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Guide to '''Adams County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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:''This article is about a southwestern Mississippi county. For other uses, see [[Adams]].''
 
:''This article is about a southwestern Mississippi county. For other uses, see [[Adams]].''
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Adams_County,_Mississippi|Adams County]]''
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{{Click|Image:MS_ORP.png|Mississippi Online Genealogy Records}}
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Adams County
 
| county = Adams County
| county_map =  
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| county_map = Msadams.jpg
 
| state = Mississippi
 
| state = Mississippi
| state_map =   
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| state_map =  Mississippi.png
 
| founded year = 1799 from the Natchez District
 
| founded year = 1799 from the Natchez District
 
| founded date =  
 
| founded date =  
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Natchez, MS 39120
 
Natchez, MS 39120
 
| seat wl = Natchez
 
| seat wl = Natchez
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| building image = Mississippi AdamsCourthouse.jpg
 
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== County Information ==
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=== Adams County, Mississippi Record Dates ===
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1802<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1800<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.adamscountyms.net/index.php Adams County Courthouse]<br>115 S Wall St; PO Box 1008<br>Natchez, MS 39120; <br>Phone: 601.446.6684<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has court, land and probate records.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Adams County, Mississippi page 378, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.adamscountyms.net/index.php Adams County Courthouse]<br>115 S Wall St; PO Box 1008<br>Natchez, MS 39120; <br>Phone: 601.446.6684<br><br>[https://www.adamscountyms.net/chancery-clerk Clerk Chancery Court] has court, land and probate records. [https://www.adamscountyms.net/circuit-clerk Clerk Circuit Court] has marriage and death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Adams County, Mississippi page 378, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1799'''--Adams County was created 2 April 1799&nbsp;from the Natchez District.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp; Natchez <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''1799''' Adams County was created 2 April 1799 from the Natchez District.
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*'''County seat:''' Natchez <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps"] (1643-1947) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana|Concordia Parish, Louisiana]]  
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*[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Concordia Parish, Louisiana]]  
*[[Franklin County, Mississippi|Franklin]]  
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*[[Franklin County, Mississippi Genealogy|Franklin]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Mississippi|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Mississippi Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
*[[Tensas Parish, Louisiana|Tensas Parish, Louisiana]]  
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*[[Tensas Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Tensas Parish, Louisiana]]  
*[[Wilkinson County, Mississippi|Wilkinson]]
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*[[Wilkinson County, Mississippi Genealogy|Wilkinson]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
  
==== African Americans<br> ====
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==== Research Guides ====
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1787 Adams County, Mississippi, Slave Certificates, 1858-1861]($) - a collection of slave certificates from the Adams County Courthouse. Slave information may include name, gender, color, age and weight. <br>
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==== African Americans  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1787 Adams County, Mississippi, Slave Certificates, 1858-1861] ($) - a collection of slave certificates from the Adams County Courthouse. Slave information may include name, gender, color, age and weight. <br>
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{| width="70%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=27&CScnty=1512 Findagrave.com]
  
==== Census  ====
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=27&CScnty=1512 Findagrave.com]
  
{{Census|Mississippi}}
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[http://www.interment.net/us/ms/adams.htm Interment.net]
  
:*'''1809''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1809 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Mississippi+Adams+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]  
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
  
:*'''1816''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1816 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/mississippi/ms-alcorn.htm USGenWeb]
  
:*'''1818''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1818 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]  
  
:*'''1823''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1823 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=19786&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
  
:*'''1830''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1830 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]  
  
:*'''1841''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1841 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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| colspan="3" | See [[Mississippi Cemeteries|Mississippi Cemeteries]] for more information.
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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*[http://msgw.org/adams/cemetery-idx.htm Cemeteries and Cemetery Records] Adams County MSGenWeb Project
  
:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Census ====
  
:*'''1853''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1853 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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{{Census|Mississippi}}
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*'''1820-1951''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Mississippi State Archives-Various Records}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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*'''1805 - 1890'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3556 Mississippi, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1805-1890] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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*'''1660 - 1820''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2234 U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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*'''1792 - 1866''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1125 Mississippi, State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-1866] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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=====Federal Census=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/adams/census/1820/msadam20.txt 1820 Federal Census Index, Adams County] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/adams/census/1830/msadam30.txt 1830 Federal Census Index, Adams County] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/adams/census/1840/msadam40.txt 1840 Federal Census Index, Adams County] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/adams/census/1850/msadam50.txt 1850 Federal Census Index, Adams County] USGenWeb Archives
  
:*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1870 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{MS Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ms/adams/court.htm Court Records, Adams County] USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{MS Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MS History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1643-1947)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*Civil War service men from Adams County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Adams County.&nbsp;<br>
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===== Civil War =====
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*Men from Adams County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Adams County.&nbsp;<br>
  
