Mississippi, Confederate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Mississippi, Confederate Records, 1889-1942
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Mississippi, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Pension Records
Collection years 1889-1942
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What is in This Collection?

This collection includes records of state pensions paid to Confederate veterans and to widows of Confederate veterans living in Mississippi. County pension reports, 1900-1933 and Confederate pension rolls, 1889-1935 are also included. There are also two censuses, an enumeration of veterans and widows dated 1907-1933 and an enumeration of indigent and disabled soldiers and dependents, 1863-1868.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mississippi Confederate Records, 1889-1942.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Pension

  • Name of pensioner/petitioner
  • County and post office where pension is sent
  • Date issued and number of warrant
  • Amount of payment

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The place of residence

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the County
  2. Select the Record Type, Date Range and Volume to view the images.


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?

  • Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records
  • Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, and marriage
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Search for land and probate records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps

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, Confederate Records, 1889-1942" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson.
Image Citation:
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