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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Mississippi Genealogy|Mississippi]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Humphreys County'''
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Mississippi]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Humphreys_County,_Mississippi|Humphreys County]]''
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Guide to '''Humphreys County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and 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 = Humphreys County
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| county_map = Mshumpreys.jpg
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| state = Mississippi
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| founded year =  1918
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| founded date = 28 March
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| seat = [[Belzoni, Mississippi|Belzoni]]
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| building image = MississippiHumphreysCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Humphreys County Courthouse<br>PO Box 547<br> Belzoni, MS 39038<br> Phone: 662.247.1740<br>[http://www.humphreystn.com/officials/index.html '''Humphreys County Courthouse''']]
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== County Information ==
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=== Humphreys County, Mississippi Record Dates ===
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1920<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1918<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1918<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.humphreystn.com/officials/index.html Humphreys County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 547<br> Belzoni, MS 39038<br> Phone: 662.247.1740<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has birth and marriage records. <br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land records from 1918. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Humphreys 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.humphreystn.com/officials/index.html Humphreys County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 547<br> Belzoni, MS 39038<br> Phone: 662.247.1740<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has birth and marriage records. Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land records from 1918. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Humphreys 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  ====
  
'''1918'''--Humphreys County was created 28 March 1918&nbsp;from [[Holmes County, Mississippi|Holmes]], [[Washington County, Mississippi|Washington]], [[Yazoo County, Mississippi|Yazoo]] and [[Sunflower County, Mississippi|Sunflower]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Belzoni <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;
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'''1918'''--Humphreys County was created 28 March 1918&nbsp;from [[Holmes County, Mississippi Genealogy|Holmes]], [[Washington County, Mississippi Genealogy|Washington]], [[Yazoo County, Mississippi Genealogy|Yazoo]] and [[Sunflower County, Mississippi Genealogy|Sunflower]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Belzoni <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"] (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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Holmes County, Mississippi|Holmes]]  
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*[[Holmes County, Mississippi Genealogy|Holmes]]  
*[[Leflore County, Mississippi|Leflore]]  
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*[[Leflore County, Mississippi Genealogy|Leflore]]  
*[[Sharkey County, Mississippi|Sharkey]]  
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*[[Sharkey County, Mississippi Genealogy|Sharkey]]  
*[[Sunflower County, Mississippi|Sunflower]]  
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*[[Sunflower County, Mississippi Genealogy|Sunflower]]  
*[[Washington County, Mississippi|Washington]]  
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*[[Washington County, Mississippi Genealogy|Washington]]  
*[[Yazoo County, Mississippi|Yazoo]]
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*[[Yazoo County, Mississippi Genealogy|Yazoo]]
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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="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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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.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=27&GScnty=1538&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|331263|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=1538 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mshumphr/HumphCemeteries.html MSGenWeb]
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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=Humphreys&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/mississippi/ms-humphreys.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=19886&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=17&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Mississippi Cemeteries| Mississippi Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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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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{{Census|Mississippi}}
  
{{Census|Mississippi}}
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{MS Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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{{MS Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MS History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1785-1918)]
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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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==== Naturalization ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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{{MS Newspaper abstracts|Humphreys}}
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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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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MS Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== 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 - 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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===== 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]
  
 
==== 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.<br>  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/humphreys-county/ Humphreys County, MS History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Humphreys|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/~mshumphr/ USGenWeb Humphreys County, Mississippi project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. <br>  
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Humphreys|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Guide to Humphreys County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Humphreys County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Humphreys County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 28 March, 1918
County Seat Belzoni
Courthouse
MississippiHumphreysCourthouse.jpg
Address Humphreys County Courthouse
PO Box 547
Belzoni, MS 39038
Phone: 662.247.1740
Humphreys County Courthouse]




County Information

Humphreys County, Mississippi Record Dates

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



1920
1918
1918

County Courthouse

Humphreys County Courthouse
PO Box 547
Belzoni, MS 39038
Phone: 662.247.1740

Clerk Circuit Court has birth and marriage records. Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land records from 1918. [1]

History

Parent County

1918--Humphreys County was created 28 March 1918 from Holmes, Washington, Yazoo and Sunflower Counties.
County seat: Belzoni [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 Billion Graves
Tombstone Project
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Mississippi Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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

Occupations

Probate Records

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