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)

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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AberdeenWeekly Independent03/10/1849 – 03/16/185049Newspaper Archives
BiloxiDaily Herald08/16/1898 – 12/31/195517492Newspaper Archives
BiloxiSun Herald02/12/1994 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BiloxiBiloxi Herald01/14/1888 – 11/26/1898495Newspaper Archives
BrandonFree State01/20/1900 – 01/20/19001Newspaper 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
ColumbusColumbus Packet12/12/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbusCommercial Dispatch05/07/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CorinthDaily Corinthian06/12/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CorinthSub-Soiler and Democrat09/29/1876 – 09/29/18761Newspaper Archives
CountyMississippi Today06/10/2016 – 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 – 12/30/19224026Newspaper Archives
HandsboroHandsboro Democrat07/01/1876 – 07/01/18761Newspaper 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
JacksonJackson Advocate02/23/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonMississippi Link02/17/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonNorthside Sun07/01/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonClarion01/06/1886 – 01/11/1888104Newspaper Archives
JacksonClarion Ledger01/19/1888 – 03/06/189075Newspaper Archives
JacksonMississippi Free Press12/16/1961 – 08/01/1964117Newspaper Archives
JacksonMississippi Weekly05/18/1935 – 05/18/19351Newspaper Archives
JacksonMississippian02/21/1834 – 03/24/184877Newspaper Archives
JacksonMississippi Journal of Immigration10/01/1874 – 10/01/18741Newspaper Archives
JacksonJackson Daily News Expanded01/27/1919 – 04/30/1921644Newspaper Archives
KosciuskoStar Herald01/07/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LaurelLaurel Leader-Call05/02/2006 – 03/29/2012Recent 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 – 05/13/19501Newspaper Archives
NatchezNatchez Democrat07/14/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NatchezAriel07/20/1825 – 07/19/1828136Newspaper Archives
NatchezMisissippi Herald and Natchez Gazette08/10/1802 – 12/31/180793Newspaper Archives
NatchezMississippi Free Trader11/20/1844 – 03/28/1854383Newspaper Archives
NatchezMississippi Messenger09/07/1804 – 07/07/180830Newspaper Archives
NatchezMississippi Republican04/29/1812 – 12/22/182420Newspaper Archives
NatchezMississippi State Gazette03/06/1818 – 05/14/1825138Newspaper Archives
NatchezMississippian12/08/1808 – 09/10/181018Newspaper Archives
NatchezNatchez Daily Courier11/06/1855 – 10/07/1865167Newspaper Archives
NatchezNatchez Daily Courier01/01/1836 – 05/12/1842262Newspaper Archives
NatchezNatchez Daily Free Trader01/30/1855 – 03/22/18612Newspaper Archives
NatchezNatchez Gazette and Mississippi General Advertiser06/20/1811 – 05/07/181226Newspaper Archives
NatchezSouthern Clarion05/13/1831 – 11/18/183113Newspaper Archives
NatchezSouthern Galaxy05/22/1828 – 03/18/183017Newspaper Archives
NatchezStatesman and Gazette05/18/1825 – 10/24/1832123Newspaper Archives
NatchezWashington Republican and Natchez Intelligencer04/24/1816 – 06/14/181725Newspaper Archives
NatchezWeekly Chronicle07/06/1808 – 07/01/181252Newspaper Archives
New AlbanyNew Albany Gazette11/20/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OxfordOxford Eagle02/09/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PascagoulaMississippi Press08/01/2006 – 09/24/2012Recent Obituaries
PascagoulaMississippi Press, The: Web Edition Articles10/18/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PicayunePicayune Item02/05/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Port GibsonPort Gibson Correspondent01/22/1824 – 03/14/182910Newspaper Archives
PrentissPrentiss Headlight11/01/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
QuitmanClarke County Tribune02/28/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StarkvilleStarkville Daily News03/09/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StarkvilleLivestock and Farm Journal08/03/1876 – 08/03/18761Newspaper Archives
UnionNewton County Appeal03/06/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VicksburgVicksburg Post10/02/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VicksburgDaily Citizen07/02/1863 – 07/02/18631Newspaper Archives
VicksburgDaily Commercial03/21/1877 – 12/28/18821591Newspaper Archives
VicksburgGolden Rule01/27/1900 – 01/27/19001Newspaper Archives
VicksburgLight01/18/1900 – 01/18/19001Newspaper Archives
WashingtonTime’s Tablet and Mississippi Gazette09/02/1836 – 09/02/18361Newspaper Archives
West PointDaily Times Leader03/27/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WinonaWinona Times & Conservative04/02/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Yazoo CityYazoo Herald02/27/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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