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South Mississippi Genealogical & Historical Society Meeting


December Meeting information.

Annual Christmas Dinner

Tuesday, December 2, 6:00 PM Annual Christmas dinner. This year we're doing a potluck supper and meeting at the Clubhouse on Whitehaven Street in Madison Place, off West 4th Street. Drive north past Turtle Creek Mall on Weathersby Road; turn right onto 4th Street, then drive 2 miles. Madison Place is on the right. You'll need to call Jeanne Tutor for the gate code. Bring your favorite dish. Laurie Crowson will present the program, Christmas Traditions in the DAR Period Rooms, the evolution of Christmas traditions using the DAR period rooms.
We plan to purchase the meat, so please let me know if you plan to attend so we'll have enough for everyone.

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

Saturday, November 22, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, we'll have another yard sale in the parking lot of the Genealogy Library. We did pretty well last year, and we need to raise funds for the library. We need a new copier, and always like to get more books. You can bring any items you want to sell to the Library by Friday, the 21st. Please price the items beforehand and be sure to tell us if you want to donate a percentage or the whole price. Items remaining will be taken to a thrift shop; if you want your items back, please make arrangements to pick them up. I plan to be available Friday, the 21st at the Library to work organizing and getting ready. Any help you can provide on either day, even for a couple of hours, will be appreciated. Let me know if you can help us, and call me about the best time for you to bring your items to the Library. 601-544-5210, 601-549-3893

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.