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Pearl River County, Mississippi ancestry and genealogy research page. Uncover links to record collections, history, and genealogy resources to help you you locate your own Pearl River Co., ancestors. Start now by constructing a Free Family Tree.
Pearl River County was established on February 22, 1890 from Hancock County and Marion County. Currently the county was named for the Pearl River which forms its western boundary and separates it from Louisiana.
Regions neighboring Pearl River County include Lamar County (north), Forrest County (northeast), Stone County (east), Hancock County (south), St. Tammany Parish , Louisiana (southwest), Washington Parish, Louisiana (west) and Marion County (northwest).
Cities and towns found in Pearl River County consist of Lumberton, Picayune, Poplarville.
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.
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.
A list of Pearl River County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Genealogist frequently forget about the benefits of Pearl River 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 Pearl River 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 Pearl River County. The dates suggested listed below are the first widely known documents with this county.
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. Feel free to submit your own most liked Pearl River County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.