Local History and Genealogy Collections

The Mississippi Room located at the Robinson-Carpenter Memorial Library in Cleveland houses the Bolivar County Library System's local history and genealogy collections. For a list of Mississippi Room materials of genealogical importance, click on: A Guide to Genealogical Records and Resources.  The Mississippi Room is equipped with both a microfilm machine with print capabilities and a public access computer with Internet access available for patrons performing research.

The Reference Services Librarian will search for obituaries when the month and year of death is known, but other research by staff for genealogical or local history is very limited. Among the Mississippi Room materials available are Bolivar County newspapers on microfilm, including The Bolivar Commercial (through to January 27, 2004 is currently available) and The Cleveland Enterprise (scattered issues 1901-1945). For a complete listing of materials available on microfilm, click on: Microfilm Holdings. Contact the Director or Reference Services Librarian at tdblackwell@bolivar.lib.ms.us if you have a particular need in this area or if you have questions regarding this service.

A great website for local genealogical and historical information is "Bolivar County Mississippi GenWeb." To access this website, click on: http://usgw.org/bolivar/

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