Mississippi Archives: 72 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Mississippi, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MS newspaper archives: 72 titles to help you search your family history in the “Magnolia State,” providing coverage from 1802 to Today. There are more than 6.2 million articles and records in our online Mississippi newspaper archives!

Photo: welcome sign at the Mississippi state line on Interstate 20
Photo: welcome sign at the Mississippi state line on Interstate 20. Credit: WebTV3; Wikimedia Commons.

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

Search Mississippi Newspaper Archives (1802 – 1964)

Search Mississippi Recent Obituaries (1994 – Current)

Illustration: Mississippi state flag
Illustration: Mississippi state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a complete list of Mississippi newspapers in the online 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.

CityTitleDate Range * Collection
AberdeenWeekly Independent03/10/1849 – 03/16/1850Newspaper Archives
BiloxiSun Herald02/12/1994 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BiloxiDaily Herald08/16/1898 – 12/31/1955Newspaper Archives
BiloxiBiloxi Herald01/14/1888 – 11/26/1898Newspaper Archives
BrandonFree State01/20/1900 – 01/20/1900Newspaper Archives
BrookhavenDaily Leader05/03/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CharlestonSun-Sentinel03/08/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClarksdaleClarksdale Press Register11/08/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClevelandBolivar Commercial11/04/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbiaColumbian-Progress11/03/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusCommercial Dispatch05/07/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusColumbus Packet12/12/2010 – 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
HandsboroHandsboro Democrat07/01/1876 – 07/01/1876Newspaper Archives
HattiesburgPetal News04/21/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HattiesburgLamar Times04/21/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HattiesburgHattiesburg Post09/22/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
IndianolaIndianola Enterprise-Tocsin09/16/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonNorthside Sun07/01/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonMississippian02/21/1834 – 03/24/1848Newspaper Archives
JacksonMississippi Weekly05/18/1935 – 05/18/1935Newspaper Archives
JacksonMississippi Link02/17/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonMississippi Free Press12/16/1961 – 08/01/1964Newspaper Archives
JacksonJackson Advocate02/23/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonClarion Ledger01/19/1888 – 03/06/1890Newspaper Archives
JacksonClarion01/06/1886 – 01/11/1888Newspaper Archives
KosciuskoStar Herald01/07/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LaurelLaurel Leader-Call05/02/2006 – 03/29/2012Recent Obituaries
LouisvilleWinston County Journal03/25/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LouisvilleChoctaw Plaindealer02/08/2006 – 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
NatchezWeekly Chronicle07/06/1808 – 07/01/1812Newspaper Archives
NatchezWashington Republican and Natchez Intelligencer04/24/1816 – 06/14/1817Newspaper Archives
NatchezStatesman and Gazette05/18/1825 – 10/24/1832Newspaper Archives
NatchezSouthern Galaxy05/22/1828 – 03/18/1830Newspaper Archives
NatchezSouthern Clarion05/13/1831 – 11/18/1831Newspaper Archives
NatchezNatchez Gazette and Mississippi General Advertiser06/20/1811 – 05/07/1812Newspaper Archives
NatchezNatchez Democrat07/14/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NatchezNatchez Daily Free Trader01/30/1855 – 03/22/1861Newspaper Archives
NatchezNatchez Daily Courier01/01/1836 – 05/12/1842Newspaper Archives
NatchezNatchez Daily Courier11/06/1855 – 10/07/1865Newspaper Archives
NatchezMississippian12/08/1808 – 09/10/1810Newspaper Archives
NatchezMississippi State Gazette03/06/1818 – 05/14/1825Newspaper Archives
NatchezMississippi Republican04/29/1812 – 12/22/1824Newspaper Archives
NatchezMississippi Messenger09/07/1804 – 07/07/1808Newspaper Archives
NatchezMississippi Free Trader11/20/1844 – 03/28/1854Newspaper Archives
NatchezMisissippi Herald and Natchez Gazette08/10/1802 – 12/31/1807Newspaper Archives
NatchezAriel07/20/1825 – 07/19/1828Newspaper Archives
New AlbanyNew Albany Gazette11/20/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OxfordOxford Eagle02/09/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PascagoulaMississippi Press, The: Web Edition Articles10/18/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PascagoulaMississippi Press08/01/2006 – 09/24/2012Recent 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
VicksburgVicksburg Post10/02/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VicksburgLight01/18/1900 – 01/18/1900Newspaper Archives
VicksburgGolden Rule01/27/1900 – 01/27/1900Newspaper Archives
VicksburgDaily Commercial03/21/1877 – 12/28/1882Newspaper Archives
VicksburgDaily Citizen07/02/1863 – 07/02/1863Newspaper Archives
WashingtonTime’s Tablet and Mississippi Gazette09/02/1836 – 09/02/1836Newspaper Archives
West PointDaily Times Leader03/27/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WinonaWinona Times & Conservative04/02/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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