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Sharkey County, Mississippi Facts

Sharkey County

When was Sharkey County, MS Created?
Sharkey County was established on March 29, 1876 from Warren County, Washington County and Issaquuena County. Currently the county was named in honor of William L. Sharkey, Mississippi Supreme Court justice.

What is the County Seat of Sharkey County, MS?
The County Seat is located in Rolling Fork additionally, the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Sharkey County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Washington County (north), Humphreys County (northeast), Yazoo County (east) and Issaquuena County (south & west).

What cities and towns are in Sharkey County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Rolling Fork, Anguilla, Cary.


Sharkey County, MS Vital Records

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

Sharkey 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 Sharkey 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.


Sharkey County, MS Census Records

What Sharkey County, MS census records are available?
Sharkey County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Sharkey Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1880. Sharkey Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1880. Sharkey Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.


Sharkey County, MS Courthouse and Government Records


Sharkey County Courthouse

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

  • Sharkey County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 400 Locust St, Rolling Fork, MS 39159
  • Sharkey 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: 662-873-2755
    • Land Records: 1876
    • Probate Records: 1877
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Sharkey 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: 601-873-2755
    • Marriage Records: 1876 
    • Court Records: 1877
  • Sharkey County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Sharkey County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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