Jefferson County MSGenWeb Project - an Official Part of the USGenWeb Project

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Jefferson County MSGenWeb Project


Index is current! Some pages not converted yet, but you can reach everything from here.

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Jefferson County Connections  New

African-American Project Bible Records Biographies
Books Cemeteries Census Project Churches
Communities & Maps County Info Deeds & Records Families
Homes Marriage Project Masonic Info Military
Newspaper Project Obituaries Places Photos
Queries Stories School Days Surnames
Trivia Volunteers Jefferson County Archives


Jefferson County Courthouse in 1904

Courtesy 1904 Expo Edition of the Fayette Chronicle



This an Official County Site of the MSGenWeb, a part of the USGenWeb Project

all of the information here is FREE for you to use.


If you are being charged to view/use any of this  information, please contact

Ann Geoghegan  - Jefferson County Coordinator or


State Coordinator

Assistant State Coordinators or


MSGenWeb Project

MSGenWeb Library

MSGenWeb-African-American Resource Project

MSGenWeb-Family Group Sheet Project

MSGenWeb-Native American Project

MS Families on the Internet Project
USGenWeb Archives Project - Mississippi

USGenWeb African-American Griot Project

USGenWeb Census Project - Mississippi

Another USGenWeb Census Project - Mississippi

USGenWeb Penny Post Card Project - Mississippi

USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project - Mississippi

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US GenWeb Project

In 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collect 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 to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.


I am the County Coordinator for Jefferson County, Mississippi, Ann Geoghegan.

I would like to take this opportunity to give a special thank you to Carolyn Switzer who has been the County Coordinator for this site for many years. Carolyn has taken over as Adams County Coordinator so if you need her,  you can still visit!  I welcome all contributions and suggestions.  Just drop me an email and I'll get right back to you.  

Together we can make this site something special and beneficial to all.


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This site is lovingly dedicated to:

Miss Cordelia Carothers "Aunt Dee" Geoghegan

Teacher and Genealogist Extraordinaire!

1894 - 1987

"If you teach them where they come from, they won't need as much help finding where they are going!"

                                                   Aunt Dee Geoghegan



A very Special Thanks to Tony Miller for all of his help and support with contributions and keeping my computers up and running!


Also Special thanks to the following folks:

Sue Moore for all her help on the Civil War Project

Nancy Brister and Janice Stevens Rice for help on the Census Project

All the data you see on these pages was donated by unpaid volunteers who do it for the love of family history research. Sometimes the data is easily accessible in air conditioned offices in county courthouses staffed with friendly, helpful clerks. More often old records are in dank, dusty basements where mold and mildew flourish and there is no light and no place to even sit down, and the volunteer may be forgotten by the clerks who are busy upstairs at their brightly lighted desks. Or the data is gathered by a volunteer who spends his vacation in rural Mississippi in the summertime braving near 100 degree heat, unbearable humidity, and all manner of critters including mosquitoes and snakes just to get to a cemetery, which may or may not be on a recognizable road. These pages are not possible without their help. Thank you all!

Without you there would be no Jefferson County Site!


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