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South Mississippi Genealogical & Historical Society Meeting

 

October Meeting information.



Accessing and Benefiting from Archives Collections
 


Join us at the Genealogy Library, 307 2nd Avenue in Hattiesburg, 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 2, to learn more about accessing and benefiting from archives collections. Jonathan Puckett, President of the Southern Miss Student Archivists (SMSA) will be with us to share how involvement with various archives have enriched their education, instilled a love of history, historical documents and collections, and impacted their choice of careers. We’ll also learn how our own personal collections may be beneficial to archives institutions and encourage us to include them in estate planning. Jonathan grew up in Mississippi, where his grandparents introduced him to genealogy when was young. His passion for genealogy developed into an interest in historical preservation, and he is currently a freelance researcher for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and an employee at McCain Preservation Library. His research has been featured in such places as the Wall Street Journal and the Our American Network radio show, and he has been a guest speaker at historical societies throughout the state. All meetings are free and open to the public. The Genealogy Library is open Saturdays and Wednesdays, 9:00-2:00, and before monthly meetings at 6:00 p.m. Experienced genealogy researchers will help you find your family roots

All meetings are free and open to the public. The Genealogy Library is open Saturdays 9:00-2:00 and before monthly meetings at 6:00 p.m. Experienced genealogy researchers will help you find your family roots. For more information contact Kathy Goss at 601-549-3983 or email gosskathleen@gmail.com.

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

MEETINGS
South Mississippi Genealogical and Historical Society meets at 7:00pm the first Tuesday of each month at 307 2nd Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS. On rare occasion the date for a meeting is moved or canceled in which case a notice will be posted.

LIBRARY
The Library of the South Mississippi Genealogical and Historical  is open each Saturday morning from 9 am to 2 pm except on major holidays. It is also open at 6 pm 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, Rob Young  

V.Pres, Kathleen Goss

Secretary, Joy Dunbar

Treasurer, Gene Phillips

Historian, Myran Lazenby

Librarian, Jeanne Tutor

Newsletter Editor, Gene Phillips

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  

 

                                   Notice

 

Our working year is from Oct 1 until Sept. 30.
Dues for 2018 are due by Oct. 1, 2017.
See the membership page for rates and address.  

 

 

 

                                     SEMINAR

There are no plans for a seminar.