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Pearl River County, Mississippi Facts

Pearl-River County

When was Pearl River County, MS Created?
Pearl River County was established on February 22, 1890 from Hancock County and Marion County.

What is the County Seat of Pearl River County, MS?
The County Seat is located in Poplarville additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Pearl River County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Lamar County, Forrest County, Stone County, Hancock County, St. Tammany Parish , Louisiana, Washington Parish, Louisiana and Marion County.

Pearl River County, MS Vital Records

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

Pearl River 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 Pearl River 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.

Pearl River County, MS Census Records

What Pearl River County, MS census records are available?
Pearl River County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Pearl River Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Pearl River County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Pearl River County Courthouse

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

  • Pearl River County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (601)403-2300 or (601)749-7700
    • Marriage Records: 1890 
    • Court Records: 1890

  • Pearl River County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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