Mississippi Genealogical and Historical Societies

GENERAL MISSISSIPPI ORGANIZATIONS

  The Covington County Genealogical and History Society
 

The mission of the Covington Genealogical and History Society is to collect, preserve, and disseminate genealogical and   historical data; to promote interest in genealogical and historical research, and to encourage and instruct members in the use of genealogical source material and data and in the proper documentation of findings.

Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society
PO Box 381
Collins, MS 39428
Website: http://www.rootsweb.com/~msccghs/

  The Magnolia Connection (quarterly magazine / commercial)
 

This focuses on MS genealogy. It includes a lot of queries but has stories, new books printed by fellow genealogists and organizations, club events and activities, what's available in the county libraries, etc..
Subscription is $16.00 a year.
Address: PO Box 697, Ellisville, MS 39437.
E-Mail Contact: Flicka Smith

  Mississippi Memories (quarterly magazine / commercial)
 

2000 begins the 10th year of "Mississippi Memories". They publish only MS materials (all counties) including such articles as the continuing soundex of MS marriages, Confederate Discharge Papers, tax rolls, abandoned cemeteries, etc. Queries are free to members and books for review are accepted as long as MS connected.
Subscription fee is $15 for 4 yearly issues. Past volumes available.
Send to P.O. 18991 Shreveport, LA 71138-1991
E-Mail contact Joyce Shannon Bridges

  South Mississippi Genealogical and Historical Society
    Library at 107 Park Avenue, adjacent to Kamper Park Zoo.  Hours 9:00 am until 12:00 pm every Saturday. 

NEIGHBORING STATES
LOUISIANA - Williams Research Center, New Orleans
 
Williams Research Center / Historic New Orleans Collection
410 Chartres Street
New Orleans, La. 70130-2102
Phone : (504)  598-7125 Fax: (504) 598-7168
 
COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS

  Adams County
  • Historic Natchez Foundation, 108 S. Commerce, Natchez, 39120 - phone 442-2500.


  •   Alcorn County
    • Alcorn County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1808, Corinth, MS 38835-1808.

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      News From: Alcorn County Genealogical Society
      The new Alcorn Co. Cemetery book, published by Rose Publishing, has arrived. It has over 500 pages, a full name index, black cover with gold lettering. The book is currently $49.95 plus $5.00 shipping and can be ordered from: ACGS, P.O. Box 1808, Corinth, MS 38835-1808


      Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society, See Lee County (Tupelo)

    • Northeast Regional Library, 1023 Fillmore, Corinth, MS 38834


      Amite County
    • Amite County Historical and Genealogical Society Recently Formed

    • Liberty, Mississippi - November 1, 2004
      The Amite County Historical and Genealogical Society of Mississippi was organized on July 23, 2004. Its purpose and objectives are to promote interest in the history of places, events, and families of Amite County; collect and preserve local historic treasures, including family histories; and educate our community about its unique heritage. One of the first Confederate monuments was erected in the county seat of Liberty in 1871 as a memorial to its native sons who lost their lives during the Civil War. Some famous historical residents included Gail Borden, creator of condensed milk, and Dr. Tichenor, inventor of a medicinal remedy of the same name.
      Of special interest is the upcoming Bicentennial Celebration of the founding of Amite County in February 1809, when it was divided out of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. President Joey H. Wall is an enthusiastic proponent of publishing an updated county history, re-vitalizing the Little Red School House Museum, and establishing historical home tours. Other founding officers include William Greg Barron, vice president, Sue Clark Severson, secretary, and N. Gay Blalock, treasurer.
      It is an exciting time to become involved in preserving and celebrating the history of Amite County. Anyone interested in helping the Society move forward on its historical and genealogical objectives is welcome to join. For additional information, or to become actively involved, submit annual dues of $15 per person or $25 per family; mail inquiry to Amite County Historical and Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 2, Liberty, Mississippi, 39645.

      CONTACT INFORMATION:
      Sue Clark Severson, Secretary
      925-254-1679
      Amite County Historical and Genealogical Society
      P. O. Box 2
      Liberty, Mississippi 39645



      Attala County

      Benton County
      Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society, [See Lee County]


      Calhoun County
    • Calhoun County Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 114, Pittsboro, MS 38951


      Carroll County
    • Carroll County Genealogy Society, P. O. Box 282, Carrollton, MS 38917 - Judy Stanford, President. Meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at the Carrollton-N. Carrollton Public Library at 2:00 p.m.


