Genealogy researchers have another tool to locate ancestors in two recently digitized government records collections, Series 105, Educable Children Lists and Series 21, Enumeration of Educable Children.
Educable children records have proven invaluable to researchers trying to locate elusive Mississippians, as some families missed by the state or federal census may be found in these records. They also include records from the 1950s which is useful to researchers because the most recent census available is the 1940 census.
The materials presented here include lists of educable (school age) children submitted by Mississippi counties to the state’s Secretary of State and Department of Education.
The lists vary in content by year and may include such information as name, age, gender, race, election district or ward, name of parent or guardian, address, and reason for withdrawal from school.
The records, which are not indexed, are grouped by county. Click here to learn more and browse the records.
Source: This is a portion of the original post from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Blog “A Sense of Place” posted on August 21, 2012.