Mississippi Fast Facts and Key Resources

Mississippi Fast Facts and Key Resources

Learn more with these essential Mississippi resources.

 
? Statehood: 1817

? US territory status: 1798

? First federal census: 1820

? Available colonial, territorial and state censuses: 1723 (Natchez), 1792, 1805, 1808, 1810, 1813, 1816, 1822-1825, 1837, 1841, 1845, 1853, 1866

? Statewide birth and death records begin: 1912

? Statewide marriage records begin: 1926

? Public-land state

? Counties: 82

? Contact for vital records:
Vital Records 
Mississippi State Department of Health
Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 960-7981

Web Sites

? 1895 US Atlas-Mississippi
 
? AfriGeneas: AfricanAncestry in Mississippi
 
? Cyndi’s List: Mississippi
 
? Documenting the American South
 
? FamilySearch:Mississippi Research Outline
 
? Misissippi Civil WarBattlefields and History
 
? Mississippi GenWeb Project
 
? Mississippi Historyand Genealogy Notes
 
? Mississippi Mailing Lists
 
? Mississippi Oral History Project
 
Resources

? Tracing Your Mississippi Ancestors by Anne S. Lipscomb and Kathleen S. Hutcherson (University Press of Mississippi)

Organizations and Archives

? J.B. Cain Archives of Mississippi Methodism
Millsaps-Wilson Library, Millsaps College, 1701 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39210, (601) 974-1073, <library.millsaps.edu/methodist>
 
? Mississippi Baptist Historical Society
Leland Speed Library, Box 4024, Clinton, MS 39058, (601) 925-3434, <www.mc.edu/campus/ library/mbhc.htm>
 
? Mississippi Department of Archives and History
200 North St., Jackson, MS 39201, (601)359-6850, <www.mdah.state.ms.us>
 
? Mississippi Historical Society
Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205, <mdah.state.ms.us/admin/mhistsoc.html>
 
? Mississippi State University Mitchell Memorial Library
Box 5408, Mississippi State, MS 39762, (662) 325-7668, <library.msstate.edu>
 
? NARA Southeast Region
5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260, (770) 968-2100, <archives.gov/southeast>
 
? South Mississippi Genealogical Society
Box 15271, Hattiesburg, MS 39404, <members.tripod.com/smsghs>
 
? University of Southern Mississippi William David McCain Library
Box 5148, Hattiesburg, MS 39406, (601) 266-345, <www.lib.usm.edu/spcol>
 
 
From the November 2008 Family Tree Magazine

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