      Chickasaw County
    • Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society, [See Lee County]
    • Chickasaw County Historical & Genealogical Society

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      News From: Chickasaw County Historical & Genealogical Society 
      WWW Website
      Publication available:  "Pictorial History of Chickasaw County" - cost is $49.50 plus 3.50 for s/h.  More than 200 pages of wonderful photos of the people and places that have been a part of Chickasaw County. 

      Still available, "Chickasaw County History, Vol. II" - $75.00 plus $5.00 s/h.  Contains over 800 pgs. and more than 1400 family histories.

      All regular mail should be addressed to the society at P. O. Box 42, Houston, MS 38851.  Email inquiries should be directed to Ruth Kendall or Sally Beaty


      Choctaw County
    • Choctaw County Historical & Genealogical Society

    • P. O. Box 1382
      Ackerman, MS 39735
      e-mail:  jgriffin@telepak.net


      Claiborne County
    • Claiborne - Jefferson County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1017, Port Gibson MS, 39150

      Clarke County

    The Historical Village of DeSoto Improvement Society
    72 Clarion Street
    Shubuta MS 39360
    Web Site http://desotoms.bravehost.com/

    Historic Clarke County, Inc.
    P O Box 172
    Quitman, MS 39355

    News - added 2/15/07

    Historic Clarke County – Second Edition

    This hard back book on Historic Clarke County, Mississippi contains a wealth of genealogical information including cities, towns & communities, schools, local government officials, businesses, and numerous family histories along with many old photographs. With it being a Second Edition, it also embraces the full contents of the first original edition.

    With the help of local and past citizens, it was compiled by Historic Clarke County, Inc. to help preserve memories of the past.

    Measuring 9” wide and 11” in height with 520 pages, this book is a must for any family historian or genealogist researching Clarke County, Mississippi.

    Please send your name, mailing address, phone number and payment of $50 plus $6 shipping & handling to:

    Historic Clarke County, Inc.
    P O Box 172
    Quitman MS 39355


      DeSoto County



      Forrest County
    • McCain Library & Archives, University of Southern Mississippi, Southern Station, Box 5148, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5148 ... Telephone: (601) 266 - 4345.  Hours 8-5, Monday through Friday.  Not open on evenings or weekends.

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    • South Mississippi Genealogical & Historical Society - Located at 109 South park Ave. (west entrance to Kamper Park) First building on the right as you enter the park. Rear entrance to building. (Front is occupied by Water Dept.) See our website for meeting times, library hours,
      and contact information orr email us at smghs@megagate.com.

      Greene County

    • Greene County Museum & Historical Society , P.O. Box 871, Leakeville, MS 39451; 601-394-4343


       Hancock County
    • Hancock County Historical Society, Bay St. Louis, MS
    • Hancock County Public Library, Bay St. Louis, MS
    • L.W. Anderson Genealogical Library (Moved to Murfreesboro, TN at the Linebaugh Library System.) 


       Harrison County
    • Biloxi Public Library, P.O. Box 467, Biloxi, MS 39533
    • Gulfport - Harrison County Public Library, Box 4018, 14th Street & 21st Avenue, Gulfport, MS 39501
    • Mississippi Coast Genealogical & Historical Society, P.O. Box 513, Biloxi, MS 39530


       Hinds County
    • MSHINDS FRA Annual Genealogy Fair, Nov. 8
      EVENT Family Research Association of Mississippi Genealogy Fair
      TIME Saturday, 8 November 2008, 9 a.m. -3 p.m.
      PLACE Alta Woods United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 109 Alta Woods Blvd
      (intersection of Terry Road, near I-55/20 exchange), Jackson MS 39204
      (601-372-6016).
      PRICE Free attendance
      DISPLAY TABLES $15 each
      POINTS OF CONTACT:
      Tricia Nelson, 601-892-0195, _LMNelson10@aol.com
      Wayne Woodward, 601-373-8644, _wwoodward44@hotmail.com
      Mary Landin, 601-885-8683, _LANDINMC@aol.com
       

    • Open to all people interested in family history and genealogy, everyone is invited to attend the upcoming Genealogy Fair sponsored by the Family Research Association of Mississippi. Anyone who would like to bring their family materials and other history/genealogical materials for display can reserve an 8-ft long table for $15 each. Sharing ideas and networking is a great way to learn more about genealogy research, mutual family lines, genealogy organizations around the state, and available historical and genealogical information.
       
