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To the left you will find additional resources for researching your Neshoba County Ancestors. If you know of a website or source that is not listed here, please let me know. This is an old list, therefore some titles may not be available. Please check all prices prior to ordering anything, as they are probably out of date.

This is in no way a recommendation or endorsement of any work listed, but rather a listing of known resources for those researching the area and looking for clues of missing ancestors.

Our Links to the Past: Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS - 1833-1996
* Includes white, black and Indian cemeteries
* Updated from 1987 edition, contains new information
* 182 Cemeteries enumerated
* Over 24,000 Entries - Many unmarked graves identified
* Full name index
* Hard-bound, 8 1/2" X 11", 736 Pages
* Includes Maps
$39.00 plus $5.00 postage/handling
Books are in stock and may be ordered now!
Order from: Neshoba County Public Library 230 Beacon Street Philadelphia, MS 39350

Choctaw Indian Records
Three books available:
1. Register of Choctaw Emigrants to the West, 1831 & 1832.
2. Choctaw & Chickasaw Early Census Records
3. The Third Arrow, A Story of Moshulatubbee, Choctaw Chief
Our site address is
Neshoba Families
"A Place Called Hopkins County," "Plowin' Deep," and "Out of the Darkness.....The Black Face of Hopkins County" by Bobby McDonald, of Sulphur Springs, TX. The books have many references to Neshoba County, Mississippi, in them, as McDonald's family migrated from Neshoba County to East Texas following the Civil War. They can be ordered from the Hopkins County Genealogical Society or from the Hopkins County Historical Museum in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

For those doing research in Neshoba there is a book store online that has 3 Neshoba record books. I am not affiliated with either Pioneer Southwest Books of Mrs. Yates. Just passing on info for those in need. The first two books are in new releases, the other book is in Mississippi. - Terri Meier

They have genealogy books in nine categories - New Releases, Alabama, Georgia, Indian, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas,

By Janelle B. Yates
Mrs. Yates has done a tremendous service to researchers with ancestors in Neshoba Co. by compiling records in this easy to use book. It contains indexes from several sources including Chancery Court Docket Books 1857-1907, Will Books A & B (1837-1947), and Probate Records 1860-1863.
A complete name index allows the researcher to easily locate individual records.
178 pages, index, paperback.

By Janelle B. Yates

This book contains indexes from Land Patent Records, Books I, II & III. Land patents are original land records, and the information given here are book and page number, name of person receiving the land, and date of patent.
Also included are Abstracts of Deed Book A-D naming buyer, seller, witnesses, and any other person mentioned on the deed, as well as the date. Mrs. Yates has copied and listed tax rolls for 1834-1859 to aid researchers in locating persons living in the county during these years.

A full name index completes this extremely helpful book. A must have for anyone interested in early Neshoba Co.
242 pages

NESHOBA CO., MS TRACT BOOK RECORDS, 1833-1900 By Janelle Burson Yates
These land records name a large number of Neshoba County's early settlers and are a valuable tool in researching the families of this area. Chapters included herein are: Index of Original Tract Book, Choctaw Certificates & Military Warrants, Former Residences of some Early Settlers, Land Patents, Early Settlers (names & dates), and Plat Maps showing locations as well as names of owners of each lot, acre, etc.
168 pages, indexed, paperback.

"Neshoba At War"
Steven H. Stubbs
The Story of the Men and Women of Neshoba County in World War II

Over 900 pages includes; maps, sketches, and photographs; biographical sketches of 1,485 soldiers; day-by-day activities; casualty list of all battles.

Dancing Rabbit Press, Inc.
514 Poplar
Philadelphia, MS

$75 each plus sales tax. 10% off when ordering 6 or more copies. ($4.95 shipping for non-local residents.)

Fine Dining Mississippi Style by John M. Bailey
Presented by Silver Star Resort and Casino
Toof Cookbooks, Starr Toof, 670 South Cooper Street, Memphis, TN, 38104, $29.95 each plus shipping and handling $4.50.
This book is divided into regions.
1. The Hill Country
2. The Delta & River Country
3. The Heartland
4. The Coast

I Remember by F. M. Wiggins
Carlton Press, Inc., New York, N. Y., A Hearthstone Book

Neshoba County Fair, Places and Paradox in MS
Robert Craycroft and Lindsey Bute
University Press of MS, 1989

The Choctaw Revolution, Lessons for Federal Indian Policy
Pater J. Ferrara, Forward by U. S. Congressman Mike Parker,
Introduction by Chief Phillip Martin
MS Band of Choctaw Indians, Office of the Tribal Chief, P. O. Box 6010,
Choctaw, MS 39359

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If you have questions or problems with this site, email the County Coordinator. Please to not ask for specfic research on your family. I am unable to do your personal research. I do not live in MS and do not have access to additional records.