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|Jackson County, Mississippi|
Location in the state of Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
|Founded||18 Decdember, 1812|
|Address|| Jackson County Courthouse|
3109 Canty St; PO Box 998;
Pascagoula, MS 39567
Jackson County Courthouse]
Jackson County Courthouse
3109 Canty St; PO Box 998;
Pascagoula, MS 39567
Clerk Chancery Court has divorce and probate Records. Justice of the Peace dockets from 1875. Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records has marriage records from 1875. 
1812--Jackson County was created 18 December 1812 from the Mobile District.
County seat: Pascagoula 
For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps" (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
1875--Some records were lost. For a list of record loss in Mississippi counties see: Mississippi Counties with Burned Courthouses
- 1805 - 1890 Mississippi, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1805-1890 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1660 - 1820 U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1792 - 1866 Mississippi, State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-1866 at Ancestry.com — index $
For tips on accessing Jackson County, Mississippi Genealogy census records online, see: Mississippi Census.
Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Mississippi denominations, view the Mississippi Church Records wiki page.
Land and Property
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See Mississippi Land and Property for additional information about early Mississippi land ownership. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.
Local histories are available for Jackson County, Mississippi Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Mississippi Local Histories.
- 1861 - 1865 Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch.org — index/images
- 1861 - 1865 Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch.org — index/images
- Men from Jackson County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Jackson County.
- - 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
- Company A - Live Oak Rifles
- - 9th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
- Company A - Steede’s Company
- - 17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry
- Company A - Steede’s Company
Civil War Battle
The following Civil War Battle was fought in Jackson County
- Map showing Civil war battles in Mississippi.
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jackson County, Mississippi Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
Probate records are held by the Jackson County, Mississippi Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Jackson County, Mississippi Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930. See the wiki page Mississippi Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.
Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.
Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.
Mississippi tax records replace missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Mississippi Taxation.
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. Mississippi law did not require keeping birth or death records until 1912. Births and deaths are kept by the Mississippi Bureau of Vital Statistics. Marriage records are kept by the county. See also How to order Mississippi Vital Records or order electronically online.
See Mississippi Vital Records for more information on getting Mississippi records.
- 1800 - 1911 Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1776 - 1935 Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1826 - 1900 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-1900 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1826 - 50 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-50 at Ancestry.com — index $
- to 1825 Mississippi Marriages to 1825 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1875-1883 - Jackson County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1875-1883. Batch M516951 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1883-1892 - Jackson County Marriage Books 3 and 4 Index 1883-1892. Batches M516952 and M516953 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1892-1900 - Jackson County Marriage Books 5 and 6 Index 1892-1900. Batch M516954 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1900-1906 - Jackson County Marriage Book 7 Index 1900-1906. Batch M748497 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1906-1908 - Jackson County Marriage Book 8 Index 1906-1908. Batch M748505 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1908-1914 - Jackson County Marriage Book 9 Index 1908-1914. Batch M748499 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1908-1919 - Jackson County Marriage Books 10 thru 12 Index 1908-1919. Batches M748495 and M748498 at FamilySearch - free.
Vital Record Substitutes
Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society
(The Jackson County Historical Society and the Jackson County Genealogical Society merged in April, 2008). P.O. Box 984,
Pascagoula, MS 39568,
Ocean Springs Genealogical Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 1765,
Ocean Springs, Ms. 39564
Family History Centers
Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.
- Jackson County, MS History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Mississippi Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Mississippi Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- USGenWeb Jackson County, Mississippi project. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
- FamilySearch Catalog
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jackson County, Mississippi page 380, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ "Andrew Jackson," Wikipedia.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/b/be/Igimississippij.pdf.
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