Mississippi Genealogists

Our Mississippi genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in Mississippi, including:

  • Mississippi Department of Archives and History
    Over 126,000 cubic feet of records, including government documents, bound volumes, maps and drawings, photographs, oral histories, and video and audio tapes
  • Mississippi Genealogical Society
    Local, school, church, county, and state records; also cemetery, Bible, and other pertinent family records
  • Evans Memorial Library
    Monroe County Cemetery Records through 1938, Monroe County Marriage Records Index (1821-1825 and 1834-1921), History of Monroe County, Monroe County Census indexes (1850-1880), Census for Monroe County (1820-1930), photographs (1894-1930), 1600 surname files, 500 family histories
  • Mississippi State University, Mitchell Memorial Library
    82,000 items documenting Mississippi, MSU publications from 1878, flat maps, newspapers, prints, vertical files, 683 manuscripts, presidential records
  • University of Southern Mississippi, McCain Library and Archives
    Vast amount of books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, speeches, sermons, books, newspapers, polemic pamphlets, diaries, and other items. Large collections include British Biographical Archive containing 324 full-text books, reference works (1601-1929), Early American Imprints chroniciling materials published in U.S. (1620-1820), Library of American Civilization focusing on the history of the Americas life from the Age of Exploration to World War I, Sabin Collection of all things printed in and about America from the 1600s to the Civil War, and beyond.

Our genealogists can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you would like to learn how our genealogists can further your research, request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Mississippi include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1800
  • Birth and death records have been recorded by the state government from 1912 to the present
  • Marriage records have been recorded by the state government from 1926 to the present
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1820
  • State, territorial, and colonial censuses were recorded every 10 years from 1840 through 1890
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from early 1800s to the present
  • Churches kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods that contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Military records
  • Town and county histories about the settlers and their families
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts since late 1700s
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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