Sunday, October 31, 2004

Ole Miss Law School Turns 150

Ole Miss's Law School is celebrating its 150th anniversary. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Tupelo) has an article giving some of the history of the school.

Friday, October 29, 2004

Gregory House in Gulfport

Just in time for Hallowe'en -- a haunted house story complete with a history of the home. Check out the story of Gulfport's Gregory House.


Waverley Mansion

I located a rather unusual history of Waverley Mansion's cooling systems. Waverley Mansion is one of the state's antebellum homes and is located in West Point. The study was done by Mississippi State architecture students in 1996. The first section of the report contains historical information on West Point and the mansion itself.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Rust College

Rust College is an African-American Methodist-affiliated college located in Holly Springs. It was established in 1866. Read a brief history at the college's Web site.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

World War II for Children

Sue Ann Dilworth, a native of Tupelo, has written a children's book on World War II entitled Home Grown Heroes based on a work by Ken Nail. The Daily Journal has a summary article about the book.

World War II for Children

Sue Ann Dilworth, a native of Tupelo, has written a children's book entitled Home Grown Heroes based on a book by Ken Nail. The Daily Journal has a summary article.

Life on the River

The Natchez Democrat ran an interesting feature article entitled "A Life on the River" recently. It includes many interesting historic facts.

Natchez Trace Extension On Track

The Natchez Democrat reports that the construction to complete the Natchez Trace in the Natchez area is on track. Read the article on the road construction project here.


My apologies to regular readings for my absence lately. I had visitors from out of town for the past couple of weeks and haven't had the time to blog regularly. Hopefully I'm back on track as of today!

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Pearl River County

The Picayune Item has a great history of Pearl River County available!

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Cemetery Research

This week's Family Trees column highlights a new book that tells about the stories found in cemeteries. Read the column in the Daily Journal (Tupelo).

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Lee County Records to Go Online

By early 2005, Lee County's court records will be online in a fee-based basis. The public will be able to search the online records for free in the courthouse. No more will you have to lug those huge deed record books to the copier, you'll be able to call up a record and print it out! Read about it in the Daily Journal.

Hernando Library's Genealogy Room

The genealogical collection of the First Regional Library in Hernando was featured in the DeSoto Appeal section of Memphis' Commercial Appeal. Also mentioned in the article is the Genealogical Society of Desoto County's collection housed in a nearby complex.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Symposium on Manners and Southern History at Ole Miss this week

Wednesday through Friday Ole Miss will be hosting the 29th Porter L. Fortune History Symposium. This year the topic addressed will be the effects manners have in the history of the South. Read more at the Daily Journal (Tupelo).

Saturday, October 02, 2004

John C. Stennis Space Center

The John C. Stennis Space Center is in Hancock County, Mississippi. There is a brief history of the center on its Web site.

Friday, October 01, 2004

8th MS Infantry Regiment

Mississippi had its share of units in the Confederate Army. David Graham has created a page for the 8th Mississippi Infantry Regiment that includes info on the battles, rosters, and a few photos.