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Forrest County, Mississippi
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Forrest County, Mississippi Facts

When was Forrest County, MS Created?
Forrest County was established on April 19, 1906 from Perry County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Forrest County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Jones CountyPerry CountyStone CountyPearl River CountyLamar County and Covington County.

Forrest County, MS Vital Records

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

Forrest 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 Forrest 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.

Forrest County, MS Census Records

What Forrest County, MS census records are available?
Forrest County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1910192019301940. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Forrest County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Forrest County Courthouse

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

Forrest County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Forrest Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Forrest Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

Forrest Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Forrest Co. MS General and History Websites

Forrest Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Forrest Co. MS Military Records