Harrison County, Mississippi
History & Facts
Harrison County, Mississippi Facts
When was Harrison County, MS Created?
Harrison County was established on February 5, 1841 from Hancock County.
Harrison County, MS Vital Records
Where can find Harrison County, MS Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Harrison 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.
Harrison 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 Harrison 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.
Harrison County, MS Census Records
What Harrison County, MS census records are available?
Harrison County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Harrison Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Harrison Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Harrison Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Harrison Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.
Harrison County, MS Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Harrison County Courthouse?
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Harrison county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. The Courthouse had a Record loss in 1916. The county was severely damaged from both Hurricane Camille in August 1969 and Hurricane Katrina on August 28-29, 2005, causing catastrophic effects.
- Harrison County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 47 Maples Dr, Gulfport, MS 39507
- Harrison County Chancery Court Clerk
- Phone:228-865-4036 or 228-435-8220
- Land Records: 1841
- Probate Records: 1853
- Divorce Records: see Clerk
- Harrison County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Phone: 228-865-4051 or 228-435-8233
- Marriage Records: 1841
- 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
Harrison County, MS Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Harrison County, MS?
A list of Harrison County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- Biloxi Public Library, P.O. Box 467, Biloxi, MS 39533
- Gulfport – Harrison County Public Library, PO 4018, 14th Str & 21st Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501
- Mississippi Coast Genealogical & Historical Society, P.O. Box 513, Biloxi, MS 39530; Phone: 228-806-1570
- USGenWeb Archives for Harrison 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 Harrison County, MS Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Mississippi Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Mississippi State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Harrison County, Mississippi Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Harrison County
- Harrison County, Mississippi Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Harrison County, MS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Harrison 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.