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== What Do I Do Next? ==
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Use the age or estimated birth date to find other vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records *Search for death or burial information in [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2026973 BillionGraves Index]*Search for an obituary or cemetery record*Use census records to search for other family members=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? === *If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names
=== Research Helps ===
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Mississippi, United States Genealogy|Mississippi]].
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