VITAL RECORDS



Contact information for organizations mentioned are listed at the bottom of the page. Please note that the Covington County Courthouse in Williamsburg burned for the second time in 1907 and was then moved to Collins. Many county records may not be available due to the fires.

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ADOPTION RECORDS

  • Prior to 1955: Covington County Chancery Clerk
  • 1956 to Present: Sealed


BIRTH RECORDS

  • Prior to November 1, 1912: Mississippi Department of Archives and History
  • November 1, 1912 to Present: MSDH Vital Records Department


CENSUS RECORDS

  • 1820-1930 Federal Censuses, except the 1890 census (which burned): Mississippi Department of Archives and History
  • Various State and Territorial Censuses: Mississippi Department of Archives and History
CIVIL WAR PENSION RECORDS
  • Mississippi Department of Archives and History
CIVIL WAR SERVICE RECORDS
  • Mississippi Department of Archives and History
DEATH RECORDS
  • Prior to November 1, 1912: Mississippi Department of Archives and History
  • November 1, 1912 to Present: MSDH Vital Records Department


DIVORCE RECORDS

  • All years: Covington County Chancery Clerk


MARRIAGE RECORDS

  • July 1, 1938, to December 31, 1941: Covington County Chancery Clerk
  • January 1, 1926 to Present, except for date range above: MSDH Vital Records Department
  • Various records: Mississippi Department of Archives and History


WILLS/PROBATE

  • 1892-1948: Mississippi Department of Archives and History
  • All years: Covington County Chancery Clerk




ADDRESSES


Covington County Chancery Clerk
PO Box 1679 Collins, MS 39428
Phone: (601) 765-6132
Fax: (601) 765-1052


Mississippi Department of Health
Vital Records
PO Box 1700 Jackson, MS 39215
Phone: (601) 576-7960
Fax: (601) 576-7505
Website: http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/phs/


Mississippi Department of Archives and History
William F. Winter Archives and History Building
200 North Street PO Box 571 Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: (601) 576-6876
Fax: (601) 576-6964
E-mail: Reference Desk
Website: http://mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/faqs.html


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