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Oktibbeha County, Mississippi ancestry and genealogy research page. Uncover links to record collections, history, and genealogy resources to help you you locate your own Oktibbeha Co., ancestors. Start now by constructing a Free Family Tree.
Oktibbeha County was established on December 23, 1833 from Lowndes County. Currently the county was named for the Native American word for "bloody water" .
Cities and towns found in Oktibbeha County consist of Starkville, Maben, Sturgis.
Oktibbeha County vital records can be found at the Mississippi Department of Health which has copies of birth and death records after 1912, Marriage and a Divorce records since 1926. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Mississippi for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Oktibbeha County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Mississippi Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.
Oktibbeha County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Oktibbeha Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Oktibbeha Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Oktibbeha Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Oktibbeha Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.
A list of Oktibbeha County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Genealogist frequently forget about the benefits of Oktibbeha County court, probate, and land files as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Mississippi courthouses and archives everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of the many Mississippi people.
The odds are very good that your ancestors have left a comprehensive document of at least some factors of their lives in the Oktibbeha County court records. Even if your ancestors and forefathers is not mentioned in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other methods that could have lead to him or her showing up in court records.
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Oktibbeha county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. On April 25, 1875, fire swept through downtown Starkville destroying 52 buildings. Record loss, 1880.
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Oktibbeha County. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is basically a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own most liked Oktibbeha County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.