    • Family Research Association of Mississippi, P.O. Box 13334, Jackson, MS 39236-3334

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    • Mississippi Dept. of Archives & History  Phone 601-576-6876

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    • Mississippi Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 5301, Jackson, MS 39216 
      • No library, MGS newsletter or quarterly available.
      • No research for individuals
      • MGS Membership by invitation only.

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    • Mississippi Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Martin W. McKinnon II, President, 12 Avery Circle, Jackson, MS 39211
    • Clinton Genealogical & Historical Society, John Noel, 709 Tanglewood Drive, Clinton, MS 39056, Phone: 601-924-5544
    • Utica Heritage Society, Inc., Mary Collins Landin, P. O. Box 129, Utica, MS 39175
      Phone: 601-885-8683
      Email: UticaMShistory@aol.com ,landinmc@aol.com


       Itawamba County
    • Itawamba Historical Society
      The Itawamba Historical Society
      Corner of Church Street and Museum Drive
      PO Box 7
      Mantachie, MS 38855
      Telephone: 662-282-7664
      Email: robfra36@hotmail.com
      Website:
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~msichs

      The Itawamba Historical Society publishes Itawamba Settlers, the quarterly 56-page membership journal. The magazine features abstracts of old county records such as wills, deeds, marriage records and other items of genealogical interest such as family histories, old photographs, family group records, church histories and so much more devoted entirely to Itawamba County, Mississippi history and genealogy. Each issue contains a query sections where members may have submitted queries published. The fourth issue of each year contains an annual surname index.

      The Itawamba Historical Society also maintains the following facilities:

      Historic Bonds House Museum
      Corner of Church Street and Museum Drive
      Mantachie, Mississippi
      Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm

      Bonds House, built ca. 1895 by Mantachie merchant and postmaster James Andrew Bonds, serves as the society's county museum of history. The architecture of this structure reflects the building style of Itawamba County rural farm houses from the late 19th Century. Housed in this building are several archives rooms including the Delmus C. Harden Archives, the George Washington Owens Archives, the Ruth Boren Sheffield Archives and the James Grissom archives. The building houses artifacts from the early 1800s through the 20th Century. Located on the grounds of the structure are many Mississippi native plants and the Mollie Spradling Dulaney Prayer and Meditation Point which overlooks Tishtontee Creek. Historic Bonds House is located adjacent to the George Poteet History Center and is open during regular society hours.

      The George Poteet History Center
      Corner of Church Street and Museum Drive
      Mantachie, Mississippi
      Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm

      The George Poteet History Center, a state-of-the-art 2,400 square foot facility houses the society's Gordon McFerrin Assembly Hall where society meetings and programs are held. Also located in this facility are the society's offices and the Gaither Spradling Library. Located in the Gaither Spradling Library are more than 1,600 volumes of research material devoted not only to Itawamba County, but most all southern states as well. The society subscribes to more than 30 regional genealogical publications. The society's book collections also includes general history and general genealogical areas. The society's filing system contains more than 3,000 files including family group sheets, pedigree charts, family histories, old photographs and general county histories. The society's filing system contains more than 300 maps including historic maps of southern states from ca. 1750 to the present, as well as maps of every county in Mississippi and historic maps of every state in the United States. Also located in the society's library are more than 1,000 pages of 19th century documents including old letters, bills of sale, wills and ledgers pertaining to Itawamba County, Mississippi families. The society's microform collection includes every available census of not only Itawamba County, but every surrounding county as well. The collection also houses every Itawamba County newspaper from 1903 to 1975, Itawamba County courthouse records, the complete Itawamba County WPA History Project, Lee County newspapers from the 1870's to the 1880's, slave schedule records, the 1890 Civil War veterans census of Itawamba County and genealogical publications on microform.


    • Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society, See Lee County (Tupelo)


      Jackson County
    • The Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society
      (The Jackson County Historical Society and the Jackson County Genealogical Society merged in April, 2008).

      P.O. Box 984, Pascagoula, MS 39568, website: www.jchgs-ms.org
    • Jackson-George Regional Library System, Pascagoula City Library, 3214 Pascagoula Street, P.O. Box 937, Pascagoula, MS 39567

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      News From: Ocean Springs Genealogical Society, Inc.

