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{{Mississippi-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Jefferson_County,_Mississippi|Jefferson County]]''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi Genealogy|Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Jefferson County'''
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Guide to '''Jefferson County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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<br> {{Click|Image:MS_ORP.png|Mississippi Online Genealogy Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Jefferson County  
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| state = Mississippi
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| founded year =  1799
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| founded date = 2 April
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| seat = [[Fayette, Mississippi|Fayette]]
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| building image = MississippiJeffersonCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Jefferson County, Courthouse<br>307 Main St; PO Box 145; <br>Fayette, MS 39069<br>Phone: 601.786.3021 <br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Jefferson-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm '''Jefferson  County Courthouse''']
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== County Information ==
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=== Jefferson County, Mississippi Record Dates ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Jefferson-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Jefferson County, Courthouse]<br>307 Main St; PO Box 145; <br>Fayette, MS 39069<br>Phone: 601.786.3021 <br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has marriage records from 1798, <br>Court records from 1860, probate and land records&nbsp;;from 1798. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, Mississippi page 380, {{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/Jefferson-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Jefferson County, Courthouse]<br>307 Main St; PO Box 145; <br>Fayette, MS 39069<br>Phone: 601.786.3021 <br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has marriage records from 1798, court records from 1860, probate and land records from 1798. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, Mississippi page 380, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Jefferson&nbsp;County was&nbsp;named [[Pickering County, Mississippi|Pickering]] until 1802. [[Image:Jefferson-thomas.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]  
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Jefferson County was named [[Pickering County, Mississippi Genealogy|Pickering]] until 1802. [[Image:Jefferson-thomas.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== 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  ====
  
'''1904--'''Some records were lost.  
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'''1900, 1904--'''Some records were lost.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Adams County, Mississippi|Adams]]  
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*[[Adams County, Mississippi Genealogy|Adams]]  
*[[Claiborne County, Mississippi|Claiborne]]  
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*[[Claiborne County, Mississippi Genealogy|Claiborne]]  
*[[Copiah County, Mississippi|Copiah]]  
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*[[Copiah County, Mississippi Genealogy|Copiah]]  
*[[Franklin County, Mississippi|Franklin]]  
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*[[Franklin County, Mississippi Genealogy|Franklin]]  
*[[Lincoln County, Mississippi|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Lincoln County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
*[[Tensas Parish, Louisiana|Tensas Parish, Louisiana]]
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*[[Tensas Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Tensas Parish, Louisiana]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
==== 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 $
 
{{Census|Mississippi}}  
 
{{Census|Mississippi}}  
  
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:*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1866 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1866 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
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{{MS Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{MS Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MS History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1785-1918)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*Civil War service men from Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County.&nbsp;<br>
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===== 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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*Men from Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County.&nbsp;<br>
  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery|1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery]]  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery|1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery]]  
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::Company H - Whitney’s Company  
 
::Company H - Whitney’s Company  
 
:- [[12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
 
:- [[12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
::Company A - Charlie Clark Rifles&nbsp;[also listed as Co. H]&nbsp;
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::Company A - Charlie Clark Rifles&nbsp;[also listed as Co. H]
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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{{MS Newspaper abstracts|Jefferson}}
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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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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MS Tax Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1802-1896''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial and County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1802-1896''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial and County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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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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*'''1805-1857''' - Jefferson County Marriage Books A and B Index 1805-1857. Batch {{IGI|M516961}} 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/b/be/Igimississippij.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1858-1869''' - Jefferson County Marriage Books C and D Index 1858-1869. Batch {{IGI|M516962}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1869-1875''' - Jefferson County Marriage Book E Index 1869-1875. Batch {{IGI|M516965}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1877-1905''' - Jefferson County Marriage Books F thru L Index 1877-1905. Batches {{IGI|M516963}}, {{IGI|M516966}}, {{IGI|M749018}}, {{IGI|M516964}}, {{IGI|M748530}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1894-1900''' - Jefferson County Marriage Books M thru O Index 1894-1900. Batches {{IGI|M516967}} and {{IGI|M749023}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1900-1906''' - Jefferson County Marriage Books P thru R Index 1900-1906. Batch {{IGI|M748531}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1904-1923''' - Jefferson County Marriage Books M and V Index 1904-1923. Batch {{IGI|M748563}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1906-1911''' - Jefferson County Marriage Books S and T Index 1906-1911. Batch {{IGI|M748592}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1912-1918''' - Jefferson County Marriage Books U and W Index 1912-1918. Batch {{IGI|M748593}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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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Claiborne - Jefferson County Genealogical Society,<br>
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P.O. Box 1017, <br>
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Port Gibson MS, 39150
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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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/jefferson-county/ Jefferson County, MS History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Jefferson|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://jeffersoncountyms.org/ USGenWeb Jefferson County, Mississippi project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
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Latest revision as of 23:48, 10 August 2016

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


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Jefferson County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Jefferson  County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 2 April, 1799
County Seat Fayette
Courthouse
MississippiJeffersonCourthouse.jpg
Address Jefferson County, Courthouse
307 Main St; PO Box 145;
Fayette, MS 39069
Phone: 601.786.3021
Jefferson County Courthouse



County Information

Jefferson County, Mississippi Record Dates

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

1805

1800
1798
1805


County Courthouse

Jefferson County, Courthouse
307 Main St; PO Box 145;
Fayette, MS 39069
Phone: 601.786.3021

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage records from 1798, court records from 1860, probate and land records from 1798. [1]

History

Jefferson County was named Pickering until 1802.
Jefferson-thomas.jpg

Parent County

1799--Jefferson County was created 2 April 1799 from the Natchez District.
County seat: Fayette [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

1900, 1904--Some records were lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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


  • Men from Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery
Company K - Abbay’s Battery
- 4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company H - Whitney’s Company
- 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company A - Charlie Clark Rifles [also listed as Co. H]

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate Records

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

Claiborne - Jefferson County Genealogical Society,
P.O. Box 1017,
Port Gibson MS, 39150

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), Jefferson County, Mississippi page 380, 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/b/be/Igimississippij.pdf.