The office of the Lauderdale
County Chancery Court Clerk is a wealth of information for
genealogy research. The Clerk maintains
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
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
500 Constitution Avenue, 1st Floor
Mailing Address: The Clerk of the Chancery Court of Lauderdale
Post Office Box 1587
Meridian, MS 39302
Phone: (601) 482-9704.
Brooke, Ignatius R. at USGenWeb Archives.