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Lowndes County, Mississippi
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Lowndes County, Mississippi Facts

When was Lowndes County, MS Created?
Lowndes County was established on January 30, 1830 from Monroe County and Un-Organized Land.

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

What counties are adjacent to Lowndes County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Noxubee CountyOktibbeha CountyClay CountyMonroe CountyLamar County, Alabama and Pickens County, Alabama.

Lowndes County, MS Vital Records

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

Lowndes 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 Lowndes 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.

Lowndes County, MS Census Records

What Lowndes County, MS census records are available?
Lowndes County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Lowndes Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Lowndes Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lowndes Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lowndes Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Lowndes County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Lowndes County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Lowndes County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Lowndes 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 Lowndes 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 Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Lowndes County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lowndes Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lowndes Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

Lowndes Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lowndes Co. MS General and History Websites

Lowndes Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lowndes Co. MS Military Records