Lamar County, Mississippi Genealogy

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Revision as of 20:06, 11 May 2013

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Guide to Lamar 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

Lamar County Courthouse
Town Sq; PO Box 1240
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662.234.2131

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage,
divorce, probate and court records. [1]

History

Parent County

1904--Lamar County was created 19 February 1904 from Marion and Pearl River Counties.
County seat: Purvis [2] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1934--Some records were lost.

Places/localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

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
  • 1905-1913 - Lamar County Marriage Book E Index 1905-1913. Batch M748604 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1913-1919 - Lamar County Marriage Books F and G Index 1913-1919. Batch M748863 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

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), Lamar 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. 3.0 3.1 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.