      P. O. Box 1765, Ocean Springs, Ms. 39564 

      News Bulletin: The JACKSON COUNTY, MS. CHANCERY COURT WILLS Books 1 and 2, 1875- 1925 AND CHANCERY COURT MINUTE BOOKS 1 through 4, 1875 
      through 1900 ADMINISTRATIVE SETTLEMENTS and GUARDIANSHIPS). The Genealogical Data has been extracted, proofed and published. The Book contains a SURNAME INDEX FOR BOOK ENTRY NUMBERS. Each entry contains all names identified in each document, case file number & etc. The initial publications printed are available to be purchased by other GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES AND OR LIBRARIES. Individuals may submit their request in writing. Please include your check and an accurate mailing address and allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery. You may also print the Book Order Form to be utilized for ordering available books from the Society.

      The "Jackson County, Mississippi, School Census, 1916" was compiled by members of the Ocean Springs Genealogical Society, Inc.. The 8-1/2 by 11, , 89 page book list all families with children who were of school age to determine the number of children to be educated in each area of the county. While many of the early school censuses of Jackson County, MS are no longer in existence, the county school district had in its possession a number of the enumerations that were taken in the early 1900s. These listings, which show the location of residence, name of the head of household, names of the children and their ages, have been valuable in proving age and relationship for many people. It includes a 8 page surname index. The book is attractively bound with black spiral book binders and light blue card stock covers with black lettering. Price is $12.00 Post Paid. 

      YOU MAY SELECT TO USE THE BOOK ORDER FORM while at the site listed above, follow instructions linking to the book order form. Just select print while on the book order form site, fill it out and mail to address below. 

      Please Send Check or Money order to Ocean Springs Genealogical Society, Inc. and forward to: 

      Ocean Springs Genealogical Society, Inc. 
      ATTN: Elaine G. Miller, Cookbook Committee Chairman 
      P. O. Box 1765 
      Ocean Springs, MS. 39566-1765 

      Cemetery Book of Jackson County, Mississippi, Else Martin, Editor, published 2008 by the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society. Compiled from 15 years of research, this 719-page volume, with a comprehensive index, lists more than 45,000 persons interred in more than 250 cemeteries from 1813 to 1908 with their vital data. All known African-American and family cemeteries are included. Many entries are annotated with genealogical notes and historical background with a special designation for military veterans. Maps show the locations of most of the cemeteries. Hardcover, $56 postpaid, Mississippi residents add 7% tax. Order from the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 984, Pascagoula, MS 39568.



      Jefferson County

      Jones County
    • Jones County Genealogical Organization 

    • P. O. Box 2644 
      Laurel, MS  39442-2644 
      Email:  jcgho1@yahoo.com
    • Laurel-Jones County Library, 503 Commerce St., Laurel, MS 39440
    • Lauren Rogers Memorial Library & Museum, P.O. Box 1108, 5th at 7th Streets, Laurel, MS 39440
    • Jones County Genealogical & Historical Organization (JCGHO), P.O. Box 2644 Laurel, Ms. 39442
      Website: http://www.rootsweb.com/~msjcgho/


      Lafayette County

      Lamar County


    The Lamar Co. Historical Society
    meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Justice Court Building in Purvis. Dues are $10 per person. The address is: Lamar Co. Historical Society
    57 Max White Rd.
    Purvis, MS 39475

    The Society maintains and operates the Lamar Co. Museum housed in the old depot on Shelby Speights Dr., Purvis. It is open 9:00 to 12:00 a.m. on Saturdays and by appointment.

    A new publication, "The Purvis Tornado of 1908", an illustrated history of that event, is for sale for $10. For information, contact Myrna Lazenby, mhlazenby@c-gate.net.



      Lauderdale County
    • Meridian Public Library, 2517 7th Street, Meridian, MS 39301
    • Lauderdale Co. Dept. of Archives and History, Courthouse Annex, Meridian, MS 39301


      Leake County
    • Dancing Rabbit Genealogical & Historical Society, P. O. Box 166, Carthage, MS 39051; E-Mail: drghsociety@yahoo.com
      Contact their email address for publications on sale.


