Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mississippi State Census Records

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 (Archival Resource: G 016.929 LAI)

"Territorial and State censuses are located at:

            Mississippi Department of Archives and History
            Archives and Library Division
            P. O. Box 571
            Jackson, Mississippi 39205

Some early censuses were taken by the Spanish in the colonial period. Territorial and state censuses were taken several times from 1792 to 1866. They name only the head of household. In some cases the household in which a birth or death occurred in that year is indicated, but the name of the person who was born or who died is not given. Some of the censuses give the total of males, females and sometimes voters. Census records from 1818 to 1829 have been indexed in Donna Pannell, Early State Census & Vital Statistics Records (Mississippi Department of Archives and History 1986)."
( Lainhart, Ann S. State Census Records. N.p.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992. 70. Print.)

Anne Wester (Mississippi Department of Archives and History) advises that 1870 and 1880 state census records have also been added to their indexes (5/23/2012).  

Friday, May 18, 2012

Renegade South Blog

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About Renegade South

"This blog is an extension of my website, Renegade South: The Literary Works of Victoria Bynum, I created it because, as a historian who uses a lot of records and documents about ordinary people, I enjoy communicating directly with people about history. Whether you are a historian or someone who just likes history, this blog was created with you in mind. 

As the title, Renegade South, suggests, I study southern dissenters of the nineteenth century. Several kinds of renegades pass through the pages of my books and articles: Civil War Unionists and outlaws, multiracial people, unruly women, and political and religious nonconformists. The Free State of Jones, Unruly Women, and The Long Shadow of the Civil War  highlight such folks in the Mississippi Piney Woods, North Carolina Piedmont, and the “Big Thicket” region of Hardin County, Texas.

It’s often hard to imagine that many white southerners..."

To read the remainder of this article and visit Renegade South, click here.