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South Mississippi Genealogical & Historical Society Meeting


October Meeting information.

REMINDER: October is the time to pay your annual dues.

Mississippi In the Great War

Was your Mississippi ancestor involved in World War I? Anne Webster, retired archivist from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will give a presentation from letters published in Mississippi newspapers in 1917-1918 written by soldiers, aviators, sailors, and YMCA and Red Cross workers. Learn about the experiences of young men in training camps, as they traveled across the Atlantic to Europe, and participated in horrific battles. The letters also reveal the experiences of nurses and other humanitarian aid workers, as they describe drills, uniforms, parades and parties' a "lighter" view of the war. Join us Tuesday, November 7, at 7:00 PM at the Genealogy Library, 307 2nd Avenue in Hattiesburg for this program from the Mississippi Humanities Council.
Meetings are free and open to the public; the library is open for research at 6:00 before the meeting and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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

Progress of work on library.

This picture is the "before" look.
Work in progress, trees removed

Open and ready for business

This is how our sign will look.

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 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.

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

Newsletter Editor, Joshua Hodge

Treasurer, Gene Phillips

Historian, Myran Lazenby

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 2018 are due by Oct. 1, 2017.
See the membership page for rates and address.  





There are no plans for a seminar.