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Series 1156 consists of records of private land claims made in the Jackson Court House land office district, which comprised all or part of the following present-day Mississippi counties: Jackson, Harrison, Hancock, Pearl River, Stone, George, Forrest, and Perry. The district also included a strip of land about ten miles wide in what is now Alabama. Most of the claims are situated on the banks of the Pascagoula River, Mississippi's Gulf Coast, and the east bank of the Pearl River. The records include warrants of survey, certificates of confirmation, certificates of survey, plats, transcripts from the Register of Certificates, and a list of private land claims recommended for confirmation. Many entries in the transcripts from the Register of Certificates concern private land claims in the town of Mobile. Images of the land records were created by FamilySearch onsite at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 2011 and are arranged alphabetically by description, then within the Reports and Surveys for Land Entry by names of individuals who made the claims.