Mississippi substitute birth, marriage, and death records online lists alternate places to look for BMDs including family bibles, census records, cemetery records, funeral home records, obituaries, probate records, military records, naturalization and citizenship records, and more.

 

If you haven’t been able to find an ancestor in Mississippi Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online, these are some great substitute birth, marriage, and death record options.

 

Family Bibles
  • Family bibles often include a front page where family names, birth dates, and birth places are recorded
Census Records
  • US Census records from 1850 forward contain the age and state or country of birth for each member of a household
  • Some census records give the month and year of birth
  • Some census records give the relationship to the head of the household
Cemetery Records
  • Cemetery headstones usually give the birth and death year and sometimes the complete birth and death dates
  • Some tombstones include the country of birth
Funeral Home Records
  • Funeral home records may contain copies of obituaries or notes, records about the date of death, details about the grave location, information about the funeral service, and information about surviving family, residences, and more
Obituaries
  • Obituaries usually include the birth date and place, marriage date, death date and place, and biographical information for the deceased as well as family names
Probate Records
  • Probate records may include the date of death, last will and testament listing family relations, an inventory of possessions, deeds, and more
Military Records
  • Military records may include the birth date and place
  • Pension records may include the birth date and place
  • Military records may include a physical description of the person and names of a parent
Naturalization & Citizenship Records
  • These may include the birth date and place
  • Name changes and aliases
  • Residence prior to arrival, residence after arrival, and much more

 

 

 

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County level Mississippi substitute collections with possible birth, marriage, and death info

ALL COUNTIES – Cemetery Records – see Mississippi CEMETERY Records online

ALL COUNTIES – Census Records – see Mississippi CENSUS Records online

ALL COUNTIES – Military Records – see Mississippi MILITARY Records online

ALL COUNTIES – Naturalization Records – see Mississippi NATURALIZATION Records and Citizenship Records online

ALL COUNTIES – Probate Records – see Mississippi PROBATE Records online

Adams County – Guardianship – Court Minutes, 1803-1835

Adams County – Guardianship – Mississippi, Adams County Probate Records, 1800-1956

Adams County – Medical Records – Poorhouse Record, 1821-1823

Amite County – Guardianship – Probate Records, 1827-1956; Indexes, 1809-1971

Attala County – Obituaries – Early Attala Records

Attala County – Slavery and Bondage – [Yalobusha County, Mississippi-Talbot County, Maryland Marriages]

Biloxi – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Records, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1906-1945

Caledonia – Obituaries – Egger Cemetery Burials and Obituaries : Caledonia, Lowndes County, Mississippi 1974-1983 (obituaries Transcribed from the Lamar Leader and the Lamar Democrat)

Claiborne County – Guardianship – Guardianship Records, 1859-1872

Claiborne County – Guardianship – List of Persons, 1880

Claiborne County – Guardianship – Orphans Court Records, 1811-1899

Claiborne County – Guardianship – Probate Records, 1802-1956; Will Index, 1802-1969

Claiborne County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Records, 1904-1905

Claiborne County – Pensions – Confederate Military Records, 1861-1865, 1907

Clarksdale – Funeral Homes – Nowell Funeral Home Records (Clarksdale, Mississippi), 1928-2005

Clay County – Guardianship – Chancery Court Probate Records (Clay County, Mississippi), 1872-1924

Clay County – Guardianship – Guardian Records (Clay County, Mississippi), 1872-1905

Clay County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Petitions for Naturalization (Clay County, Mississippi), 1918

Coahoma County – Guardianship – Administrators, Guardians and Executors Record, 1873-1879

Coahoma County – Guardianship – Estate and Divorce Files (mixed Together), Coahoma County, Mississippi, 1850-1950

Coahoma County – Guardianship – Index to Adoptions, Direct & Reverse (Coahoma County, Mississippi), [1904-1955]

Coahoma County – Guardianship – Petitions & Letters of Guardianship (Coahoma County, Mississippi), 1892-1943

Coahoma County – Obituaries – Newspaper Scrapbooks and Mississippi Room Collection of Carnegie Public Library, Clarksdale, Mississippi

Covington County – Pensions – Military Records, 1907-1919; Pensions, Ca. 1870-1940; Index,  1870-1940

DeSoto County – Guardianship – Index to Estates and Guardianship Matters (DeSoto County, Mississippi)

Franklin County – Guardianship – Probate Records, 1842-1910; Indexes, 1863-1868

Franklin County – Pensions – Military Discharge Records, 1861-1918; Pension Records, 1892-1945

Hancock County – Guardianship – Hancock County Probate Records (1853-1924 ; Index 1916-1921), 1853-1924

Hancock County – Guardianship – Hancock County, Mississippi Chancery Court Case Files ; Index, 1853-1907

Hancock County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Records, 1856-1940

Harrison County – Guardianship – Administrators, Executors & Guardianship Records, 1853-1927; Index 1916-1921, 1853-1927

Harrison County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Certificates of Naturalization, 1925-1933

Harrison County – Pensions – Pension Roll, Harrison County, 1892-1923

Hattiesburg – Funeral Homes – Funeral Records, Apr. 6, 1936 to Jan. 31, 1938 : Taken from the Records of Wright and Freeman Funeral Directors, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Hattiesburg – Funeral Homes – Funeral Records, Apr. 6, 1936 to Jan. 31, 1938 : Taken from the Records of Wright and Freeman Funeral Directors, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Hinds County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Declarations of Intention, 1872-1903

Hinds County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Records, Jackson, Mississippi, 1911-1958

Itawamba County – Guardianship – Guardians’ Bonds and Letters, 1858-1879, 1899, 1941-1942

