Posted By:Nan Harvey
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Subject:CHANCERY CLERK, not circuit clerk
Post Date:September 25, 2012 at 19:11:11
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Forum:Mississippi Genealogy Forum
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Oops! I should have said Chancery clerk for wills. In Mississippi probate, wills, divorce, and deed records are kept by the Chancery clerk. Circuit Clerk keeps marriage records.

Another thought -- if a will cannot be found, sometimes you can learn family relationships from deed records after a person dies. MDAH shows the deed INDEX books up to 1915, but has microfilm of actual deed books much later.