Jasper County, Mississippi

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Jasper County

Jasper County was established on December 13, 1833 from Jones County and Wayne County. Currently the county was named in honor of William Jasper, Revolutionary War sergeant .

The Jasper County Seat can be found in Bay Springs additionally, the county government website is www.co.jasper.ms.us/

Regions neighboring Jasper County include Newton County (north), Clarke County (east), Wayne County (southeast), Jones County (south) and Smith County (west).

Cities and towns found in Jasper County consist of Bay Springs, Heidelberg, Louin, Montrose.

Jasper 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 Jasper 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.

Jasper County 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.

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

Jasper County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Jasper County Courthouse and Government Records


Jasper County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget about the benefits of Jasper 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 Jasper 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 following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Jasper county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. The Courthouse had a Record loss in 1932

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.
  • Jasper County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 27 8th Ave W, Bay Springs, MS 39422
  • Jasper 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)764-3368
    • Land Records: 1904
    • Probate Records:1904
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Jasper 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)764-2245
    • Marriage Records: 1906 
    • Court Records: ?
  • Jasper County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.
  • Jasper 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.

Jasper County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Jasper 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 Jasper County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

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Jasper Co. MS Census Records

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Jasper Co. MS Church & Bible Records

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Jasper Co. MS General and History Websites

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Jasper Co. MS Military Records

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