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Bolivar County, Mississippi
History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Bolivar County, Mississippi Facts
When was Bolivar County, MS Created?
Bolivar County was established on February 9, 1836 from Tallahatchie County and Washington County (Choctaw Cession of 1830).
What is the County Seat of Bolivar County, MS?
The County Seat is located in Cleveland and Rosedale additionally, the county government website is www.co.bolivar.ms.us
What counties are adjacent to Bolivar County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Coahoma County, Sunflower County, Washington County and Desha County , Arkansas.
Bolivar County, MS Vital Records
Where can find Bolivar County, MS Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bolivar 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.
Bolivar 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 Bolivar County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Mississippi Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.
Bolivar County, MS Census Records
What Bolivar County, MS census records are available?
Bolivar County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Bolivar Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Bolivar Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bolivar Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bolivar Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.
Bolivar County, MS Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Bolivar County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Bolivar 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 Bolivar 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.
- Bolivar County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 200 South Court Street, Cleveland, MS 38732
- Bolivar County Chancery Court Clerk
- Phone: (662)-759-3762
- Land Records:1836
- Probate Records: 1861?
- Divorce Records: see Clerk
- Bolivar County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Phone: 662-843-2061
- Marriage Records: 1866
- Court Records:1836
- Mississippi Court Records Research Guide
- Mississippi Court Records, 1799-1835
- Mississippi County Court Records
- Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951
- Spanish and British Land Grants in Mississippi Territory, 1750-1784
- Land Claims in Mississippi Territory, 1789-1834
- BLM Land Records
Bolivar County, MS Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Bolivar County, MS?
A list of Bolivar County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- Bolivar County Historical Society, 1615 Terrace Road, Cleveland, MS 38732, (601) 843-8204
- USGenWeb Archives for Bolivar County (usgwarchives.net)
- Mississippi Department of Archives and History, North Street, Jackson, MS 39201; Ph. (601) 576-6850,200
- Mississippi Historical Society, PO Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205-0571
- Mississippi Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 5301, Jackson, MS 39216
- Mississippi Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies Guide
Where can I connect with other Bolivar County, MS Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Mississippi Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Mississippi State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Bolivar County, Mississippi Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Bolivar County
- Bolivar County, Mississippi Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Bolivar County, MS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Bolivar 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.
Bolivar Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Mississippi Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Mississippi historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Mississippi (1818 – 1964) (genealogybank.com)
- Bolivar County, Mississippi Books (amazon.com)
- Bolivar Genealogy Books (google.com)
- Search Mississippi Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Bolivar Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records
- Mississippi Cemetery Research Guide
- Bolivar Co., Mississippi Graves (findagrave.com)
- Bolivar County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Bolivar Co., Mississippi Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Bolivar Co., Mississippi Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Mississippi Church & Bible Research Guide
- Bolivar County, Mississippi Church Books (amazon.com)
Bolivar Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Mississippi Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Bolivar Co. MS General and History Websites
- Bolivar County, Mississippi Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Bolivar County, Mississippi Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Bolivar Co. MS Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Bolivar County, Mississippi (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Mississippi – Counties – Bolivar (cyndislist.com)
- Bolivar County Mississippi (genealogytrails.com)
- Bolivar Co. MSGenweb (msgw.org)
- Bolivar County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Bolivar Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Bolivar Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Mississippi Links and Information
- Bolivar Co. D.O.T. Maps
- 1895 Bolivar County Map (livgenmi.com)
Bolivar Co. MS Military Records
- Mississippi Military Records Research Guide
- Mississippi Military Records (Fold3.com) offers easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the Mississippi individuals that served. Suitable for Bolivar County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.