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).  

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