Hinds County


Formed in 1821 from the Choctaw Cession of 1820.
Raymond and Jackson are the county seats.

 US GenWeb / MSGenWeb Project

  In 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point
 for all counties in Kentucky, where collect databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked,
 so that even if an individual were  found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, volunteers
 were found to coordinate the collection of databases  and generally oversee the contents of the web page.
This site is proud to be a small part of that Project

My name is Jane Combs
and I am the  hostess for Hinds County, MS. If you have any information to 
contribute to our site, such as family Bible records, cemetery records, land records, deeds, wills, or marriages, please send them to me and I will get it online. I am also
hostess for the Lawrence Co. MSGenWeb site.
Together we can keep online genealogy free for everyone!

Please help build this site by sending me your contributions The success of this web site is greatly dependent
on the contributions of those who are interested in advancing Hinds County, MS genealogy research. As you
explore this web site, you will see several sections that have very little information.  Volunteers are needed
to transcribe available records and to provide lookups from personally owned or online resources for visitors to
this site.  If you are able to help, please contact me.

What's New??
Just Added, a New Family Group Sheet Form
Please Fill Out a Form for Your Family!
Scroll down to find the New Family Group Sheet Page.


About Land Records


Cemetery List

Census Schedules

Slave Census Schedules


Civil War

Death Records 


Family Bible Records

Family Group Sheets

Genealogy Potpourri 

Genealogy Prose & Poetry 

From the Diary of Cynthia Thompson Wells

Hinds County Communities

Hinds County Families 

Historical Homes and Buildings

History of Hinds County

Just For Fun! 



Marriage Database

Mississippi GenWeb Family Group Sheet Project


News From the Past 

Photo Collections

Public Offices Held by Residents
 and Other Noteworthy Persons of Lawrence County, MS


Research Links

Surnames and Researchers 

Tax Records
Personal - Property Taxes

Wills and Estates 

Send your submissions to Jane Combs

Church Records

Bethesda Baptist Church   (Raymond) Membership 
Records,1846-1864, MSSDAR 1954.

  Palastine Baptist Church  (Raymond) Membership Records, 
1827-1851, MSSDAR 1954.
County Historical and Genealogy Societies

Societies and Organizations

Queries and Message Boards
Rootsweb Message Board
Cousin Connect

Court Records

"Hinds County Courthouse Land Records:  "The original Hinds County Courthouse is in Raymond, Mississippi;
they have all of the records for the entire county up to 1870; at that time,  the county 
built another courthouse at Jackson Mississippi; Raymond Courthouse continued to keep recordss for the western 2/3 of the county, and Jackson started keeping records for the eastern 1/3 of the county."
Page 209 County Courthouse Book Second Edition
Copyright 1995 Elizabeth Petty Bentley

The RAYMOND courthouse has records from 1821, land grant, will, deed, marriage, 
and on and on. It dates from 1821. The JACKSON courthouse was built in 1930 and it only has limited information that is of early historical significance for Hinds County. Jackson is now called the 1st judicial district, and Raymond is now called the 2nd judicial district.

Marriages at Raymond actually date from 1815, even though Hinds County was not formed until 1821 after the Choctaw Sessionof 1820. The address is
P.O. Box 327
 Jackson, MS 39205-0686
Telephone: (601) 968-6628

Birth ,Death, Marriage & Divorce
Vital Records, State Dept of Health,
571 Stadium Dr., PO Box 1700, Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 576-7960, Fax: (601) 576-7505


Neighboring Counties
Madison, Rankin, Copiah,
Claiborne, Warren, Yazoo

For Questions about MSGenWeb or to adopt a county, 
please contact the State Coordinator Ellen Pack , or the 
Assistant State Coordinator Melissa McCoy-Bell
Questions about the AHGP, contact Ellen Pack

Proud to be a part of the (AHGP) American History and Genealogy Project!

Every effort has been made to insure the information found here is accurate.  You are however
encouraged to check the primary source for accuracy as mistakes are made by all of us.

This Page Created by Jane Combs
Last Updated August 31, 2004
Copyright © 2004Jane Combs   All Rights Reserved

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