Jones County, Mississippi Genealogy

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Guide to Jones County Mississippi ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.



Jones County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Jones County
Location in the state of Mississippi, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 24 January, 1826
County Seat Laurel
Courthouse
Address Jones County Courthouse
PO Box 1468
Laurel, MS 39441
Phone: 601.428.0527
Jones County Courthouse



County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Jones County Courthouse
PO Box 1468
Laurel, MS 39441
Phone: 601.428.0527

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1882 and court records from 1907. Clerk Chancery Court at Laurel and Ellisville, Mississippi has divorce and land records. [1]

Beginning Dates for Jones County, Mississippi Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1882




History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1826--Jones County was created 24 January 1826 from Covington and Wayne Counties. 
County seats: Laurel  District 2

 Ellisville  District 1[2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps" (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Some records have been lost. For a list of record loss in Mississippi counties see: Mississippi Counties with Burned Courthouses


Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

  • Laurel
  • Ellisville

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Jones County, Mississippi Genealogy census records online, see: Mississippi Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Mississippi denominations, view the Mississippi Church Records wiki page.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • George's Camp

Court[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Template:MS Land

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Template:MS History

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]
  • Men from Jones County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Jones County.
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company B - Nixon’s Company
- 7th Battalion, Mississippi Infantry
Company C - Jones County Rebels
Company F - Renovators
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company K - Elllisville Invincibles, aka Jones County Invincibles [also listed as Co. C]
World War I And II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Template:MS Newspaper abstracts

Occupations[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records are held by the Jones County, Mississippi Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Jones County, Mississippi Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930. See the wiki page Mississippi Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Online Records


Taxation[edit | edit source]

Mississippi tax records replace missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Mississippi Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. Mississippi law did not require keeping birth or death records until 1912. Births and deaths are kept by the Mississippi Bureau of Vital Statistics. Marriage records are kept by the county. See also How to order Mississippi Vital Records or order electronically online.

See Mississippi Vital Records for more information on getting Mississippi records.

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

See also a List of Mississippi Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Jones County Genealogical And Historical Organization
P.O. Box 2644
Laurel 39442-2644
Email: jcgho1@yahoo.com

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jones County, Mississippi page 380, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/b/be/Igimississippij.pdf.