Jones County, Mississippi
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Jones County, Mississippi Facts
Jones County, MS Vital Records
Where can find Jones County, MS Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Jones 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.
Jones 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 Jones 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.
Jones County, MS Census Records
What Jones County, MS census records are available?
Jones County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Jones Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Jones Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jones Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jones Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.
Jones County, MS Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Jones County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Jones 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 Jones 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.
- Jones County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 415 N. 5th Avenue , Laurel, MS 39441
- Jones County Chancery Court Clerk
- Address: ?
- Phone: 601-428-0527
- Land Records: 1828
- Probate Records: 1894
- Divorce Records: see Clerk
- Jones County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Phone: 601-425-2556
- Marriage Records: 1882
- Court Records: 1857
- 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
Jones County, MS Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Jones County, MS?
A list of Jones County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- Laurel-Jones County Library, 503 Commerce St., Laurel, MS 39440
- Lauren Rogers Memorial Library & Museum, P.O. Box 1108, 565 N. Fifth Avenue , Laurel, MS 39440; 601.649.6374
- Jones County Genealogical & Historical Organization (JCGHO), P.O. Box 2644 Laurel, Ms. 39442
- USGenWeb Archives for Jones 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 Jones County, MS Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Mississippi Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Mississippi State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Jones County, Mississippi Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Jones County
- Jones County, Mississippi Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Jones County, MS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Jones 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.