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

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Pearl River County Courthouse
PO Box 431;
Poplarville, MS 39470
Phone: 601.795.2237

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1890.
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records. [1]


Parent County

1890--Pearl River was created 22 February 1890 from Hancock and Marion Counties.
County seat: Poplarville [2] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories






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

  • 1890-1904 - Pearl River County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1890-1904. Batches M714321 and M749898 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1904-1916 - Pearl River County Marriage Books 3 and 4 Index 1904-1916. Batch M749897 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1909-1917 - Pearl River County Marriage Books 4 and 5 Index 1909-1917. Batch M749545 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pearl River County, Mississippi page 381, 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 3.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at


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