Mississippi Record Collections in Ancestry Library Edition  

We get numerous requests for information about Mississippi ancestors. As luck would have it, Ancestry LE includes 28 record collections that deal specifically with Mississippi records (listings below include name of record collection and number of records in that collection):

1. Adams County, Mississippi, Slave Certificates, 1858-1861 [1,591]
2. Alexander Barksdale, 1798-1850, Virginia Pioneer in TN, AL & MS [68]
3. Aycocks of North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama [55]
4. Brookins Families in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi [133]
5. Calvert and Greenlees Families of Ireland, Alabama and Mississippi [7]
6. Corinth, Mississippi, Corinth National Cemetery, 1866-2010 [3,470]
7. Descendants of Thomas Alexander Glenn of Winston County, Mississippi [8]
8. Glass Families in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi [148]
9. Hugh Irwin of Georgia and Mississippi [13]
10. Mississippi Confederate Soldiers by Name of Burton [7]
11. Mississippi History, 1925 [1,795]
12. Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935 [684,772]
13. Mississippi, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1805-1890 [288,741]
14. Mississippi, Compiled Marriages, 1800-1825 [9,029]
15. Mississippi, Compiled Marriages, 1826-1850 [11,154]
16. Mississippi, Compiled Marriages, 1826-1900 [60,557]
17. Mississippi, Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers, 1812-1815 [5,557]
18. Mississippi, Confederate Veterans & Widows Pension Applications, 1900-1974
            [117,637]
19. Mississippi, Confederate Records, 1889-1942 [34,022]
20. Mississippi, Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850-1892; 1908-1957 [211,757]
21. Mississippi, Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908 [161,676]
22. Mississippi, Naturalization Records, 1907-2008 [48,725]
23. Mississippi, State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-1866 [87,415]
24. Mississippi, Wilkinson County Newspaper Slave Ads, 1823-1849 [5,635]
25. Mississippi, Wills and Probate Records, 1780-1982 [258,356]
26. My Families in Mississippi, Nicholson Martin Armstrong [67]
27. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Mississippi, 1903-1964 [3,699]
28. Vicksburg, Mississippi, Vicksburg National Cemetery, 1866-2010 [4,703]

Of these record collections, 11 involve local or family records, while 14 are state-wide collections that usually cover all counties in Mississippi. Two collections include the records of national cemeteries located in Vicksburg and Corinth, and one collection includes records of passengers arriving at Mississippi ports. The smallest record collection contains just 7 records; the largest contains 684, 772 .

You can discover record collections that concentrate on one state by searching for Title in Ancestry LE’s Card Catalog using the state name as your search term. You can also search in Card Catalog for record collections that include Mississippi as one state of many by using the state name as your search term in Keyword. Once you have those search results, click Sort By and select Record Count to sort those record collections by number of records included.

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