      Lee County
    • Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 434, Tupelo, MS 38801
      Focusing on the following counties in Northeast Mississippi: Lee, Pontotoc, Chickasaw, Alcorn, Tippah, Prentiss, Monroe, Itawamba, Union, and Tishomingo. Meet on the 4th Thursday of each month except holidays at the Lee County Library, 219 N. Madison, Tupelo, MS. Email: nems.hgs@gmmail.com


      Leflore County
    • Greenwood - Leflore County Public Library, 408 West Washington, Greenwood, MS 38930


      Lowndes County
    • Columbus - Lowndes Genealogical Society, 314 North 7th Street, Columbus, MS 39701
    • Columbus Public Library, 314 North 7th Street, Columbus, MS 39701
    • Fant Memorial Library (Mississippi University for Women), W-Box 1625 Columbus, MS 39701 ... Phone (601) 329-7332 ... Fax (601) 329-7348. Contact: Frieda Davison fdavison@MUW.Edu, Professor and Director of Library Services


      Madison County
    • Dancing Rabbit Creek Genealogical Society [See Leake County]
    • Mississippi Society, Sons of the American Revolution, 529 Pawnee Way, Madison, MS 39110


      Marshall County
    • Marshall County Genealogical Society, 109 E. Gholson Avenue, Holly Springs, MS 38635.

    • Contact Suzy Stilwell, President, Suzywa@aol.com


      Monroe County
    • Monroe County Historical Society

    • 30062 Sandhill Road
      Aberdeen, MS 39730
      Email:   jerryaharlow@aol.com
       
    • Aberdeen Genealogical Society, Mrs., William Nickles, Pres., Aberdeen, MS 39730
    • Evans Memorial Library, 105 North Long, Aberdeen, MS 39730 (Ph 601-369-4601)
    • Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society, See Lee County (Tupelo)


      Newton County
    • Dancing Rabbit Creek Genealogical Society [See Leake County]
    • Kemper-Newton Regional Library System, 101 Peachtree Street, Union, MS 39365
    • Newton County Historical and Genealogical Society

    • The Newton County Historical and Genealogical Society  will meet in the Newton Public Library at 10 a. m. on the second Saturday of each month effective with the August 2002 meeting.
      Annual dues are $12 (individual) or $18 (household). 
      For further information contact: 
          Dr. Harold Graham
          17222 HW 503
          Decatur, MS 39327 
      601-635-4553 or hgraham@nexband.com


      Neshoba County
    • Dancing Rabbit Creek Genealogical Society [See Leake County]
    • Historical Trails Library, Route 1, Box 373, Philadelphia, MS 39350
    • Neshoba Co. Public Library, West Beacon Street, Philadelphia, MS 39350
    • Neshoba County Genealogy Group, An organizational meeting was held for the Neshoba County Genealogical Group in January ... subject of this first meeting was to decide best monthly meeting times, goals for the gensoc, future officer elections, publication of local family histories, GenWeb access, etc. Your input is still needed! Contact Doug McLain at 601-656-4787 for more information.


      Noxubee County
    • Noxubee County Library 103 King Street, Macon MS 39341
    • Noxubee County Historical Society, P.O. Box 392, Macon MS 39341


      Panola County
    • Batesville Public Library, 106 College Street, Batesville, MS 38606
    • Historical & Genealogical Society of Panola County, Mrs. J.L. Still, 105 Church Street, Batesville, MS 38606

      Pike County

      Southwest Mississippi Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 175, McComb, MS 39649

    The Southwest Mississippi Genealogical Society was created in the year 2000, uniting those with the similar interest of researching their families' history.

    Our Mission: To promote genealogical research in Southwest Mississippi; to provide research materials and equipment for use by the membership; to answer queries from researchers seeking information from this area; and provide for public access through the Pike-Amite-Walthall public library system headquartered in McComb, Mississippi.

    The Society has been joined by seven (7) Southwest Mississippi Counties each eager to provide the public with pertinent information concerning their past and present residents. These counties are: Amite, Franklin, Lawrence, Lincoln, Pike, Walthall, and Wilkinson. These counties will provide information concerning cemeteries, marriages, and deaths.

    Web page: http://www.swmgs.com/
    Email : Larry Carruth, President - llcisme@cableone.net


      Pontotoc County

    • Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society, See Lee County (Tupelo)


      Prentiss County
    • Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society, See Lee County (Tupelo)
    • The Prentiss County Historical and Genealogical Society

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      The Prentiss County Genealogical & Historical Society now have Books for sale! 

