Mississippi Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

Residents of this southern state who get an inkling to find out where they came from can get their questions answered at one of the Mississippi family history centers located throughout the state. These centers are branches of the largest genealogy facility in the world - the Family History Library operated by the LDS church and located in Salt Lake City. Like the library, the centers are run by the Mississippi LDS churches and a band of highly skilled volunteers. The facilities are free to the general public and offer a host of research options, including microfilm, print materials and a wealth of computer resources.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to [email protected]


Booneville Mississippi Family History Center
George Allen Dr
Booneville, Mississippi 38829
(601) 725-6216
Tue 10a-4p; Sat by appt

Stake Family History Center
1301 Pinehaven Drive
Clinton, Mississippi 39056
(601) 924-2686
Sundays:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesdays:  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursdays:  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Notes: Greater Jackson Mississippi Metropolitan area

Gulfport Mississippi Family History Center
Klein Rd
Gulfport, Mississippi 39503
(228) 832-0195

Hattiesburg Mississippi Family History Center
2215 Broadway Dr
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401
(601) 268-3733
Wednesdays and Thursdays 10a.m. to 3p.m.

Oxford Mississippi Family History Center
South Lamar
Oxford, Mississippi 38655
(662) 234-7586
Mon 10a-4p Fri 5p-9p Sat 10a-4p Sun 1p-4p
Notes: Off of Hwy 6 heading out of town

Philadelphia Mississippi Family History Center
100 Bounds Ave
Philadelphia, Mississippi 39350
(601) 656-7447
call for times or to schedule and appointment

Tupelo Family History Center
840 S Thomas St
Tupelo, Mississippi 38801
(601) 844-2092
Tues & Wed 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. -5 p.m.

Mississippi Genealogy Resources

Mississippi became a territory in 1798 after centuries of control by various European powers. Pursuing land and opportunity, a great migration occurred leading up to statehood in 1817. As a territory the population increased 20 fold. Many who ended up in Mississippi first traveled through Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and elsewhere. So, do fully explore those Mississippi records before you travel back on the wagon roads of your ancestors.

Some great Mississippi specific genealogy resources that you definitely want to check out are:

1. Mississippi State Archives can help you with your MS research, whether through its online digital archives, guidance on genealogy research or its research services.

2. Though its web site is geared to teachers, we all know that family historians also become local historians for the communities they research. Mississippi HistoryNow provides that much needed context for our ancestral research.

3. Check out the "a href="http://www.msdiglib.org/index.php">Mississippi Digital Library which contains material from 11 institutions and includes maps, oral histories, letters, images and a collection of genealogy books by Louise Cox Fox.

4. Want to know what records are extant in Mississippi? Get your hands on the volumes produced by the Mississippi Historical Records Survey. This link to WorldCat shows the volumes produced and which libraries hold them - if your library doesn't have the volume you need, consider requesting it through interlibrary loan (ILL).

Mississippi Record Collections

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