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Mississippi State Pages Steward:  C. Barnum
Assorted Groups (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
African Ancestors in Mississippi - When the government of the United States established
the Mississippi Territory in 1798, the region around Natchez, which held the bulk of
the population, contained about 5,000 whites and 3,500 slaves. Upon entering the
union in 1817, Mississippi received slavery as a fully established economic and
agricultural system. (quoted from the web site)
Jews in Mississippi - History Now (Online publication, Mississippi Historical Society).
Mississippi Indian Tribes - (Access Genealogy).
Note: These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the WebMaster, in any way, endorses any stereotypes which may be implied by the linked web sites.
Census & related Lists of various kinds:
1840 Census - Pensioners Revolutionary or Military Service
Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
Please click here - (Counties we have listed), (To list a local society, please contact us.)
Ghost Towns of Mississippi - Part of the American History and Genealogy Project, "Ghost Towns".
National Parks, Playgrounds, Recreational Areas etc.:
Vicksburg National Military Park - The park commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of
Vicksburg. Surrender on July 4, 1863, coupled with the fall of Port Hudson, LA, split the South,
giving control of the Mississippi River to the North.
State of Mississippi - 1895 US Atlas
State of Mississippi - Mississippi Department of Archives and History: Digital Archives (Collections,
including paper documents, photographs, maps, audio, and video).
State Capital City: Jackson (Capital since 1821 - located in Hinds County)
The State name: The state of Mississippi is named after the Mississippi River. Though the river was called by many different names, the name Mississippi given to it by the Indians was the name that was used on Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle's map of the area in 1695. Mississippi means "large river" to the Chippewa Indians.
U.S.A. - General Information links page
U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories
Early Mississippi Marriages - (Genealogy Village)
Vital Records Information - (Mississippi)
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