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Guide to '''Union County Mississippi genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MS_Union.htm Union County Courthouse]<br>109 Main St E; PO Box 847<br> New Albany, MS 38652-0000<br> Phone: 662.534.1900<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and court records.<br> Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Union County, Mississippi page 383, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
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'''1870'''--Union County was created 7 July 1870&nbsp;from [[Pontotoc County, Mississippi|Pontotoc]] and [[Tippah County, Mississippi|Tippah]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp;New Albany <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1870'''--Union County was created 7 July 1870&nbsp;from [[Pontotoc County, Mississippi|Pontotoc]] and [[Tippah County, Mississippi|Tippah]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;New Albany <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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:*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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The following Civil War Battle was fought in Union County <br>
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*June 10, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms014.htm Brice's Cross Roads], also known as Tishomingo Creek<ref>Heritage Preservation Services [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms014.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State](accessed 2 Aug 2012</ref><br>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/MSmap.htm Map] showing Civil war battles in Mississippi.
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:*'''1873-1898''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
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*'''1878-1916''' - Union County Marriage Books 3-16 Index 1878-1916 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>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192897&subject_disp=Mississippi%2C+Union&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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Revision as of 01:57, 14 June 2013

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

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Union County Courthouse
109 Main St E; PO Box 847
New Albany, MS 38652-0000
Phone: 662.534.1900

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

History

Parent County

1870--Union County was created 7 July 1870 from Pontotoc and Tippah Counties.
County seat: New Albany [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1882--Some records were lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Union 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

Land and Property Records

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 Union 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
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Union County

Map showing Civil war battles in Mississippi.

Newspapers

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

Probate

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.

Marriage

Societies and Libraries

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.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Union County, Mississippi page 383, 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. Heritage Preservation Services Civil War Battle Summaries by State(accessed 2 Aug 2012
  4. 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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