Coahoma County, Mississippi
History & Facts
Coahoma County, Mississippi Facts
When was Coahoma County, MS Created?
Coahoma County was established on February 9, 1836 from Un-Organized (Chickasaw Cession of 1836).
Coahoma County, MS Vital Records
Where can find Coahoma County, MS Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Coahoma County vital records can be found at the Mississippi Department of Health which has copies of birth and death records after 1912, Marriage and a Divorce records since 1926. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Mississippi for current fees and application process.
Coahoma County Health Department has birth and death records from November 1, 1912. You may go to any county health department in the State of Mississippi to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.
You can search online for Coahoma County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Mississippi Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.
Coahoma County, MS Census Records
What Coahoma County, MS census records are available?
Coahoma County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Coahoma Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Coahoma Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Coahoma Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Coahoma Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.
Coahoma County, MS Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Coahoma County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Coahoma County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Mississippi courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Mississippi residents.
The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Coahoma County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Mississippi Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Coahoma County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 115 First Street, Clarksdale, MS 38614
- Coahoma County Chancery Court Clerk
- Phone: 662-624-3000
- Land Records: 1839
- Probate Records: 1856?
- Divorce Records: see Clerk
- Coahoma County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Phone: 662-624-3014 or 662-624-3022
- Marriage Records: 1849
- Court Records: ?
- Mississippi Court Records Research Guide
- Mississippi Court Records, 1799-1835
- Mississippi County Court Records
- Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951
- Spanish and British Land Grants in Mississippi Territory, 1750-1784
- Land Claims in Mississippi Territory, 1789-1834
- BLM Land Records
Coahoma County, MS Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Coahoma County, MS?
A list of Coahoma County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- Friars Point Historical Preservation Society, P. O. Box 185, Friars Point, Mississippi 38631
- The Mississippi Library Commission, 1221 Ellis Avenue, Jackson, MS 39209-7328; 1-800-MISS LIB (647-7542), (601) 961-4111
- USGenWeb Archives for Coahoma County (usgwarchives.net)
- Mississippi Department of Archives and History, North Street, Jackson, MS 39201; Ph. (601) 576-6850,200
- Mississippi Historical Society, PO Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205-0571
- Mississippi Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 5301, Jackson, MS 39216
- Mississippi Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies Guide
Where can I connect with other Coahoma County, MS Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Mississippi Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Mississippi State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Coahoma County, Mississippi Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Coahoma County
- Coahoma County, Mississippi Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Coahoma County, MS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Coahoma County. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is basically a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.