Pearl River County, Mississippi
History & Facts
Pearl River County, Mississippi Facts
What counties are adjacent to Pearl River County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Lamar County, Forrest County, Stone County, Hancock County, St. Tammany Parish , Louisiana, Washington Parish, Louisiana and Marion County.
Pearl River County, MS Vital Records
Where can find Pearl River County, MS Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Pearl River 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.
Pearl River 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 Pearl River 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.
Pearl River County, MS Census Records
What Pearl River County, MS census records are available?
Pearl River County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Pearl River County, MS Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Pearl River County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Pearl River 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 Pearl River 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.
- Pearl River County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 200 South Main St., Poplarville, MS. 39470
- Pearl River County Chancery Court Clerk
- Phone: (601)403-2300 or (601)749-7700
- Land Records: 1890
- Probate Records: 1899
- Divorce Records: see Clerk
- Pearl River County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Phone: (601)403-2300 or (601)749-7700
- Marriage Records: 1890
- Court Records: 1890
- Mississippi Court Records Research Guide
- Mississippi Court Records, 1799-1835
- Mississippi County Court Records
- Inventory of the county archives of Mississippi: Pearl River County (search.ancestry.com)
- 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
Pearl River County, MS Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Pearl River County, MS?
A list of Pearl River County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- USGenWeb Archives for Pearl River 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 Pearl River County, MS Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Mississippi Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Mississippi State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Pearl River County, Mississippi Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Pearl River County
- Pearl River County, Mississippi Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Pearl River County, MS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Pearl River 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.