Mississippi Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Mississippi, United States
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Location of Mississippi
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1800-1911
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What is in This Collection?

Name index to marriage records from the state of Mississippi. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.This index is an electronic index for the years 1800 to 1911.

This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Marriage

  • The name of the bride and groom
  • The date of marriage
  • The place where the marriage occurred
  • The names of witnesses who may be family members

Collection Content

Coverage Map

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Mississippi county marriages, click here.

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


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, such as birth and death
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Search for church, 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 in an area search
  • 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 Marriages, 1800-1911." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Record Citation:
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