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{{MS-sidebar}}<br>''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi Genealogy|Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi_Archives_and_Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]''  
  
The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers in Mississippi.  
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These repositories preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in Mississippi.<br>
  
'''[http://mdah.state.ms.us/ Mississippi Department of <br>Archives and History]<br>'''100 South State Street<br>P.O. Box 571<br>Jackson, MS 39201<br>Phone: (601) 359-6850<br>Phone: (601) 359-6975<br>
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=== Wiki Articles on Major Repositories in Mississippi  ===
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[[National Archives at Atlanta]]{{·}} Mississippi Department of Archives and History{{·}} Mississippi Genealogical Society{{·}} Mississippi Historical Society{{·}} [[Evans Memorial Library]]{{·}} McCardle Research Library{{·}} Mississippi State University Mitchel Library{{·}} University of Mississippi Williams Library{{·}} University of Southern Mississippi{{·}} [[Briscoe Center for American History]] Austin TX{{·}} [[Dallas Public Central Library]] TX{{·}} [[Mobile Municipal Archives]] AL
  
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|185430|item|disp=FHL book 976.2 A3h}}.
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=== Online Records of Mississippi ===
  
'''[[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)|National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]]<br>'''5780 Jonesboro Road <br>Morrow, GA 30260 <br>Phone: (770) 968-2100<br>Fax: (770) 968-2547 <br>Internet: http://www.archives.gov/southeast/
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'''Mississippi Genealogical Society<br>'''P.O. Box 5301<br>Jackson, MS 39216
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=== National Repositories ===
  
'''[http://www.tombigbee.lib.ms.us/evans/ Evans Memorial Library]'''<br>105 North Long Street<br>Aberdeen, MS 39730<br>Phone: (601) 369-4601<br>Fax: (601) 369-2971
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| [[Image:NARA Atlanta.jpg|right|280px|NARA Atlanta.jpg]]'''[[National Archives at Atlanta]]'''<br>5780 Jonesboro Road<br>Morrow, Georgia 30260 USA<br>Phone: 770-968-2100<br>Fax: 770-968-2547<br>E-mail: [mailto:atlanta.archives@nara.gov atlanta.archives@nara.gov]<br>Internet: [http://www.archives.gov/southeast/ National Archives at Atlanta] <br><br>
  
'''[http://library.msstate.edu/specialcollections Mississippi State University-Mitchel Memorial]<br>'''Special Collections-Genealogical Library<br>P.O. Box 5408<br>Mississippi State, MS 39762<br>Phone: (601) 325-7679<br>Fax: (601) 325-3560
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:Records from over 100 federal agencies and courts in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, '''Mississippi''', North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Also includes Vice Admiralty Courts of SC, evolution of federal courts, Constitutional rights, Revolutionary War, Civil War, reconstruction, World Wars I and II, and space exploration. Microfilms for censuses, diplomatic missions, military service records, bounty-land applications, passenger arrival lists, naturalizations, American Indians, and African Americans.<ref name="DB127">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 127-28. {{WorldCat|39493985}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref><br><br>
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'''[http://www.usm.edu/ University of Southern Mississippi]<br>'''McCain Library and Archives<br>P.O. Box 5148<br>Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5148<br>Phone: (601) 266-4345<br>Fax: (601) 266-4409<br>
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=== Statewide Repositories ===
  
To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Mississippi counties, use the nine inventories of county archives published by the {{FHL|historical records survey %28mississippi%29|keywords|disp=Historical Records Survey}} around 1940. The Family History Library has copies of most of these inventories.
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'''Mississippi Department of Archives and History'''<br>200 North Street<br>Jackson, MS 39201 USA<br>Telephone: 601-576-6850<br>E-mail: [mailto:info@mdah.state.ms.us info@mdah.state.ms.us]<br>Internet: [http://mdah.state.ms.us/new/ Mississippi Department of Archives and History]
  
Another helpful guide to Mississippi county records is ''Survey of Records in Mississippi Court Houses'' (Jackson, Mississippi: Mississippi Genealogical Society, 1957. {{FHL|153221|item|disp=FHL book 976.2 P2m}} and {{FHL|153221|item|disp=FHL fiche 6100939}}.
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:This is the best place to start genealogy research in Mississippi. Researchers can find original records from every Mississippi county here. They also have newspapers, genealogies, and county histories.<ref name="DB65" /> A useful guide is:
  
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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:*Thomas W. Henderson and Ronald E. Tomlin, ''Guide to Official Records in the Mississippi Department of Archives and History'' (Jackson, Mississippi: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 1975). {{WorldCat|865859264}}; {{FHL|185430|item|disp=FHL Book 976.2 A3h}}.
  
