AfriGeneas States Research Forum
[MS] Little Known Resources
For those who have reached a brick wall in MS...
I went to the MS archives in Jackson, MS a couple of years ago and never thought about posting this here until now. Sorry!! The archives in MS had two sets of records that I was not aware of:
1) Educable Children Census that started in (I think the late 1870's and went up to maybe the late 1890's). Don't hold me to that but the MS archives does have extensive records on these children. I was looking for my white family and noted that every African American child was also listed in the county along with the head of their family. I was intersted in Panola Co. and I remember half of the records dealt with African Americans.
2) Agricultural Census. I found many of my white families on this census who never showed up on the federal census. I also noticed that many African American families were listed.
The archivists there will not do free lookups. Put your well thought out query together and then send them an email asking them how much they will charge you to do the lookups. I think it's worth the money as I had already gotten everything possible out of my county of interest and I learned a lot about my families from these two resources!!