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South Mississippi Genealogical & Historical Society Meeting


September Meeting information.

Annual Business Meeting

The annual business meeting and election of new officers will be next Tuesday, September 1, at 7:00 PM. Please attend and have a voice in our Society's work, purposes, and fun.

As in some past years the nominating committee is having difficulty finding members who are willing to serve on our board and on the membership committee, program committee, and publicity committee. As a result a handful of people have had the responsibility for the work in the past. They continue to serve because they don't want the Society to fail. We also need people who have experience, or are willing to learn, to publish our newsletter and help our Librarian. The same two ladies have done these things for years and would be delighted to share the work and teach people who can take the reins in the future If more members are not willing to share these responsibilities, the Society will not be able to remain viable and work toward the goals stated in the Bylaws. All members are needed to keep the organization strong and moving forward. If you do not want the Society to face dissolution, please come; and please strongly consider stepping into a more active role. In addition to any names the nominating committee puts forward, additional nominations can be made from the floor.

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

The Genealogy Library will be open every Saturday, except July 4, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.

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 2016 are due by Oct. 1, 2015.
See the membership page for rates and address.  





There are no plans for a 2013 seminar.