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
Telephone: 601-359-6850
Telephone: 601-359-6975
Internet: http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/

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; Family History Library book 976.2 A3h.)

National Archives—Southeast Region (Atlanta)
1557 St. Joseph Avenue
East Point, GA 30344-2593
Telephone: 404-763-7477
Fax: 404-763-7033
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
Telephone: 601-369-4601
Fax: 601-369-2971
Internet: http://www.tombigbee.lib.ms.us/evans/

Mississippi State University-Mitchel Memorial
Special Collections-Genealogical Library
P.O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Telephone: 601-325-7679
Fax: 601-325-3560
Internet: http://nt.library.msstate.edu/index.htm

University of Southern Mississippi
McCain Library and Archives
P.O. Box 5148
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5148
Telephone: 601-266-4345
Fax: 601-266-4409
Internet: http://www.usm.edu/index.php

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; Family History Library  book 976.2 P2m; fiche 6100939.)