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Mississippi Census Notes
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 Ancestry. All 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.
Learn what questions were asked in each census year and where to find census records online. This section of Census Finder covers each census year from 1790-1940 and will give you clues and tips to help you learn to locate your ancestors quickly in census records.
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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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(Territory: 1798. Statehood: 1817 )
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MS Census Records Online by County
Newton County (formed 1836 from Neshoba)
1850 Federal Census - Files arranged by page numbers. Use with above census indexes.
Noxubee County (formed 1833 from Choctaw Cession of 1830)
Oktibbeha County Census Records (formed 1833 from Choctaw Cession of 1830)
Panola County Census Records (formed 1836 from Chickasaw Cession of 1832)
Pearl River County Census Records (formed 1890 from Hancock & Marion)
Perry County (formed 1820 from Greene)
Pickering County (changed to Jefferson in 1802)
Pike County Census Records (formed 1815 from Marion)
Pontotoc County Census Records (formed 1836 from Chickasaw Cession of 1832)
Prentiss County Census Records (formed 1870 from Tishomingo)
Quitman County (formed 1877 from Panola & Coahoma)
Rankin County Census Records (formed 1828 from Hinds)
Scott County (formed 1833 from Choctaw Cession of 1832)
Sharkey County Census Records (formed 1876 from Issaquena, Warren & Washington)
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