Jackson – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Records, Jackson, Mississippi, 1911-1958

Jackson County – Pensions – Military Pensions, 1892-1928

Jasper County – Guardianship – Court Records, 1906-1958

Jefferson County – Guardianship – Probate Records, 1800-1930

Jones County – Guardianship – Mississippi, Jones County, Probate Records, 1873-1952

Jones County – Pensions – Pension Records, 1860-1923; Indexes, Ca. 1903-1923

Kemper County – Guardianship – Mississippi, Kemper County, Probate Records, 1881-1972

Lafayette County – Guardianship – Chancery Court Minutes, 1857-1886;  Case Files, 1837-1915; Index 1837-1915 (Lafayette County, Mississippi)

Lafayette County – Guardianship – Guardian Bonds and Letters, 1872-1936 (Lafayette County, Mississippi)

Lauderdale County – Guardianship – Guardians’ Bonds and Letters, 1858-1916

Lowndes County – Guardianship – Chancery Court Docket Records (Lowndes County, Mississippi), 1856-1921

Lowndes County – Guardianship – Estate Records (Lowndes County, Mississippi), 1830-1921

Lowndes County – Guardianship – Guardians’ Bonds, 1858-1945

Madison County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Chancery Court Records, Ca. 1832-1950; Indexes, Ca. 1828-1982; Divorces, Ca. 1844-1950, 1828-1950

Marion County – Orphans and Orphanages – Orphan Court Records (abstracts of Wills and Estates), 1812-1859

Marshall County – Guardianship – Wills and Related Probate Matters, 1836-1839

Monroe County – Guardianship – Guardians’ Bonds and Letters, 1870-1919

Monroe County – Guardianship – Mixed Estate and Probate Court Files (Monroe County, Mississippi), 1821-1916

Monroe County – Slavery and Bondage – A Brief History of Aberdeen and Monroe County, Mississippi, 1821-1900

Noxubee County – Guardianship – Chancery Court Records (Noxubee County, Mississippi), 1834-1916; Indexes, 1834-1865

Oktibbeha County – Guardianship – Chancery Court Case Records (Oktibbeha County, Mississippi), 1880-1920

Oktibbeha County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Records (Oktibbeha County, Mississippi), 1904-1911 ; Index, 1904-1911

Oktibbeha County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Records (Oktibbeha County, Mississippi), 1904-1911 ; Index, 1904-1911

Panola County – Guardianship – Administrators, Executors and Guardians Bonds, 1836-1848

Panola County – Guardianship – Annual Accounts of Executors, Administrators and Guardians, Volume A, 1870-1871

Panola County – Guardianship – Guardian’s Bonds for the Second District, 1880-1952, Volume A

Panola County – Guardianship – Guardian’s Records, 1861-1891

Pike County – Guardianship – Guardians’ Bonds and Letters, 1882-1923

Pontotoc County – Guardianship – Bonds and Letters of Administration and Guardianship, Accounts and Inventories of Estates of Deceased Persons, 1848-1850; Administrators Bonds, 1867-1877

Pontotoc County – Guardianship – Book of Wills, 1837-1846; Record of Wills, 1890-1925

Quitman County – Guardianship – Administrators Bonds and Letters, 1878-1888; Guardians Bonds and Letters, 1877-1894

Rankin County – Guardianship – Estate and Divorce Files, 1855-1950 (Rankin County, Mississippi)

Rankin County – Guardianship – Guardians Bonds, 1871-1929 (Rankin County, Mississippi)

Sharkey County – Guardianship – Guardians’ Bonds and Letters, Vol. A, 1877-1936

Simpson County – Guardianship – Guardians’ Bonds and Letters, Vol. A, 1872-1949

Tallahatchie County – Guardianship – Probate Records: Minutes, Inventories, Appraisements; Bonds of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1834-1939

Tallahatchie County – Guardianship – Will Books, 1830-1925

Tate County – Guardianship – Bonds and Letters of Guardians, Administrators, Executors, 1873-1959

Tippah County – Guardianship – Administrators’ and Guardians’ Records, Bonds and Letters, 1855-1954

Tippah County – Obituaries – Death Notices of Tippah County, Mississippi

Tishomingo County – Guardianship – Guardians Bonds and Letters, 1858-1870

Tunica County – Guardianship – Wills, Letters Testamentary, Record of Inventories, Accounts of Administrators, 1839-1922

Vicksburg – Jewish Records – Letters, 1960

Vicksburg – Minorities – Registers of Signatures of Depositors, 1868-1874

Vicksburg – Native Races – Vicksburg and Warren County, Mississippi, Tunica Indians, Quebec Missionaries, Civil War Veterans

Warren County – Native Races – Vicksburg and Warren County, Mississippi, Tunica Indians, Quebec Missionaries, Civil War Veterans

Wilkinson County – Guardianship – Probate Records. 1822-1965

Wilkinson County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Records, 1861-1886, 1888, Index 1861-1886, 1888

Wilkinson County – Pensions – Civil War Pension Applications, 1898-1932; Index, 1898-1932

Winston County – Guardianship – Administrators’ and Guardians’ Bonds, Oaths, Letters Records, 1858-1929

Winston County – Guardianship – Reports of Guardians, Administrators, 1848-1851

Winston County – Guardianship – Roll of Administrators, Guardians, Executors Records, Vol. 1, 1881-1891

Winston County – Minorities – Marriage Records, 1858-1925

Winston County – Pensions – Pension Records, 1892-1944

Yalobusha County – Guardianship – Probate Records; Administrators, Executors Guardians Bonds and Letters, 1834-1971

Yazoo County – Guardianship – Probate Records (Yazoo County, Mississippi), 1833-1948

 

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