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Guide to '''Madison County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== [http://madison-co.com/index.php madison-co.com/index.php]County Courthouse  ==
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{{Click|Image:MS_ORP.png|Mississippi Online Genealogy Records}}
  
[[Image:Madison County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Madison County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;Madison County Courthouse<br>PO Box 404<br>Canton, MS 39046<br>Phone: 601.859.1177&nbsp;<br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Madison County  
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| founded year =  1828
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| founded date = 29 January
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| seat = [[Canton, Mississippi|Canton]]
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| building address = Madison County Courthouse<br>PO Box 404<br>Canton, MS 39046<br>Phone: 601.859.1177<br>[http://madison-co.com/index.php '''Madison County Courthouse''']
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== County Information ==
  
Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, divorce, probate,<br>court and land records from 1828<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison 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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=== Madison County, Mississippi Record Dates ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[File:Madison County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg|thumb|185px|185px|<center>Old Madison County Courthouse</center>|right]]
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[http://madison-co.com/index.php Madison County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 404<br>Canton, MS 39046<br>Phone: 601.859.1177<br><br> Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court, and land records from 1828.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison 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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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/574746?availability=Family%20History%20Library The land between two rivers&nbsp;: Madison County, Mississippi] Includes index. Includes historical information, family histories, and a chapter on local dwellings. Maps on endpapers
  
 
[[Image:Madison-james.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]  
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1828'''--Madison County was created 29 January 1828&nbsp;from [[Yazoo County, Mississippi|Yazoo]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Canton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;
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'''1828'''--Madison County was created 29 January 1828&nbsp;from [[Yazoo County, Mississippi Genealogy|Yazoo]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Canton <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  ====
  
*[[Attala County, Mississippi|Attala]]  
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*[[Attala County, Mississippi Genealogy|Attala]]  
*[[Hinds County, Mississippi|Hinds]]  
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*[[Hinds County, Mississippi Genealogy|Hinds]]  
*[[Holmes County, Mississippi|Holmes]]  
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*[[Holmes County, Mississippi Genealogy|Holmes]]  
*[[Leake County, Mississippi|Leake]]  
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*[[Leake County, Mississippi Genealogy|Leake]]  
*[[Rankin County, Mississippi|Rankin]]  
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*[[Rankin County, Mississippi Genealogy|Rankin]]  
*[[Scott County, Mississippi|Scott]]  
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*[[Scott County, Mississippi Genealogy|Scott]]  
*[[Yazoo County, Mississippi|Yazoo]]
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*[[Yazoo County, Mississippi Genealogy|Yazoo]]
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
  
== Resources ==
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==== Research Guides ====
  
==== Churches ====
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==== African Americans ====
  
*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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=1556&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|533295|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://msgw.org/madison/cemetery/cemindex.htm MSGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Madison+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=Madison&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/731923?availability=Family%20History%20Library Cemeteries of Madison County, Mississippi] Contains cemetery index, alphabetical listing of graves per cemetery, and Confederate soldiers listing for Madison County. Map on lining papers.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/8132?availability=Family%20History%20Library Confederate burials&nbsp;: Soldiers Cemetery, Okolona, Mississippi]
  
 
==== 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 $
{{Census|Mississippi}}
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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}}  
  
 
:*'''1841''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1841 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1841''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1841 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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{{MS Church Intro}}
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*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  
 
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==== Land  ====
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{{MS Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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{{MS History}}
  
 
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==== Maps  ====
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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.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*Civil War service men from Madison 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 Madison County.&nbsp;<br>
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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://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1900-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1936413|Mississippi, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1900-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*Men from Madison 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 Madison County.&nbsp;<br>
  
 
:- [[10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry ]]  
 
:- [[10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry ]]  
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:- [[9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]] (New)  
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]] (New)  
 
::Company H - Semmes Rifles
 
::Company H - Semmes Rifles
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{MS Newspaper abstracts|Madison}}
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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 '''$'''<br>
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*'''1781 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|2036959| Mississippi Probate Records 1781-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images <br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/252330?availability=Family%20History%20Library Deed records, 1828-1906; deed indexes, 1828-1903]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{MS Tax Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1810-1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial and County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1810-1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial and County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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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*'''1830-1912''' - Madison County Marriage Books F-Z Index 1830-1912 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>
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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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Flora Area Historical Society<br>
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P.O. Box 348<br>
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Flora, Ms, 39071
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Raytown Mississippi Family History Center]]
 
*[[Raytown Mississippi Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Madison|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/madison-county/ Madison 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://msgw.org/madison/ Genweb Madison County, Mississippi Project]
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Madison|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
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Latest revision as of 23:30, 20 June 2017

United States
Mississippi
Madison County

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


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Madison County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 29 January, 1828
County Seat Canton
Courthouse
MississippiMadisonCourthouse.jpg
Address Madison County Courthouse
PO Box 404
Canton, MS 39046
Phone: 601.859.1177
Madison County Courthouse



County Information

Madison County, Mississippi Record Dates

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

1830

1830
1828
1828


County Courthouse

Old Madison County Courthouse

Madison County Courthouse
PO Box 404
Canton, MS 39046
Phone: 601.859.1177

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court, and land records from 1828.[1]

History

Madison-james.jpg

Parent County

1828--Madison County was created 29 January 1828 from Yazoo County.
County seat: Canton [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 Madison 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.

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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 Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison County. 
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company I - Madison Rifles
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery
Company A - Ridley’s Battery, aka Jackson Light Artillery
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company A - Kyle’s Company
- 5th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company F - Povall’s Company
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (New)
Company H - Semmes Rifles

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate Records

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

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

Flora Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 348
Flora, Ms, 39071

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

Genweb Madison County, Mississippi Project

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison 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.