      Will Index - this is an index showing book and page number of the location of each Will. This is the listing of all Wills that have been indexed to date - approx. 1,700 names. 8 1/2" x 11" - Price: $10 +$2 shipping.

      Enumeration Rolls - 1907-1935 - This is a transcribed copy of the enumeration rolls required by the State of Mississippi to be filed for every widow and soldier applying for Civil War Pension during these years. 8 1/2" x 11" - Price $15 + $2 shipping. 

      Civil War Widows Pension Applications - This book has approximately 333 applications, with 400 pages. This is a transcribed copy of every legible application located at the courthouse in Prentiss County. 8 1/2" x 14" - cost: pre publication price is $45 + $5 shipping until May 15, 2000. After May 15, price will be $55 + $5 shipping.

      Plus many more...
       

    • Please allow 2 - 3 weeks for delivery. You can send your order to: 

    • Prentiss County Genealogical and Historical Society, P.O. Box 491, Booneville, MS 38829 
       

    • Check the Society page often for notices of material being worked on and published.
          
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~mspcgs/Index.html



      Quitman County
    • Marks - Quitman County Library, 315 East Main, Marks, MS 38646


      Rankin County
    • Rankin County Historical Society, P.O. Box 841, Brandon, MS 39042


      Scott County
    • Dancing Rabbit Creek Genealogical Society [See Leake County]
    • Forest Public Library forest@cmrls.lib.ms.us
    • Scott County Genealogical Society, Dorothy Vance (Secretary)

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    • Scott County Genealogical Society meets the second Sat. of each month at Forest Library. The door opens at 1:00 meeting starts at 2:00. WE use the back door. Dues are $12.00 per person or $18.00 per couple or $150.00 lifetime. We have a pedigree chart book for sale for $15.00 plus $3.20 for shipping. 
       
    • Our cook book is presently out of print.
       
    • Our History Book The History of Scott County Mississippi and it's Families should be out mid May.  You can still pre-order for $57.00 the price will go up when the books are received. Send check or money order to Society address.

    • Scott County Genealogical Society
      P.O. Box 737
      Forest, MS 39074 


      Smith County
    Smith County Genealogical Society ... contact Charlotte Webb, Lncwebb@direcway.com

    The Smith County Genealogical Society  meetings are scheduled for the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 am. The meetings are held at the Raleigh Public  Library. Membership dues are  $12.00 for 1 person or $18.00 per couple 

    Newsletters are be published quarterly.  Members submission of queries is free, non-members will be charged a small fee based on length of query. 
    Applications can be requested at the following address: 

     Smith County Genealogical Society 
     P. O. Box 356 
     Raleigh, MS 39153 

    Smith County Genealogical Society is working on an undated book on the Smith County Cemeteries. The society is interested in such information as Wife of, Child of,  Husband of, and so forth.  Anyone having this information that would like to see in the book is encourage to send it to society president Charlotte Webb, Lncwebb@direcway.com

    SMITH COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY PUBLISH FAMILY HISTORY BOOK

    A special hardback bound publication, "Smith County, Mississippi and Its
    Families, 1833-2003" is now available that is devoted to past and present
    families, communities, businesses, organizations, schools, and churches. The
    book is a result of three years work by the Smith County Genealogical
    Society and contains individual contributions for 580 individual family and
    military veteran histories as well as writeups for past and present
    communities, businesses, organizations, churches, and schools.

    Charlotte Webb, President of the Smith County Genealogical Society, says the
    book is an effort to collect and preserve important historical and family
    information. Each item in the book was contributed by someone with ties to
    or knowledge of Smith County, and each item is presented in their own words.
    Many contributions included photographs. This book will prove very valuable
    to those researching their Smith County roots and connections, or to those
    who just have an interest in Smith County. Charlotte added that there will
    undoubtedly be some people who will be disappointed that their histories
    were not included, but the Society had for two years asked for and solicited
    contributions for this book.

    Copies of the book can be purchased from the Smith County Genealogical
    Society for 40.00 + $5.00 shipping. Request and payment can be sent to:
    Smith County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 356, Raleigh, MS 39153. Be sure
    to indicate that payment is for the "Smith County, Mississippi and Its
    Families, 1823-2003" publication.

    Click HERE to see a list of publications, and ordering information, available through the Smith County Genealogical Society.