 
:- [[10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]] (New)  
 
:- [[10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]] (New)  
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:- [[12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
 
:- [[12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
 
::Company B - Natchez Fencibles
 
::Company B - Natchez Fencibles
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932375|Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932409|Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1889-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|1979942|Mississippi, Confederate Records, 1889-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1900-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1936413|Mississippi, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1900-1974}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://www.natchezbelle.org/adams-ind/master.htm Adams County Civil War Units] Adams Co, MS Genealogical and Historical Research
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=====World War I=====
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*[http://www.natchezbelle.org/adams-ind/ww1-1.htm World War I Service Men and Women from Adams County, Mississippi] Adams Co, MS Genealogical and Historical Research
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ms/ww2enlis.htm Mississippi Index World War II Enlistees] Listed by County USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.natchezbelle.org/adams-ind/wwii.htm World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces, Adams County, MS] Adams Co, MS Genealogical and Historical Research
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://www.natchezbelle.org/adams-ind/korea.htm Korean War Casualties from Adams County, Mississippi] Adams Co, MS Genealogical and Historical Research
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=====Vietnam War=====
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*[http://www.natchezbelle.org/adams-ind/viet-nam.htm Viet Nam War Casualties from Adams County, Mississippi] Adams Co, MS Genealogical and Historical Research
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{MS Newspaper abstracts|Adams}}
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{MS Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1780 – 1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8995 Mississippi Wills and Probate Records 1780-1982] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''<br>
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*'''1781 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|2036959| Mississippi Probate Records 1781-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images <br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MS Tax Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1802-1817''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1802-1817''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
:*'''1818-1896''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1818-1896''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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{{MS Tax Records Repositories|Adams|377946}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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{{MS Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1799-1819''' - Adams County Birth Index Vol. 1, 1799-1819. Batch {{IGI|C516691}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/ce/Igimississippia.pdf.</ref>
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1800-1911''' {{RecordSearch|1680835|Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1776-1935''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7842 Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1826-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4585 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1826-1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3739 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-50] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''to 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2093 Mississippi Marriages to 1825] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1799-1819''' - Adams County Marriage Book 1 Index 1799-1819. Batch {{IGI|M516691}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1819-1826''' - Adams County Marriage Books 2 thru 4 Index 1819-1826. Batch {{IGI|M516692}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1826-1835''' - Adams County Marriage Book 5 Index 1826-1835. Batch {{IGI|M516693}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1835-1851''' - Adams County Marriage Book 6 Index 1835-1851. Batch {{IGI|M516694}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1851-1860''' - Adams County Marriage Books 7A and 7B Index 1851-1860. Batch {{IGI|M516695}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1860-1873''' - Adams County Marriage Books 8 and 9 Index 1860-1873. Batch {{IGI|M516696}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1873-1892''' - Adams County Marriage Books 10 thru 12 Index 1875-1885. Batch {{IGI|M516704}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1892-1895''' - Adams County Marriage Books 13 and 14 Index 1892-1895. Batch {{IGI|M516705}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1866-1870''' - Adams County Marriage Books 18 and 19 Index 1866-1870. Batch {{IGI|M516698}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1870-1874''' - Adams County Marriage Books 20 and 21 Index 1870-1874. Batch {{IGI|M516699}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1874-1880''' - Adams County Marriage Books 22 and 23 Index 1874-1880. Batch {{IGI|M516701}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1880-1885''' - Adams County Marriage Books 24 and 25 Index 1880-1885. Batch {{IGI|M516702}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1885''' - Adams County Marriage Books 26 and 27 Index 1885. Batch {{IGI|M516703}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1886-1890''' - Adams County Marriage Books 26 and 27 Index 1886-1890. Batch {{IGI|M516706}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1890-1893''' - Adams County Marriage Books 28 and 29 Index 1890-1893. Batch {{IGI|M516707}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1892-1895''' - Adams County Marriage Books 30 and 31 Index 1892-1895. Batch {{IGI|M516708}} at FamilySearch - free.
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1835-1905''' - Adams County Death Index 1835-1905. Batch {{IGI|B735128}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1857-1909''' - Natchez Death Index 1857-1909. Batch {{IGI|B735084}} at FamilySearch - free.
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===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/ms-society-archive/ Mississippi Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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[http://smsghs.tripod.com/ South Mississippi Genealogical & Historical Society],<br>
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P.O. Box 15271,<br>
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Hattiesburg, MS 39401
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[http://swmgs.com/ Southwest Mississippi Genealogy Society],<br>
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P.O. Box 175, <br>
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McComb, Mississippi, 39649
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<br>
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Natchez Mississippi Family History Center]]
 
*[[Natchez Mississippi Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/adams-county/ Adams County, MS History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Adams|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[https://plus.google.com/communities/111918998635232011689 Mississippi Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/134148333326756/ Mississippi Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://msgw.org/adams/ Adams County, USGenWeb Project]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ms/adams.htm Adams County, USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.natchezbelle.org/adams-ind/srchidx.htm Adams Co, MS Genealogical and Historical Research]
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Adams|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 17:14, 3 October 2017

United States
Mississippi
Adams County

Guide to Adams County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

This article is about a southwestern Mississippi county. For other uses, see Adams.


