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Lamar County, Mississippi
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Lamar County, Mississippi Facts

When was Lamar County, MS Created?
Lamar County was established on March 13, 1904 from Marion County and Pearl River County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Lamar County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Covington CountyForrest CountyPearl River CountyMarion County and Jefferson Davis County.

Lamar County, MS Vital Records

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

Lamar 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 Lamar 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.

Lamar County, MS Census Records

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

Lamar County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Lamar County Courthouse

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

Lamar County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lamar Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lamar Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

Lamar Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lamar Co. MS General and History Websites

Lamar Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lamar Co. MS Military Records