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Monroe County, Mississippi Facts

Monroe County

When was Monroe County, MS Created?
Monroe County was established on February 9, 1821 from Un-Organized Land (Chickasaw Cession of 1816).

What is the County Seat of Monroe County, MS?
The County Seat is located in Aberdeen additionally, the county government website is www.monroecountyms.org/

What counties are adjacent to Monroe County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Lowndes County, Clay County, Chickasaw County, Lee County, Itawamba County and Lamar County, Alabama.


Monroe County, MS Vital Records

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

Monroe 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 Monroe 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.


Monroe County, MS Census Records

What Monroe County, MS census records are available?
Monroe County census records 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.

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


Monroe County, MS Courthouse and Government Records


Monroe County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Monroe County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Monroe 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 Monroe 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.

  • Monroe County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: 662-369-8695
    • Marriage Records: 1821 
    • Court Records: 1825

  • Monroe County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

    What other genealogical resources are available in Monroe County, MS?
    The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Monroe 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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    Monroe Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

    Monroe Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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    Monroe Co. MS Military Records

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