The USGenWeb Project Logo USGenWeb Archives TM Logo
Obituary Project
The USGenWeb Archives Logo

Welcome to the Mississippi
USGenWeb Obituary Project!


Participating Newspapers

  • Oxford Eagle
  • Tupelo Daily Journal
  • The Hearld

Public Domain Obituaries (pre-1929)

Volunteers Needed

This is a new project for Mississippi and we hope to make it a success by getting many local newspapers & funeral homes involved.

Ways You Can Help

You can help us by submitting a letter to the publisher of any local Mississippi Newspaper and get permission for current obits to be published. A sample letter can be found here

Copyright Law:

The Mississippi Obituary Project will abide by today's copyright laws. Obituaries published after December 31, 1929, unless:

  • you were the original author of the obituary
  • the newspaper in question grants permission to reprint the obituary
  • the obituary is that of a family member (you must give the relation)
  • you submit an abstract of your obituaries. A good abstract might give the paper's name, name of deceased, age, date of death, and date that the obituary appears in the paper (in parenthesis). Do you currently receive a Mississippi Newspaper? If so you too could be part of this project by helping us create Abstract Obituaries from current data.

    Please use the form for auto upload submissions

**Only Counties with Obituaries are Linked**
Temporarily Linked to Archives ftp while new Table of Contents are being built

Adams Alcorn Amite Attala
Benton Bolivar Calhoun Carroll
Chickasaw Choctaw Claiborne Clarke
Clay Coahoma Copiah Covington
De Soto Forrest Franklin George
Greene Grenada Hancock Harrison
Hinds Holmes Humphreys Issaquena
Itawamba Jackson Jasper Jefferson
Jefferson Davis Jones Kemper Lafayette
Lamar Lauderdale Lawrence Leake
Lee Leflore Lincoln Lowndes
Madison Marion Marshall Monroe
Montgomery Neshoba Newton Noxubee
Oktibbeha Panola Pearl River Perry
Pike Pontotoc Prentiss Quitman
Rankin Scott Sharkey Simpson
Smith Stone Sunflower Tallahatchie
Tate Tippah Tishomingo Tunica
Union Walthall Warren Washington
Wayne Webster Wilkinson Winston
Yalobusha Yazoo    

This page was last revised Wednesday, 02-Oct-2013 23:17:33 EDT

Thinking about Adopting a State? Please see the
Guidelines Page for more information.

Obituary Archives Project Coordinator - Maggie Stewart