    [Note:  MSGenWeb presents this information as a public service only]
     



      Sunflower County
    • Sunflower County Historical Society, c/o Sunflower County Library, 201 Cypress Drive, Indianola MS 38751


      Tate County
    • Tate County Genealogical & Historical Society, P.O. Box 974, Senatobia, MS 38668


      Tippah County
    • Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society, See Lee County (Tupelo)
    • Tippah County Historical & Genealogical Society, 308 North Commerce Street, Ripley, MS 38663


      Tishomingo County
    • Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society, See Lee County (Tupelo)
    • Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society

    • Tishomingo County Archives & History Museum
      P.O. Box 273 203 East Quitman St.
      Iuka, MS 38852
      Ph: 662-423-3500
      www.tishomingohistory.com  
       
      News From: Tishomingo County Historical Society
      Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society


      Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society, is now located at the old Tishomingo County Courthouse. 
      Tishomingo County Archives and History Museum
      203 East Quitman Street
      Iuka MS 38852. 
      The archives has a large collection of original courthouse documents. Records date back to the early 1830s, telling the story of Tishomingo County businesses, churches, schools, government and individuals. There is also a growing collection of records from other counties and states. The courthouse is open Tuesday-Friday, 10-4. Telephone: 662-423-3500 or email: tcarchives@nadata.net.

      The 115 year old courthouse offers a wide range of museum exhibits and a souvenir and gift shop. Visit our website for additional details: <http://www.rootsweb.com/~mstchgs/index.htm



      Union County
    • Jennie Stephens Smith Library, Box 846, Court Avenue & Main Street, New Albany, MS 38652
    • Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society, See Lee County (Tupelo)
    • Union County Library, P.O. Box 22, New Albany, MS 38652


      Warren County
    • Old Court House Museum / Eva W. Davis Memorial, 1008 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 (601/636-0741)... Vicksburg & Warren County Historical Society has maintained this as a project for over 50 years. Website: http://www.oldcourthouse.org/
    • Warren County - Vicksburg Public Library, 700 Veto Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 (601/636-6411) ... staff expects to have e-mail sometime in 1997!
    • Vicksburg Genealogical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 1161, Vicksburg, MS 39181-1161 ... contact is Tony Dardeau

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      News From: Vicksburg Genealogical Society
      Wanted: Members for a progressive genealogical organization, Vicksburg Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1161, Vicksburg, MS 39181-1161. The VGS meets on the second Monday of each month Sep-May: Evening meetings (dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 6:00 p.m.) are held in Sep - Nov - Jan - Mar - May at Shoney's in Vicksburg. Daytime meetings (10a.m.) are held in Oct - Dec - Feb - Apr at Vicksburg-Warren Public Library. Dues are $25/per household. 

      VGS Membership includes subscription to society's quarterly journal, Mississippi River Routes (MRR). MRR's area of coverage is both the Louisiana parishes and the Mississippi counties along the Mississippi River from the northern boundary of LA's Florida Parishes (LA-MS line) to the LA-AR line plus other nearby areas of interest. 

      POC: MRR Editor, Tony Dardeau (12 Crestwood, Vicksburg, MS 39180-6244; e-mail: DardeauEA@bellsouth.net, Also needed: original, documented material for upcoming issues of MRR - including family/local history, Bible records, interesting civil, criminal, & church records, queries, cemetery inventories, diaries, letters, ledgers, and other original information. Each issue of MRR is fully indexed

      Letters of inquiry are welcomed; however, SASE required if a reply is requested. 



      Washington County
    • Greenville Public Library, 341 Main Street, Greenville, MS 38701


      Wayne County
    • Wayne County Genealogy Organization, Patsy Brewer, 712 Wayne St., Waynesboro, MS 39367


      Wilkinson County
    • Wilkinson County Historical Society, c/o Wilkinson County Museum, P. O. Box 1055, Woodville, MS 39669 ...

    • e-mail Wilkmuseum@aol.com


      Winston County
    • Dancing Rabbit Creek Genealogical Society [See Leake County]
    • Winston County Genealogical & Historical Society, P.O. Box 428, Louisville, MS 39339.


      Yalobusha County
    • Yalobusha County Historical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 258, Coffeeville, MS 38922-0258

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      News From: Yalobusha County Historical Society
      The Yalobusha County Historical Society, one of the oldest societies in the state, announces to all researchers the availability of the quarterly "Yalobusha Pioneer" magazine, now in its 21st year of publication. For further details, contact William Ward.

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