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Guide to '''Leflore County, Mississippi ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| county = Leflore County
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| founded year = 1871
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| founded date = 15 March
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| seat = [[Greenwood, Mississippi|Greenwood]]  
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| building address = Leflore County Courthouse<br>317 W Market Street<br>PO Box 250<br>Greenwood, MS 38935<br>Phone: 662.453.6203<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Leflore-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm '''Leflore County Courthouse''']
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== County Information ==
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=== Leflore 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" | 1844<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Leflore-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Leflore County Courthouse]<br>317 W Market Street<br>PO Box 250<br>Greenwood, MS 38935<br>Phone: 662.453.6203&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court&nbsp;&nbsp;has marriage and&nbsp;court records; <br>Clerk Chancery Court has div and probate records<br>from 1871 and land records from 1834<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Leflore County, Mississippi page 381, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Leflore-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Leflore County Courthouse]<br>317 W Market Street<br>PO Box 250<br>Greenwood, MS 38935<br>Phone: 662.453.6203<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records. Clerk Chancery Court has divorce and probate records from 1871 and land records from 1834. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Leflore County, Mississippi page 381, {{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  ====
  
'''1871'''--Leflore County was created 15 March 1871&nbsp;from [[Carroll County, Mississippi|Carroll]], [[Sunflower County, Mississippi|Sunflower]] and [[Tallahatchie County, Mississippi|Tallahatchie]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Greenwood <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1871'''--Leflore County was created 15 March 1871&nbsp;from [[Carroll County, Mississippi Genealogy|Carroll]], [[Sunflower County, Mississippi Genealogy|Sunflower]] and [[Tallahatchie County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tallahatchie]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Greenwood <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"] (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Carroll County, Mississippi|Carroll]]  
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*[[Carroll County, Mississippi Genealogy|Carroll]]  
*[[Grenada County, Mississippi|Grenada]]  
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*[[Grenada County, Mississippi Genealogy|Grenada]]  
*[[Holmes County, Mississippi|Holmes]]  
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*[[Holmes County, Mississippi Genealogy|Holmes]]  
*[[Humphreys County, Mississippi|Humphreys]]  
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*[[Humphreys County, Mississippi Genealogy|Humphreys]]  
*[[Sunflower County, Mississippi|Sunflower]]  
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*[[Sunflower County, Mississippi Genealogy|Sunflower]]  
*[[Tallahatchie County, Mississippi|Tallahatchie]]
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*[[Tallahatchie County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tallahatchie]]
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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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=1553&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|1227453|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=27&CScnty=1553 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~msleflor/cem.html MSGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Leflore+Mississippi&qt=results_page 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=Leflore&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/mississippi/ms-leflore.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=19913&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=38&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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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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{{Census|Mississippi}}
  
{{Census|Mississippi}}
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:*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
:*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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{{MS Church Intro}}
  
 
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{{MS Land}}
  
 
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{{MS History}}
  
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1785-1918)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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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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==== Naturalization ====
  
 
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{{MS Newspaper abstracts|Leflore}}
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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  ====
 
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{{MS Tax Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1876-1898''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1876-1898''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{MS Vital Intro}}
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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 - 50 [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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*'''1866-1914''' - Leflore County Marriage Books 1-29 Index 1866-1914 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] 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/b/be/Igimississippij.pdf.</ref>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites ==
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Leflore|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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Greenwood - Leflore County Public Library<br> 408 West Washington<br> Greenwood, MS 38930<br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/leflore-county/#sthash.ZfkbcYUq.dpuf website]<br><br>
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/leflore-county/ Leflore County, MS History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~msleflor/ Genweb Leflore County, Mississippi Project]
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Leflore|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Leflore County, Mississippi]]

Latest revision as of 17:11, 3 October 2017

United States
Mississippi
Leflore County

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


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Leflore County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Leflore County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 15 March, 1871
County Seat Greenwood
Courthouse
MississippiLefloreCourthouse.jpg
Address Leflore County Courthouse
317 W Market Street
PO Box 250
Greenwood, MS 38935
Phone: 662.453.6203
Leflore County Courthouse


County Information

Leflore County, Mississippi Record Dates

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

1844

1880
1837
1845


County Courthouse

Leflore County Courthouse
317 W Market Street
PO Box 250
Greenwood, MS 38935
Phone: 662.453.6203

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records. Clerk Chancery Court has divorce and probate records from 1871 and land records from 1834. [1]

History

Parent County

1871--Leflore County was created 15 March 1871 from Carroll, Sunflower and Tallahatchie Counties.
County seat: Greenwood [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps" (1785-1918) 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
MSGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
Tombstone Project
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Mississippi Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Leflore 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.

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Leflore 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

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Leflore County, Mississippi Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Leflore 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
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Greenwood - Leflore County Public Library
408 West Washington
Greenwood, MS 38930
website


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

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), Leflore County, Mississippi page 381, 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/b/be/Igimississippij.pdf.