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Yazoo County, Mississippi Genealogy

Yazoo County

When was Yazoo County, MS Created?
Yazoo County was established on January 21, 1823 from Hinds County. Currently the county was named for the Yazoo Native Americans .

What is the County Seat of Yazoo County, MS?
The County Seat is located in Yazoo City additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Yazoo County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Humphreys County (north), Holmes County (northeast), Madison County (east), Hinds County (south), Warren County (southwest) and Issaquena County (west), Sharkey County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Yazoo County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Yazoo City, Bentonia, Eden, Satartia.

Yazoo County, MS Vital Records

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

Yazoo 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 Yazoo 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.

Yazoo County, MS Census Records

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

Yazoo County Courthouse and Government Records

Yazoo County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Yazoo County Courthouse?
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Yazoo county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. It suffered a disastrous fire in 1904, but has since been rebuilt and is now larger than before. It was also burned by General Arthur in 1864, and rebuilt soon after the war.

  • Yazoo County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 211 E Broadway St, Yazoo City, MS 39194
  • Yazoo 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: 662-746-2661
    • Land Records: 1824
    • Probate Records: 1834
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Yazoo 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: 662-746-1872
    • Marriage Records: 1845
    • Court Records: 1867?
  • Yazoo County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Yazoo County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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