Local History & Genealogy Department Resource Guide

Department Policies

  • We can better serve you if you call before your visit
  • Research requests are accepted in person, by phone, e-mail, or mail
  • There is currently one Microfilm/Microfiche reader/printer available in the department ????
  • Copies are ten cents each, and there is a one hour limit when others are waiting

Selected Print Resources Available

Microfilm Resources

A microfilm/fiche reader and printer is available for use.

  • Daily Herald: 1888 – present (Missing Mar 1964 – Aug 1965)
  • Sun Herald: Oct 1985 – present
  • South Mississippi Sun (Morning Paper):  Oct 1973 – Sep 1985
  • Keesler News/Seabee Courier:  Jan 1963 – Dec 2010
  • Biloxi Press: May 12, 1977 – Dec 1986
  • The Biloxi-North Biloxi Press: Jan 7, 1987 – Mar 30, 1988
  • Biloxi D’iberville Press: Apr 6, 1988 – Jul 18, 2001
  • Bay Press: Aug 15, 2001 – Aug 21, 2002
  • The Dixie Guide (Gulfport, MS): 1929- 1971  (Not consecutive years)
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: Alabame, Mississippi & Lousiana (Not every city included)
  • Biloxi Cemetery Records: Books A-E
  • Mississippi Death Certificate Index: 1912-1929
  • Harrison County Wills:  1854-1921
  • Harrison County Marriage Records: 1841-1931
  • Harrison County Marriage Bonds: Oct 24, 1869 – Jan 26, 1879
  • Harrison County Deed Records: 1841-1886, Index Jul 1841 – Mar 1889
  • Harrison County Tax Assessments:  1832-1890 (Not consecutive years)
  • Harrison County Bond Records: Administrators, Executors, & Guardians 1851-1902
  • Harrison County History WPA: Vol. XXIV