Harrison County, Mississippi Genealogy

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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]

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1916--Some records were lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Biloxi

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service 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

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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), 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).
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