GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Mississippi: MS-3

Immaculate Conception Church
833 Sixth Street
P.O. Box 1988
Laurel, MS 39440

Phone: 601-426-3473

 

History: Immaculate Conception Church, Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Biloxi (Archives: Biloxi, Mississippi). Sisters, Marianites of Holy Cross (North American Province) (Archives: New Orleans, Louisiana) administered the catechetical ministry at Immaculate Conception Church and evangelized on the Sandersville Reservation (Choctaw), 1982-1990s.

 

Holding of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1980s-1990s

Volume: Few records

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church and its mission station.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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