Mississippi Probate Records
Mississippi probate records include dockets, wills, settlements, petitions, letters, guardianships, claims, and minutes.
Probate records of Mississippi have been kept by the chancery courts or probate courts. You can obtain copies of the records by contacting the clerk's office in each county courthouse. Some probate papers are housed at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
The Family History Library has copies of many Mississippi probate records, such as Hinds County inventories (1822 to 1882), bonds (1823 to 1869), wills (1870 to 1919), and executors' letters (1872 to 1919).
Transcripts of wills for 1799 to 1835 for Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Hinds, and Warren counties have been published in:
- King, J. Estelle. Mississippi Court Records, 1799-1835, 1936. Reprint; Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1969. FHL Book 976.2 S2k; 1936 edition: FHL Film 547551.
Some probate references can also be found in:
- Hendrix, Mary L. Mississippi Court Records From the Files of the High Court of Errors and Appeals, 1799-1859. Jackson, Miss.: M.L.F. Hendrix, 1950. FHL Book 976.2 P2h.