Mississippi Enumeration of Educable Children (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Mississippi, United States
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Location of Mississippi
Record Description
Record Type School Records
Collection years 1850-1957
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What is in This Collection?

This collection includes lists of children compiled by Mississippi counties and school districts for the years 1850-1892, 1908 to 1957.

The listing of school-aged children in Mississippi dates back to 1850, though some counties took another 100 years to adopt the practice. In some areas the records are referred to as school censuses. The records are usually compiled on a yearly basis.

School records helped local governments determine funding needs for individual schools. The information is usually reliable.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mississippi Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850-1892, 1908-1957.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Key genealogical facts found in the collection include:

  • County, town, and school district of enumeration
  • Race
  • School Status (regularly attending, enrolled, or withdrawn from school)
  • Parents' names
  • Name of child
  • Age
  • Month of birth
  • Gender
  • School and ward
  • Address

Collection Content

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How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The place of residence

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select County name
  2. Select Year to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Mississippi, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Mississippi Archives and Libraries.

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation

"Mississippi, Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850-1892, 1908-1957." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Department of Archives and History. Government Records, Jackson.

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