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My name is Betty Aron Schneider
and I am the new County Coordinator (CC) for Yazoo County.
I would like to thank all of the Yazoo County coordinators
who have volunteered before me.
I do not live in Yazoo County, nor in Mississippi.
I am in Temecula, California.
sorry but I am unable to do any local look-ups or
Map of Yazoo County
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Source: Lowry, Robert and
McCardle, William H.
Lots of good stuff here.
Article on Dover, Yazoo County, Mississippi, USA
"Thanks to John E Ellzey, Ricks Memorial
Library Yazoo City and
Betty Schneider, web master for the Yazoo County MSGenWeb site.
Yazoo County News Articles
contributed by you.
Brief Biographies of Yazoo County Families
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Family Bible contributions
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Federal Census Index Look-ups -
Yazoo Cemeteries --
Now with 75+ indexed cemeteries!!
and more to come!!
with contributions by you
of indexes and tombstone photos.
All are "works in progress".
New ones added monthly!
Slave Lists of Yazoo County
Largest slave holders from 1860 slave census schedules
and surname matches for African-Americans on 1870 census
RESOURCES for YAZOO COUNTY
These records can be obtained through your local Family History Center
· Marriage Records & Bonds 1845 - 1917
· Chancery Court Records 1833 - 1948
· Deed Records 1824 - 1886
· Will Books 1833 - 1908
· Chancery Clerk
· Circuit Clerk
· Yazoo Historical
· Yazoo County
Chamber of Commerce
· Yazoo Newspaper
Yazoo City, MS 39194-0720
Research Materials and Books Available for Purchase
Maps of Yazoo County, Mississippi: Deluxe
by Gregory A.Boyd, allows family history
researchers, for the first time ever, to easily
The book is published by Arphax Publishing Co. (www.arphax.com)
of Norman, Oklahoma,
to "Family Maps of Yazoo County" can be
County was established January 21, 1823 as the
state's 19th county and is the largest county in
Mississippi. Yazoo County covers about
from the Choctaws in 1820; also known as the "New Purchase".
the acquisition of the Choctaw land, Yazoo
County was quickly settled; mostly by pioneers
parts of Mississippi, Alabama,
first seat of justice, Beattie's Bluff, was
located on the Big Black river, twelve or
fifteen miles northwest
of the present day site of Canton, Ms.
incorporated in 1836, became a place of
importance in the 1830's and early 1840's.
some of the early settlers of the area include:
present day county seat, Yazoo City, was settled
by pioneers in 1824. First called Hannan's Bluff
by government surveyors, it later became
on the left bank of the Yazoo river, Yazoo City
is the largest town in Yazoo County. In the
early 1900's Yazoo city was a town ideal for
City's first newspaper was the "Political
Progress" established in 1829. In
1831, the name was changed to the "Manchester
City burned twice before 1905. The first time
was by General Arthur in 1864. After the war,
Yazoo City was rebuilt only to burn again in
City has had its share of hard times. The city
was hit hard twice by Yellow Fever. Epidemics in
1853 and 1878 killed
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