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*Territorial and state censuses were taken at frequent intervals between 1792 and 1866 for various counties. Few are complete and the information in the censuses varies. For example, maiden names are included in the 1792 census. These censuses are available at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and at the Family History Library (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=256479&disp=State+census+records%2C+1792%2D1866%20%20&columns=*,0,0 film 899868-870]), which can be accessed at http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/.
 
 
 
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Most prestatehood settlers of Mississippi came from the older Southern states along the Atlantic seaboard. Some came from New England and a few colonial French families settled in the Biloxi area. Most of the settlers, however, were of Ulster Scottish, English, and northern European ancestry. Blacks outnumbered whites in Mississippi from the middle of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth. Most of the Indians were gone by the late 1830s, but there are still a few thousand Choctaws living in east central Mississippi.
 
 
 
 
 
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Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>[[Bainbridge County, Mississippi|Bainbridge]] | [[Colfax County, Mississippi|Colfax]] | [[Pickering County, Mississippi|Pickering]] | [[Sumner County, Mississippi|Sumner]]
 
  
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Most pre-statehood settlers of Mississippi came from the older Southern states along the Atlantic seaboard. Some came from New England and a few colonial French families settled in the Biloxi area. Most of the settlers, however, were of Ulster Scottish, English, and northern European ancestry. Blacks outnumbered whites in Mississippi from the middle of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth. Most of the Indians were gone by the late 1830s, but there are still a few thousand Choctaws living in east central Mississippi.
  
 
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mississippi-Genealogy-Research-Community/263452507017196?sk=wall Mississippi Genealogy Research Community]: &nbsp;Ask a question. &nbsp;Find answers, and share what you know.
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Mississippi/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Mississippi/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
*[http://www.msgenweb.org// The Mississippi GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb| USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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*[http://www.msgenweb.org// The Mississippi GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.  
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*Access Genealogy: [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/mississippi/ &nbsp;Mississippi Genealogy]&nbsp; has a wealth of resources.
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Mississippi.pdf BYU Mississippi Research Outline] largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.<br>
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*[[Mississippi Enumeration of Educable Children (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Mississippi Enumeration on Educable Children (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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Revision as of 20:37, 29 October 2012

This article is about a southern state. For other uses, see Mississippi (disambiguation).

Mississippi Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Mississippi Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
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Welcome to Mississippi,
the Magnolia State

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Online Records


Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Bainbridge | Colfax | Pickering | Sumner

DeSoto CountyMarshall CountyBenton CountyTippah CountyAlcorn CountyTishomingo CountyTunica CountyTate CountyPrentiss CountyItawamba CountyLee CountyUnion CountyPontotoc CountyLafayette CountyPanola CountyCoahoma CountyBolivar CountyWashington CountyIssaquena CountyWarren CountyClaiborne CountyJefferson CountyAdams CountyWilkinson CountyFranklin CountyAmite CountyQuitman CountyTallahatchie CountySunflower CountyHumphreys CountySharkey CountyYalobusha CountyCalhoun CountyChickasaw CountyMonroe CountyGrenada CountyLeflore CountyCarroll CountyMontgomery CountyWebster CountyClay CountyHolmes CountyYazoo CountyLowndes CountyOkibbeha CountyChoctaw CountyAttala CountyWinston CountyNoxubee CountyMadison CountyHinds CountyCopiah CountyLincoln CountyLeake CountyNeshoba CountyKemper CountyScott CountyNewton CountyLauderdale CountyRankin CountySimpson CountySmith CountyJasper CountyClarke CountyLawrence CountyJefferson Davis CountyCovington CountyJones CountyWayne CountyPike CountyWalthall CountyMarion CountyLamar CountyForrest CountyPerry CountyGreene CountyPearl River CountyHancock CountyStone CountyGeorge CountyHarrison CountyJackson CountyMississippi-county-map.gif

Most pre-statehood settlers of Mississippi came from the older Southern states along the Atlantic seaboard. Some came from New England and a few colonial French families settled in the Biloxi area. Most of the settlers, however, were of Ulster Scottish, English, and northern European ancestry. Blacks outnumbered whites in Mississippi from the middle of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth. Most of the Indians were gone by the late 1830s, but there are still a few thousand Choctaws living in east central Mississippi.

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Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Things you can do

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