ISSAQUENA COUNTY RESEARCH DIRECTORY

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES
The Vicksburg Genealogical Society
PO Box 1161
Vicksburg, MS 39181-1161

Annual dues are $20.00 for individuals and $23.00 for couples and cover the period June through May. Membership includes a subscription to Mississippi River Routes, the quarterly publication of The Vicksburg Genealogical Society.

Issaquena County is in the area covered by The Vicksburg Genealogical Society. This society produces the quarterly, Mississippi River Routes. Mississippi River Routes features items of genealogical and historical interest for the Mississippi counties of Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Franklin, Hinds, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Lincoln, Pike, Sharkey, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson and Yazoo, and the Louisiana parishes of Avoyelles, Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, East Carroll, Franklin, LaSalle, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union and West Carroll.
COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Issaquena County Chancery Clerk
PO Box 27
Mayersville, MS 39113
For items such as property deeds, probate records, civil court records, and divorce records, contact the Issaquena County Chancery Clerk.
Issaquena County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 27
Mayersville, MS 39113
For items such as marriage records, criminal court records and voter records, contact the Issaquena County Circuit Clerk.
STATE GOVERNMENT
Mississippi Department of Archives & History
PO Box 571 
Jackson, MS 39205-0571
(601) 359-6850
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has an excellent state research library. Also on their online site are several searchable indices including Mississippi biographies.

Search Mississippi Biographies
Search Mississippi Manuscripts
Search Mississippi Cemeteries
Search Mississippi Newspapers
 

Mississippi State Department of Health
Public Health Statistics 
PO Box 1700 
Jackson, MS 39215-1700 
(601) 576-7960
For Mississippi birth and death records, contact the Mississippi State Department of Health. Click the link to the left. The MSDH has an online ordering form for birth and death certificates.
LIBRARIES
Sharkey-Issaquena County Library
300 E. China Street
Rolling Fork, MS 39159-2708
Phone: 662-873-4076 
Fax: 662-873-4076 
The Sharkey-Issaquena County Library is a part of the South Delta Library Services system headquartered in Yazoo City. The Sharkey-Issaquena County Library website has an online catalog.
NEWSPAPERS
Deer Creek Pilot
203 Locust
P.O. Box 398
Rolling Fork, MS 39159
Phone: (662) 873-4354
Fax: 873-4355
The Deer Creek Pilot is located in Rolling Fork, Sharkey County, and serves as the legal newspaper for Issaquena County. Much of Sharkey County was created from old Issaquena County from an act of the legislature created on March 29,1876.
Delta Democrat Times
988 N Broadway St
Greenville, MS  38701
The Delta Democrat Times is located in Greenville, Washington County, which borders Issaquena County on the north. Issaquena Obituaries are published in this newspaper.
The Vicksburg Post
1601-F North Frontage Road
P.O. Box 821668
Vicksburg, MS 39182
The Vicksburg Post is published in Vicksburg, Warren County, which borders Issaquena County on the south. Issaquena obituaries are published in this newspaper.

Research Note
Prior to Issaquena County's formation in 1844, you may need to check
records in the parent counties of Washington and Warren.


 

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