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Federal Mississippi census records are available to the public for the following census years: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.

1890 MS Census Schedules were completely destroyed by a 1921 warehouse fire with the exception of the 1890 Mississippi Veterans and Widows Schedules which are included in the 1805-1890 Mississippi Census at Ancestry. Also See A Fire Destroyed The 1890 Census & Bridging the 1890 Census Gap for more information.

Soundex code (phonetic indexes) for Federal Mississippi census records are available on microfilm for the following census years: 1880,  1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930.

Mississippi school census records were taken frequently and may be helpful in tracking your ancestors. You can learn more about these special Mississippi enumerations of educable school children 1850-1892 and 1908-1957 at Family Search and browse the images of these records online as well.

Mississippi state census records were enumerated for several years.  Genealogically speaking, these will hold the name of the head of household and number statistics for other members in the household.  They can prove helpful for filling in gaps.  Known MS state census years are 1801, 1805, 1808, 1810, 1816, 1818, 1820, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1830, 1833, 1837, 1840, 1841, 1845, 1850, 1853, 1860, and 1866.  All of these are incomplete sets of data.  Some of these are online at the Mississippi USGenWeb Census Project & are included in the 1792-1866 Mississippi State & Territorial Census Collection at AncestryAll Mississippi state census records can be viewed on microfilm or published in book form at the Mississippi Department of Archives & History.  If you are unable to visit the Archives or find them free online, many of these censuses are available at Ancestry. See 1805-1890 Mississippi Census.

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571 Stadium Dr.
PO Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215
Phone: (601) 576-7960

Birth & Death records begin 1912.  

Marriage records begin 1926.

Marriage Records between 1926 and 1938 are kept at the county level.  You should write to the individual county to obtain a record during this time period.

Divorce records begin in 1926.  

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Mississippi

(Territory: 1798.  Statehood: 1817 )


Statewide Mississippi Census Records Online

 1792-1866 Mississippi State & Territorial Census Collection at Ancestry

 1792 Census of the Natchez District of Mississippi Territory

 1805-1890 Mississippi Census at Ancestry

 1850 Federal Census Index and 1850 Census Images

 1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index and Images

 1850 Federal Census Slave Schedules Index and Images

 1860 Federal Census Index

 1870 Federal Census Index and 1870 Census Images

 1880 Federal Census - Search and View the images

 1880 Federal Census Search at Family Search

1890 Veterans and Widows Census Index.  Statewide Resource.

Surnames starting with:

[A-B]   [C-D]   [E-F]   [G-H]   [I-K]   [L-M]   [N-Q]   [R-S]   [T-V]   [W-Z]   

 1900 Federal Census Index and 1900 Census Images

 1910 Federal Census Index

 1920 Federal Census Index

 1929 Census of the Mississippi Choctaw Indians

 1930 Federal Census Index at Family Search

 1940 Federal Census Index and 1940 Census Images

 Mississippi Census & Voter Lists at Ancestry

 Mississippi State Database of Census Records & Genealogy Records

 

Other MS Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes

 1790 List of Tobacco Growers in the Spanish Natchez District

 1835 Federal Pension List - Statewide

 1850-1892 & 1908-1957 Mississippi Enumeration of Educable School Children Images

 1917-1918 Draft Registrations - Statewide

 Early Settlers of SW Mississippi Territory

 


MS Census Records Online by County

Adams County (formed 1799 from Natchez District)

1792 Spanish Census of Natchez District - Mississippi Territory

1820 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1830 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1840 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Index for Natchez (partial)

1850 Federal Census Records for Natchez Part 1 (partial)

1850 Federal Census Records for Natchez Part 2 (partial)

1886 Census Records for City of Natchez

Other Records

1729 Massacre at Fort Rosalie with death list

1798-1906 Naturalizations Index

1818 Tax Rolls

1892 City Directory Images of Natchez

WWI Draft Registrations - Files arranged alphabetically

1910-1921 Births

1910-1921 Deaths

1921 High School Year Book


Alcorn County Census Records (formed 1870 from Tippah & Tishomingo)

1900 Federal Census Records of the Alcorn County Almshouse (poorhouse)

1930 Federal Census Index (Excel file)

Other Records

Funeral Records

Military Records

1871-1873 Educable School Children List

1875-1876 City Directory of Corinth

1882 Jurors Ledger

1898 Tax Records

1906 Land Assessment Tax

1910 Tax Records for Rienzi

1912 Tax List

1915 Assessment of Edgar Precinct

1915 Assessment of Piney Precinct

1915 Assessment of Skillman Precinct

1916 Assessment of Jones Precinct

WWI Draft Registrations - Files arranged alphabetically


Amite County Census Records (formed 1809 from Wilkinson)

