Jefferson County, Mississippi
History & Facts
Jefferson County, Mississippi Facts
When was Jefferson County, MS Created?
Jefferson County was established on April 2, 1799 as an origina lcounty (formerly called Pickering County until renamed in 1802).
Jefferson County, MS Vital Records
Where can find Jefferson County, MS Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Jefferson 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.
Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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.
Jefferson County, MS Census Records
What Jefferson County, MS census records are available?
Jefferson County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Jefferson Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Jefferson Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jefferson Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jefferson Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.
Jefferson County, MS Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Jefferson County Courthouse?
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Jefferson county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. Formed as Pickering County and renamed in 1802. Record loss in 1904. The Old courthouse burned in 1990, A majority of records were saved, though some of the “saved” records were later lost.
- Jefferson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 1483 Main St., Fayette, MS 39069
- Jefferson County Chancery Court Clerk
- Phone: 601-786-3021
- Land Records: 1798
- Probate Records: 1805
- Divorce Records: see Clerk
- Jefferson County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Phone: 601-786-3422
- Marriage Records: 1805
- Court Records: 1802
- Mississippi Court Records Research Guide
- Mississippi Court Records, 1799-1835
- Mississippi County Court Records
- Jefferson County, Mississippi Wills, 1800-33
- 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
Jefferson County, MS Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Jefferson County, MS?
A list of Jefferson County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- Claiborne – Jefferson County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1017, Port Gibson MS, 39150
- USGenWeb Archives for Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, MS Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Mississippi Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Mississippi State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Jefferson County, Mississippi Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Jefferson County
- Jefferson County, Mississippi Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Jefferson County, MS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Jefferson 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.