JASPER COUNTY GENEALOGY

Early photo of Montrose, MSJasper County is one of the ten counties in Mississippi that have two courthouses. The Courthouse in Bay Springs has records available from 1906. The Chancery Clerks office has newspapers, divorces, deeds, estates, wills, and deeds of trust. Circuit Clerk's office has marriage records dating from 1906.
The Courthouse in Paulding houses land records (deeds, estates, wills, deeds of trust, oil & gas records and marriage and divorces from 1932.
There are books and records in the public library in Bay Springs. A cemetary book for Jasper County exists, but is no longer in print. There are copies available in the Bay Springs and Heidelberg Libraries. There are also many great old photographs in the Old Post Office Building next to the courtyard in downtown Bay Springs. The building is owned and maintained by Magnolia State Bank. The photo of Montrose above is located there.
    
A list of general genealogical sources:
•   Church registers
•    Funeral sermons
•    Civil registers/family registers (marriage       registers, death lists)
•    Court-, finance- and commercial sources       (cadastral registers, tax registers, guild      registers, sources for migration like      certificates of residence)
•    Servant books (civil servants)
•    Address books
•    Registers of nobility
•    Military books and registers, chronicles of      regiments and battalions
•    Diaries, letters, autobiographies, memoirs -    most  libraries have manuscript and      autograph collections
•    Estates and family archives
•    Monuments (artworks, buildings, jewellery,      weapons, tombstones, memorials,      heraldic signs  in windows, tombs and      carpets)
•    Printworks (nobility almanacs, court      calendars, biographical reference works,      family histories)

CHANCERY CLERK
P O Box 1047 
Bay Springs, MS 39422
( 601)764-3368

CIRCUIT CLERK
P O Box 447 
Bay Springs, MS 39422
(601) 784-2245

BAY SPRINGS LIBRARY
2747 Highway 15
PO Drawer N
Bay Springs, MS 39422 
(601) 764-2291


NEW! Jasper County Genealogical & Historical Society
P O Box 46
Heidelberg, MS 39439
Contact: Clarise Soper
601-787-3646
EMAIL
Genealogy Classes Available
This is a newly formed Genealogy Society in and for Jasper County. Membership is open to the public. Contact above phone or email and find out how to join!
The Society is beginning a collection of reference books at the Heidelberg Public Library. If you have books to donate or wish to make a donation, please call 601-787-3646.

An excellent resource for those researching Jasper County Genealogy is provided by Keith Eddins Wilkerson. He has gathered histories of many events, places, and people in Jasper County. His website is The Jasper County Historical Pages  Keith also has created a photo gallery HERE of many localities in Jasper County. EMAIL

Another valuable resource is Royce Stringer who did extensive work toward the creation of the Jasper County Cemetery Book. He is a member of the "Descendants  of  Confederate  Soldiers" and the "Sons of the Amercan Revolution". Royce is willing to help researchers with their Jasper County genealogy questions.  EMAIL




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