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Biographical Index

The biographical index was begun by the Mississippi Departmentof Archives & History sometime in the mid-1930s prior to the death in 1937 of Dunbar Rowland, the Department's first director.  Much of the indexing was done in the ensuing administration of William D. McCain (1938-1955), with some additional indexing done in the years following.  Unfortunately, not all of the index keys have survived completely, but the staff of the Archives and Library Division feel that this index is of sufficient value to preserve its information.  This computerized index is the result of the transfer of the index from its original card format to electronic format.  Every effort has been made to provide as specific an identification of the indexed sources as possible. 

Please enter the name you wish to search.  You may enter the last name only, or both first and last names.

First name:   Last name: 
If search results number more than 500, you will be asked to refine your search.

How to Use the Biographical Index Search

You may enter only the last name or both the first and last names.

This search is case sensitive. Enter the name as in:

First names may be truncated. The example above would return information for "Smith, Sarah", "Smith, Sarah A.", "Smith, Sarah Ann", "Smith, Sarah B." etc.