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Amite County, Mississippi
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Amite County, Mississippi Facts

When was Amite County, MS Created?
Amite County was established on February 24, 1809 from Wilkinson County (parts of the county were used to create Pike CountyMarion CountyPerry CountyGreene County and Lamar County).

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

What counties are adjacent to Amite County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Franklin CountyLincoln CountyPike CountyTangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana and Wilkinson County.

Amite County, MS Vital Records

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

Amite 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 Amite 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.

Amite County, MS Census Records

What Amite County, MS census records are available?
Amite 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.

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

Amite County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Amite County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Amite County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Amite 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 Amite 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.

Amite County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Amite Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Amite Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

Amite Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Amite Co. MS General and History Websites

Amite Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Amite Co. MS Military Records