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*[[Bolivar County, Mississippi|Bolivar]]  
 
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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.
  
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Greenville Mississippi Family History Center]]
 
 
== Websites ==
 
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
 
[http://www.courtreference.com/Washington-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Washington County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 309; <br>Greenville, MS 38701; <br>Phone: 662.332.1595<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1858 <br>and court records from 1890. <br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce records from 1856, probate and land records from 1831. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Mississippi page 383, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
'''1827--'''Washington County was&nbsp;created 29 January 1827&nbsp;from [[Warren County, Mississippi|Warren]] and [[Yazoo County, Mississippi|Yazoo]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Greenville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
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*[[Bolivar County, Mississippi|Bolivar]]
 
*[[Chicot County, Arkansas|Chicot County, Arkansas]]
 
*[[East Carroll Parish, Louisiana|East Carroll Parish, Louisiana]]
 
*[[Humphreys County, Mississippi|Humphreys<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231350741640_193" />]]
 
*[[Issaquena County, Mississippi|Issaquena]]
 
*[[Sharkey County, Mississippi|Sharkey]]
 
*[[Sunflower County, Mississippi|Sunflower]]
 
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
==== Census  ====
 
 
{{Census|Mississippi}}
 
 
:*'''1808''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1808 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
 
:*'''1810''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1810 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
 
:*'''1841''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1841 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
 
:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
 
:*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1866 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
 
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{{MS Church Intro}}
 
 
==== Court  ====
 
 
==== Land and Property Records====
 
 
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==== Local Histories ====
 
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
 
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{{MS Tax Intro}}
 
 
:*'''1803-1897''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
 
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{{MS Vital Intro}}
 
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
 
*'''1858-1916''' - Washington County Marriage Books A, 1-42 Index 1858-1916 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>
 
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
  
 
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*[[Greenville Mississippi Family History Center]]
 
*[[Greenville Mississippi Family History Center]]
  
== 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.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  

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Guide to Washington County Mississippi genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
PO Box 309;
Greenville, MS 38701;
Phone: 662.332.1595

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1858 and court records from 1890. Clerk Chancery Court has divorce records from 1856, probate and land records from 1831. [1]

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

1858


1831
1831

History

Parent County

1827--Washington County was created 29 January 1827 from Warren and Yazoo Counties.
County seat: Greenville [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Washington 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 Washington 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

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate 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

Family History Centers

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington 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.
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