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United States Gotoarrow.png Mississippi Gotoarrow.png Harrison County

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

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Online Records

County Courthouse

Harrison County Courthouse
1801 23rd Ave; PO Box Drawer CC;
Gulfport, MS 39502
Phone: 228.865.4118

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1841 and court records. Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land records. [1]

Beginning Dates for Harrison County, Mississippi Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate



Parent County

1841--Harrison County was created 5 February 1841 from Hancock and Jackson County.
County seat: Gulfport [2] 

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1916--Some records were lost.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


For tips on accessing Harrison County, Mississippi Genealogy 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

  • Biloxi



Land and Property

Local Histories



Civil War
  • Men from Harrison 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 Harrison County.
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company E - Biloxi Rifles, aka Biloxi Rifle Guards
Company H - Dahlgren Guards
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company C - Mayers’ Company
- 17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry
Company C - Evans’ Rangers
Company E - Mayers’ Company




Probate Records


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

Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy 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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harrison County, Mississippi page 379, 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/c/ce/Igimississippia.pdf.