OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Perry County, Mississippi
History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Perry County, Mississippi Facts
When was Perry County, MS Created?
Perry County was established on February 3, 1820 from Greene County.
What is the County Seat of Perry County, MS?
The County Seat is located in New Augusta additionally, the county government website is www.perrycountyms.com/
What counties are adjacent to Perry County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Wayne County, Greene County, George County, Stone County, Forrest County and Jones County.
Perry County, MS Vital Records
Where can find Perry County, MS Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Perry 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.
Perry 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 Perry 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
- Perry Co. MS. Marriages: A-B, C-D, E-F-G, H-I-J, K-L-M, N-O-P-Q-R, S to Y
- Social Security Death Index
Perry County, MS Census Records
What Perry County, MS census records are available?
Perry 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.
Perry Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Perry Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Perry Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Perry Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.
Perry County, MS Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Perry County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Perry 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 Perry 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.
- Perry County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 103 First Street East, New Augusta, MS 39462
- Perry County Chancery Court Clerk
- Phone: 601-964-8398
- Land Records: 1862
- Probate Records: 1889
- Divorce Records: see Clerk
- Perry County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Phone: 601-964-8663
- Marriage Records: 1877
- Court Records: ?
- 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
Perry County, MS Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Perry County, MS?
A list of Perry County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- USGenWeb Archives for Perry 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 Perry County, MS Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Mississippi Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Mississippi State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Perry County, Mississippi Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Perry County
- Perry County, Mississippi Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Perry County, MS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Perry 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.
Perry 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)
- Perry County, Mississippi Books (amazon.com)
- Perry Genealogy Books (google.com)
- Search Mississippi Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Perry Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records
- Mississippi Cemetery Research Guide
- Perry Co., Mississippi Graves (findagrave.com)
- Perry County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Perry Co., Mississippi Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Perry Co., Mississippi Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Mississippi Church & Bible Research Guide
- Perry County, Mississippi Church Books (amazon.com)
Perry 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)
Perry Co. MS General and History Websites
- Perry County, Mississippi Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Perry Co., MS History – (Google Ebook)
- Perry and Forrest County Heritage Page (usgennet.org)
- Perry County, Mississippi Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Perry Co. MS Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Perry County, Mississippi (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Mississippi – Counties – Perry (cyndislist.com)
- Perry County Mississippi (genealogytrails.com)
- Perry Co. MSGenweb (msgw.org)
- Perry County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Perry Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Perry Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Mississippi Links and Information
- Perry Co. D.O.T. Maps
- 1895 Perry County Map (livgenmi.com)
Perry 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 Perry County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.