Mississippi Marriage Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Mississippi marriage records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Mississippi marriage records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Mississippi marriage certificates is available below.

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Mississippi marriage records

Marriage records contain information about the marriage of two people, including the date of marriage, place of marriage, sometimes the names of the mothers and fathers, and even the people who witnessed the marriage. Marriage certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residences, and perhaps even the maiden names of the mothers.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Mississippi marriage records, Mississippi marriage licenses, Mississippi marriage indexes, Mississippi marriage announcements, and other related Mississippi genealogy records.

Marriage records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the marriage takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store marriage records into various online archives. This has brought access to online marriage records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of marriages, and in addition to marriage certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing marriage records of Mississippi. We also suggest searching for "Mississippi marriage records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Mississippi Marriage Certificates

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 prior records, contact the clerk of the county in question.

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