Thursday, November 13, 2014

New newspapers added to Chronicling America!

Chronicling America has added more Historical Mississippi Newspapers! 

The newspapers cover the following areas: 

PASCAGOULA (new!)     

CANTON                 COLUMBUS                         GREENVILLE
MACON                   YAZOO CITY                      WOODVILLE             

Click Here to see and view available titles and issues!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Update to African-American page

Added to the African-American Page: 

In the Genealogy Vertical Files: 

Homecoming of the Lincoln County Training School 1901-1982
August 21, 1982

Has names of former teachers and students / pictures / short bios of some of the people who attended 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Update to African American Page

Added to the African-American Page:

In the Genealogy Vertical Files:
1. Oliver Wendell Cunnigen, Sr. booklet (9 pages)

2. Commodore Dewey Higgins booklet 

As I find African-American resources in our Genealogy Room, I add them to this page. 

If you have anything you'd like to donate to the library to share with other researchers, please feel free to do so. It WILL be added to the collection!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Yearbook Updates!

The following yearbooks are being added to the Yearbook Collection at McComb Public Library:

McComb High School 
1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970

Southwest MS Community College

Mississippi State
1973, 1974



Updates to LINKS page and AFRICAN-AMERICAN page!

Added to LINKS page: 
Lincoln County Marriage Search

Added to AFRICAN-AMERICAN page: 
African-American Gateway - Mississippi
(From Allen County Public Library)

Precious Photos on AfriGeneas
Precious Photos 2

Colored Marriages -Wilkinson County, Mississippi - 
Books G, H - 1865-1870

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Digitized MS Newspapers

The MS Department of Archives and History received a grant last year to digitize 100,000 pages of Mississippi newspapers!
MS Newspapers to be Digitized - click here to read more!

The digitized newspapers will be freely available on the Library of Congress Chronicling America site. 
Chronicling America - Mississippi - click here!

So far the following newspapers are available: 
Macon Beacon ( Noxubee County, MS) - new!
Woodville Republican (Wilkinson County, MS) - new!
The Memphis Appeal (Memphis, TN)
includes coverage of northern Mississippi

The site is continually updated, so check back often!


Friday, September 5, 2014

New Additions to McComb!

We now own three scrapbooks (donated by Mr. Tommy Parker)

McComb High School Football, the 1940s (Volumes 1 & 2)


McComb Sports and Dixie Youth Scrapbook  (mostly 1940s)

These scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings and lots of pictures! Enjoy this bit of McComb's history!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

African-American Page Updated

A new website has been added to the African-American Page!

Descendants of David and Phyllis Westbrook of Amite County, Mississippi. 
The site includes a history of David and Phyllis's family and a link to the Westbrook Family Facebook page.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Genealogy Additions @ McComb

New Genealogy Additions at McComb Public Library:

1. Cemeteries of Pontotoc County, MS

2. Lee County, Mississippi Cemetery Records, 1820-1979

3. Copiah County, MS taxpayers 1825-1841

4. Echols Notes, volumes 1 & 2
(collected by Rebecca Echols Terry)

5.  Marriage Notices in the Charleston Courier, 1803-1808

6. Lunenburg County, Virginia Register of Marriages 1850-1872

7. The Powell families of Virginia and the South

8. Wilkes County, Georgia deed books A - VV, 1784-1806

Genealogy Book Added to Walthall County Public Library: 
 * The Jones Family : stories of the William Vastine and Sarah Adeline Roberts Jones family and collateral lines - a genealogy

Monday, June 23, 2014

Magnolia Gazette Resources

The McComb Public Library now has The Magnolia Gazette on microfilm for the years 2012 and 2013.

The Progress Public Library now has bound copies of The Magnolia Gazette for the years 2011, 2012, and 2013. 

Thank you to Dr. Luke Lampton for donating these valuable resources!

Friday, June 6, 2014

New Additions @ McComb

Genealogy Books recently added to McComb Public Library: 

*Black Genesis – A Resource Book for African-American Genealogy
By James M. Rose and Alice Eichholz

G 929.1 ROS

*Autobiography of George Howard Alford:
Some of his writings and speeches and a chapter on the Alford family and the history of farm development for fifty years. (Progress, Mississippi)

G 630 ALF

*The Duck Book

By: Mary Duck Pallon

G 929.2 PAL

Kyzars: John Kyzar (ca 1765) to Marshal Chase Kyzar (July 1982)

By: Clyde K. and Norva Kyzar Reeves

G 929.2 KYZ

Thursday, May 29, 2014

African-American Page!

I am pleased to announce the addition of a new page to this blog highlighting African-American resources...books that our library owns and websites of local interest. The page is currently under construction, but there are some titles and links up.

If there is a African-American genealogy book that you'd like to recommend the library purchase or a link that you'd like me to add to that page, please feel free to email me - 
monica (at) with the information.  Thanks! 