[[Mississippi State Archives, Various Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Mississippi State Archives, Various Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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:*[https://books.google.com/books?id=LB9DAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA88&lpg=PA88&dq=1868+Yazoo+County+Tax+Collector&source=bl&ots=vXTtPiakZq&sig=ZKUjHNz2zSUUqkweOuteq6XoAFs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjIsJz3u4zKAhVLpB4KHWEyAlwQ6AEINDAE#v=onepage&q=1868%20Yazoo%20County%20Tax%20Collector&f=false An Official Guide to the Historical Materials in the Mississippi Department of Archives and History], prepared in 1911-1912 by the Director, Dunbar Rowland, LL.D., is available on-line in its entirety at Google books.
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=== Mississippi Digital Collections  ===
 
  
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:*[[Mississippi State Archives, Various Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Mississippi State Archives, Various Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br><br>
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'''Mississippi Genealogical Society<br>'''P.O. Box 5301<br>Jackson, MS 39216 USA<br>E-mail: [mailto:Info@MSGenSociety.org Info@MSGenSociety.org]<br>Internet: [http://msgensociety.org/index.html Mississippi Genealogical Society]<br><br>
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'''Mississippi Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 571<br>Jackson, MS 39205-0571 USA<br>Telephone: 601-576-6849<br>E-mail: [mailto:mhs@mdah.state.ms.us mhs@mdah.state.ms.us]<br>Internet: [http://www.mississippihistory.org/ Mississippi Historical Society]
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:Their collection is now part of the ''Mississippi Department of Archives and History'' above.<br><br>
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=== Regional Repositories ===
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'''[[Evans Memorial Library]]'''<br>105 North Long Street<br>Aberdeen, MS 39730 USA<br>Telephone: 622-369-4601<br>Fax: 622-369-2971<br>E-mail: [mailto:eml@tombigbee.lib.ms.us eml@tombigbee.lib.ms.us]<br>Internet: [http://www.tombigbee.lib.ms.us/evans/ Evans Memorial Library]
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:This is an outstanding regional library with records of the deep South, including Mississippi and Alabama oral histories, church records, newspapers, maps, military records, Chickasaw Indians, African Americans, fraternal histories, scrapbooks, manuscripts and photos. One of the largest genealogy collections in the South - could be called "the Fort Wayne Library of the South."<ref name="DB65">Dollarhide and Bremer, 65.</ref><br><br>
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'''McCardle Research Library'''<br>Old Courthouse Museum<br>1008 Cherry St<br>Vicksburg, MS 39183 USA<br>Telephone: 601-36-0741<br>Internet: [http://oldcourthouse.org/mccardle-library/ McCardle Library]
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:Regional and local genealogy for early Mississippians, and American Civil War records including local history, histories of Warren County families, local cemetery records, census records, business directories, civil war manuscripts, maps, marriage records, and tax records.<ref name="DB65" /> <ref>[http://oldcourthouse.org/mccardle-library/ McCardle Library] in ''Vicksburg's Old Courthouse Museum'' (accessed 11 November 2015).</ref><br><br>
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'''Mississippi State University Mitchel Library<br>'''P.O. Box 5408<br>395 Hardy Rd<br>Mississippi State, MS 39762-5408 USA<br>Telephone: 662-325-7679<br>E-mail: [mail to:sp_coll@library.msstate.edu sp_coll@library.msstate.edu]<br>Internet: [http://library.msstate.edu/specialcollections Special Collections]
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:They have books, manuscripts, maps, biographies, and genealogies.<ref name="DB65" /><br><br>
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'''University of Mississippi Williams Library'''<br>P.O. Box 1848<br>1 Library Loop<br>University, MS 38677 USA<br>Telephone: 662-915-7408<br>E-mail: [mailto:archivesdept@olemiss.edu archivesdept@olemiss.edu]<br>Internet: [http://www.libraries.olemiss.edu/uml/archives-special-collections Archives and Special Collections]
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:They have an excellent collection of records about Mississippi such as logging, early settlers, oral histories, manuscripts, and local histories.<ref name="DB65" /><br><br>
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'''[http://www.usm.edu/ University of Southern Mississippi]<br>'''McCain Library and Archives<br>P.O. Box 5148<br>Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5148 USA<br>Phone: (601) 266-4345<br>Fax: (601) 266-4409<br>
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=== Outside of Mississippi Repositories  ===
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[[Image:Briscoe Center for American History 2012.jpg|right|280px|Briscoe Center for American History 2012.jpg]]'''[[Briscoe Center for American History]]'''<br>University of Texas at Austin<br>2313 Red River Street<br>Austin, Texas 78705 USA<br>Telephone: 512-495-4532<br>E-mail: [http://www.cah.utexas.edu/research/reference_help.php Reference Request Form]<br>Internet: [http://www.cah.utexas.edu/index.php Briscoe Center for American History]<br><br>
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:This collection is as large as the Texas state archives including newspapers, biographies, private collections, the American South, military history, Western Americana, photos, and the ''[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utcah/01227/cah-01227.html Natchez Trace Collection]'' papers from '''Mississippi''' and Louisiana.<ref name="DB65" /><br><br>
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[[Image:Dallas Public Central Library.jpg|right|280px|Dallas Public Central Library.jpg]]'''[[Dallas Public Central Library]]'''<br>1515 Young St.<br>Dallas, TX 75201-9987 USA<br>Telephone: 214-670-1400<br>Internet: http://dallaslibrary2.org/genealogy/index.php <br><br>
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:Outstanding genealogical collection with records for more than Texas, including Oklahoma, Louisiana, '''Mississippi''', the South, Mid-Atlantic, and New England states.<ref name="DB107">Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.</ref> 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, tax abstracts, films of originals for some states, and databases.<ref>[http://dallaslibrary2.org/genealogy/collection.php Dallas Public Library Genealogy Collection] in ''Dallas Public Library'' (accessed 10 November 2015).</ref><br><br>
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'''[[Mobile Municipal Archives]]'''<br>P.O. Box 1827<br>457 Church Street<br>Mobile, Alabama 36633-1827 USA<br>Telephone: 251-208-7740<br>Fax: 251-208-7428<br>E-mail: [mailto:archives@cityofmobile.org archives@cityofmobile.org]<br> Internet: http://www.cityofmobile.org/archives/ Municipal Archives<br>
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:Includes records of early Louisiana, '''Mississippi''', Alabama, and Florida settlers: Spanish, French, and Anglo especially during the Spanish period. This is the premier library for Gulf Coast settlers from Louisiana to Florida.<ref name="DB65" />
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=== Guidebook  ===
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*Mississippi Genealogical Society (Jackson, Mississippi), ''Survey of Records in Mississippi Court Houses'' (Jackson, Mississippi: Mississippi Genealogical Society, 1957. {{WorldCat|865951131}}; {{FHL|153221|item|disp=FHL Book 976.2 P2m}} and {{FHL|153221|item|disp=FHL fiche 6100939}}. Describes Mississippi county records.
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These repositories preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in Mississippi.

