Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Recently Added to Our Collection

Recently Added to the Genealogy Collection at McComb Public Library:

Room 4: Stories of a Mississippi Girl and the Hotel She Called Home by Beth Ford
(The hotel she lived in was the McColgan Hotel in McComb, MS.)

Lewis Family History: North Carolina to Marion MS - compiled by Martha A. McKay and Edward Allen
(Story of Ben & Celia Lewis & children, Martin, James, Quinea, Lemuel & many descendants, with stories of their travels & counties where they lived, sourced)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


We will soon be getting a new microfilm scanner at the McComb Public Library! In addition to printing, the machine is also capable of sending images of the articles via email or saving to a USB drive. I will update here when it is arrived, set up, and ready for use!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Just Added!

Just Added to our Collection!

1. The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
By Blaine Bettinger
Published October 13, 2016 by Family Tree Books

2. How to Archive Family Photos: A Step-by-Step Guide to Organize and Share Your Photos Digitally
By Denise May Levenick
Published May 22, 2015 by Family Tree Books
By Susan Tucker
Published May 19, 2016 by University Press of Mississippi

Thursday, May 18, 2017

New Books!


Being added to the genealogy collections of McComb & Liberty libraries:

1. Amite County's contribution to the War of 1812
compiled by Mary Pallon and William G. Barron

2. Family Bible Collection - Amite County, Mississippi and surrounding environs - collected primarily by John H. Parker (1887-1968)
Transcribed and compiled by Elizabeth Susan Clark Severson

Also added to the collection at the McComb Public Library:

From Barriere to Berger to Barrier
compiled by C. L. Kirkland, Jr.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Newly Added

Newly Added to McComb Public Library's genealogy collection: 

Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87
Other than those published by the U. S. Census Bureau

Newly Added to Liberty Public Library's genealogy collection:

1. Amite County, Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Connections
Volume 6

2. Phares Families Who Migrated to the Felicianas Early in the 19th Century and Their Family Connections
by Frances Phares

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Recently Added, Part 3

17. Elbert County, Georgia – Deed Books A-J, 1791-1806 – Michal Martin Farmer

18. The Records of the Virginia Company of London (Volumes 1 & 2)
The Court Book, from the manuscript in the Library of Congress
Edited with an introduction and bibliography by Susan Myra Kingsbury

19. Mecklenburg County Marriages, 1765-1853 – John Vogt and T. William Kethley, Jr.
Mecklenburg County, Virginia

20. Frederick County Marriages, 1738-1850 – John Vogt and T. William Kethley, Jr.
Frederick County, Virginia

21. Ninety Six District, South Carolina:  Journal of the Court of Ordinary – Brent H. Holcomb
Inventory book Will book 1781-1786

22. Will Book 1, 1773-1783, Halifax County, Virginia – Marian Dodson Chiarito

23. Will Book 2, 1783-1792, Halifax County, Virginia – Marian Dodson Chiarito

24. Miscellaneous Records – Williamson County, Tennessee – Louise Gillespie Lynch
Volumes 2, 6, & 7

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Recently Added, Part 2

9. Spartanburg County / District South Carolina – Albert Bruce Pruitt
Deed abstracts, Books A-T 1785-1827 (1752-1827)
"The deeds in this book were recorded in books from about 1785 to 1827. The money changed hands from 1752 to 1827. Only a few transactions between 1752 and about 1774 are recorded. During this period, the state line was indeterminate...some transactions may have been recorded in North Carolina, "As would be expected, most of the land described is in present day Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties. Some land is in Union Co. which was, for a time, part of Spartanburg Dist. Also, there is land on the boundary between Spartanburg and Union or Greenville Counties. However, for some reason, there are also a few deeds for land in North Carolina (primarily Rutherford County), Tennessee and Georgia"--Foreword, 2nd prelim. page.

10. Cavaliers and Pioneers – Nell Marion Nugent
Abstracts of Virginia land patents and grants, 1666-1695

11. Cavaliers and Pioneers – Nell Marion Nugent
Abstracts of Virginia land patents and grants, 1695-1732

12. Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution – John H. Gwathmey
Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, 1775-1783

13. Units of the Confederate Army – Joseph H. Crute
Provides a brief history and "certain information such as organization, campaigns, losses, commanders, etc." for each unit listed in "Marcus J. Wright's List of Field Officers, Regiments, and Battalions in the Confederate States Army, 1861-1865"--Intro., p.xi.

Principal events, campaigns, and battles -- Alabama -- Arkansas -- Confederate -- Florida -- Georgia -- Indians -- Kentucky -- Louisiana -- Maryland -- Mississippi -- Missouri -- North Carolina -- South Carolina -- Tennessee -- Texas -- Virginia.

14. Tennessee Settlers and Their Descendants – Tennessee Genealogical Society
Genealogical data about some of the men and women who helped shape the Volunteer State

15. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters – Mary B. Kegley and F. B. Kegley
The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1800
Volumes 1 and 2

16. Sketches of Some of the First Settlers of Upper Georgia, of the Cherokees, and the Author – George R. Gilmer
Indexed edition, reprinted from the author’s revised and corrected edition of 1926 with an added index

More to be posted tomorrow!