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Guide to Hinds County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Hinds County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Hinds County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 12 February, 1821
County Seat Jackson
Courthouse
MississippiHindsCourthouse.jpg
Address Hinds County Courthouse
PO Box 686;
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: 601.968.6237
Hinds County Courthouse



County Information[edit | edit source]

Hinds County, Mississippi Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Beginning Dates for Hinds County, Mississippi Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1870

1830
1870
1823


County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Hinds County Mississippi Courthouse

Hinds County Courthouse
PO Box 686;
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: 601.968.6237

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1823 and court records from 1930. Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land records. [1]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1821--Hinds County was created 12 February 1821 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Jackson [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps" (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

An Index to Hinds County Mississippi, Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts. by Mabel Green Crushshon. 90 pages FHL book: 976.251 F22c

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MSGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
Tombstone Project
MSInterment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Mississippi Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Hinds County, Mississippi Genealogy census records online, see: Mississippi Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Mississippi denominations, view the Mississippi Church Records wiki page.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[edit | edit source]

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Jackson
Episcopal[edit | edit source]

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Raymond

  • 1867-1885 - St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Raymond, Baptism Index 1867-1885. Batch C714191 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1867-1895 - St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Raymond, Marriage Index 1867-1895. Batch M714191 at FamilySearch - free.

St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Bolton

  • 1869-1885 - St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Bolton, Baptism Index 1869-1885. Batch C714181 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1869-1895 - St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Bolton, Marriage Index 1869-1895. Batch M714181 at FamilySearch - free.

Court[edit | edit source]

Education[edit | edit source]


Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Mississippi Land and Property for additional information about early Mississippi land ownership. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Hinds County, Mississippi Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Mississippi Local Histories.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]
  • Men from Hinds County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Hinds County.
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Percy's) (Army of 10,000)
Company D - (Brownsville Terribles)
Company H - (Raymond Minute Men)
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Old)
Company A - Mississippi Rifles
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (New)
Company D - Mississippi Rifles [also listed as Co. G]
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery
Company A - Ridley’s Battery, aka Jackson Light Artillery
- 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry [became the 48th Regiment, Missippi Infantry]
Company - Jackson Boys [attached to the 26th Virginia Infantry]
- 3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry
Company C - Raymond Minute Men
Company K [sic] - Capt. Charlton’s Independent Company
- 48th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry [from the 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]
Company A - Jackson Boys [attached to the 26th Virginia Infantry]
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company C - Downing Rifles
- 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company C - Raymond Fencibles [also listed as Co. A]
Civil War Battles[edit | edit source]

The following Civil War Battles were fought in Hinds County

Map showing Civil war battles in Mississippi.


Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hinds County, Mississippi Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records are held by the Hinds County, Mississippi Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Hinds County, Mississippi Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930. See the wiki page Mississippi Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Online Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Mississippi tax records replace missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Mississippi Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. Mississippi law did not require keeping birth or death records until 1912. Births and deaths are kept by the Mississippi Bureau of Vital Statistics. Marriage records are kept by the county. See also How to order Mississippi Vital Records or order electronically online.

See Mississippi Vital Records for more information on getting Mississippi records.

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

Voter Registration[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

See also a List of Mississippi Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hinds County, Mississippi page 379, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms009.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012)
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/ce/Igimississippia.pdf.