Humphreys County, MS-GenWeb  

Humphreys County, 



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Neighboring Counties
Check these counties if you don't find what you are looking for here.
The county lines changed frequently.


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      Belzoni - Interesting information from the City.

Jaketown Site located on the west side of State Hwy. 7, about four miles north of Belzoni, Mississippi.

History of Belzoni and Humphreys County

            Humphreys County was named for B. G. Humphreys. Benjamin Grubb Humphreys  (1808-1882), 
a native of Claiborne County, was educated in New Jersey and entered
West Point in the  same class Robert E. Lee in 1825,
but he was dismissed from the academy for participating in a Christmas frolic that turned into a riot.
He returned to Mississippi, represented Claiborne County in the State Legislature from 1839 to 1844, 
and moved to Sunflower County, where
he became a successful planter, in 1846.
Commissioned a captain in the Confederate army in 1861, he
was promoted to brigadier general
after the battle of Gettysburg in 1863. On October 2, 1865, he
was elected Governor of Mississippi
under President Johnson's Reconstruction policy, and he was re-elected in 1868;
but, with the institution of Congressional Reconstruction, he was removed from office
 by federal troops on June 15, 1868.
  He was engaged in the insurance business in Jackson until 1877,
when he retired to his plantation in Sunflower County, where he died in December of 1882.
Benjamin G. Humphreys was the grandson of Major David Smith, for whom Smith County was named.
Created by the Fourth Constitution (1890), May 31, 1918 from
Holmes, Washington, Yazoo and Sunflower Counties.

                      County Seat -- Belzoni
                                      Humphreys County Courthouse
                                            P.O. Box 696
                                            Belzoni, MS 39038
                                            (601) 247-3065

                                    Humphreys Chancery Clerk
                                            102 Castleman St
                                            Belzoni, MS 39038-0547
                                            (601) 247-1740

     Humphreys County Schools

       Humphreys County Churches

       Humphreys County Library System
                                            105 South Hayden Street
                                            Belzoni, MS   39038
                                            (662) 247-3606

       The Belzoni Banner -- weekly newspaper for the city of Belzoni and Humphreys County
                                            Banner Printing
                                            115 East Jackson Street
                                            P.O. Box 610
                                            Belzoni, MS 39038-0610

General Genealogy Links
USGenWeb Links
  USGenWeb Main Page
  USGenWeb Archive Project- Find out how you can contribute to USGenWeb archives.
  Index of  Humphreys County WWI registrants
MSGenWeb Links
  Mississippi Master County Index
  GENDEX: The WWW Genealogy Index (Gene Stark) - including all Newton Co. lines
  Genealogists' Index to the World Wide Web (John Rigdon)
  Family Reunions - listed alphabetically by surname
  Mississippi Census Maps 1820-1920

  CensusTools - 35 free electronic spreadsheets for archiving federal, state and     international census data!

Humphreys County Links (Please advise me of any Humphreys Co. Links)
  U.S. Census Digital Interactive Maps: Humphreys County
  Humphreys Co. Vital Records
Other Links of Interest
  Lori Hoffman's Genealogy Page - includes volunteers for CD lookups
  ROOTS-L U.S. Resources - Mississippi
  African American Genealogy - The most comprehensive site concerning African-American

  Ancestry.Com - includes:
                        - Social Security Death Index
                        - American Marriage Records (searchable)
                        - Early American Immigration Library
                       - American Biographical Library - searchable biographical sketches
                        - Geographic Reference Library - info for virtually every place in the U.S.
                        - Chronology of American History

  Berrylink- Military records at the Nation Archives
  Rare Maps of Colonial America - Note: must be downloaded to view
  Mississippi Maps - from the Color Landform Atlas of the United States
  United States Geological Survey - National Mapping Information
  United States Census Bureau
  United States Library of Congress
  Mississippi Vital Records Information
  National Archives
  Listing of Mississippi web sites
  Tombstone Inscription Project
  Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet  (Mississippi)

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Available Resources and Lookup Volunteers
 USGenWeb County Help Copyright Page -

USGenWeb'S Official Policy

    USGenWeb will not tolerate any copyright violations. Lookup requests should be limited to one name, or perhaps two if it is a married couple. Information given will be minimal, for example if it is a cemetery lookup, the information will be the name of the cemetery and the dates on the headstone. Please do not ask for "everybody with X surname" or an entire family group, or for hardcopies to be mailed; the volunteers have been asked not to comply with such requests.
    Our lookups will extend to searching the book to determine if the book would be helpful to you in your research. Should the book prove useful, we can provide the authors address and ordering information.
    The USGenWeb Project will endeavor to get a WRITTEN statement from each copyright holder which stipulates which books may be used for lookups.

Humphreys County Lookup Volunteers
Feel free to request a look-up from the following resources, using these guidelines.

  1. Limit your request to one name per message.
  2. Send your request to the volunteer's e-mail address that is listed.
  3. Put HUMPHREYS COUNTY LOOKUP in the subject line of your request to insure the message is not overlooked.
  4. In the first line of the message, put the name of the book from which you are requesting the lookup.

  5. Don't forget to thank your volunteer for his or her time.

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History of the USGenWeb Project

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the

Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide
a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected 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 who were willing to
coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.
     That is how this project was started, and it is an invaluable resource to researchers.
If you would like to participate by adopting a county,
volunteering for one of the special projects,
or adding your information with other researchers,
please contact either 
State Coordinator  Jeff Kemp 
Assistant State Coordinators
Ann Allen Geoghegan
or Denise Wells   

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