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Death Certificates

Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216

Postal Address
Post Office Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700


  Ordering Death Certificates

  • Order by mail. Mail the form below with a check or money order.
    Death Certificate application form
  • Order on-line from a private vital records service, using a credit card.
    Order on-line
  • Order by phone from a private vital records service using a credit card. Call 601-576-7981.
  • Come in person to our Jackson Office at 571 Stadium Drive and pay by cash, check or money order. The record will be mailed within 7 to 10 business days of ordering.
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Neshoba Death Records prior to 1921 ...

Mississippi State registration of births and deaths began in November 1912. General compliance from all counties was not reached until 1921. If you have ancestors that died in Neshoba County prior to 1921, you may submit them to LeFloris for inclusion on this page. As always, this information is submitted by contributors, use this information ONLY as a basis for your research.



To order Death Records...

Records are available from:
Vital Records
State Board of Health
P. O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215

To verify current fees call: 601-354-6606


Common Diseases ...

Common names for diseases at the time. Link to Disease Chart.

Disease Name - Symptoms, description

Apoplexy - Paralysis due to stroke

Brain Fever - Meningitis

Bright's Disease - Chronic inflammatory disease of kidneys

Child bed fever - Infection following birth of a child

Cholera - Acute severe contagious diarrhea with intestinal lining sloughing

Cholera morbus - Characterized by nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, elevated temperature, etc. Could be appendicitis

Congestive chills/ fever - Malaria

Consumption - Tuberculosis

Decrepitude - Feebleness due to old age

Dropsy - Edema (swelling), often caused by kidney or heart disease

Dropsy of the Brain - Encephalitis

Dysentery - Inflammation of colon with frequent passage of mucous and blood

Encephalitis - Swelling of brain; aka sleeping sickness

Falling sickness - Epilepsy

Flux - An excessive flow or discharge of fluid like hemorrhage or diarrhea

Grippe/grip - Influenza like symptoms

Jaundice - Condition caused by blockage of intestines

Lagrippe - Influenza

Lockjaw - Tetanus or infectious disease affecting the muscles of the neck and jaw. Untreated, it is fatal in 8 days

Lung fever - Pneumonia

Lung sickness - Tuberculosis

Meningitis - Inflation of brain or spinal cord

Nephrosis - Kidney degeneration

Nepritis - Inflammation of kidneys

Quinsy - Abscess behind tonsils

Small pox - Contagious disease with fever and blisters

Summer complaint - Diarrhea, usually in infants caused by spoiled milk

Tetanus - Infectious fever characterized by high fever, headache and dizziness

Trench mouth - apathos ulcers or a virus disease

Thrush - Childhood disease characterized by spots on mouth, lips and throat

Tuberculosis - Bacterial infection that primarily attacks the lungs, but which may also affect the kidneys, bones, lymph nodes, and brain.  Symptoms of TB include coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, chills, and fatigue.

Typhus - Infectious fever characterized high fever, headache, and dizziness

Winter fever - Pneumonia



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