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Yazoo County, Mississippi Genealogy

Yazoo County

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

The Yazoo County Seat can be found in Yazoo City additionally, the county government website is

Regions neighboring Yazoo County include Humphreys County (north), Holmes County (northeast), Madison County (east), Hinds County (south), Warren County (southwest) and Issaquena County (west), Sharkey County (northwest).

Cities and towns found in Yazoo County consist of Yazoo City, Bentonia, Eden, Satartia.

Yazoo County 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 Genealogical & Historical Societies and Family History Resources

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

Yazoo County Courthouse and Government Records

Yazoo County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget about the benefits of Yazoo 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 Yazoo 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 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 Vital Records - You can Order Electronically Online or You can download an application for Mississippi Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events. They are prime sources for genealogical information.
    • Mississippi Department of Health has copies of birth and death records after 1912, Marriage and a Divorce records since 1926. There is a fee for each copy requested.
    • 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.

Yazoo County Genealogy Links

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. Feel free to submit your own most liked Yazoo County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Yazoo Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Yazoo Co. MS Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Yazoo Co. MS Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Yazoo Co. MS Census Records

Yazoo Co. MS Cemeteries & Graveyards

Yazoo Co. MS Church & Bible Records

Yazoo Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Yazoo Co. MS General and History Websites

Yazoo Co. MS Immigration & Naturalization

Yazoo Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Yazoo Co. MS Military Records

Yazoo Co. MS Schools & Directories

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