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Adams County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Adams County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1799 from the Natchez District
County Seat Natchez
Courthouse
Mississippi AdamsCourthouse.jpg
Address Adams County Court House

Circuit Clerk (601) 446-6326 Natchez, MS 39120 Natchez City Hall (601) 445-7500 Natchez, MS 39120


County Information

Adams County, Mississippi Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Adams County, Mississippi Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1802

1800
1780
1800

County Courthouse

Adams County Courthouse
115 S Wall St; PO Box 1008
Natchez, MS 39120;
Phone: 601.446.6684

Clerk Chancery Court has court, land and probate records. Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and death records. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1799 Adams County was created 2 April 1799 from the Natchez District.
  • County seat: Natchez [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps" (1643-1947) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

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For tips on accessing Adams County, Mississippi Genealogy census records online, see: Mississippi Census.

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Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Mississippi Land and Property for additional information about early Mississippi land ownership. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Adams County, Mississippi Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Mississippi Local Histories.

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Military

Civil War
  • Men from Adams County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Adams County. 
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (New)
Company B - Natchez Southrons [also listed as Co. C]
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery
Company H - Connor Battery
- 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company B - Natchez Fencibles
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War

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Newspapers

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Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Adams County, Mississippi Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Adams County, Mississippi Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930. See the wiki page Mississippi Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Online Records

Taxation

Mississippi tax records replace missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Mississippi Taxation.

Finding Tax Records at Other Repositories

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Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. Mississippi law did not require keeping birth or death records until 1912. Births and deaths are kept by the Mississippi Bureau of Vital Statistics. Marriage records are kept by the county. See also How to order Mississippi Vital Records or order electronically online.

See Mississippi Vital Records for more information on getting Mississippi records.

Birth
  • 1799-1819 - Adams County Birth Index Vol. 1, 1799-1819. Batch C516691 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1800-1911 Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911 at FamilySearch.org — index
  • 1776-1935 Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935 at Ancestry.com — index $
  • 1826-1900 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-1900 at Ancestry.com — index $
  • 1826-1850 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-50 at Ancestry.com — index $
  • to 1825 Mississippi Marriages to 1825 at Ancestry.com — index $
  • 1799-1819 - Adams County Marriage Book 1 Index 1799-1819. Batch M516691 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1819-1826 - Adams County Marriage Books 2 thru 4 Index 1819-1826. Batch M516692 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1826-1835 - Adams County Marriage Book 5 Index 1826-1835. Batch M516693 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1835-1851 - Adams County Marriage Book 6 Index 1835-1851. Batch M516694 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1851-1860 - Adams County Marriage Books 7A and 7B Index 1851-1860. Batch M516695 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1860-1873 - Adams County Marriage Books 8 and 9 Index 1860-1873. Batch M516696 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1873-1892 - Adams County Marriage Books 10 thru 12 Index 1875-1885. Batch M516704 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1892-1895 - Adams County Marriage Books 13 and 14 Index 1892-1895. Batch M516705 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1866-1870 - Adams County Marriage Books 18 and 19 Index 1866-1870. Batch M516698 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1870-1874 - Adams County Marriage Books 20 and 21 Index 1870-1874. Batch M516699 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1874-1880 - Adams County Marriage Books 22 and 23 Index 1874-1880. Batch M516701 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1880-1885 - Adams County Marriage Books 24 and 25 Index 1880-1885. Batch M516702 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1885 - Adams County Marriage Books 26 and 27 Index 1885. Batch M516703 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1886-1890 - Adams County Marriage Books 26 and 27 Index 1886-1890. Batch M516706 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1890-1893 - Adams County Marriage Books 28 and 29 Index 1890-1893. Batch M516707 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1892-1895 - Adams County Marriage Books 30 and 31 Index 1892-1895. Batch M516708 at FamilySearch - free.
Death
  • 1835-1905 - Adams County Death Index 1835-1905. Batch B735128 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1857-1909 - Natchez Death Index 1857-1909. Batch B735084 at FamilySearch - free.
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Genealogy Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Mississippi Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

South Mississippi Genealogical & Historical Society,
P.O. Box 15271,
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Southwest Mississippi Genealogy Society,
P.O. Box 175,
McComb, Mississippi, 39649


Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Adams County, Mississippi page 378, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/ce/Igimississippia.pdf.