Hinds County, Mississippi

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Hinds County

Hinds County was established on February 12, 1821 from Un-Organized Land (Choctaw Cession of 1820). Currently the county was named in honor of Thomas HindsWar of 1812 general .

The Hinds County Seat can be found in Jackson and Raymond additionally, the county government website is www.co.hinds.ms.us

Regions neighboring Hinds County include Madison County (northeast), Rankin County (east), Copiah County (south), Claiborne County (southwest), Warren County (west) and Yazoo County (northwest).

Cities and towns found in Hinds County consist of Clinton, Jackson , Raymond, Byram, Bolton, Edwards, Learned, Terry, Utica.

Hinds 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.

You can search online for Hinds 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.

Hinds County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Hinds Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Hinds Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hinds Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hinds Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Hinds County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Hinds County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Hinds County Courthouse and Government Records


Hinds County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget about the benefits of Hinds County court, probate, and land files as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Mississippi courthouses and archives everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of the many Mississippi people.

The odds are very good that your ancestors have left a comprehensive document of at least some factors of their lives in the Hinds County court records. Even if your ancestors and forefathers is not mentioned in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other methods that could have lead to him or her showing up in court records.

The below specifics denotes whatever birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Hinds County. The dates suggested listed below are the first widely known documents with this county.

Please speak to the clerk's office to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other facts prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are available to interested parties, barring private issues. Most employees will assist people in locating the materials, but it is up to the particular person to undertake the researching.
  • Hinds County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 407 E Pascagoula St, Jackson, MS 39201
    • Raymond Courthouse has records from 1821, land grant, will, deed, marriage, and on and on. It dates from 1821.
    • Jackson Courthouse was built in 1930 and it only has limited information that is of early historical significance for Hinds County. Jackson is now called the 1st judicial district, and Raymond is now called the 2nd judicial district. Marriages at Raymond actually date from 1815, even though Hinds County was not formed until 1821 after the Choctaw Sessionof 1820.
  • Hinds 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: 601.968.6508
    • Land Records: Raymond 1821/ Jackson 1930
    • Probate Records: Raymond 1823/ Jackson 1930
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Hinds 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) 968-6628
    • Marriage Records: Raymond 1815/ Jackson 1930 
    • Court Records: Raymond 1821/ Jackson 1930 Court records index and partial records begin in 1854 with fragments earlier.
  • Hinds County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.
  • Hinds 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.

Hinds County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Hinds 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. Feel free to submit your own most liked Hinds County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

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Hinds Co. MS Census Records

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Hinds Co. MS Church & Bible Records

Hinds Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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