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Wilkinson County, Mississippi

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Wilkinson County

Wilkinson County was established on January 30, 1802 from Adams County. Currently the county was named in honor of James Wilkinson, Revolutionary War general .

The Wilkinson County Seat can be found in Woodville additionally, the county government website is unknown

Regions neighboring Wilkinson County include Adams County (north), Franklin County (northeast), Amite County (east), East Feliciana Parish , Louisiana (southeast), West Feliciana Parish , Louisiana (south) and Concordia Parish , Louisiana (west).

Cities and towns found in Wilkinson County consist of Centreville, Crosby, Woodville.

Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson 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.

Wilkinson County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Wilkinson County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Wilkinson County Courthouse and Government Records

Wilkinson County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget about the benefits of Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson County. The dates suggested listed below are the first widely known documents with this county.

  • Wilkinson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1389 U.S. 61, Woodville, MS 39669
  • Wilkinson 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: 601-888-4381
    • Land Records: 1803
    • Probate Records: 1808
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Wilkinson 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: 601-888-6697
    • Marriage Records: 1804 
    • Court Records: 1822
  • Wilkinson County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.
  • Wilkinson 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.

Wilkinson County Links

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

Wilkinson Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Wilkinson Co. MS Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Wilkinson Co. MS Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Wilkinson Co. MS Census Records

Wilkinson Co. MS Cemeteries & Graveyards

Wilkinson Co. MS Church & Bible Records

Wilkinson Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wilkinson Co. MS General and History Websites

Wilkinson Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wilkinson Co. MS Military Records

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