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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi Genealogy|Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Wilkinson County'''
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Wilkinson_County,_Mississippi|Wilkinson County]]''  
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Guide to '''Wilkinson 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 = Wilkinson County
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| state = Mississippi
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| founded year = 1802
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| founded date = 30 January 
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| seat = [[Woodville, Mississippi|Woodville]]
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| building image = MississippiWilkinsonCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Wilkinson County Courthouse<br>PO Box 516; <br>Woodville, MS 39669-0516<br> Phone: 601.888.4381<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Wilkinson-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm '''Wilkinson County Courthouse''']
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== County Information ==
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=== Wilkinson County, Mississippi Record Dates ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Wilkinson-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Wilkinson County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 516; <br>Woodville, MS 39669-0516<br> Phone: 601.888.4381<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, divorce, <br>probate, court and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilkinson 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/Wilkinson-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Wilkinson County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 516; <br>Woodville, MS 39669-0516<br> Phone: 601.888.4381<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilkinson 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  ====
  
'''1802'''--Wilkinson County was created 30 January 1802&nbsp;from [[Adams County, Mississippi|Adams]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Woodville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1802'''--Wilkinson County was created 30 January 1802&nbsp;from [[Adams County, Mississippi Genealogy|Adams]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Woodville <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  ====
  
*[[Adams County, Mississippi|Adams]]  
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*[[Adams County, Mississippi Genealogy|Adams]]  
*[[Amite County, Mississippi|Amite]]  
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*[[Amite County, Mississippi Genealogy|Amite]]  
*[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana|Concordia Parish, Louisiana]]  
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*[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Concordia Parish, Louisiana]]  
*[[East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana|East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana]]  
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*[[East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana]]  
*[[Franklin County, Mississippi|Franklin]]  
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*[[Franklin County, Mississippi Genealogy|Franklin]]  
*[[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana|West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana]]
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*[[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana]]
  
== 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  ====
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{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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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=1590&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|656027|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=27&CScnty=1590 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://msgw.org/wilkinson/cemindex.htm MSGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Wilkinson+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=Wilkinson&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ms/wilkinso.htm MSGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/mississippi/ms-wilkinson.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20051&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=88&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== 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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:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
==== Church  ====
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{{MS Church Intro}}
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==== Court  ====
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Wilkinson County Inventories and Account Index, 1808-1834 (Vols. 1-8) is an index to the court minutes rather than the Inventories &amp; Accounts volumes. The binding does state Inventories &amp; Accounts, but records were found in the court minutes.
  
==== Wilkinson County Inventories &amp; Account Index, 1808-1834 (Vols. 1-8) is an index to the court minutes rather than the Inventories &amp; Accounts volumes. The binding does state Inventories &amp; Accounts, but records were found in the court minutes. ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Land  ====
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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  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1785-1918)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*Civil War service men from Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson 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://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 Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson County.&nbsp;<br>
  
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
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:- [[48th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|48th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]] [from the 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]  
 
:- [[48th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|48th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]] [from the 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]  
 
::Company I - Wilkinson Guards, aka Capt. J.E. Martin’s Company [was also attached to the 4th/34th Tennessee Infantry]
 
::Company I - Wilkinson Guards, aka Capt. J.E. Martin’s Company [was also attached to the 4th/34th Tennessee Infantry]
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{MS Newspaper abstracts|Wilkinson}}
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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}}
  
 
:*'''1805-1896''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial and County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1805-1896''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial and County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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{{MS Vital Intro}}
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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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*'''1804-1928''' - Wilkinson County Marriage Books A-W Index 1804-1928 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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'''Wilkinson County Historical Society'''<br>Bank Street<br>Woodville 39669<br><br>
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'''Wilkinson County Historical Society'''<br> c/o Wilkinson County Museum<br> PO Box 1055<br>Woodville, MS 39669<br> E-mail:[mailto:drghsociety@yahoo.com drghsociety@yahoo.com]<br>[http://msgw.org/wilkinson/museum.htm Website]<br><br>
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'''Woodville Civic Club'''<br> Friends of the Museum<br> PO Box 814<br> Woodville, MS 39669<br><br>
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'''Southwest Mississippi Genealogy Society'''<br>PO Box 175<br> McComb, Mississippi, 39649<br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/wilkinson-county/#sthash.C5KfOFBI.dpuf  website]<br><br> [http://swmgs.com/ 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/wilkinson-county/ Wilkinson 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+Wilkinson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Wilkinson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Guide to Wilkinson County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Wilkinson County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Wilkinson County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 30 January, 1802
County Seat Woodville
Courthouse
MississippiWilkinsonCourthouse.jpg
Address Wilkinson County Courthouse
PO Box 516;
Woodville, MS 39669-0516
Phone: 601.888.4381
Wilkinson County Courthouse


County Information

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Record Dates

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

1804

1810
1803
1808


County Courthouse

Wilkinson County Courthouse
PO Box 516;
Woodville, MS 39669-0516
Phone: 601.888.4381

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

History

Parent County

1802--Wilkinson County was created 30 January 1802 from Adams County.
County seat: Woodville [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

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MSGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MSGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Mississippi Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Wilkinson 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

Wilkinson County Inventories and Account Index, 1808-1834 (Vols. 1-8) is an index to the court minutes rather than the Inventories & Accounts volumes. The binding does state Inventories & Accounts, but records were found in the court minutes.

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 Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson County. 
- 4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company I - Stockdale Rangers
- 48th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry [from the 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]
Company I - Wilkinson Guards, aka Capt. J.E. Martin’s Company [was also attached to the 4th/34th Tennessee Infantry]

Naturalization

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Wilkinson 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

Wilkinson County Historical Society
Bank Street
Woodville 39669

Wilkinson County Historical Society
c/o Wilkinson County Museum
PO Box 1055
Woodville, MS 39669
E-mail:drghsociety@yahoo.com
Website

Woodville Civic Club
Friends of the Museum
PO Box 814
Woodville, MS 39669

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

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), Wilkinson 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.