Wiki Articles on Major Repositories in Mississippi

National Archives at Atlanta · Mississippi Department of Archives and History · Mississippi Genealogical Society · Mississippi Historical Society · Evans Memorial Library · McCardle Research Library · Mississippi State University Mitchel Library · University of Mississippi Williams Library · University of Southern Mississippi · Briscoe Center for American History Austin TX · Dallas Public Central Library TX · Mobile Municipal Archives AL

Online Records of Mississippi

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Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.


National Repositories

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National Archives at Atlanta
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, Georgia 30260 USA
Phone: 770-968-2100
Fax: 770-968-2547
E-mail: atlanta.archives@nara.gov
Internet: National Archives at Atlanta

Records from over 100 federal agencies and courts in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Also includes Vice Admiralty Courts of SC, evolution of federal courts, Constitutional rights, Revolutionary War, Civil War, reconstruction, World Wars I and II, and space exploration. Microfilms for censuses, diplomatic missions, military service records, bounty-land applications, passenger arrival lists, naturalizations, American Indians, and African Americans.[1]

Statewide Repositories

Mississippi Department of Archives and History
200 North Street
Jackson, MS 39201 USA
Telephone: 601-576-6850
E-mail: info@mdah.state.ms.us
Internet: Mississippi Department of Archives and History

