Yazoo County, Mississippi Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi Gotoarrow.png  Yazoo County

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

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Online Records

County Courthouse

Yazoo County Courthouse
PO Box 68;
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone: 601.746.2213

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage records from 1845,
divorce, probate, court and land records from 1823 and newspapers. [1]


Parent County

1823--Yazoo County was created 21 January 1823 from Hinds County.
County seat: Yazoo City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Yazoo 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 Yazoo County. 
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company K - Yazoo Minute Rifles
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery
Company B - Herrod’s Battery, aka Vaughan Rebels
Company I - Bowman’s Battery
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company I - John M. Sharps, aka Yazoo Rebels
- 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company I - Satartia Rifles [also listed as Co. G]




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


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), Yazoo County, Mississippi page 383, 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/f/f2/Igimississippip.pdf.