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{{Mississippi-stub}}  ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Harrison_County,_Mississippi|Harrison County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://co.harrison.ms.us/ Harrison County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;1801 23rd Ave; PO Box Drawer CC; <br>Gulfport, MS 39502<br> Phone: 228.865.4118&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1841<br>and court records; Clerk Chancery Court&nbsp; 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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'''1841'''--Harrison County was created 5 February 1841&nbsp;from [[Hancock County, Mississippi|Hancock]] and [[Jackson County, Mississippi|Jackson]] County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''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|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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:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1870 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
 
::Company E - Biloxi Rifles, aka Biloxi Rifle Guards  
 
::Company E - Biloxi Rifles, aka Biloxi Rifle Guards  
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:- [[9th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|9th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|9th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
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:- [[17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry|17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
 
:- [[17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry|17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Gulfport Mississippi Family History Center]]
 
*[[Gulfport Mississippi Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*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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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>  
 
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Harrison|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Harrison|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Revision as of 16:44, 6 August 2012

Template:Mississippi-stub  United States Gotoarrow.png Mississippi Gotoarrow.png Harrison County

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, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).