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George County, Mississippi Facts

George County

When was George County, MS Created?
George County was established on March 16, 1910 from Greene County and Jackson County. Currently the county was named in honor of James Z. George, U.S. Senator from Mississippi .

What is the County Seat of George County, MS?
The County Seat is located in Lucedale additionally, the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to George County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Greene County (north), Mobile County, Alabama (east), Jackson County (south), Stone County (west) and Perry County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in George County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Lucedale.

George County, MS Vital Records

Where can find George County, MS Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
George 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.

Certified marriages may also be obtained from the Circuit Clerk Court. Certified divorce decrees may also be obtained from the Chancery Clerk Court.

George 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 George County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Mississippi Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDeath Certificate Application to mail.

George County, MS Census Records

What George County, MS census records are available?
George County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.

George County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

George County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the George County Courthouse?
The below specifics denotes whatever birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and legal records are typically in George County. The dates suggested listed below are the first widely known documents with this county.

  • George County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 355 Cox St, Lucedale, MS 39452
  • George County Chancery Court Clerk record all documents (warranty deeds, deed of trusts, military discharges, etc) to be in Public Land Records and create and maintain indexes for the documents filed in the land records, such as sectional indexes, direct/reverse indexes, etc. Maintain the Court dockets and file all records of the Court. Record and preserve court minute books. Submit divorce and other statistics to the Mississippi Department of Vital Records
    • Phone: 601-947-4801
    • Land Records: 1910
    • Probate Records: 1910
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • George County Clerk of Circuit Court include Receiving and fileing all law suits, indictments, motions and other related papers in all Civil and Criminal Cases filed in the Circuit or County Courts. Keeps a record of all Judgments and Executions, Issues marriage licenses and keeps records of marriages.
    • Phone: 601-947-4881
    • Marriage Records: 1910 
    • Court Records: 1910
  • George County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

George County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for George County, MS?
A list of George County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.

Where can I connect with other George County, MS Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in George County, MS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to George 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.

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George Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

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