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Mississippi Marriage Records

Marriage records or marriage licenses are the legal record of a wedding and its subsequent union. A marriage record contain the original unmarried names of both parties, their place of residence, the date, and also the county and state the marriage occurred in. This is why often marriage records are vital to almost all researchers as they not only provide information but also help unlock the path to other searches with information that is crucial and not easily obtainable Most notably, the brides maiden name. In Mississippi, marriage records are maintained on the state level by the Vital Records Office from 1926 till 1938 as well as 1942 till present day. If you need to find out more about your family history or genealogy, marriage records are sometimes the most easily accessible and most reliable way to trace your ancestry through multiple generations. For quick, often free marriage records you can search online will reveal many records of possible value to your quest. Using the maiden name and possible background information about the bride's family is often essential to expanding your family tree.

 
State of Mississippi Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
2,618,938

 
Under 18:
768,704

 
Over 65:
364,614

 
Employed:
1,373,531

 
Land in Square Miles:
46,906.96

 
Acres of Farms:
11,543,097

 
Births:
42,395

 
Deaths:
29,196

 
Infant Deaths:
338

 
 
Murder:
237

 
Forcible Rape:
890

 
Robbery:
3,016

 
Assault:
4,230

 
Total Violent Crime:
8,373

 
Burglary:
26,024

 
Larceny \ Theft:
54,032

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
6,352

 
Total Property Crime:
86,408

 
Mississippi Marriage Records Locations
State Department of Health
Vital Statistics & Records
PO Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Phone:
601-576-7960

Fax:
601-576-7505