On 10 December 1817, the western portion of Mississippi
Territory became the 20th state of the young country of America. The eastern portion became the state of Alabama two years later.
Today, I’ll share some online resources for Mississippi genealogical research.
Mississippi Territory Administration Papers – 1798-1817
Access Genealogy – Mississippi Records
FamilySearch – Mississippi Wiki
Genealogy & History Links by USGHN – long list of county links
Linkpendium – Most MS counties have 100+ links each on this website
Mississippi African-American Genealogy – Access Genealogy
Mississippi Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies – RAOGK
Mississippi Archives & Libraries – List of local public facilities with links
Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH)
Mississippi Genealogy Records Guide – RAOGK
Mississippi Historical Society – There is a great list of links for state history
Mississippi Online Historical Newspapers – Some links are to Genealogy Bank by subscription, but others are to Library of Congress and are free.
Mississippi Records – Cyndi’s List
Mississippi State Universities Digital Collections
MSGenWeb – volunteer site with information organized by counties. Well worth a visit, as some unique items are housed in USGenWeb. However, amount of contest per site varies considerably, depending on contributions to it.
Online Mississippi Death Records & Indexes
University Archives in Mississippi – Scroll down the page
University of Southern Mississippi Digital Archives
Williams Library at University of Mississippi -Special Collections