1810 Territorial Census Records

1820 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1820 Federal Census Index

1820 Federal Census Records

1830 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1840 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Index.  Surnames starting with:
[A-F]    [G-N]    [O-Z]
1850 Federal Census.  Pages:
[53A-64B]    [65A-77A]    [77B-89B]    [90A-96A]
1860 Federal Census Index.  Surnames starting with:
[A-D]   [E-L]   [M-S]   [T-Z]
1860 Federal Census.  Pages:
[1-22]   [23-44]   [45-66]   [67-88]   [89-110]   [111]

1860 Federal Census Images

1860 Federal Census of Slave Holders & 1870 Census Matches

1870 Federal Census Index.  Surnames starting with:
[A-B]   [C-D]   [E-G]   [H-K]   [L-M]   [N-R]   [S-T]   [U-Z]   
1870 Federal Census Transcription.  Pages:
[1-17]   [18-34]   [35-51]   [52-68]   [69-84]   [85-101]   [102-118]   
[119-134]   [135-150]   [151-166]   [167-182]   [183-198]
[199-215]   [216-232]   [233-249]   [250-266]   [267-276]

1870 Federal Census Images

Other Records

1807-1907 Ebenezer Baptist Church Minutes

1809-1959 Sesqui-centennial Book Index

1809-1959 Amite County Sesqui-centennial

1816 Territorial Papers to Congress by Amite County Inhabitants

1917-1918 WWI Draft Registrations


Attala County (formed 1833 from Choctaw Cession)

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Records - Page 5-13

1840 Federal Census Records - Page 14-22

1840 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Index.  Surnames starting with:
[A-Bla]   [Blai-Cok]   [Col-Eak]   [Eaki-Hac]   [Hadd-Jen]   [Jenk-Man]
[Mann-Oli]   [Oliv-Roy]   [Roya-Swe]   [Swea-Wil]   [Will-Z]
1850 Federal Census.  Pages:
[97B-108B]   [109A-119B]   [120A-131A]   [131B-142B]
[143A-154A]   [154B-165B]   [166A-177A]   [177B-188B]

1850 Federal Census Slave Schedule

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

Other Records

1835 Tax List

1854 Tax List

1864-1865 Descriptive Register

1917-1918 WWI Draft Registrations


Benton County (formed 1870 from Marshall & Tippah)

Other Records

1917-1918 WWI Draft Registrations


Bolivar County Census Records (formed 1836 from Choctaw Cession)

1840 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1840 Federal Census Records  

1841 Census Names

1845 State Census Names

1850 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Records

1860 Federal Census of Slave Holders & 1870 Census Matches

1866 State Census Names

1880 Federal Census Records Mortality Schedule

Other Records

Plantations of Bolivar County

1887 Tax List - Surnames A-D

1887 Tax List - Surnames E-I

1887 Tax List - Surnames J-L

1887 Tax List - Surnames M-P

1887 Tax List - Surnames Q-T

1887 Tax List - Surnames U-Z

1917-1918 WWI Draft Registrations


Calhoun County (formed 1852 from Chickasaw, Lafayette & Yalobusha)

1860 Census Index

1860 Federal Census Records

1870 Census Index - Surnames A-L

1870 Census Index - Surnames M-Z

1870 Federal Census Records

1870 Federal Census Images

Other Records

1917-1918 WWI Draft Registrations


Carroll County Census Records (formed 1833 from Choctaw Cession)

1840 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census - Files arranged by page numbers.  Use above 1840 census index.

1850 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1860 Federal Census of Slave Holders & 1870 Census Matches

Other Records

1917-1918 WWI Draft Registrations


Chickasaw County Census Records (formed 1836 from Chickasaw Cession of 1832)

1840 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1840 Federal Census Records

1850 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1860 Federal Census of Slave Holders & 1870 Census Matches

Other Records

1917-1918 WWI Draft Registrations


Choctaw County Census Records (formed 1833 from Chickasaw Cession of 1832)

1840 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1860 Federal Census Images

Other Records

1917-1918 WWI Draft Registrations

 

 

 

 

 

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