Your Guide to Researching
Basic Guides * Family History Library * Maps *
All of the three books listed below have a small section covering each state that includes maps, historical information, vital records coverage and a bibliography of resources for that state.
Books you might purchase or use in a library include
Tracing Your Mississippi Ancestors (1994) Find in a Library
Use the Family History Library
Use the catalog at the FHL to find out what has been filmed covering the state Mississippi. ; Click View Related Places in the upper right to find sources that have been filmed for the county you are researching and once there click View Related Places in the upper right to find sources that have been filmed for the township or city. You will want to check for resources in all three jurisdictions, although most people check the county holdings first, township next and state last.
Bookmark or print out this map of Mississippi counties.
Mississippi Map from 1895 Atlas
Statewide Sites of Interest
Next, see what is available for your counties of interest at at one of these statewide sites. For each, use the county selection list to find out what is available for the various counties. Content will vary.
Visit the websites of these libraries. archives and societies.
Find Source Records
Land & Property Records
(For general informaton , see my guide to land records-- it will open in a new window, so you can leave it open )
Work with Other Researchers
Books, Periodicals, Articles, Tapes, CD's etc.
On The Web
Cemetery RecordsFind burials at Interment.net