Discovery Your Family History

Mississippi Family History & Genealogy Centers

Citizens in this southern state who wishes to uncover exactly where they originated from can find their queries responded to at certainly one of the Mississippi family history centers found within the state. All of these centers are branches of the greatest genealogy facilities in the entire world – the Family History Library managed by the LDS church and situated in Salt Lake City. Just similar to the library, the centers are operated by the Mississippi LDS Family Search & a group of highly experienced volunteers. The establishments are free of charge to the public & provide you with a number of research possibilities, such as microfilm, print materials & a wealth of personal computer resources.

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

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 turned into a territory in 1798 after generations of control by a variety of European powers. Seeking land & opportunity, an incredible migration took place leading up to statehood in 1817. As a region, the residents expanded more than 20 times fold. A large number who wound up in Mississippi initially traveled across Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina Georgia & elsewhere. Therefore, do completely check out those Mississippi documents before you decide to journey back on the wagon roads of your own ancestors and forefathers.

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=””>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).