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This special section of The Olden Times features old newspaper articles from or about Mississippi & Mississippi families. They can be a valuable resource for genealogical and historical research.

You'll find old news articles, obituaries, birth & marriage announcements, ads and more. See the links at the top of this page to go to the Index of Names or to search this site.
Each of these was scanned from an original issue of an old newspaper in my personal collection. They appear in the order in which they were added to this website.

Note: The Index of Names is always your best bet for finding a specific name!

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Confederate Dead at Iuka, Tishomingo Co.1868

PRADOS Death, Harrison Co., 1912

ALBRIGHT Death, Marshall Co., 1869

Superintendent MORGAN Marries Black Woman, 1874

Vintage Postcard: Aerial View of Jackson, circa 1930-1945

Popular Comedian Sam WATERS Dead, 1841

PAYNE Death, 1872

David OWEN Jailed for Passing Phony $50 Bill, 1854

Steamer Eclipse Bound for Mississippi  Towns, Capt. BROADWELL, 1856

Tragic Shooting in Oktibbeha County, 1912  BETTS, HOWARD

1908 Photo of Wilbur & Hillman OLIPHANT of Poplarville

TRACY Plans Grand Ball for Mississippi Press Association, 1877

Ex-Confederates Meet at Mississippi City, 1891; Not yet indexed, but surnames include the following:    DAVIS, HENDERSON, LANCASTER, RAMSAY, HEWS, HUGHES, SPENCE, EVANS, SMEDES, DEDAUX, HALLEMAN, RICHARDS

Vintage Postcard: Lamar Life Insurance Home Office, Jackson, 1932

Vintage Postcard: Mississippi State Capitol Building

Vintage Postcard: Beach Scene on U. S. Highway 90, the "Old Spanish Trail"

Vintage Postcard: Jackson City Hall & Hinds County Courthouse

Vintage Postcard: Fort Massachusetts, Ship Island

Vintage Postcard: Downtown Clarksdale, Coahoma County

L. HALL's Amazing Apiary, Sparta, Chickasaw CO., 1891

Tylertown News: Teacher Resigns, Lodge Elects Officers, 1914

CAMPBELL & DAVIS to be Tried at Natchez, 1914

T. J. HUNT Establishes Newspaper, Carroll County, 1855

Steamer Eclipse Bound for Mississippi  Towns, Capt. BROADWELL, 1856

MAYFIELD Death, DeSoto County, 1855

LEWELLING Estate: Land & Slaves for Sale, Marshall Co., 1855 SMITH

Mark ETHERIDGE Offers DeSoto Co. Farm & Negroes for Sale, 1855

Warren ALEXANDER has Narrow Escape, Poplarville, 1912

Two Jonestown Stores Destroyed in Fires, Coahoma County, 1914 LONGINO

Estabutchu (?!) Woodmen Elect Officers,  1914 Now indexed! Surnames include the following: CARAWAY, HULBERT, THATCH, WILLIAMS, PEEBLES, GOBLE, DAVIS

ANDREWS Suicide, Panola County, 1877

Capt. J. R. TAYLOR Death, Confederate Veteran, Lowndes Co., 1912 PLUMMER, BREAST

FORTINBERRY - LAMPTON Marriage, Walthall County, 1912 SUMMER, KING

Picture of the Dr. Willis Walley Hospital, Jackson, 1936

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