Pike County, MS Official Website  Mississippi Dept. of Archives & HIstory  US GenWeb Project
Pike County was organized in 1815 in the Mississippi Territory and was drawn from what was Marion County and officially formed in 1817 when Mississippi was admitted into the Union. Pike County, as well as Pike's Peak, Colorado, was named for Brig. General Zebulon Pike, who had explored the Louisiana Territory for the U.S. Government. The offciail website for Pike County offers excellent access to property and marriage records. The Mississippi Department of Archives & History, founded in 1902, is the second-oldest state department of archives and history in the country. A comprehensive historical agency, the department collects, preserves, and provides access to the archival resources of the state, administers museums and historic sites, and oversees statewide programs for historic preservation, government records management, and publications. It is open to the public and is an excellent source of information for persons doing genealogical research. The USGenWeb Project is a group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone. Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state genealogy websites, which in turn, provide gateways to the counties. The best thing is that it is all free.  
SW Mississippi Genealogical Society
The Southwest Mississippi Genealogical Society was created in 2000, uniting those with the similar interest of researching their families' history. Its mission is to promote genealogical research in Southwest Mississippi; to provide research materials and equipment for use by the membership; to answer queries from researchers seeking information from this area; and to provide for public access through the Pike-Amite-Walthall public library system headquartered in McComb, MS. 
Pike-Amite-Walthall Public Library
The main branch for the Pike-Amite-Walthall Library System, located at 1022 Virginia Avenue in McComb, MS, opened in 2000. PAWLS consists of nine libraries in the three-county area. The 21,410 square-foot building is designed to meet the challenges of the future as well as the present demands of the community. The genealogy room at McComb offers researchers many resources, including a large collection of local and general genealogical books, microfilm and fiche, family papers, and local history files. 
Pike County Cemeteries
This is an indexed, searchable database of all Pike County Cemeteries. It includes the Surnames, birth and deathdates for all burials. Volunteers in the SW Mississippi Genealogical Society undertook this project as a service to genealogical researchers. The organization maintains the database and updates it as new information becomes available. It is an invaluable aid to those researchers interested in information on persons who may have died and been buried in Pike County.