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Mississippi State Vital Records

Mississippi State Vital Records Office
Vital Records: State Department of Health
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 576-7981
Records include birth and death records since 1912, and marriage and divorce records since January 1926.

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Mississippi Territory, 1798

Georgia's Western Lands, Mississippi Territory and East & West Florida, 1783-1819

La Salle's Exploration of the Mississippi Country, 1679-87

Trans-Mississippi, French and Spanish, 1600-1750

Discovery of the Mississippi, Jolliet and Marquette, 1673

Scott County Mississippi History and Families

Northern Mississippi and Alabama, 1865

Approaches to Grand Gulf, Mississippi, 1863

Approaches to Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1863

Chart of the Mississippi River

Louisiana-Mississippi Boundary

Mississippi River Sources, 1834

Mississippi Territory, 1798


Mississippi Marriages to 1825

Mississippi Land Records

Trans-Mississippi West, 1804-1912, Vol. 1-2

Mississippi Court Records, 1799-1835

Mississippi Census, 1805-90

Jefferson County, Mississippi Wills, 1800-33

Mississippi Marriages, 1826-50

Jacob Brower, Descriptions of the Mississippi River

Charles Lanman, Trip Along the Mississippi River, 1846

Mississippi Marriages, 1826-1900

Land Claims in Mississippi Territory, 1789-1834

Search Aids

Mississippi and Florida, 1800-1900 Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas, 1766-1981 Marriage Index 1850 Census: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, & Mississippi Early Alabama, Arkansas, & Mississippi Settlers, 1700s-1800s

Family History Centers

What is a Family History Center?
Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Centers provide access to many of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help you identify your ancestors.

Location and Hours
There are more than 3,400 centers worldwide. To find a Family History Center near you, see the list of addresses below.
Before you visit, you should contact the center to verify when it is open.

Staff members will show you around the center, answer some research questions (research expertise in each center varies), help you use center resources, and order microfilms and microfiche from the Family History Library.
Many centers offer classes on different genealogical research topics.

Most centers have a computer with FamilySearch, which helps you search for information about your ancestors. FamilySearch includes Family History Library Catalog, International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, Social Security Death Index, Scottish Church Records and the United States Military Index
Most also have Personal Ancestral File, a computer program that allows you to organize your family history information.
Most centers also have a variety of resource files, microfilms, microfiche and published material such as genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases and maps at your disposal.

Family History Centers Near You

Other Resources

Information about state archives and libraries:

Write to:
Archives and Library Division
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
P.O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571
Telephone: (601) 359-6876
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00, Saturday 8:00-1:00, closed state holidays
Records include census records from 1820-1920, state census reports, tax roles, county records, death records from 1912-1937, marriage records, deed records, probate records, Confederate army records, War of 1812 records, an index to naturalization records, property records, maps, photos, family histories (both published and unpublished), and private manuscripts.

Information about state genealogical societies:

Write to:
Historical and Genealogical Association of Mississippi
618 Avalon Road
Jackson, MS 39206
Publication: Family Traits

Mississippi Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 5301
Jackson, MS 39296-5301


See also: Mississippi Genealogy at Live Roots, and Original Mississippi Documents


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