Mississippi Archives: 66 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Mississippi, whose western border is primarily the Mississippi River, was admitted into the Union as the nation’s 20th state on 10 December 1817. The 32nd largest state in the country, Mississippi is the 31st most populous.

photo of aMississippi welcome sign on Interstate 20
Photo: Mississippi welcome sign on Interstate 20. Credit: WebTV3; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Mississippi, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MS newspaper archives: 66 titles to help you search your family history in the “Magnolia State,” providing coverage from 1802 to Today. There are more than 5.2 million articles and records in our online Mississippi newspaper archives!

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your Mississippi ancestors in these MS newspapers. Our Mississippi newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Note that our Mississippi archives contain many of the very first newspapers in the state from the early 1800s, many of which were published in Natchez, MS, including the Misissippi Herald and Natchez Gazette, Mississippi Messenger, Mississippian, and the Weekly Chronicle.

Search Mississippi Newspaper Archives (1802 – 1964)

Search Mississippi Recent Obituaries (1994 – Current)

illustration: state flag of Mississippi
Illustration: state flag of Mississippi. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a list of online Mississippi newspapers in the historical archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The MS newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range * Collection
BiloxiBiloxi Herald01/14/1888 – 11/26/1898Newspaper Archives
BiloxiDaily Herald08/16/1898 – 12/31/1955Newspaper Archives
BiloxiSun Herald02/12/1994 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrandonFree State01/20/1900 – 01/20/1900Newspaper Archives
BrookhavenDaily Leader05/03/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClarksdaleClarksdale Press Register11/08/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClevelandBolivar Commercial11/04/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbiaColumbian-Progress11/03/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusColumbus Packet12/12/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusCommercial Dispatch05/07/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CorinthDaily Corinthian06/12/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EuporaWebster Progress-Times03/25/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ForestScott County Times08/05/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreenvilleDelta Democrat Times01/08/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreenwoodGreenwood Commonwealth05/29/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GulfportDaily Herald01/01/1910 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
HattiesburgHattiesburg Post09/22/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HattiesburgLamar Times04/21/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HattiesburgPetal News04/21/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
IndianolaIndianola Enterprise-Tocsin09/16/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonClarion01/06/1886 – 01/11/1888Newspaper Archives
JacksonClarion Ledger01/19/1888 – 03/06/1890Newspaper Archives
JacksonJackson Advocate02/23/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonMississippi Free Press12/16/1961 – 08/01/1964Newspaper Archives
JacksonMississippi Weekly05/18/1935 – 05/18/1935Newspaper Archives
JacksonMississippi Link02/17/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonNorthside Sun07/01/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KosciuskoStar Herald01/07/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LaurelLaurel Leader-Call05/02/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LouisvilleChoctaw Plaindealer02/08/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LouisvilleWinston County Journal03/25/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MageeMagee Courier, The & Simpson County News01/03/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
McCombEnterprise-Journal12/24/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MeridianMeridian Star02/17/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Mound BayouMound Bayou News-Digest05/13/1950 – 05/13/1950Newspaper Archives
NatchezAriel07/20/1825 – 07/19/1828Newspaper Archives
NatchezMississippi Free Trader11/20/1844 – 03/28/1854Newspaper Archives
NatchezMississippi State Gazette03/06/1818 – 05/14/1825Newspaper Archives
NatchezNatchez Democrat07/14/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NatchezSouthern Clarion05/13/1831 – 11/18/1831Newspaper Archives
NatchezSouthern Galaxy05/22/1828 – 03/18/1830Newspaper Archives
NatchezStatesman and Gazette05/18/1825 – 10/24/1832Newspaper Archives
NatchezMisissippi Herald and Natchez Gazette08/10/1802 – 12/31/1807Newspaper Archives
NatchezMississippi Messenger09/07/1804 – 07/07/1808Newspaper Archives
NatchezMississippi Republican04/29/1812 – 12/22/1824Newspaper Archives
NatchezMississippian12/08/1808 – 09/10/1810Newspaper Archives
NatchezNatchez Daily Courier11/20/1861 – 11/08/1862Newspaper Archives
NatchezNatchez Daily Free Trader01/30/1855 – 03/22/1861Newspaper Archives
NatchezNatchez Gazette and Mississippi General Advertiser06/20/1811 – 05/07/1812Newspaper Archives
NatchezWashington Republican and Natchez Intelligencer04/24/1816 – 06/14/1817Newspaper Archives
NatchezWeekly Chronicle07/06/1808 – 07/01/1812Newspaper Archives
New AlbanyNew Albany Gazette11/20/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OxfordOxford Eagle02/09/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PascCCagoulaMississippi Press08/01/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PascagoulaMississippi Press, The: Web Edition Articles10/18/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PicayunePicayune Item02/05/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Port GibsonPort Gibson Correspondent01/22/1824 – 03/14/1829Newspaper Archives
PrentissPrentiss Headlight11/01/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StarkvilleStarkville Daily News03/09/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VicksburgDaily Commercial03/21/1877 – 12/28/1882Newspaper Archives
VicksburgGolden Rule01/27/1900 – 01/27/1900Newspaper Archives
VicksburgLight01/18/1900 – 01/18/1900Newspaper Archives
VicksburgVicksburg Post10/02/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VicksburgDaily Citizen07/02/1863 – 07/02/1863Newspaper Archives
West PointDaily Times Leader03/27/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WinonaWinona Times & Conservative04/02/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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