Mississippi Public Records
Mississippi public records are available through the Vital Records Office of the Mississippi State Department of Health, with copies ordered by phone, mail, online, or in person. Birth and death records prior to November 1912 are obtained from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Marriage records have a gap; they exist from 1926 to the present except for July 1938-December 1941. A divorce index for the same time period is available, but the divorce records themselves must be obtained from the chancery court clerk. While some Mississippi public records are available online, most must be obtained from the specific court where the case was tried.
Lookup Public Records In Mississippi Counties
Mississippi's Hinds County Board of Supervisors maintains circuit court civil case records. Individuals can obtain records by using the Board of Supervisors' online database and can search by either case number or name. The Circuit Court maintains birth, death and marriage certificates through the Mississippi Department of Health.
Mississippi's Harrison County maintains records for the Chancery Courts, County Courts, Circuit Courts and Justice Courts. Individuals may search for particular court cases by using the online database. Individuals may search these courts by court location, end date, by plaintiff name or by defendant name. Other databases that can be searched using Harrison County's online databases include: land records, the marriage database, and general information, including liens and military discharges.
Mississippi's DeSoto County offers Internet access to public records, which are stored by the various departments in the county. Some of the departments handled by the county include: the Chancery Court, the Circuit Clerk, the Tax Collector and the Justice Court. Individuals may search for marriage licenses through the Circuit Court Clerk.
Mississippi County Record Resources
- Mississippi State County Association
Organization comprised of Mississippi's 410 elected supervisors from the state's 82 counties.
- Mississippi Counties
Listing of Mississippi Counties
- Mississippi Legislative News & Information
Contains current MAS coverage on what's happening in the Mississippi Legislature related to counties.