The Diocesan Archives maintains historical and sacramental records for the Diocese of Jackson. Because of their fragile nature the archives are open only to qualified researchers approved by the diocesan archivist and the bishop.
Artifacts in the diocesan archives include:
- Sacramental Records - If you are seeking a baptismal certificate for yourself, please contact the parish in which you were baptized as they will have quick access to this. If you are unsure then call the diocesan archives (601.969.1880) to assist you in determining the church in which you were baptized.
- Bishops’ memorabilia
- Miters and Crosiers
- Papal Decrees
- Necrology of Priests
Genealogy - The diocese does not provide genealogical research in the archives. Those tracing a family history will be referred to an independent researcher who is approved by the archivist and bishop. All requests for information must be submitted in writing to: Archives, Diocese of Jackson, P.O. Box 2248, Jackson, MS 39225-2248. Requests are handled in the order in which they arrive.
For more information contact Mary Woodward, Director of Archives at 601.969.1880 or firstname.lastname@example.org