Jackson County, Mississippi Genealogy

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

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Online Records

County Courthouse

Jackson County Courthouse
3109 Canty St; PO Box 998;
Pascagoula, MS 39567
Phone: 228.769.3091

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce and probate Records.
Justice of the Peace dockets from 1875.
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records has
marriage records from 1875. [1]


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The county is named after Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) who became Seventh President of the United States in 1829.[2]

Parent County

1812--Jackson County was created 18 December 1812 from the Mobile District.
County seat: Pascagoula [3] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1875--Some records were lost.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories



Civil War
  • Civil War service men from Jackson 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 Jackson County. 
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company A - Live Oak Rifles
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company A - Steede’s Company
- 17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry
Company A - Steede’s Company
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Jackson County

Map showing Civil war battles in Mississippi.




Vital Records

  • 1875-1883 - Jackson County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1875-1883. Batch M516951 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1883-1892 - Jackson County Marriage Books 3 and 4 Index 1883-1892. Batches M516952 and M516953 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1892-1900 - Jackson County Marriage Books 5 and 6 Index 1892-1900. Batch M516954 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1900-1906 - Jackson County Marriage Book 7 Index 1900-1906. Batch M748497 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1906-1908 - Jackson County Marriage Book 8 Index 1906-1908. Batch M748505 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1908-1914 - Jackson County Marriage Book 9 Index 1908-1914. Batch M748499 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1908-1919 - Jackson County Marriage Books 10 thru 12 Index 1908-1919. Batches M748495 and M748498 at FamilySearch - free.[5]

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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jackson County, Mississippi page 380, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Andrew Jackson," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/b/be/Igimississippij.pdf.