Mississippi Archives: 80 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Mississippi, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MS newspaper archives: 80 titles to help you search your family history in the “Magnolia State,” providing coverage from 1802 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Mississippi newspaper archives!

Photo: sunset on the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Brandon, Mississippi
Photo: sunset on the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Brandon, Mississippi. Credit: Eskimo.the; 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 – Today)

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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.

City Title Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
Aberdeen Weekly Independent 03/10/1849 – 03/16/1850 49 Newspaper Archives
Biloxi Daily Herald 08/16/1898 – 12/31/1955 17492 Newspaper Archives
Biloxi Sun Herald 02/12/1994 – Current Recent Obituaries
Biloxi Biloxi Herald 01/14/1888 – 11/26/1898 495 Newspaper Archives
Brandon Free State 01/20/1900 – 01/20/1900 1 Newspaper Archives
Brookhaven Daily Leader 05/03/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Charleston Sun-Sentinel 03/08/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clarksdale Clarksdale Press Register 11/08/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cleveland Bolivar Commercial 11/04/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Columbia Columbian-Progress 11/03/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Columbus Columbus Packet 12/12/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Columbus Commercial Dispatch 05/07/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Corinth Daily Corinthian 06/12/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Corinth Sub-Soiler and Democrat 09/29/1876 – 09/29/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
County Mississippi Today 06/10/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Eupora Webster Progress-Times 03/25/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Forest Scott County Times 08/05/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greenville Delta Democrat Times 01/08/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greenwood Greenwood Commonwealth 05/29/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Gulfport Daily Herald 01/01/1910 – 12/30/1922 4026 Newspaper Archives
Handsboro Handsboro Democrat 07/01/1876 – 07/01/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Hattiesburg Hattiesburg Post 09/22/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hattiesburg Lamar Times 04/21/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hattiesburg Petal News 04/21/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Indianola Indianola Enterprise-Tocsin 09/16/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jackson Jackson Advocate 02/23/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jackson Mississippi Link 02/17/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jackson Northside Sun 07/01/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jackson Clarion 01/06/1886 – 01/11/1888 104 Newspaper Archives
Jackson Clarion Ledger 01/19/1888 – 03/06/1890 75 Newspaper Archives
Jackson Mississippi Free Press 12/16/1961 – 08/01/1964 117 Newspaper Archives
Jackson Mississippi Weekly 05/18/1935 – 05/18/1935 1 Newspaper Archives
Jackson Mississippian 02/21/1834 – 03/24/1848 77 Newspaper Archives
Jackson Mississippi Journal of Immigration 10/01/1874 – 10/01/1874 1 Newspaper Archives
Jackson Jackson Daily News Expanded 01/27/1919 – 04/30/1921 644 Newspaper Archives
Kosciusko Star Herald 01/07/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Laurel Laurel Leader-Call 05/02/2006 – 03/29/2012 Recent Obituaries
Louisville Choctaw Plaindealer 02/08/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Louisville Winston County Journal 03/25/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Magee Magee Courier, The & Simpson County News 01/03/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
McComb Enterprise-Journal 12/24/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Meridian Meridian Star 02/17/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mound Bayou Mound Bayou News-Digest 05/13/1950 – 05/13/1950 1 Newspaper Archives
Natchez Natchez Democrat 07/14/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Natchez Ariel 07/20/1825 – 07/19/1828 136 Newspaper Archives
Natchez Misissippi Herald and Natchez Gazette 08/10/1802 – 12/31/1807 93 Newspaper Archives
Natchez Mississippi Free Trader 11/20/1844 – 03/28/1854 383 Newspaper Archives
Natchez Mississippi Messenger 09/07/1804 – 07/07/1808 30 Newspaper Archives
Natchez Mississippi Republican 04/29/1812 – 12/22/1824 20 Newspaper Archives
Natchez Mississippi State Gazette 03/06/1818 – 05/14/1825 138 Newspaper Archives
Natchez Mississippian 12/08/1808 – 09/10/1810 18 Newspaper Archives
Natchez Natchez Daily Courier 11/06/1855 – 10/07/1865 167 Newspaper Archives
Natchez Natchez Daily Courier 01/01/1836 – 05/12/1842 262 Newspaper Archives
Natchez Natchez Daily Free Trader 01/30/1855 – 03/22/1861 2 Newspaper Archives
Natchez Natchez Gazette and Mississippi General Advertiser 06/20/1811 – 05/07/1812 26 Newspaper Archives
Natchez Southern Clarion 05/13/1831 – 11/18/1831 13 Newspaper Archives
Natchez Southern Galaxy 05/22/1828 – 03/18/1830 17 Newspaper Archives
Natchez Statesman and Gazette 05/18/1825 – 10/24/1832 123 Newspaper Archives
Natchez Washington Republican and Natchez Intelligencer 04/24/1816 – 06/14/1817 25 Newspaper Archives
Natchez Weekly Chronicle 07/06/1808 – 07/01/1812 52 Newspaper Archives
New Albany New Albany Gazette 11/20/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Oxford Oxford Eagle 02/09/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pascagoula Mississippi Press 08/01/2006 – 09/24/2012 Recent Obituaries
Pascagoula Mississippi Press, The: Web Edition Articles 10/18/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Picayune Picayune Item 02/05/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Port Gibson Port Gibson Correspondent 01/22/1824 – 03/14/1829 10 Newspaper Archives
Prentiss Prentiss Headlight 11/01/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Quitman Clarke County Tribune 02/28/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Starkville Starkville Daily News 03/09/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Starkville Livestock and Farm Journal 08/03/1876 – 08/03/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Union Newton County Appeal 03/06/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Vicksburg Vicksburg Post 10/02/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Vicksburg Daily Citizen 07/02/1863 – 07/02/1863 1 Newspaper Archives
Vicksburg Daily Commercial 03/21/1877 – 12/28/1882 1591 Newspaper Archives
Vicksburg Golden Rule 01/27/1900 – 01/27/1900 1 Newspaper Archives
Vicksburg Light 01/18/1900 – 01/18/1900 1 Newspaper Archives
Washington Time’s Tablet and Mississippi Gazette 09/02/1836 – 09/02/1836 1 Newspaper Archives
West Point Daily Times Leader 03/27/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Winona Winona Times & Conservative 04/02/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Yazoo City Yazoo Herald 02/27/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries

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