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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Amite_County,_Mississippi|Amite County]]''  
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Guide to '''Amite County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:MS_ORP.png|Mississippi Online Genealogy Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Amite  County
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| state = Mississippi
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| founded year =  1809
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| founded date = 24 February
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| seat = [[Liberty, Mississippi|Liberty]]
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| building address = Amite County Courthouse<br>243 W Main St; <br>Liberty, MS 39645-0000<br>Phone: 601.657.8022<br>
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== County Information ==
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=== Amite County, Mississippi Record Dates ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Amte County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Amte County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;Amite County Courthouse<br>243 W Main St; <br>Liberty, MS 39645-0000<br>Phone: 601.657.8022&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has court, land&nbsp;and probate <br>records from 1809.&nbsp; Clerk Circuit Court has <br>marriage records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Amite 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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[[Image:Amte County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Amite County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg]]Amite County Courthouse<br>243 W Main St; <br>Liberty, MS 39645-0000<br>Phone: 601.657.8022<br>[http://www.amitecounty.ms/ County Website]<br><br>[http://www.amitecounty.ms/chancery-clerk Clerk Chancery Court] has court, land and probate records from 1809.<br>[http://www.amitecounty.ms/circuit-clerk Clerk Circuit Court] has marriage records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Amite 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  ====
  
'''1809'''--Amite County was created 24 February 1809&nbsp;from [[Wilkinson County, Mississippi|Wilkinson]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp; Liberty <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1809'''--Amite County was created 24 February 1809&nbsp;from [[Wilkinson County, Mississippi Genealogy|Wilkinson]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp; Liberty <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  ====
  
*[[East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana|East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana]]  
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*[[East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana]]  
*[[Franklin County, Mississippi|Franklin]]  
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*[[Franklin County, Mississippi Genealogy|Franklin]]  
*[[Lincoln County, Mississippi|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Lincoln County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
*[[Pike County, Mississippi|Pike]]  
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*[[Pike County, Mississippi Genealogy|Pike]]  
*[[St. Helena Parish, Louisiana|St. Helena Parish, Louisiana]]  
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*[[St. Helena Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Helena Parish, Louisiana]]  
*[[Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana|Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana]]  
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*[[Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana]]  
*[[Wilkinson County, Mississippi|Wilkinson]]
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*[[Wilkinson County, Mississippi Genealogy|Wilkinson]]
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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*[http://msgw.org/amite/#AfricanAmerican African American Links for Amite County] MSGenWeb Project
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ajac/msamite.htm Largest Slaveholders from 1860 Slave Census Schedules and Surname Matches for African Americans on 1870 Census] MSGenWeb Project
  
== Resources ==
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==== Bible Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
LDS Cemetery Records<br>US Vol. 5 page 215 - Bethel baptist Cemetery <br>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=27&GScnty=1514&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/mississippi/ms-amite.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Amite+Mississippi&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Mississippi&county=Amite&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=19788&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=343&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Mississippi}}  
 
{{Census|Mississippi}}  
  
:*'''1810''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1810 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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*'''1810''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1810 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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*'''1816''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1816 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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*'''1820''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1820 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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*'''1824''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1824 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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*'''1830''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1830 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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*'''1833''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1833 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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*'''1853''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1853 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
:*'''1816''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1816 Territory Census Returns}}, 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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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ms/amite/census.htm Amite County Census Records] USGenWeb Archives
  
:*'''1820''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1820 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Church Records  ====
  
:*'''1824''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1824 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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{{MS Church Intro}}  
  
:*'''1830''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1830 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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*LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
  
:*'''1833''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1833 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Court  ====
 
 
:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
  
:*'''1853''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1853 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/282187?availability=Family%20History%20Library Court records, 1809-1936; indexes, 1810-1899] Viewable
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/amite/court/chancery/overseers.txt A list of all the Overseers of the different roads in Amite County] USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Church ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
*Liberty
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{{MS Land}}
  
==== Court  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/253072?availability=Family%20History%20Library Land and property records, 1810-1901; indexes, 1810-1971] Viewable
  
==== Land ====
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*Mississippi Land Patents Database, Amite County - (USGenWeb Archives)
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/amite/land/blm/amite-a-c.txt Surnames A-C]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/amite/land/blm/amite-d-g.txt Surnames D-G]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/amite/land/blm/amite-h-k.txt Surnames H-K]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/amite/land/blm/amite-p-s.txt Surnames P-S]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/amite/land/blm/amite-t-z.txt Surnames T-Z]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/amite/military/warof1812/other/somemili656gmt.txt Some Military Land Grants In Amite County Mississippi For Soldiers Of The War Of 1812] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== 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)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*Civil War service men from Amite 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 Amite County.&nbsp;<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/278565?availability=Family%20History%20Library Military records, 1843-1946; indexes 1904-1937]
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===== Civil War =====
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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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*Men from Amite 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 Amite County.&nbsp;<br>
  
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
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:- [[7th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|7th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
 
:- [[7th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|7th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
 
