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How to Obtain Mississippi Death Certificates

The state of Mississippi had no prior law which made the people or residents of the state liable to get their vital events registered with the state. However, there were some counties which were keeping their own records in order to maintain the exact figures of their own jurisdiction. For maintaining their records, they were seeking help from the churches, midwives and maternity homes. But in the year 1902, legislation was made which ensured that every birth and death taking place within the state should be maintained within the records of the state properly. For the same purpose, the bureau of vital statistics was made which was assigned the responsibility of collecting and maintaining the vital statistics of the whole state, which includes the individual records of every city and town falling within the jurisdiction of the state of Mississippi. Since then, the bureau is the place where one can find each and every vital event record of the state. Marriage records from 1926-1938 and from 1942 can also be accessed from the vital statistics bureau. There is also a statewide index available where one can find the marriages records which are properly organized and well maintained as well.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.

Mississippi County Death Records

Adams County
Alcorn County
Amite County
Attala County
Benton County
Bolivar County
Calhoun County
Carroll County
Chickasaw County
Choctaw County
Claiborne County
Clarke County
Clay County
Coahoma County
Copiah County
Covington County
DeSoto County
Forrest County
Franklin County
George County
Greene County
Grenada County
Hancock County
Harrison County
Hinds County
Holmes County
Humphreys County
Issaquena County
Itawamba County
Jackson County
Jasper County
Jefferson County
Jefferson Davis County
Jones County
Kemper County
Lafayette County
Lamar County
Lauderdale County
Lawrence County
Leake County
Lee County
Leflore County
Lincoln County
Lowndes County
Madison County
Marion County
Marshall County
Monroe County
Montgomery County
Neshoba County
Newton County
Noxubee County
Oktibbeha County
Panola County
Pearl River County
Perry County
Pike County
Pontotoc County
Prentiss County
Quitman County
Rankin County
Scott County
Sharkey County
Simpson County
Smith County
Stone County
Sunflower County
Tallahatchie County
Tate County
Tippah County
Tishomingo County
Tunica County
Union County
Walthall County
Warren County
Washington County
Wayne County
Webster County
Wilkinson County
Winston County
Yalobusha County
Yazoo County


Mississippi Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

State Department of Health
Vital Records
2423 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216