Covington County, Mississippi Genealogy
Guide to Covington County Mississippi genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Covington County Courthouse
PO Box 1679
Collins, MS 39428
Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, divorce and probate records from 1900,
court and land records from 1860. 
1904--Some records were lost.
For tips on accessing Covington County, Mississippi Genealogy census records online, see: Mississippi Census.
- 1870 - 1870 State Census Returns, courtesy: FamilySearch - free.
- 1878 Enumeration of Educable Children can be found after the 1878 enumeration for Copiah County on FamilySearch and is currently (Dec. 2012) listed under Copiah, not Covington or "Mulitple Counties"- starts at image 276. It also available online from the Mississippi Archives. Both are free.
LDS Ward and Branch Records
- Family Maps of Covington County, Mississippi Genealogy (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
- Civil War service men from Covington 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 Covington County.
- - 7th Battalion, Mississippi Infantry
- Company G - Covington Sharpshooters
- - 7th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
- Company I - Covington Rifles, aka Covington Rangers
- 1900-1920s - Covington County, Mississippi Marriage Records. Courtesy: MSGenWeb - free.
- 1904-1931 - Covington County Marriage Books 1-5 Index 1904-1931 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Covington County, Mississippi page 379, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/ce/Igimississippia.pdf.