Mississippi Online Historical Newspapers Summary

 

Mississippi is one of the states that does not have a central online state repository for searching historical newspapers. Several states use the Library of Congress Chronicling America site as their main central online site for searching old newspapers and Mississippi has most of its online newspapers available on that site. Mississippi also has additional newspapers from other websites. Some are free and many require a subscription. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them.

There are over 1,500 newspapers that have been published in the Magnolia State – certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are quite a few that are indeed available. So go for it – find your Mississippi ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives. 

Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also I suspect that some of these links may change over time – so if there is a dead link – please use your favorite search engine to find their new location. 

(Updated May, 2021; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – Mississippi

Google News Archive

County and Library Collections: 

Coahoma County
Carnegie Public Library

  • Clarksdale Blues Star

  • Clarksdale Challenge

  • Clarksdale Daily Press

  • Clarksdale Daily Press Register

  • Clarksdale Daily Register

  • Clarksdale Daily Register and Daily News

  • Clarksdale Press Register

  • Clarksdale Register

  • Clarksdale Register and Daily News

  • Coahoma Living

  • Coahomian

  • Compass

  • Daily Clarion Ledger

  • Daily Democrat Times

  • Daily Register

  • Delta People

  • Delta Register

  • Fort Adams Item

  • Friars Point Coahomian

  • Friars Point Delta

  • Friars Point Gazette

  • Friars Point Weekly Delta

  • Gainesville Advocate

  • Mahogany

  • McInnis Porter

  • Natchez Democrat

  • New Coahomian

  • News Register

  • Press Register

  • Profile

  • The Dragon

  • The Traveller

  • Women Voter

Lincoln County
Lincoln Lawrence Franklin Regional Library

  • Brookhaven Semi-Weekly Leader

  • Monticello Advocate

  • Franklin Advocate

Wayne County
Waynesboro Wayne County Library System (in library only)

Student Collections:

Alcorn State University – Lorman

Belhaven University – Jackson

Blue Mountain College – Blue Mountain

Delta State University- Cleveland

East Mississippi Community College – Scooba

Hinds Junior College – Raymond

Jackson State University – Jackson

​Millsaps College – Jackson

Mississippi College – Clinton

Mississippi Delta Community College – Moorhead

Mississippi State University – Starkville

Mississippi University for Women – Columbus

Mississippi Valley State University – Itta Bena

Northeast Mississippi Community College – Booneville

Saint Stanislaus School – Bay St. Louis

Southwest Mississippi Community College – Summit

Tougaloo College – Tougaloo

University Southern Mississippi  – Hattiesburg

University of Mississippi – Oxford

William Carey College – Hattiesburg

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

Southern Miss History Digital Collection

  • The Reveille

  • Vardaman’s Weekly

  • Teachers College News

  • Gulf, Mobile & Northern Railroad News

  • New Standard Newspaper

  • The Golden Age Newspaper

  • Fayette Chronicle

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1941

Independent Voices – Alternative Press

  • Kudzu

  • Battlefront

Old Fulton Postcards

Small Town Papers

Southern School News Archive 

The Olden Times – Mississippi

Newspaper Abstracts – Mississippi

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historic newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page.

Other Free Sites:

Biloxi

Brandon

Choctaw

Clinton

Columbus

Corinth

Hattiesburg

Hernando

Holly Springs

Jackson

Natchez

Oxford

Paulding

Port Gibson

Vicksburg

Woodville

Yazoo City

Subscription or Pay Sites:

Ancestry.com:

There are currently 27 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Mississippi Newspapers

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 316 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – Mississippi Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 199 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Mississippi

Newspapers.com:

There are currently 375 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspapers.com – Mississippi 

And Finally:

You also need to check out the Mississippi Department of Archives and History  site, which can tell you what is happening in the state with regard to newspaper projects.

Please note – even more may be available via a local library where a library card is required. And of course there is always microfilm for those that have not been made available online as yet.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For more links for different states, provinces, and countries – please see the Newspaper Links page on this website.

For other Free Mississippi Links, click on the category of interest:​

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Yearbooks
Directories
Divorce Records
Naturalizations
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Immigration
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records

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7 Comments

  1. LOOKING FOR HUBBARD A CRAWFOOT COURT HOUSE HE BUILD IN THE MID 1852
    AFTER HE MOVED FROM NEW YORK.
    WHERE DID HE BUILD THE COURT HOUSE AT.
    ARE THERE ANY
    DOCUMENTS SHOWING HE WAS A JUDGE IN MISSISSIPPI ..HE WAS ALSO KNOWN AS SQURE…
    WHY I DONT KNOW
    ANY NEWS PAPER AS A PHOTO OF HIM. AND HIS WHY ANN CRAWFOOT.
    LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE
    CRAWFOOT FAMILY OF
    HUBBARD A.. CRAWFOOT.
    WHAT IS HIS MIDDLE NAME……

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  2. Lookin g for info on Ila Moore Breeland & Walter Marvin Breeland & families in Daisy Vestry, Jackson County, Mississippi. Marriages, occupations, residences. THANK YOU!

  3. Looking for info on Mary Greene or family she was b.1845, she married Linsey Jones and lived in Baker County Ga, but she was born in Mississippi

  4. Hi Who is the expert on newspapers about late 1950s early 1960s for Houston MS and NE area. Looking for info on railroad accident in Houston MS at that time. Train loco rolled down a bank!! Can anyone help. Charles from New Zealand

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