New Additions @ Liberty and Walthall

New Genealogy Additions @ Liberty Public Library: 

* Census for each state for surname Temple
by Joyce Temple Barnett -- G 929.2 BAR

New Genealogy Additions @ Walthall County Library: 

*The Natchez Indians 
by Jim Barnett -- G 976.24004979 BAR

* Persistence of pattern in Mississippi Choctaw Culture
 MS Department of Archives and History -- G 976.200497 PER

Seed of Jacob Jeffcoat family history and genealogy
by Vera Dell Spires Jeffcoat --  G 929.2 JEF

* Stovall Journal, Vol. 1 No. 1 (July 1978)
G 929.2 STO V. 1

* Graham : Montrose Clan
by Margie Graham Bailey -- G 929.2 BAI

* Some Historical Facts about Stovall, N. C. and Vicinity
by J. E. Spicer -- G 975.6756535 SPI

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New Additions @ McComb

Recently Added to McComb's Genealogy Collection: 

1. My People  
by Ina Inez Greer May  -- G 929.2 MAY

(About the Greer and Cole families, including the author's parents - Jesse Wiley Greer and Patty Leone Cole)
2. The Historic Treasure Chest of the Madonna of the Trail Monuments
by Fern Ioula Butler -- G 973 BAU

3. The State of Mississippi Historic Properties (1982)
MS Department of Archives and History -- G 724 STA

4. Persistence of Pattern in Mississippi Choctaw Culture
MS Department of Archives and History -- G 976.200497 PER

5.  1850 Federal Census
Carroll County, MS - G 929.3762633 EIG
Smith County, MS - G 929.3762582 EIG
Leake County, MS - G 929.3762653 EIG

6.  Georgia Salzburger and allied families 
by Pearl Rahn Gnann -- G 920.0758 GNA

7. Cities, Towns, and Communities of Georgia Between 1847-1962
by Marion Hemperley -- G 917.58 HEM

8. The History of Our Family in the Southern United States: Sellars, Kinsaul, Kaigler, Bryan
David A. Peterson and Bama Sellars Kosirnik

9.  Kentucky Kinfolk - two issues
Vol. 13 No. 4, Fall 1997 
Vol. 14, No. 3, Summer 1998

10.  1860 Federal Census
Smith County, MS - G 929.3762582 EIG

11. Briley: The Descendants of Abraham Briley
Gregory S. Smith and Paul Crawford -- G 929.2 BRI

 Tomorrow I will post books newly added to our branches.

Friday, May 16, 2014

New Additions at Liberty, Part 3

New Additions at Liberty Public Library, part 3

11. Those Were the Days: Glimpses From Our Past (Liberty Consolidated School, Liberty, MS)
By: Eva Frances Dixon Phares/ Call #: G 976.224 THO

12. Uriah Barnett, born 1783 and his descendants
By: Joyce Temple Barnett/ Call #: G 929.2 BAR

13. Moaks and Folks
By: Joyce Temple Barnett/ Call #: G 929.2 BAR

14. Our May Family  
No author listed...the book starts with Henry Enos May, born February 10, 1872 and died 1943.
Call #: G 929.2 OUR

Thursday, May 15, 2014

New Additions at Liberty, Part 2

New Additions at Liberty Public Library, part 2

6. School Census: Amite County, Mississippi 1927 plus INDEX ( 2 books)
By Serena Haymon/ Call #: G 929.376224 HAY

7. Southern Journeys: Stories Surrounding the Marsalis Family Migration to Amite County, Mississippi
By: William Carroll Marsalis/ Call #: G 929.2 MAR

8. Generations...Past to Present: A Book of Charts - Volumes 1 and 2 (2 books)
By: Phoebe Chauvin Morrison/ Call #: G 929.3763 MOR

9. Butts-Bradley-Walker-Robinson-Kenerson (Amite County)
By: David Walker/ Call #: G 929.2 WAL

10. Hardy Cain -- Mississippi: Fenn, Gammill, Holloway, Wells, & Allied Families
By: Tempe Fenn Crosby/ Call #: G 929.2 CRO

More titles to be posted tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New Additions @ Liberty

New Genealogy Additions at Liberty Public Library, Part 1

1. Temple People - Volumes 1 and 2 (2 books)
By: Joyce Temple Barnett/ Call #: G 929.2 BAR

2. The Life and Times of Wade Pool
By: Sam Pool/ Call #: G 929.2 POO

3. Natchez Postscripts 1781 - 1798
By: Carol Wells/ Call #: G 929.376226 WEL

4. School Census: Amite County, Mississippi 1896
By: Serena Haymon/ Call #: G 929.376224 HAY

5. School Census: Amite County, Mississippi 1920
By: Serena Haymon/ Call #: G 929.376224 HAY

More titles to be posted tomorrow!