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Mississippi Vital Records
By law, the state of Mississippi was not required to keep birth or death certificates until 1 November 1912. Birth and death records since that time have been kept by the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Marriage records from 1926–1938 and from 1942 on are also housed there. There is a statewide marriage index available, organized by name of groom, for the years prior to 1926.
For birth and death records from 1 November 1912 and marriage records from 1926–1938, and from 1941, write:
State Department of Health, Vital Records, 2423 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216

For marriage records prior to 1926 and from 1 July 1938 to 31 December 1941, write to the clerk of the county in question.

Mississippi Department of Health - Vital Records

Mississippi Research Sources

Hatten, Ruth Land. "Genealogical Research in Mississippi." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 76 (March 1988): 25–51.
McLemore, Richard A. A History of Mississippi. 2 vols. Jackson: University and College Press of Mississippi, 1973.
Lipscomb, Anne S., and Kathleen S. Hutchison. Tracing Your Mississippi Ancestors. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1994.

Mississippi Historical Society
P. O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571.

Mississippi Department of Health
2423 North State Street
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Tel: 601-576-7960
Fax: 601-576-7505,0,75.html
Birth Certificates:,1951,109.html
Vital Records:,0,109.html

Mississippi Department of Archives and History War Memorial Building
120 North State Street
P.O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571
Tel: 601-359-6850
Fax: 601-359-6975

Family Research Association of Mississippi
P.O. Box 13334
Jackson, MS 39236-3334

Christine's Genealogy Website

Center for the Study of Southern Culture
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Tel: 601-232-5993
Fax: 601-232-5814

SouthWest Mississippi Genealogical Society


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