Alumni records are part directories, part newspapers, and magazines, part biographies, part obituaries, part yearbooks, part vital records, etc. You get the idea. If you are seeking genealogy clues, these “records’ are full of them. All of the information is derivative, but it can provide leads for you to search for original documents. And if you are documenting a person’s family story, well, there’s a ton of that kind of information too.
So what am I including in Alumni Records?
- Alumni directories
- Alumni registers
- Alumni newsletters, bulletins, newspapers, and magazines
- Commencement programs
And what information is available in them?
- Graduation dates and degree(s) received
- Current photos and/or those of their family
- Current address lists
- Where are they now and what are they doing?
- Obituaries and “In Memoriam”
- Children born to the alumnus
- Deaths in their family
- Life achievements and awards
- Interesting stories about the alumnus and their family
Below is a list of links to free online alumni record and index collections for the state:
Note: Some of the links listed below take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. Near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital.
(Updated November 2021; recently added links are in BOLD)
- Bayou Academy Alumni Directory
- Belhaven University Commencement Programs
- Belhaven University, Tartan Alumni Magazine
- Catalogue of the Officers, Alumni and Students of the University of Mississippi, at Oxford
- Delta State University Alumni Magazine
- Franklin County High School Alumni Directory
- Holmes Community College, PawPrints Alumni Newsletter
- Millsaps Bulletin, Alumnus News
- Millsaps University, Alumni Newsletters
- Mississippi College Alumni Magazine
- Mississippi School of the Arts Alumni Association Alumni Newsletter, The Phoenix Quarterly
- Mississippi State University, Alumnus Magazine
- Mississippi University for Women, Class Notes Alumni Newsletter
- Ole Miss Alumni Association, Rebel Insider Alumni Newsletter
- Ole Miss Alumni Review
- Tougaloo College Alumni Bulletin
- University of Mississippi Medical Center Alumni Publications
- University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, Alumni Newsletters
- University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Magazine
Good Luck and Happy Hunting!
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