Blogging by the States is a blog theme/challenge being run by Jim Sanders over at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets and is one of the new blog challenges that I am undertaking. I came in to Jim's challenge a little late so I am going to do some doubling up over the next few weeks to catch up. Jim's running through the states by the order in which they became a state.
This week's state is Mississippi, and unfortunately, I don't have (as of yet) any ancestors that resided in Mississippi. I thought that I might since I had one family that seemed to wander through the
South, but alas, they seemed to skip over Mississippi in their wanderings. So instead of talking about my ancestors in Mississippi, I went in search of some resources to recommend.
Family Search Wikki - As with almost any new area that I start on, the first thing I do is go to Family Search to see what their Wikki has to offer. I have never been steered wrong there, and this was no exception!
Mississippi Genealogy 101 - When I went looking for resources on Mississippi, I found a link to this site and was blown away. I'm actually going back here for almost every state that I research because the site has great information for all of them!
Mississippi Genealogy Network - I am a big advocate of using social media to start researching in any new location!
Mississippi USGenWeb - No effort to start new research would be complete without a visit to USGenWeb
Mississippi Department of History and Archives - The state Archives for Mississippi