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Marion County, Mississippi
History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Marion County, Mississippi Facts
When was Marion County, MS Created?
Marion County was established on December 9, 1811 from Amite County, Wayne County and Franklin County.
What is the County Seat of Marion County, MS?
The County Seat is located in Columbia additionally, the county government website is www.marioncounty-ms.us/
What counties are adjacent to Marion County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Jefferson Davis County, Lamar County, Pearl River County, Washington Parish , Louisiana, Walthall County and Lawrence County.
Marion County, MS Vital Records
Where can find Marion County, MS Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Marion 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.
Marion 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 Marion 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.
- Mississippi Vital Records Research Guide
- Marriage records, Marion County, Mississippi, 1812-1860 (search.ancestry.com)
- Marion Co. MS. Early Marriages
- Marion Co. MS. Marriages: A, B, C, D-E-F, G-H, I-J-K-L, M-N-O, P, R, S, T-U-V-W-Y-Z
- Social Security Death Index
Marion County, MS Census Records
What Marion County, MS census records are available?
Marion County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Marion Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Marion Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Marion Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Marion Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.
Marion County, MS Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Marion County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Marion 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 Marion 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.
- Marion County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 250 Broad St, Columbia, MS 39429
- Marion County Chancery Court Clerk
- Phone: 601-736-2691
- Land Records: 1821
- Probate Records: 1812
- Divorce Records: see Clerk
- Marion County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Phone: 601-736-8246
- Marriage Records: 1812
- Court Records: 1812
- 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
Marion County, MS Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Marion County, MS?
A list of Marion County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- Marion County Historical Society, 200 Second Street, Suite 3, Columbia, MS 39429; Phone: 601-731-3999
- Marion County, Mississippi Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Marion County, Mississippi Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Marion 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 Marion County, MS Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Mississippi Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Mississippi State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Marion County, MS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Marion 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.
Marion Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Mississippi Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Mississippi historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Mississippi (1818 – 1964) (genealogybank.com)
- Marion County, Mississippi Books (amazon.com)
- Marion Genealogy Books (google.com)
- Search Mississippi Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Marion Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records
- Mississippi Cemetery Research Guide
- Marion Co., Mississippi Graves (findagrave.com)
- Marion County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Marion Co., Mississippi Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Marion Co., Mississippi Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Mississippi Church & Bible Research Guide
- Marion County, Mississippi Church Books (amazon.com)
Marion Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Mississippi Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Marion Co. MS General and History Websites
- Marion County, Mississippi Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Marion County, Mississippi Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Marion Co. MS Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Marion County, Mississippi (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Mississippi – Counties – Marion (cyndislist.com)
- Marion County Mississippi (genealogytrails.com)
- Marion Co. MSGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Marion County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Marion Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Marion Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Mississippi Links and Information
- Marion Co. D.O.T. Maps
- 1895 Marion County Map (livgenmi.com)
Marion Co. MS Military Records
- Mississippi Military Records Research Guide
- Mississippi Military Records (Fold3.com) offers easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the Mississippi individuals that served. Suitable for Marion County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.