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Smith County, Mississippi
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Smith County, Mississippi Facts

When was Smith County, MS Created?
Smith County was established on December 23, 1833 from Covington CountyJones County and Rankin County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Smith County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Scott CountyJasper CountyJones CountyCovington CountySimpson County and Rankin County.

Smith County, MS Vital Records

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

Smith 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 Smith 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.

Smith County, MS Census Records

What Smith County, MS census records are available?
Smith County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Smith County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Smith County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Smith County Courthouse?
The below specifics denotes whatever birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Smith County.

Smith County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Smith Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Smith Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

Smith Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Smith Co. MS General and History Websites

Smith Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Smith Co. MS Military Records