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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi Genealogy|Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Walthall County'''
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Mississippi]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Walthall_County,_Mississippi|Walthall County]]''  
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Guide to '''Walthall County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Click|Image:MS_ORP.png|Mississippi Online Genealogy Records}}
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Walthall County
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| county_map = Mswalthall.jpg
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| state = Mississippi
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| founded year = 1910
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| founded date = 16 March
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| seat = [[Tylertown, Mississippi|Tylertown]]
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| building image = MississippiWalthallCourthouse.jpg
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| building address =Walthall County Courthouse<br>PO box 351; <br>Tylertown, MS 39667<br> Phone: 601.876.3553<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Walthall-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm  '''Walthall County Courthouse''']
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== County Information ==
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=== Walthall 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" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1920<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1913<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1913<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Walthall-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Walthall County Courthouse]<br>PO box 351; <br>Tylertown, MS 39667<br> Phone: 601.876.3553<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1914.<br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate, court and land records from 1914. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walthall County, Mississippi page 383, {{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/Walthall-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Walthall County Courthouse]<br>PO box 351; <br>Tylertown, MS 39667<br> Phone: 601.876.3553<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1914. Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate, court and land records from 1914. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walthall County, Mississippi page 383, {{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  ====
  
'''1910'''--Walthall County was created 16 March 1910&nbsp;from [[Marion County, Mississippi|Marion]] and [[Pike County, Mississippi|Pike]] Counties. <br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Tylertown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1910'''--Walthall County was created 16 March 1910&nbsp;from [[Marion County, Mississippi Genealogy|Marion]] and [[Pike County, Mississippi Genealogy|Pike]] Counties. <br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Tylertown <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  ====
  
*[[Lawrence County, Mississippi|Lawrence]]  
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*[[Lawrence County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lawrence]]  
*[[Lincoln County, Mississippi|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Lincoln County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
*[[Marion County, Mississippi|Marion]]  
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*[[Marion County, Mississippi Genealogy|Marion]]  
*[[Pike County, Mississippi|Pike]]  
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*[[Pike County, Mississippi Genealogy|Pike]]  
*[[Washington Parish, Louisiana|Washington Parish, Louisiana]]
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*[[Washington Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Washington Parish, Louisiana]]
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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Compilation of online resources for African American genealogy research by Shannon Gorman.
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[http://www.msmarion.com/african.html]
  
== Resources ==
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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  ====
 
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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{{MS Church Intro}} LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
  
 
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==== 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  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1785-1918)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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==== Military ====
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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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==== Naturalization ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{MS Newspaper abstracts|Walthall}}
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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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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{{MS Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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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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*'''1914-1926''' - Walthall County Marriage Books 1-3 Index 1914-1926 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] 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/f/f2/Igimississippip.pdf.</ref>
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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'''Walthall County Mississippi Trust and Historical Society'''<br>184 Bethlehem Loop Road<br>
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Kokomo, MS 39643<br>Telephone Number: 601-731-1219<br><br>
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'''Southwest Mississippi Genealogy Society'''<br> PO Box 175<br> McComb, Mississippi, 39649<br>  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/walthall-county/#sthash.JFRgAFtd.dpuf Website]<br><br>
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'''Mississippi Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 5301<br>Jackson, MS 39296<br>
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Email:[mailto:marygschwab@yahoo.com marygschwab@yahoo.com]<br>[http://www.co.walthall.ms.us/genealogy-information.html 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  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/walthall-county/ Walthall 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+Walthall|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Walthall|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 22:18, 30 August 2016

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


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Walthall County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Walthall County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 16 March, 1910
County Seat Tylertown
Courthouse
MississippiWalthallCourthouse.jpg
Address Walthall County Courthouse
PO box 351;
Tylertown, MS 39667
Phone: 601.876.3553
Walthall County Courthouse


County Information

Walthall County, Mississippi Record Dates

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

1914

1920
1913
1913

County Courthouse

Walthall County Courthouse
PO box 351;
Tylertown, MS 39667
Phone: 601.876.3553

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1914. Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate, court and land records from 1914. [1]

History

Parent County

1910--Walthall County was created 16 March 1910 from Marion and Pike Counties.
County seat: Tylertown [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

Compilation of online resources for African American genealogy research by Shannon Gorman. [1]

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Walthall 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. LDS Ward and Branch Records

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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 Walthall 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 Walthall 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

Walthall County Mississippi Trust and Historical Society
184 Bethlehem Loop Road
Kokomo, MS 39643
Telephone Number: 601-731-1219

Southwest Mississippi Genealogy Society
PO Box 175
McComb, Mississippi, 39649
Website

Mississippi Genealogical Society
PO Box 5301
Jackson, MS 39296
Email:marygschwab@yahoo.com
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), Walthall County, Mississippi page 383, 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.