Jones County, Mississippi

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United States  Gotoarrow.png Mississippi  Gotoarrow.png Jones County

Guide to Jones County Mississippi genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Contents

County Courthouse

Jones County Courthouse
PO Box 1468
Laurel, MS 39441
Phone: 601.428.0527

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1882
and court records from 1907.
Clerk Chancery Court at Laurel and Ellisville, Mississippi has divorce and land records. [1]

History

Parent County

1826--Jones County was created 24 January 1826 from Covington and Wayne Counties. 
County seats: Laurel  District 2

 Ellisville  District 1[2]


Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Some records have been lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Laurel

Ellisville

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Jones County, Mississippi census records online, see: Mississippi Census.

Church Records

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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • George's Camp

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Jones 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 Jones County.
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company B - Nixon’s Company
- 7th Battalion, Mississippi Infantry
Company C - Jones County Rebels
Company F - Renovators
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company K - Elllisville Invincibles, aka Jones County Invincibles [also listed as Co. C]

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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

Marriage

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jones County, Mississippi page 380, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 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.