Mississippi Archives and Libraries

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The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers in Mississippi.

Mississippi Department of
Archives and History

100 South State Street
P.O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: (601) 359-6850
Phone: (601) 359-6975

A useful guide to their collection is Thomas W. Henderson and Ronald E. Tomlin, comps., Guide to Official Records in the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (Jackson, Mississippi: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 1975. FHL book 976.2 A3h.

National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: (770) 968-2100
Fax: (770) 968-2547
Internet: http://www.archives.gov/southeast/

Mississippi Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 5301
Jackson, MS 39216

Evans Memorial Library
105 North Long Street
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: (601) 369-4601
Fax: (601) 369-2971

Mississippi State University-Mitchel Memorial
Special Collections-Genealogical Library
P.O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: (601) 325-7679
Fax: (601) 325-3560

University of Southern Mississippi
McCain Library and Archives
P.O. Box 5148
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5148
Phone: (601) 266-4345
Fax: (601) 266-4409

To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Mississippi counties, use the nine inventories of county archives published by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. The Family History Library has copies of most of these inventories.

Another helpful guide to Mississippi county records is Survey of Records in Mississippi Court Houses (Jackson, Mississippi: Mississippi Genealogical Society, 1957. FHL book 976.2 P2m and FHL fiche 6100939.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Mississippi State Archives, Various Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)