, Mississippi page 379, 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/c/ce/Igimississippia.pdf.