This is the best place to start genealogy research in Mississippi. Researchers can find original records from every Mississippi county here. They also have newspapers, genealogies, and county histories.[2] A useful guide is:
  • Thomas W. Henderson and Ronald E. Tomlin, Guide to Official Records in the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (Jackson, Mississippi: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 1975). WorldCat 865859264; FHL Book 976.2 A3h.
Wiki articles describing parts of their online collections are found at:

Mississippi Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 5301
Jackson, MS 39216 USA
E-mail: Info@MSGenSociety.org
Internet: Mississippi Genealogical Society

Mississippi Historical Society
PO Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571 USA
Telephone: 601-576-6849
E-mail: mhs@mdah.state.ms.us
Internet: Mississippi Historical Society

Their collection is now part of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History above.

Regional Repositories

Evans Memorial Library
105 North Long Street
Aberdeen, MS 39730 USA
Telephone: 622-369-4601
Fax: 622-369-2971
E-mail: eml@tombigbee.lib.ms.us
Internet: Evans Memorial Library

This is an outstanding regional library with records of the deep South, including Mississippi and Alabama oral histories, church records, newspapers, maps, military records, Chickasaw Indians, African Americans, fraternal histories, scrapbooks, manuscripts and photos. One of the largest genealogy collections in the South - could be called "the Fort Wayne Library of the South."[2]

McCardle Research Library
Old Courthouse Museum
1008 Cherry St
Vicksburg, MS 39183 USA
Telephone: 601-36-0741
Internet: McCardle Library

Regional and local genealogy for early Mississippians, and American Civil War records including local history, histories of Warren County families, local cemetery records, census records, business directories, civil war manuscripts, maps, marriage records, and tax records.[2] [3]

Mississippi State University Mitchel Library
P.O. Box 5408
395 Hardy Rd
Mississippi State, MS 39762-5408 USA
Telephone: 662-325-7679
E-mail: [mail to:sp_coll@library.msstate.edu sp_coll@library.msstate.edu]
Internet: Special Collections

They have books, manuscripts, maps, biographies, and genealogies.[2]

University of Mississippi Williams Library
P.O. Box 1848
1 Library Loop
University, MS 38677 USA
Telephone: 662-915-7408
E-mail: archivesdept@olemiss.edu
Internet: Archives and Special Collections

They have an excellent collection of records about Mississippi such as logging, early settlers, oral histories, manuscripts, and local histories.[2]

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

Outside of Mississippi Repositories

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Briscoe Center for American History
University of Texas at Austin
2313 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78705 USA
Telephone: 512-495-4532
E-mail: Reference Request Form
Internet: Briscoe Center for American History

This collection is as large as the Texas state archives including newspapers, biographies, private collections, the American South, military history, Western Americana, photos, and the Natchez Trace Collection papers from Mississippi and Louisiana.[2]

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Dallas Public Central Library
1515 Young St.
Dallas, TX 75201-9987 USA
Telephone: 214-670-1400
Internet: http://dallaslibrary2.org/genealogy/index.php

Outstanding genealogical collection with records for more than Texas, including Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, the South, Mid-Atlantic, and New England states.[4] 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, tax abstracts, films of originals for some states, and databases.[5]

Mobile Municipal Archives
P.O. Box 1827
457 Church Street
Mobile, Alabama 36633-1827 USA
Telephone: 251-208-7740
Fax: 251-208-7428
E-mail: archives@cityofmobile.org
Internet: http://www.cityofmobile.org/archives/ Municipal Archives

Includes records of early Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida settlers: Spanish, French, and Anglo especially during the Spanish period. This is the premier library for Gulf Coast settlers from Louisiana to Florida.[2]

Guidebook

  • Mississippi Genealogical Society (Jackson, Mississippi), Survey of Records in Mississippi Court Houses (Jackson, Mississippi: Mississippi Genealogical Society, 1957. WorldCat 865951131; FHL Book 976.2 P2m and FHL fiche 6100939. Describes Mississippi county records.

References

  1. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 127-28. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Dollarhide and Bremer, 65.
  3. McCardle Library in Vicksburg's Old Courthouse Museum (accessed 11 November 2015).
  4. Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.
  5. Dallas Public Library Genealogy Collection in Dallas Public Library (accessed 10 November 2015).
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