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South Mississippi Genealogical & Historical Society Meeting


May Meeting information.

1864 U. S. Army Raids in South Mississippi

May 6, 2014

7:00 PM

Chris Watts, historian and curator of the Marion County Museum and Archives will present a program on General Davidson's U. S. Army cavalry raid from Baton Rouge, LA, to Pascagoula, MS, November December 1864.
The path took 4,000 troops through "mud and mire up to our hips and the worst sleet storms I ever saw" in the swamps of south Mississippi, including current Amite, Pike, Marion, Lamar, Perry, Greene, and Jackson counties. Attempting to disrupt Confederate supply lines, the men crossed the Amite River, Black and Pearl Rivers, Red Creek, Leaf and Chickasawhay Rivers, cutting telegraph and railroad lines, while fending off nightly attacks by Confederates. Everyone is welcome to attend this free presentation by the South Mississippi Genealogical & Historical Society at the Genealogy Library, 107 S. Park Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS, in the rear of the Hattiesburg Water Department building.
The Genealogy Library is open for research at 6:00 PM before meetings and on Saturdays from 9:00 AM 3:00 PM, except holidays. Experienced genealogy researchers are available to help with your family history research.Contact Kathy Goss for more information: or 601-544-5210.

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.