Mississippi Public Records

Two state departments manages vital records for Mississippi. Birth and death records for all mississippi counties are available from 1912 to present at either the county locations or through the Vital Records office. Older records are available from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Mississippi Vital Records
571 Stadium Drive
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
(601) 576-7981

Birth Certificate Form (PDF)
Death Certificate Form (PDF)

Marriage and divorce records are available during certain time periods. Jan 1, 1926 to June 30, 1938 and Jan 1, 1942 to present. All other records are available from the local county office or court. The vital records department doesn't provide actual divorce records, but a search returns an index of divorces and provides the Chancery Clerk's Office in which the divorce was filed.

Marriage Application Form (PDF)

Adoption Records

Adoption Records in Mississippi prior to 1955 are cosidered open records and available from the county. Nonidentifying information is availble to adult age adoptees, parents or guardians of a minor adoptee, birth parents and family. Adoptees of age 21 or older are allowed to view identifying information and records.

Property Records

Most property records including parcel information, ownership, tax assessments, and land use are maintained by the county Chancery Clerk. There is also partial information available from individual departments such as GIS and county assessor.

Hinds County Land Records
Harrison County Land Records Online
DeSoto County Land Records
Rankin County Land Roll Database
Jackson County Land Records

Genealogy Records

Genealogy Records for the state of Mississippi

Public Libraries

We have compiled a list of 10 public libraries in the state of Mississippi

# Name Address Zipcode Phone
1 Evans Memorial Library 105 North Long Street, Aberdeen, Mississippi 662-369-4601
2 Wren Public Library 32655 Hwy 45 North, Aberdeen, Mississippi 662-256-4957
3 Choctaw County Public Library , Ackerman, Mississippi 662-285-6348
4 Amory Municipal Library 401 2nd Ave. N. At 4th Street, Amory, Mississippi 662-256-5261
5 Arcola Public Library 106 Martin Luther King Dr., Arcola, Mississippi 662-827-5262
6 Artesia Public Library 323 Front Street, Artesia, Mississippi 662-272-5255
7 Benton County Library 6 Main Street, Ashland, Mississippi 38603 662-224-6400
8 Robert M. Bond Memorial Library 6 Main Street, Ashland, Mississippi 38603 662-224-6400
9 Avon Public Library 874 Riverside Rd., Avon, Mississippi 662-332-9346
10 Anne Spencer Cox Library 303 North Third Street, Baldwyn, Mississippi 662-365-3305
See the full list

Phone Area Codes

228 - Gulfport, Mississippi 601 - Jackson, Mississippi 662 - Tupelo, Mississippi 769 - Bailey, Mississippi