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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Harrison_County,_Mississippi|Harrison County]]''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi Genealogy|Mississippi]] [[Image: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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Guide to '''Harrison County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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{{Click|Image:MS_ORP.png|Mississippi Online Genealogy Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Harrison County
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| county_map = Msharrison.jpg
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| state = Mississippi
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| state_map = Mississippi.png
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| founded year = 1841
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| founded date = 5 February
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| building address =
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| seat  = [[Gulfport, Mississippi|Gulfport]]
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| building image = MississippiHarrisonDistrict1Courthouse.jpg
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| building address = County Courthouse<br>1801 23rd Ave; PO Box Drawer CC; <br>Gulfport, MS 39502<br> Phone: 228.865.4118<br>[http://alcorncounty.org/ '''Harrison County Courthouse''']
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== County Information ==
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=== Harrison County, Mississippi Record Dates ===
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1841<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1841<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[File:MississippiHarrisonDistrict2Courthouse.jpg|thumb|185 px|185 px|<center>Harrison District Courthouse District 2</center>|right]]
  
[http://co.harrison.ms.us/ Harrison County Courthouse]<br>1801 23rd Ave; PO Box Drawer CC; <br>Gulfport, MS 39502<br> Phone: 228.865.4118<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1841 and court records. <br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, <br>probate and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harrison County, Mississippi page 379, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://co.harrison.ms.us/ Harrison County Courthouse]<br>1801 23rd Ave; PO Box Drawer CC; <br>Gulfport, MS 39502<br> Phone: 228.865.4118<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1841 and court records. Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harrison County, Mississippi page 379, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1841'''--Harrison County was created 5 February 1841&nbsp;from [[Hancock County, Mississippi|Hancock]] and [[Jackson County, Mississippi|Jackson]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Gulfport <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
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'''1841'''--Harrison County was created 5 February 1841&nbsp;from [[Hancock County, Mississippi Genealogy|Hancock]] and [[Jackson County, Mississippi Genealogy|Jackson]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Gulfport <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps"] (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1916--'''Some records were lost.  
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'''1916--'''Some records were lost.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[[Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi Genealogy|Biloxi]]
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Hancock County, Mississippi|Hancock]]  
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*[[Hancock County, Mississippi Genealogy|Hancock]]  
*[[Jackson County, Mississippi|Jackson]]  
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*[[Jackson County, Mississippi Genealogy|Jackson]]  
*[[Pearl River County, Mississippi|Pearl River]]  
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*[[Pearl River County, Mississippi Genealogy|Pearl River]]  
*[[Stone County, Mississippi|Stone]]
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*[[Stone County, Mississippi Genealogy|Stone]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Census  ====
 
  
 
{{Census|Mississippi}}  
 
{{Census|Mississippi}}  
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:*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1870 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1870 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Census ====
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*1805 - 1890 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3556 Mississippi, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1805-1890] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1660 - 1820 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2234 U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1792 - 1866 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1125 Mississippi, State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-1866] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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==== Church Records ====
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{{MS Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{MS Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MS History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1785-1918)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*Civil War service men from&nbsp;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&nbsp;Harrison County.<br>
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===== Civil War  =====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932375|Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932409|Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1889-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|1979942|Mississippi, Confederate Records, 1889-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1900-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1936413|Mississippi, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1900-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*Men from&nbsp;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&nbsp;Harrison County.<br>
  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
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::Company C - Evans’ Rangers  
 
::Company C - Evans’ Rangers  
 
::Company E - Mayers’ Company
 
::Company E - Mayers’ Company
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==== Naturalization  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1046131?availability=Family%20History%20Library Certificates of naturalization, 1925-1933] Index
  
 
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{{MS Newspaper abstracts|Harrison}}
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{{MS Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1780 – 1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8995 Mississippi Wills and Probate Records 1780-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''<br>
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*'''1781 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|2036959| Mississippi Probate Records 1781-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images <br>
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{{MS Tax Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1846-1899''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1846-1899''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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{{MS Vital Intro}}
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*1800 - 1911 {{RecordSearch|1680835|Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1776 - 1935 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7842 Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1826 - 1900 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4585 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1826 - 50 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3739 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-50] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*to 1825 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2093 Mississippi Marriages to 1825] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1841-1895''' - Harrison County Marriage Books 1-11 Index 1841-1895 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
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*'''1916-1964''' [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1018321?availability=Family%20History%20Library Divorce case files, 1916-1964; index, 1916-1950, 1916-1964] Viewable
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1014014?availability=Family%20History%20Library Enumeration of educable children of Harrison County, 1885, 1890, 1892, 1896, 1900, 1902, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1927, 1885-1927] Viewable
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/ms-society-archive/ Mississippi Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Gulfport Mississippi Family History Center]]
 
*[[Gulfport Mississippi Family History Center]]
  
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/harrison -county/ Harrison County, MS History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Harrison|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[https://plus.google.com/communities/111918998635232011689 Mississippi Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/134148333326756/ Mississippi Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~msharri2/ USGenWeb Harrison County, Mississippi  project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Harrison|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 23:43, 10 August 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png Mississippi Gotoarrow.png Harrison County

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


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Harrison County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Harrison County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 5 February, 1841
County Seat Gulfport
Courthouse
MississippiHarrisonDistrict1Courthouse.jpg
Address County Courthouse
1801 23rd Ave; PO Box Drawer CC;
Gulfport, MS 39502
Phone: 228.865.4118
Harrison County Courthouse



County Information

Harrison County, Mississippi Record Dates

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

1841

1850
1841
1853

County Courthouse

Harrison District Courthouse District 2

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]

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps" (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1916--Some records were lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

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

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

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Mississippi Land and Property for additional information about early Mississippi land ownership. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Harrison County, Mississippi Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Mississippi Local Histories.

Maps

Military

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

Naturalization

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Harrison County, Mississippi Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Harrison County, Mississippi Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Harrison County, Mississippi Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930. See the wiki page Mississippi Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Online Records


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

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. Mississippi law did not require keeping birth or death records until 1912. Births and deaths are kept by the Mississippi Bureau of Vital Statistics. Marriage records are kept by the county. See also How to order Mississippi Vital Records or order electronically online.

See Mississippi Vital Records for more information on getting Mississippi records.

Birth
Marriage
Divorce
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Mississippi Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Websites

References

  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.