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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Simpson-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Simpson County Courthouse]<br>109 W Pine Ave; PO Box 367<br> Mendenhall, MS 39114<br> Phone: 601.847.2626<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records. Clerk Chancery Court has divorce records 1880, some probate and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Simpson County, Mississippi page 382, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.courtreference.com/Simpson-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Simpson County Courthouse]<br>109 W Pine Ave; PO Box 367<br> Mendenhall, MS 39114<br> Phone: 601.847.2626<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records. Clerk Chancery Court has divorce records 1880, some probate and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Simpson County, Mississippi page 382, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
 
*[[Copiah County, Mississippi|Copiah]]  
 
*[[Copiah County, Mississippi|Copiah]]  
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:*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1866 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1866 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
==== Church Records ====
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==== Military  ====
 
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*Men from Simpson 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 Simpson County.&nbsp;<br>
 
*Men from Simpson 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 Simpson County.&nbsp;<br>
  
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===== Death  =====
 
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Websites ==
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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.&nbsp; http://theusgenweb.org/ms/simpson/
 
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Simpson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
 
 
[http://www.courtreference.com/Simpson-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm [[Image:Simpson County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]Simpson County Courthouse]<br>109 W Pine Ave; PO Box 367<br> Mendenhall, MS 39114<br> Phone: 601.847.2626<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records.<br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce records 1880, <br>some probate and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Simpson County, Mississippi page 382, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1824'''--Simpson County was created 23 January 1824&nbsp;from the Choctaw Cession.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Mendenhall <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
 
*[[Copiah County, Mississippi|Copiah]]
 
*[[Covington County, Mississippi|Covington]]
 
*[[Hinds County, Mississippi|Hinds]]
 
*[[Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi|Jefferson Davis]]
 
*[[Lawrence County, Mississippi|Lawrence]]
 
*[[Rankin County, Mississippi|Rankin]]
 
*[[Smith County, Mississippi|Smith]]
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
 
Almost all cemeteries have been indexed and can be found at US GenWeb at the following link.
 
 
 
[http://theusgenweb.org/ms/simpson/cemetery.htm http://theusgenweb.org/ms/simpson/cemetery.htm]
 
 
 
==== Census  ====
 
 
 
{{Census|Mississippi}}
 
 
 
:*'''1823-1824''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1823-1824 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
 
 
:*'''1825''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1825 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
 
 
:*'''1837''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1837 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.
 
 
 
:*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1866 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
 
 
==== Church Records====
 
 
 
{{MS Church Intro}}
 
 
 
==== Court  ====
 
 
 
==== Land and Property Records ====
 
 
 
{{MS Land}}
 
 
 
The original land grants can be found at Bureau of Land Records website at [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov www.glorecords.blm.gov].
 
 
 
==== Local Histories ====
 
 
 
{{MS History}}
 
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
 
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
 
 
==== Military  ====
 
 
 
*Civil War service men from Simpson 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 Simpson County.&nbsp;<br>
 
 
 
:- [[3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry|3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]] [aka 45th Missisippi Infantry/ Hardcastle's/Williams']
 
::Company A - Duncan Riflemen
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]
 
::Company H - Simpson Fencibles
 
 
 
==== Newspapers ====
 
 
 
{{MS Newspaper abstracts|Simpson}}
 
 
 
==== Probate  ====
 
 
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
 
 
{{MS Tax Intro}}
 
 
 
:*'''1824-1900''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
 
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
 
{{MS Vital Intro}}
 
 
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
 
 
*'''1872-1918''' - Simpson County Marriage Books 1-8 Index 1872-1918 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f2/Igimississippip.pdf.</ref>
 
 
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
 
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
 
== Web Sites ==
 
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.&nbsp; http://theusgenweb.org/ms/simpson/  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.&nbsp; http://theusgenweb.org/ms/simpson/  

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Guide to Simpson County Mississippi genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

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Simpson County Courthouse
109 W Pine Ave; PO Box 367
Mendenhall, MS 39114
Phone: 601.847.2626

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records. Clerk Chancery Court has divorce records 1880, some probate and land records. [1]

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






History

Parent County

1824--Simpson County was created 23 January 1824 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Mendenhall [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Almost all cemeteries have been indexed and can be found at US GenWeb at the following link.

http://theusgenweb.org/ms/simpson/cemetery.htm

Census

For tips on accessing Simpson 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.

The original land grants can be found at Bureau of Land Records website at www.glorecords.blm.gov.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Simpson 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 Simpson 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 Simpson County. 
- 3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry [aka 45th Missisippi Infantry/ Hardcastle's/Williams']
Company A - Duncan Riflemen
- 6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company H - Simpson Fencibles

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate 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

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Simpson County, Mississippi page 382, 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/f/f2/Igimississippip.pdf.
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