Jackson County, Mississippi Genealogy
Guide to Jackson County Mississippi genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Genealogy Resources
- 4.1 Research Guides
- 4.2 African Americans
- 4.3 Bible Records
- 4.4 Cemeteries
- 4.5 Census
- 4.6 Church Records
- 4.7 Court
- 4.8 Genealogy
- 4.9 Land and Property
- 4.10 Local Histories
- 4.11 Maps
- 4.12 Military
- 4.13 Naturalization
- 4.14 Newspapers
- 4.15 Occupations
- 4.16 Probate Records
- 4.17 Taxation
- 4.18 Vital Records
- 5 Genealogy Societies and Libraries
- 6 Websites
- 7 References
Jackson County Courthouse
3109 Canty St; PO Box 998;
Pascagoula, MS 39567
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. 
1812--Jackson County was created 18 December 1812 from the Mobile District.
County seat: Pascagoula 
1875--Some records were lost.
For tips on accessing Jackson County, Mississippi Genealogy census records online, see: Mississippi Census.
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.
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 are available for Jackson 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.
- 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.
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jackson County, Mississippi Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
Probate records are held by the Jackson County, Mississippi Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Jackson 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.
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 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.
- 1875-1883 - Jackson County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1875-1883. Batch M516951 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1883-1892 - Jackson County Marriage Books 3 and 4 Index 1883-1892. Batches M516952 and M516953 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1892-1900 - Jackson County Marriage Books 5 and 6 Index 1892-1900. Batch M516954 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1900-1906 - Jackson County Marriage Book 7 Index 1900-1906. Batch M748497 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1906-1908 - Jackson County Marriage Book 8 Index 1906-1908. Batch M748505 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1908-1914 - Jackson County Marriage Book 9 Index 1908-1914. Batch M748499 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1908-1919 - Jackson County Marriage Books 10 thru 12 Index 1908-1919. Batches M748495 and M748498 at FamilySearch - free.
Vital Record Substitutes
Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- 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.
- "Andrew Jackson," Wikipedia.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)
- 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.