Mississippi, Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection contains the church records from the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (now known as the Community of Christ), for the years 1910 to 1919. Records included are for the Escatawpa Branch in Mississippi, and contain:
- Membership Records, 1878-1918
- Blessings of Children, 1910-1919
- Marriages, 1911-1919
What Can these Records Tell Me?
Church records may contain:
- The names of the members
- Dates of significant events
- The names of parents
- The names of other relatives or associates
How Do I Search the Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual
- The approximate date and or location of the event
Search the Index
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Search for other vital records on the county and state level for birth, marriage, and death
- Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
- If your family did not belong to this church, search for church records for other denominations
I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Mississippi.
Citing this Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
"Mississippi, Church Records, 1910-1919." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2020. Citing.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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