Mississippi Marriages transcribed - 302,422, also Louisiana & more

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1st link goes to searchable alphabet letters for names in Missippi marraiges

https://laahgp.genealogyvillage.com/MSMarriages/mississippi-marriages.html

2nd link is to main page with loads of links to all kinds of docs and places and events

https://laahgp.genealogyvillage.com/default.htm
in The Tree House by Arora Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (111k points)
Thank you so much for these links!  This will help my research so much

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“Missippi.” That’s exactly how we pronounce here in N.C., at least those of us who are native born with ancestry back 200+ years in the same place! smiley

Thanks for the link, Arora.

by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
selected by Susan Laursen
I was born in MS. We pronounce it "Miss'ssippi". I remember in first grade the teachers solemnly teaching us the "Hump back, eye, crooked letter, crooked letter" chant so we could spell our state's name.

I've lived outside of MS now for many years. Not so long ago, I went to the DMV here in NYC to renew my license. I know no one enjoys visiting the DMV, but the New York City DMV is truly the seventh circle of Hell. Anyway, the lady demanded my green card as proof of identity. I informed her I did not have a green card, and she huffed, "Well, you'll have to come back with your proof of legal immigration." I informed her that I was, in fact, born in Mississippi and therefore a US Citizen!
oops I was in a hurry when i typed MS, glad the links are of help.  Jessica, Wow!  that is too funny, not funny.  I thought that only happened to us from AK.  for years didn't matter where I went in lower 48, I was either accused of not being from the US or told my ID/License was faked, because noone lived in Alaska. lol

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