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Here are some great websites pertaining to genealogy and history of our area and our people.


Lafayette County Digital Museum
    This is a new site that uses the Heritage Foundation mapping system to display
    pictures, stories, videos, documents and all sorts of interesting exhibits about
    Oxford and Lafayette County.


Lafayette County, Mississippi
    This links you to our county website which gives you access to additional
    sites (land ownership, taxes, etc.) that can be helpful in local research


Lantern Project
    This is a multi-state and multi-instituion effort to digitize legal records of
    enslaved persons, led by MSU Libraries


City of Oxford, Mississippi
    Oxford is a great supporter of the Society and here's the link to their webpages


Lafayette County page on Genealogy Trails
    Here's a great free website put up by our friend, Gene Phillips with lots
    of information about Lafayette County


University of Mississippi
    Homepages of Ole Miss which you can use to get to the University
    Library's online resources


State of Mississippi Archives and History
    State Archives' website for accessing their huge collection


Lost Friends Index
    This searchable database provides access to more than 2,500 advertisements
    that appeared in the Southwestern Christian Advocate between November 1879
    and December 1900 and features messages from individuals searching for
    loved ones lost in slavery.


Ships' Passenger Lists
    Here's a link provided by one of our younger followers who found it useful
    and suggested we add it to our listing.


Georgetown Project
    In 1838, Georgetown University sold 272 slaves to plantations in Louisiana.
    Men, women, and children. University folklore says they perished without a trace.
    But almost one hundred survived the Civil War. Thousands of descendants
    are alive today.


Information Wanted
    Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery aims to identify, digitize, transcribe, and
    publish ads placed in newspapers across the United States (and beyond) by
    formerly enslaved people searching for family members and loved ones
    after emancipation.


Genealogy for Kids
    Another link provided by one of our younger followers who found it useful working
    on a genealogy merit badge. Simple steps make it easy for everyone to
    participate regardless of age.


Lafayette County Cemeteries
    Partial listing of cemeteries in Lafayette County


Oxford Lafayette County Heritage Foundation
    The Heritage Foundation has several great projects in the county in which
    they have restored old structures as museums.


Slave Voyages
    The SlaveVoyages website is a collaborative digital initiative that compiles
    and makes publicly accessible records of the largest slave trades in history.
    Search these records to learn about the broad origins and forced relocations of
    more than 12 million African people who were sent across the Atlantic in slave
    ships, and hundreds of thousands more who were trafficked within the Americas.


Visit Oxford
    If you're coming to see us, here's a great place to start with information
    about Oxford


Property Information in Lafayette County, MS
    Direct link to land parcel maps for Lafayette County with current
    ownership shown


County Places
    A few highlights from the MSGW Lafayette County pages


LQC Lamar House
    Here's a direct link to the LQC Lamar house museum



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