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set, comprehensive in its coverage of early Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi
families. Within this unique collection of census returns, probate records, marriage
records, military records, court records, vital records, and family histories
approximately 144,000 individuals are referenced.
Information was collected from a great variety of sources ranging from state archives
to local county courthouses. Among the unique resources you'll find narratives
and first hand accounts of Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi's settlement that
offer glimpses into daily life not often found in genealogical record.
Most of the books reference early settlers of Alabama. Among them, you'll find
a transcription of Alabama's only remaining 1820 census return, an index to thousands
of wills, and a collection of courthouse records of important events (for example,
births, marriages, land transactions, deaths, etc.). In addition, you'll find
indexed images of the pages of the premier book on the state's Revolutionary War
soldiers. Some of the most unique resources include a series of newspaper articles
published between 1880 and 1899 on Alabama's earliest families.
Mississippi settlers are identified in three volumes of court records that represent
a virtual census for the state while it was still a territory. You'll also find
historical and genealogical information on Mississippi's participation in the
War of 1812. Finally, early settlers of Arkansas are identified in one of the
most important works on early pioneers and prominent families called Pioneers
and Makers of Arkansas.