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MISSISSIPPI

 

United States

 

 

 

 

An Introduction

Gen-Tool Kit

Surnames

 

 

Our Ancestral Counties

Researching by Location

Internet Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Introduction

 

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     Mississippi is a state located in the Southern United States. Jackson is the state capital and largest city. The state's name comes from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary, and takes its name from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi ("Great River"). The state is heavily forested outside of the Mississippi Delta area.

     Early explored by the Spanish and colonized by the French, Mississippi’s warm climate and rich soil proved ideally suited to cotton, which became the main crop even before 1800 and remained the mainstay of its economy until the 20th century.  Mississippi entered the Union on December 10, 1817, as the 20th state. Jackson, Mississippi’s capital and largest city, was founded at about the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

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GENEALOGICAL ARCHIVES

·         Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Ph. (601) 576-6850, fax (601) 576-6964
Physical Address: 200 North Street, Jackson, MS 39201
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205-0571

·         Mississippi State Records Center, 929 High St, Jackson, MS 39201; tel. (601) 354-7688, fax (601) 354-7393

·         Historic Jefferson College, Mississippi Department of, Archives and History U.S. Highway 61 North, PO Box 100, Washington, MS 39190; Phone: 228.442.2901

·         William David McCain Library and Archives  

 

HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES 

·         Family Research Association of Mississippi, P.O. Box 13334, Jackson, MS 39236-3334

·         Mississippi Historical Society, PO Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205-0571

·         Historical and Genealogical Association of Mississippi, 618 Avalon Road, Jackson, MS 39206

·         Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 434, Tupelo, MS 38801

·         Mississippi Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, 12 Avery Circle, Jackson, MS 39211

·         The Magnolia Connection, PO Box 697, Ellisville, MS 39437

·         Mississippi Genealogical Society, PO Box 5301, Jackson, MS 39296-5301

·         Mississippi Memories, P.O. 18991 , Shreveport, LA 71138-1991

·         South Mississippi Genealogical Society, Southern Station, P.O. Box 15271, Hattiesburg, Ms 39404-5271

·         Dancing Rabbit Creek Genealogical Society, 114 East Franklin Street, Carthage MS 39051

·         Southwest Mississippi Genealogy Society, P.O. Box 175, McComb, Mississippi, 39649

·         Bolivar County Public Library

·         Central Mississippi Regional Library System

·         Columbus-Lowndes Library System

·         Copiah-Jefferson Regional Library

·         First Regional Library

·         Hancock County Library System

·         Harrison County Library System

·         Jackson-George Regional Library

·         Jackson-Hinds Library System

·         Laurel-Jones County Library

·         Lee-Itawamba Library System

·         Long Beach Public Library

·         Madison County Library System

·         Noxubee County Library

·         Pearl River County Library System

·         Starkville-Oktibbeha County Library System

·         The Library of Hattiesburg, Petal & Forrest County

·         Warren County-Vickburg Public Library

·         Waynesboro-Wayne County Library System 

 

STATE LIBRARY

Mississippi Library Commission

3881 Eastwood Drive  Jackson, MS 39211

  1-800-MISS LIB (647-7542)  (601) 432-4111  1-800-446-0892 (BPHLS)
For questions or comments contact at: mslib@mlc.lib.ms.us

Source: State Library Web Sites

 

HISTORICAL PLACES

 

Adams Alcorn Amite Attala Benton Bolivar Calhoun Carroll Chickasaw Choctaw Claiborne Clarke Clay Coahoma Copiah Covington De Soto Forrest Franklin George Greene Grenada Hancock Harrison Hinds Holmes Humphreys Issaquena Itawamba Jackson Jasper Jefferson Jefferson Davis Jones Kemper Lafayette Lamar Lauderdale Lawrence Leake Lee Leflore Lincoln Lowndes Madison Marion Marshall Monroe Montgomery Neshoba Newton Noxubee Oktibbeha Panola Pearl River Perry Pike Pontotoc Prentiss Quitman Rankin Scott Sharkey Simpson Smith Stone Sunflower Tallahatchie Tate Tippah Tishomingo Tunica Union Walthall Warren Washington Wayne Webster Wilkinson Winston Yalobusha Yazoo

Source: National Register of Historical Places

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surnames

 

 

The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

 

 

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

 

 

 

 

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

 

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

Additional information regarding these surnames may also be found at:

  Surname Locator Resources

 

 

Free Genealogy Surname

Search Help from Google

 

 

 

Use this free genealogy site to help you get the best genealogy searches from Google™ by using your family tree, for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or   "tricks"  

that    will   likely   improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google and the Internet to find ancestry information about this or any other Surname.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on this thumbnail map for a full-sized version.

 

Our Ancestral Counties

 

The following named counties are associated with the history of our DIRECT ancestors.   To select a specific ancestral county, click on the following link. Here you will find additional links to our county pages where you can obtain information about our family gen-sites, images of localities, and surnames of persons, in our database, who have lived in the selected county.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use this LINK to find out more about the locations listed above.

