Our Mississippi genealogists are available to 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, as well as help you with other special requests.
Our researchers are available to visit local archives and libraries to access unique record collections to help with your research. Below is a list of a few of the archives our Mississippi researchers have access to.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is known as one of the best genealogical sources for information on Mississippi ancestors and stretches back several centuries from the early colonial period to more recent times. Their holdings contain over 60,000 cubic feet of records. They have government documents, maps, and oral histories. They also hold more than 2,150 collections of family histories, as well as manuscripts and original records for every county in the state.
The Mitchell Memorial Library at Mississippi State University contains 82,000 items in their archives. Some of these texts specifically focus on the history of Mississippi State University (MSU), and contain records dated from the 1800s. These include records on athletes, departments, student publications, and photographs. There are also records of past college presidents.
The Mississippi Genealogical Society was founded on August 25, 1945. The society holds family, school, church, county, and state records. They also hold information from cemetery and bible records.
The McCain Library and Archives at the University of Southern Mississippi is devoted to preserving the history and culture of the state, especially through their historical manuscript collection. These manuscripts cover events such as the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and the American Civil War. Papers from politicians and information on the railroad industry are held here. Their records date back to the 1500s, with many focused on the central and southern areas of Mississippi.
McCain Library and Archives at the University of Southern Mississippi