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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Jefferson_Davis_County,_Mississippi|Jefferson Davis County]]''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi Genealogy|Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Jefferson Davis County'''
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Guide to '''Jefferson Davis 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 Davis County
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| county_map = Msjeffersondavis.jpg
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| state = Mississippi
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| founded year =  1906
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| founded date = 31 March
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| seat = [[Prentiss, Mississippi|Prentiss]]
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| building address = Jefferson Davis County Courthouse<br>&nbsp;1025 3rd St; CO Box 1137<br>Prentiss, MS 39474<br>Phone: 601.792.4024<br>[http://mississippi.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,689744,n,jefferson%20davis%20county%20courthouse.cfm'''Jefferson Davis County Courthouse''']
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== County Information ==
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=== Jefferson Davis 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" | 1906<br>
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Guide to '''Jefferson Davis County Mississippi genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
  
{{MSDC}}
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://mississippi.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,689744,n,jefferson%20davis%20county%20courthouse.cfm Jefferson Davis County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;1025 3rd St; CO Box 1137<br>Prentiss, MS 39474<br>Phone: 601.792.4024  
 
[http://mississippi.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,689744,n,jefferson%20davis%20county%20courthouse.cfm Jefferson Davis County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;1025 3rd St; CO Box 1137<br>Prentiss, MS 39474<br>Phone: 601.792.4024  
  
<br>Clerk Chancery Court has court and land records<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson Davis 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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<br>Clerk Chancery Court has court and land records. Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi page 380, [{{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  ====
  
'''1906'''--Jefferson Davis County was created 31 March 1906&nbsp;from [[Covington County, Mississippi|Covington]] and [[Lawrence County, Mississippi|Lawrence]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Prentiss <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;
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'''1906'''--Jefferson Davis County was created 31 March 1906&nbsp;from [[Covington County, Mississippi Genealogy|Covington]] and [[Lawrence County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lawrence]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Prentiss <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  ====
  
*[[Covington County, Mississippi|Covington]]  
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*[[Covington County, Mississippi Genealogy|Covington]]  
*[[Lamar County, Mississippi|Lamar]]  
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*[[Lamar County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lamar]]  
*[[Lawrence County, Mississippi|Lawrence]]  
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*[[Lawrence County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lawrence]]  
*[[Marion County, Mississippi|Marion]]  
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*[[Marion County, Mississippi Genealogy|Marion]]  
*[[Simpson County, Mississippi|Simpson]]
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*[[Simpson County, Mississippi Genealogy|Simpson]]
  
== 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 $
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{{Census|Mississippi}}
  
{{Census|Mississippi}}
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church Records ====
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{{MS Church Intro}}  
 
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{{MS Church Intro}}
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land and Property Records====
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
{{MS Land}}
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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{{MS Land}}
  
{{MS History}}
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==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps ====
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{{MS History}}
  
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==== Maps  ====
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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.
  
==== Military ====
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==== Newspapers ====
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===== Civil War =====
  
{{MS Newspaper abstracts|Jefferson Davis}}
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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
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
{{MS Probate Intro}}
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{MS Newspaper abstracts|Jefferson+Davis}}
  
{{MS Tax Intro}}
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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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==== Taxation  ====
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{{MS Tax Intro}}  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{MS Vital Intro}}
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===== Marriage =====
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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 $
 
*'''1906-1920''' - Jefferson Davis County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1906-1920. Batches {{IGI|M748382}} and {{IGI|M748572}} 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>  
 
*'''1906-1920''' - Jefferson Davis County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1906-1920. Batches {{IGI|M748382}} and {{IGI|M748572}} 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>  
 
*'''1917-1929''' - Jefferson Davis County Marriage Books 3 and 4 Index 1917-1929. Batches {{IGI|M748380}} and {{IGI|M748383}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1917-1929''' - Jefferson Davis County Marriage Books 3 and 4 Index 1917-1929. Batches {{IGI|M748380}} and {{IGI|M748383}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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===== Death  =====
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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.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/jefferson-davis-county/ Jefferson Davis County, MS History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Jefferson+Davis|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/~msjdavis/ USGenWeb Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Jefferson+Davis|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Guide to Jefferson Davis 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 Davis County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Jefferson Davis County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 31 March, 1906
County Seat Prentiss
Courthouse
Address Jefferson Davis County Courthouse
 1025 3rd St; CO Box 1137
Prentiss, MS 39474
Phone: 601.792.4024
Jefferson Davis County Courthouse



County Information

Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi Record Dates

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

1906

1910
1906
1906


County Courthouse

Jefferson Davis County Courthouse
 1025 3rd St; CO Box 1137
Prentiss, MS 39474
Phone: 601.792.4024


Clerk Chancery Court has court and land records. Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and probate records. [1]

History

Parent County

1906--Jefferson Davis County was created 31 March 1906 from Covington and Lawrence Counties.
County seat: Prentiss [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps" (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

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

Occupations

Probate Records

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