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Adams County, Mississippi
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Adams County, Mississippi Facts

When was Adams County, MS Created?
Adams County was established on April 2, 1799 from Natchez District.

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

What counties are adjacent to Adams County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Jefferson CountyFranklin CountyWilkinson CountyConcordia Parish, Louisiana and Tensas Parish, Louisiana.

Adams County, MS Vital Records

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

Adams 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 Adams 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.

Adams County, MS Census Records

What Adams County, MS census records are available?
Adams County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

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

Adams County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Adams County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Adams County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Adams County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Mississippi courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Mississippi residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Adams County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Mississippi Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Adams County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Adams Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Adams Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

Adams Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Adams Co. MS General and History Websites

Adams Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Adams Co. MS Military Records