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Our holdings include several thousand books on site, great STORIES about Lafayette County, MS, plus files of obituaries, cemetery records, hundreds of rolls of MICROFILM and microfiche cards. We have extensive Civil War records (including 128 volumes of the "War of the Rebellion," Mississippi maps, how-to books for genealogical research, numerous family history folders, books about families and files, the LDS indices to legal cases in Lafayette County, migration records, military records, marriage records (including almost 10,000 licenses, receipts and returns) along with original county records from the 1800s and other unique and out-of print materials and periodicals. There is a unique group of publications produced by the Society that are availible here in the library for use onsite. If you'd like to use any of them at home, you'll find them HERE.

  • We've just finished rearranging the Genealogy Room. Click on this LAYOUT to see where items are located now.
  • Click on BOOKS for a partial listing of our book titles.
  • Try this FAMILY page for a partial listing of the family research that people have donated in books, files and folders.
  • Volunteers have just completed an online index of ENSLAVED PERSONS using the Lafayette County Probate records.
  • Here's where to see a great collection of historic Lafayette County PICTURES that we're adding to all the time.
  • Here's our summary list of PERIODICALS.
    Shortly, we'll have our hard-cover family books and research hanging files listed here as well.
  • And, we've just started adding VIDEOS  to our site.
  • We've also got a room full of some of the original early RECORDSfor Lafayette County.


In adddition to our focus on Mississippi and Lafayette County, we have reference material from almost every state especially those providing immigrants to our area.  We're continuing to add to our database weekly. The room is open at any time the library is open, but is usually staffed by experienced Genealogy volunteers during afternoons Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  

Plan a trip to Oxford and drop by to check us out!