Available at the Rankin County Court House
The following information was submitted by Jerly Hurley. Thanks Jerlyn for the time and effort it took in obtaining and submitting this information. Jeryl has agreed to do lookups at the courthouse. Please do not ask for copies of numerous records at one time. Remember, she is a volunteer and has other responsibilities and will do the lookups in her spare time. Also, expect to pay her for charges she incurs making copies. Thanks for your cooperation. MSGenWebPhone numbers for court house:
RANKIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE INFORMATION: 601-825-2217
RANKIN COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERKS OFFICE 601-825-1466
RANKIN COUNTY CHANCERY COURT RECORDS 601-825-1649
Land Deeds from 1824 to present (the courthouse burned some time in the 1870's so some records may be lost).
U. S. Land Patents---partial
Tax deed records beginning in 1878.
Wills began in 1878 to present
Newspapers: Brandon News 1935-1963
Rankin County Press 1964-1972
Rankin County News 1965-Dec.2005
Pearl Press 1973-1989
Press Chronicle 1981-1982
Copies: .25 per page
Newspapers are not indexed so would need approximant date. Plus they are the original newspaper and they are large and hard to copy. (It can be done, but difficult)
Marriage Records: These are the Years that can be photo copied: .25 cents per page: Vol.1 1828-1836
Vol 2 1836-1854
Vol 3 1854-1863
Vol 3A 1881-1885----partial
Vol 3L 1878-1882----partial
Vol 4 1863-1865-----partial
Other years, can be photographed with a camera, or if need proof, fee is $10.00 CASH for CERTIFIED COPY.
Will need the name of bride or groom and after finding the book number, it will determined which method of copying, either machine or camera, certified copy.
Chancery Court Records: Law suits, divorces, estate records.......copy fee: .50 cents per page
ADOPTION RECORDS ARE SEALED AS WITH THE CASE OF OTHER SPECIAL RECORDS AS ORDERED BY THE COURT AND CAN NOT BE COPIED OR VIEWED.
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