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Alcorn County, Mississippi, Marriage Records 1939-1950

The Genealogy Library has received the microfilm rolls, Marriages in Alcorn County, Mississippi, 1939-1950. This film includes all available indices from the same time frame.

Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi is just across the Tennessee state line and during this time frame, which includes the war years, there was no waiting period to get married there as there was in Tennessee and elsewhere. Also females could legally marry at the age of fourteen. Many, not only West Tennesseans, took advantage of this “stepping over the line” to get married there.

The film is being processed to create a master index which will be available online in the future. To date, we have indexed many marriages performed there from the following states, AL, AR, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NE, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI and WV. This is an ongoing project.

The records include, but are not limited to, the names and ages of the marrying couple; the names and addresses of parents and/or other family members and their addresses. If you are aware of the date that your individuals married we will be happy to confirm, at no charge, whether they married in Alcorn County, MS. Copies may be purchased for $5 each. Make your check to the Henry County Archive and mail it to: Henry County Archive, 215 Grove Blvd #A, Paris, TN 38242-4753.

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Tennessee Death Certificates, State Wide 1908-1912 and 1914-1955

We have death certificates for the entire state of Tennessee on microfilm for the years 1908-1958. There are NO Death Certificates for the year 1913.

If you are interested in requesting copies of one or more Tennessee Death Certificates, we charge $5.00 for the first copy and $4.00 for each additional certificate requested. We are happy to confirm at NO CHARGE whether a certificate exists before you send any money. Send us a Query.

Every Name Index to Henry County Wills & Administrations

In addition to naming the testator, both of these volumes include anyone with the same surname, guardians, executors, administrators and witnesses to the documents. Many, with a different surname are included because their relationship to the testator is indicated such as grandchildren and/or married daughters. A “must” when trying to determine if your ancestor is included in local wills. Released in 2008.

Every Name Index to Henry County Wills & Administrations, Volumes, A-H, 1822-1866, 7,877 names, 67 pgs. $20.

Every Name Index to Henry County Wills & Administrations, Volumes, A-H & 1, 1822-1902, 12,060 names, 107 pgs. $30.