Project: Mississippi

Categories: Mississippi | Mississippi Project | Mississippi Projects

This project is part of the United States Project.

Welcome to the Mississippi Project!

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all Mississippi related projects and resources and combine that information into one place.

Arkansas Arkansas
Tennessee Tennessee
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Louisiana Louisiana
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Alabama Alabama
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Louisiana Louisiana
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Mississippi Counties
Adams Alcorn Amite Attala Benton Bolivar Calhoun
Carroll Chickasaw Choctaw Claiborne Clarke Clay Coahoma
Copiah Covington DeSoto Forrest Franklin George Greene
Grenada Hancock Harrison Hinds Holmes Humphreys Issaquena
Itawamba Jackson Jasper Jefferson Jefferson Davis Jones Kemper
Lafayette Lamar Lauderdale Lawrence Leake Lee Leflore
Lincoln Lowndes Madison Marion Marshall Monroe Montgomery
Neshoba Newton Noxubee Oktibbeha Panola Pearl River Perry
Pike Pontotoc Prentiss Quitman Rankin Scott Sharkey
Simpson Smith Stone Sunflower Tallahatchie Tate Tippah
Tishomingo Tunica Union Walthall Warren Washington Wayne
Webster Wilkinson Winston Yalobusha Yazoo
Interactive Map of Mississippi County Formation History


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For a full list of participants, see the badge report.

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of Mississippi or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

  1. Answer the United States Project G2G welcome post and you will be awarded the United States Project badge. Make sure to include the State (s) that you are interested in.
  2. Add united_states and Mississippi to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Please see our list of goals for a basic overview for ways you can help.


The template is {{United States|sub-project=Mississippi}} which will give you:

... ... ... is a part of Mississippi history.
Join: Mississippi Project
Discuss: Mississippi

This template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be PPP'd and managed by the project. It is not for every single person from Mississippi. A sticker might be used in that circumstance.


The overall goals of the United States Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in Mississippi and the other states in the union. To meet these goals:

  1. Add Mississippi-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

List of Things To Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for Mississippi counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project? Under way by Thomas-8856 06:13, 15 June 2016 (EDT)
  2. If you have any Mississippi state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the Mississsippi Resources Page.
  3. If you live in Mississippi, please consider adding your name to the Mississippi Research Assistance page.

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Cemeteries in Mississippi need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the Mississippi Cemeteries Project
  2. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about Mississippi state tribes.
  3. Work on Mississsippi's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  4. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from Mississippi for the Mississippi in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.

Mississippi Time Line

Click here for Mississippi Time Line free page.

Meeting of DeSoto and Chief Tuscaloosa

Mississippi Flags

Wikipedia (Flag of Mississippi) notes that Mississippi did not have a flag prior to 1861. See the Wikipedia article for a history of Mississippi's flags. The following images are the most commonly used in WikiTree.

Some images for use in profiles and templates
Flag Image Image File Description
Mississippi US_State_Flag_Images-15.png Mississippi State Flag (adopted 2020)
Mississippi US_State_Flag_Images-27.png Mississippi State Flag (last of several variations, 1894-2020)
Mississippi Civil_War_Flags-38.png Unofficial Flag of Mississippi (replaced in 1894)
Mississippi Civil_War_Flags-54.png Mississippi CSA State Flag (1861-1865)
Mississippi Civil_War_Flags-53.png "Bonnie Blue Flag" (briefly raised as the Mississippi Flag, 1861)

State Seal - also appropriate for use in templates
Mississippi US_State_Flag_Images-14.png Mississippi State Seal (adopted 2014)

County Projects

State Resources

Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Mississippi Library Commission
NPS Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS)

Related Mississippi Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree


Mississippi, as a Province, Territory, and State: With Biographical Notices of Eminent Citizens, Volume 1, John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne, Power & Barksdale, 1880

Mississippi : Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions ...Volume 1 edited by Dunbar Rowland

Mississippi : Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions ...Volume 2 edited by Dunbar Rowland

Mississippi : Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions ...Volume 3 edited by Dunbar Rowland

A History of Mississippi: From the Discovery of the Great River by Hernando DeSoto, Including the Earliest Settlement Made by the French Under Iberville, to the Death of Jefferson Davis by Robert Lowry and Wlm. McCardle

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