::Company C - Amite Rifles
 
::Company C - Amite Rifles
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/278565?availability=Family%20History%20Library Military records, 1843-1946; indexes 1904-1937]
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===== World War I  =====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/278565?availability=Family%20History%20Library Military records, 1843-1946; indexes 1904-1937]
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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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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{MS Newspaper abstracts|Amite}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/181481?availability=Family%20History%20Library Newspaper obits Amite &amp; Wilkinson County, Mississippi, 1881 to 1954] index
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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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images $
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*'''1809 - 1922''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ms/msamite01.htm Amite County Mississippi list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills - free
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*'''1781 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|2036959| Mississippi Probate Records 1781-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MS Tax Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1810-1817''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1810-1817''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
:*'''1800-1900''' - Amite County, Mississippi Marriages. Arranged by [http://msgw.org/amite/bride.htm bride]. Arranged by [http://msgw.org/amite/groom.htm groom]. Courtesy: [http://www.msgw.org/ MSGenWeb] - free.
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{{MS Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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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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*'''1800-1900''' - Amite County, Mississippi Marriages. Arranged by [http://msgw.org/amite/bride.htm bride]. Arranged by [http://msgw.org/amite/groom.htm groom]. Courtesy: [http://www.msgw.org/ MSGenWeb] - free.  
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*'''1809-1844''' - Amite County Marriage Books 1 thru 3 Index 1809-1844. Batch {{IGI|M516731}} 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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*'''1844-1873''' - Amite County Marriage Books 4 thru 6 Index 1844-1873. Batch {{IGI|M516732}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1866-1879''' - Amite County Marriage Book 7 Index 1866-1879. Batch {{IGI|M516733}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1879-1885''' - Amite County Marriage Books 10 and 11 Index 1879-1885. Batch {{IGI|M516734}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1887-1892''' - Amite County Marriage Books 12 and 13 Index 1887-1892. Batch {{IGI|M516735}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1892-1899''' - Amite County Marriage Books 14 and 15 Index 1892-1899. Batch {{IGI|M516736}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1899-1903''' - Amite County Marriage Books 16 and 17 Index 1899-1903. Batch {{IGI|M735104}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1903-1905''' - Amite County Marriage Book 18 Index 1903-1905. Batch {{IGI|M735111}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1905-1910''' - Amite County Marriage Books 19 and 20 Index 1905-1910. Batch {{IGI|M735112}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1910-1917''' - Amite County Marriage Books 21 and 22 Index 1910-1917. Batch {{IGI|M735345}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1917-1924''' - Amite County Marriage Books 23 thru 25 Index 1917-1924. Batch {{IGI|M735082}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1924-1928''' - Amite County Marriage Books 26 and 27 Index 1924-1928. Batch {{IGI|M735182}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1809-1971''' [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/235852?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage record, 1809-1952; marriage index, 1809-1971]
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===== Death  =====
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===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/480565?availability=Family%20History%20Library Amite County, Mississippi, school register, 1883-1947]
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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://www.achgs.org/ Amite County Historical and Genealogical Society]<br>
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P.O. Box 2<br>
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Liberty 39645-0002
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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
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Liberty Mississippi Family History Center]]
 
*[[Liberty 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/amite-county/ Amite County, MS History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Amite|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://www.achgs.org/ Amite County Historical and Genealogical Society]
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*[http://msgw.org/amite/ Amite County, MSGenWeb Project]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ms/amite.htm Amite County, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Amite|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Amite County, Mississippi]]

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United States
Mississippi
Amite County

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


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Amite County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Amite  County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 24 February, 1809
County Seat Liberty
Courthouse
MississippiAmiteCourthouse.jpg
Address Amite County Courthouse
243 W Main St;
Liberty, MS 39645-0000
Phone: 601.657.8022


County Information

Amite County, Mississippi Record Dates

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

1809

1810
1810
1809


County Courthouse

Amite County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg
Amite County Courthouse
243 W Main St;
Liberty, MS 39645-0000
Phone: 601.657.8022
County Website

Clerk Chancery Court has court, land and probate records from 1809.
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records. [1]

History

Parent County

1809--Amite County was created 24 February 1809 from Wilkinson County.
County seat:  Liberty [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

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
Tombstone Project WorldCat Billion Graves
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Mississippi Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Mississippi denominations, view the Mississippi Church Records wiki page.

  • LDS Ward and Branch Records

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

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.

  • Mississippi Land Patents Database, Amite County - (USGenWeb Archives)

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Amite 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.

Maps

Military

Civil War


  • Men from Amite 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 Amite County. 
- 4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company I - Stockdale Rangers
- 7th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company C - Amite Rifles
World War I
World War II

Naturalization

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Amite County, Mississippi Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Amite County, Mississippi Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Amite 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.

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
Marriage
  • 1800-1900 - Amite County, Mississippi Marriages. Arranged by bride. Arranged by groom. Courtesy: MSGenWeb - free.
  • 1809-1844 - Amite County Marriage Books 1 thru 3 Index 1809-1844. Batch M516731 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1844-1873 - Amite County Marriage Books 4 thru 6 Index 1844-1873. Batch M516732 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1866-1879 - Amite County Marriage Book 7 Index 1866-1879. Batch M516733 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1879-1885 - Amite County Marriage Books 10 and 11 Index 1879-1885. Batch M516734 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1887-1892 - Amite County Marriage Books 12 and 13 Index 1887-1892. Batch M516735 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1892-1899 - Amite County Marriage Books 14 and 15 Index 1892-1899. Batch M516736 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1899-1903 - Amite County Marriage Books 16 and 17 Index 1899-1903. Batch M735104 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1903-1905 - Amite County Marriage Book 18 Index 1903-1905. Batch M735111 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1905-1910 - Amite County Marriage Books 19 and 20 Index 1905-1910. Batch M735112 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1910-1917 - Amite County Marriage Books 21 and 22 Index 1910-1917. Batch M735345 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1917-1924 - Amite County Marriage Books 23 thru 25 Index 1917-1924. Batch M735082 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1924-1928 - Amite County Marriage Books 26 and 27 Index 1924-1928. Batch M735182 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1809-1971 Marriage record, 1809-1952; marriage index, 1809-1971
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

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

Amite County Historical and Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2
Liberty 39645-0002

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), Amite 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.