ANCESTRAL LOCATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Researching 
by Location

 

Gazetteer of Places

County Research

(Genealogical)

County Research

(General Info.)

The links below may assist you with your research within the various places of this state.

Gazetteer

of Places

The following Links will take you to gazetteers that identify places within this U.S. State.  These resources feature profiles of cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions.  In addition this site contains maps, data and directions for a wide variety of physical, cultural and historic features.

 

List of cities in Mississippi
List of towns and villages in Mississippi
List of census-designated places in Mississippi

Mississippi Cities - profiles of 3,213 Mississippi cities, towns & neighborhoods

Mississippi Physical Features such as lakes, islands & steams

Mississippi Cultural Features such as schools, parks, hospitals & airports

Mississippi Civil Features such as Native Areas and Political Subdivisions

Search by Name, County, ZIP Code or Area Code

Source: US Cities & State Gazetteers

 

County Research

(Genealogical)

 

Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the County’s website.  Here you will find additional links to more information specific to that location.    The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects, at the national level, that were created to collect and disseminate data that goes beyond county and state lines.

 

 

 

 

Adams

Alcorn

Amite

Attala

Bainbridge

Benton

Bolivar

Bourbon

Calhoun

Carroll

Chickasaw

Choctaw

Claiborne

Clarke

Clay

Coahoma

Colfax

Copiah

Covington

Davis

DeSoto

Forrest

Franklin

George

Greene
Grenada

Hancock

Harrison

Hinds

Holmes

Humphreys

Issaquena

Itawamba

Jackson

Jasper

Jefferson

Jefferson
Davis

Jones

Kemper

Lafayette

Lamar

Lauderdale

Lawrence

Leake

Lee

Leflore

Lincoln

Lowndes

Madison

Marion

Marshall 

Monroe

Montgomery

Neshoba

Newton

Noxubee

Oktibbeha

Panola

Pearl River

Perry

Pickering

Pike

Pontotoc

Prentiss

Quitman

Rankin

Scott

Sharkey

Simpson

Smith

Stone

Sumner

Sunflower

Tallahatchie

Tate

Tippah

Tishomingo

Tunica

Union

Walthall

Warren

Washington

Wayne

Webster

Wilkinson

Winston

Yalobusha

Yazoo

 

 

County Research

(General)

 

Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based mostly on anonymous contributions. Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the Wikipedia article about the county.  Here you will find additional links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.

 

 

 

 

Adams County

Alcorn County

Amite County

Attala County

Benton County

Bolivar County

Calhoun County

Carroll County

Chickasaw County

Choctaw County

Claiborne County

Clarke County

Clay County

Coahoma County

Copiah County

Covington County

DeSoto County

Forrest County

Franklin County

George County

Greene County

Grenada County

Hancock County

Harrison County

Hinds County

Holmes County

Humphreys County

Issaquena County

Itawamba County

Jackson County

Jasper County

Jefferson County

Jefferson Davis County

Jones County

Kemper County

Lafayette County

Lamar County

Lauderdale County

Lawrence County

Leake County

Lee County

Leflore County

Lincoln County

Lowndes County

Madison County

Marion County

Marshall County

Monroe County

Montgomery County

Neshoba County

Newton County

Noxubee County

Oktibbeha County

Panola County

Pearl River County

Perry County

Pike County

Pontotoc County

Prentiss County

Quitman County

Rankin County

Scott County

Sharkey County

Simpson County

Smith County

Stone County

Sunflower County

Tallahatchie County

Tate County

Tippah County

Tishomingo County

Tunica County

Union County

Walthall County

Warren County

Washington County

Wayne County

Webster County

Wilkinson County

Winston County

Yalobusha County

Yazoo County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet
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The Google search engine

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with additional information

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about   this   U. S.   State. 

 

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

 

 

·           Website & Webpages We Like

·           Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

·           Free Genealogy Search Help For Google

·           Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA

·           Genealogy Gateway

·           Ancestry.com (Reference Materials & Finding Aids)

·           Ancestry.com - Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

·           GenealogyLinks.net

·        Cyndi's List - United States Index

·        IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles & North America

·        Libweb - Libraries on the Web

·        50states.com - States and Capitals

·        RootsWeb Town Search 1.0

·        USA Resources at RootsWeb

·        StateGenSites - U.S. Genealogy Sites by State

·        The USGenWeb Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION SPECIFIC RESOURCES

·Mississippi - Wikipedia

·Mississippi (historical societies)

·Mississippi GenWeb Project

·Mississippi State Information (50 States.com)

·Cyndi’s List (Mississippi)

·Mississippi State Facts and Information

 

 

 

 

OUR GENEALOGY REFERENCE LIBRARY

 

 

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books that pertain to this U.S. State.   Here you will find books about the history and records of this State, as well as its counties and other localities such as towns and churches.   The collection also contains research works about State military units and personnel during America’s wars.  In addition, there are resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who settled in this State.

 

U.S.A. Locations Library - States, Counties, & Localities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

 

 

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