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Guide to '''Sunflower County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Sunflower_County,_Mississippi|Sunflower County]]''
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| founded year =  1844
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| seat = [[Indianola, Mississippi|Indianola]]
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| building address = Sunflower County Courthouse<br>200 Main St; PO Box 988<br> Indianola, MS 38751-<br> Phone: 662.887.4703<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Sunflower-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm '''Sunflower County Courthouse''']
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== County Information ==
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=== Sunflower County, Mississippi Record Dates ===
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Sunflower-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Sunflower County Courthouse]<br>200 Main St; PO Box 988<br> Indianola, MS 38751-<br> Phone: 662.887.4703<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, divorce, <br>probate, court and land records from from 1871. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sunflower County, Mississippi page 382, {{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/Sunflower-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Sunflower County Courthouse]<br>200 Main St; PO Box 988<br> Indianola, MS 38751-<br> Phone: 662.887.4703<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from from 1871. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sunflower County, Mississippi page 382, {{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  ====
  
'''1844'''--Sunflower County was created 15 February 1844&nbsp;from [[Bolivar County, Mississippi|Bolivar]] and [[Washington County, Mississippi|Washington]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''&nbsp;Indianola <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1844'''--Sunflower County was created 15 February 1844&nbsp;from [[Bolivar County, Mississippi Genealogy|Bolivar]] and [[Washington County, Mississippi Genealogy|Washington]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''&nbsp;Indianola <ref>''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  ====
  
'''1870--'''Some records were lost.  
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'''1870--'''Some records were lost.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bolivar County, Mississippi|Bolivar]]  
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*[[Bolivar County, Mississippi Genealogy|Bolivar]]  
*[[Coahoma County, Mississippi|Coahoma]]  
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*[[Coahoma County, Mississippi Genealogy|Coahoma]]  
*[[Humphreys County, Mississippi|Humphreys]]  
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*[[Humphreys County, Mississippi Genealogy|Humphreys]]  
*[[Leflore County, Mississippi|Leflore]]  
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*[[Leflore County, Mississippi Genealogy|Leflore]]  
*[[Tallahatchie County, Mississippi|Tallahatchie]]  
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*[[Tallahatchie County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tallahatchie]]  
*[[Washington County, Mississippi|Washington]]
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*[[Washington County, Mississippi Genealogy|Washington]]
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== African Americans ====
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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=1578&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|1227452|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mssunflo/cemeteri.htm MSGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Sunflower+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=Sunflower&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/mississippi/ms-sunflower.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://sunflower.msghn.org/cemeteries.html Listing of Sunflower County cemeteries], with some transcribed by the MSGenWeb.
  
 
==== 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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:*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
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==== Court  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1785-1918)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*Civil War service men from&nbsp;Sunflower 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&nbsp;Sunflower County.&nbsp;<br>
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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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*Men from Sunflower 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 Sunflower County.<br>
  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
 
::Company B - Sunflower Dispersers
 
::Company B - Sunflower Dispersers
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
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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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:*'''1842-1898''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1842-1898''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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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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*'''1844-1913''' - Sunflower County Marriage Books 1-6, 14-15, SL-S11, W Index 1844-1913 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] 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/f/f2/Igimississippip.pdf.</ref>
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'''Sunflower County Historical Society'''<br> c/o Sunflower County Library<br> 201 Cypress Drive<br> Indianola MS 38751<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mssunflo/historic.htm?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007685638&o_lid=0007685638&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><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<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/sunflower-county/ Sunflower County, MS History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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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]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Sunflower|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Sunflower|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:35, 21 June 2017

United States
Mississippi
Sunflower County

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


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Sunflower County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Sunflower County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 15 February, 1844
County Seat Indianola
Courthouse
MississippiSunflowerCourthouse.jpg
Address Sunflower County Courthouse
200 Main St; PO Box 988
Indianola, MS 38751-
Phone: 662.887.4703
Sunflower County Courthouse


County Information

Sunflower County, Mississippi Record Dates

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

1871

1850
1871
1884


County Courthouse

Sunflower County Courthouse
200 Main St; PO Box 988
Indianola, MS 38751-
Phone: 662.887.4703

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from from 1871. [1]

History

Parent County

1844--Sunflower County was created 15 February 1844 from Bolivar and Washington Counties.
County seat:  Indianola [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

1870--Some records were lost.

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
Tombstone Project
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Mississippi Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Sunflower 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 Sunflower 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 Sunflower 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 Sunflower County.
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company B - Sunflower Dispersers

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate Records

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

Sunflower County Historical Society
c/o Sunflower County Library
201 Cypress Drive
Indianola MS 38751
Website



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), Sunflower County, Mississippi page 382, 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/f/f2/Igimississippip.pdf.