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State Resources — Mississippi

Updated: August 2002

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document Vital Records

State office has birth and death records since 1912. For marriage records, it has statistical records only from January 1926 to July 1, 1938, and since January 1942. For divorce records,, there is an index search only available at $6.00 for each 5-year increment. Book and page number for county record provided. Certified copies are not available from State office.

Birth, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Records

Call (601) 576-7960 for information on record lookup fees.
Write to:
Vital Records
State Department of Health
571 Stadium Dr.
PO Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215
For county marriage records, contact the Circuit Clerk in the county where the license was issued.
For county divorce records, contact the Chancery Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted.

book State Archives and Libraries

They currently have census records from 1820-1920, state census reports, tax roles, county records, death records from 1912-1937, marriage records, deed records, probate records, Confederate army records, War of 1812 records, an index to naturalization records, property records, maps, photos, family histories (both published and unpublished), and private manuscripts.

Call (601) 359-6850. Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00, Saturday 8:00-1:00, closed state holidays.
Write to:
Archives and Library Division
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
P.O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571

 Local Genealogical Societies

Write to:
Historical and Genealogical Association of Mississippi
618 Avalon Road
Jackson, MS 39206
Telephone: (601)362-3079
  Publications: Family Traits

  Mississippi Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 5301
Jackson, MS 39296-5301
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