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Lauderdale County Resources

 

[ Military Service | Mississippi History | Lauderdale County History | Cemeteries | Educational Institutions | Newspapers | Maps | Death/Birth/Marriage Records | County Land Records | County Tax Records ]

 

Military Service Registrations:

The Lauderdale County MSGHN website now contains a section dedicated to military service members.  This new section contains listing of military service members from the Civil War forward.  To visit the index page for this section of the website, please click here:  Military Service Index Page

World War One registrants from Lauderdale County are now online on this website.  These records can be accessed through the Military Service Index page.  Please click on the link provided to visit this area of the site:  World War One Registrants

World War Two Registrants:

Aadams - Bivins Black - Byrd Cahn - Cook Cooley - Dugan
Duke - Gay Geer - Harris Harrison - Ivy Jack - Krowe
Laciter - Mazingo McAdams - Moran Morgan - Platt Pogue - Ryan
Sadka - Smith Snell - Thurner Tibbetts - White Whitehead - Ziller

 

Mississippi History:

A Brief History of Mississippi Leading to the Creation of Lauderdale County

 

County History:

 

Cemeteries:

 

Educational Institutions:

Meridian Public School District - offsite link

Meridian Community College - offsite link

 

Newspapers:

  • The Meridian Star
  • To visit the Meridian Star's list of links on this Lauderdale County web site. You'll find links to Meridian Star video history stories as well as links to history/genealogy articles.  Click Here
  • To visit the Meridian Star's homepage (offsite link):  Click Here

 

Maps:

 

Birth/Death Certificates from Mississippi:

Birth Certificates are available from the Mississippi Department of Health.  Mississippi birth records were first registered with the Department of Health on November 1, 1912.  Records beginning on this date and those issued after can be obtained online, in person or via the U.S. Postal Service.  For more information, please see the Mississippi Department of Health's website.  Mississippi Department of Health, Vital Records.

For birth certificates outside of the State of Mississippi, please visit the National Center for Health Statistics, Center for Disease Control's index page for other states:  CDC Index Page

Mississippi birth certificates and other records relating to births in Mississippi are not generally available.  However, occasionally local sources will maintain copies of older records.  Please check with the local courts and/or the local Historical/Genealogy Society for more information.

Death Certificates are available from the Mississippi Department of Health.  Mississippi death records were first registered with the Department of Health on November 1, 1912.  Records beginning on this date and those issued after can be obtained online, in person or via the U.S. Postal Service.  For more information, please see the Mississippi Department of Health's website.  Mississippi Department of Health, Vital Records.  For death certificates issued prior to November 1, 1912, please see the Mississippi Department of Archives and History website Contact page for more information about obtaining these records.

 

County Marriage Records:

Marriage records are also available from the Mississippi Department of Health.  Mississippi marriage records for the period January 1, 1926 through June 30, 1938 and January 1, 1942 through the present are available online, in person or via the U.S. Postal Service.  For more information, please see the Mississippi Department of Health's website.  Mississippi Department of Health, Vital Records.

Not all marriage records were recorded with the Department of Health.  For records issued before January 1, 1926 and for those in the "slot" between June 30, 1938 and January 1, 1942 you must contact the local Clerk of the Chancery Court in the county maintaining the record.  For counties other than Lauderdale, please see the Listing of Chancery Court Districts in the State of Mississippi on the State of Mississippi Judiciary Administrative Offices of Courts webpage.  However, for Lauderdale County, you will find the contact information for the Chancery Court listed below on this page.

Further, the office of the Lauderdale County Clerk of Circuit Court is charged with the responsibility of maintaining certain marriage records (from 1839/1870) and court records beginning in 1856.

The duties of this office are the receiving and filing the many diverse legal documents for the county including all law suits, indictments, motions and other papers in both civil and criminal cases filed before the circuit courts. The office is also responsible for oversight of the county courts which also conducts criminal and civil trials and juvenile courts confidential records. The clerk issues all process like subpoenas as well as summons as required. The office also provides the names of perspective jurors and qualifies juries as required by the court. Records are kept of all judgments and executions, marriage licenses are issued from this office and records of marriages are maintained for the county.

The Clerk issues marriage licenses and will even, resources permitting, look up an old one.

Contact information for the Lauderdale County Chancery Court Clerk is:

Location: The Clerk of the Circuit Court
500 Constitution Avenue, 1st Floor
Meridian, MS

Mailing Address: The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lauderdale County
Post Office Box 1005
Meridian, Mississippi 39302

Phone: (601) 482-9731
Fax: (601) 482-3970
Email: CircuitClerk@LauderdaleCounty.Org

 

County Land Records:

The office of the Lauderdale County Chancery Court Clerk is a wealth of information for genealogy research. The Clerk maintains land records beginning in 1837 and probate records starting from 1849.

The Chancery Clerk is tasked under the laws of Mississippi and the official acts of Lauderdale County with a wide variety of duties and functions. The Clerk is the official recorder of the county and, as such, serves as clerk to the Board of Supervisors, the Chancery Court, the County Treasurer and the County Auditor and is responsible for recording the official minutes of the meetings of these county organizations.

As public recorder for the county, the Clerk records military discharges, federal tax liens and certain legal notifications including pending lawsuits.

One of the chief functions of the office is the recording of real property records and the development and maintenance of the various cross-references that facilitate access to these and other records. The Clerk is responsible for the storage, maintenance, access to and legal disposal of land records and the many other legal documents that falls under the control of the office.

Further, the Clerk of the Chancery Court the Clerk handles records relating, but not limited to, matters of guardianships, divorces, child custody, adoption, estates, and property disputes.

Contact information for the Lauderdale County Chancery Court Clerk is:

Location: The Clerk of the Chancery Court
500 Constitution Avenue, 1st Floor
Meridian, MS

Mailing Address: The Clerk of the Chancery Court of Lauderdale County
Post Office Box 1587
Meridian, MS 39302

Phone: (601) 482-9704.
Email: ChanceryClerk@LauderdaleCounty.Org

 

County Tax Records: