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South Mississippi Genealogical & Historical Society Meeting


November Meeting information.

Thanksgiving in Mississippi

Tuesday, November 4, 7:00 PM, 107 S. Park Ave., Hattiesburg. Grady Howell presents the history of the Thanksgiving Day in the state of Mississippi from the first Thanksgiving Day proclamation by Governor Albert Gallatin Brown in 1847 till today. The history of the holiday reflects the issues, interests, and culture of the time and place where it's celebrated. The Genealogy Library is open for research at 6:00 PM before meetings and Saturdays from 9:00 AM 3:00 PM, except holidays.

Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 PM, 107 S. Park Ave., in the rear of the Hattiesburg Water Department, Hattiesburg.

The Genealogy Library is open at 6:00 PM before meetings and Saturdays from 9:00 AM 3:00 PM, except holidays.

Contact Kathy Goss for more information: or 601-544-5210.

December 2, 6:00 PM, Christmas dinner meeting at the Clubhouse on Whitehaven, at Madison Place on West 4th Street. Covered dish, Kathy Goss has sign up sheet for dishes. Security code for gate will be provided later.

Field trip: Jackson County Library in Pascagoula, one of the largest and best genealogy libraries in our area. We're leaving at 9:00 AM, bring your lunch or buy lunch there. We'll probably stay till about 4:30-5:00 PM. Carpool or on your own. Call or email Kathy Goss 601-544-5210, for meeting place or directions.

Field trip: November 13, Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby, 1:00 PM. Tour takes 1-2 hours and is well worth the time. Meet us at the South Gate of Camp Shelby off Highway 49, south of Hattiesburg.

The final version of our by-laws has been upload. Read them here.

South Mississippi Genealogical and Historical Society meets at 7:00pm the first Tuesday of each month at 107 South Park Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS. The meeting room and library are located in the rear part of the Hattiesburg Water Dept. Bldg in the edge of Kamper Park. On rare occasion the date for a meeting is moved or canceled in which case a notice will be posted.

The Library of the South Mississippi Genealogical and Historical  is open each Saturday morning from 9 am to 3 pm except on major holidays. It is also open at 6pm before each meeting. Appointments at other times can be arranged by calling the librarian at 601-606-4700 or 601-271-2384.

It contains a modest collection of books and journals with emphasis on data from counties of South Mississippi.  It now houses the Genealogy collection from the Library of Hattiesburg-Petal-Forrest County.

Visitors are welcome.



                                                                                                                                                                                         Officers 2012/2013 (Oct .1, 2013 to Sept 30, 2015)

President, Martha Parker  

V.Pres, Kathleen Goss

Secretary, Myrna Lazenby

Newsletter Editor, Laurie Crowson

Treasurer, Gene Phillips

Historian, Joshua Hodge

Librarian, Jeanne Tutor

Publicist, Kathleen Goss

Web Master, Gene Phillips 

If you have a subject you would like to present in a program  or if you know of an interesting guest speaker, you can send it to Gene Phillips  




Our working year is from Oct 1 until Sept. 30.
Dues for 2013 are due by Oct. 1, 2012.
See the membership page for rates and address.  





There are no plans for a 2013 seminar.