Saturday, December 31, 2005

Renovation of Amory's Masonic Cemetery

LINK - An association has been formed to renovate Amory's Masonic Cemetery. It is one of the oldest city cemeteries with many residents of Cotton Gin Port buried there.

Civil Rights Era Story

LINK - The story of Clyde Kennard and his arrest.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Violins & Family History

LINK - A reporter makes an interesting discovery about his family's history!

Natchez Oral History

LINK - Natchez Senior Citizen Center is seeking grants to enable the preservation of the area's oral history.

Choctaw Churches - One Year Summary

LINK - A summary with a complete listing of all articles that have appeared to date.

Natchez City Cemetery News

LINK - Natchez City Cemetery has a new director, but former director Don Estes will remain a part-time worker and give cemetery tours. The new director is Mike Downey who has extensive Coast Guard experience.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Old Tippah County Jail to Get New Life

I don't find this article in the online version of the Northeast Misssissippi Daily Journal, but the print edition for December 24 had a story about the Old Tippah County Jail. It is being restored and will house the county's archives when complete. It was undecided who will manage the new facility but a couple of the possibilities included the library and historical society.

A Little Business History

LINK - Two Northeast Mississippi companies that are merging both have long histories.

BLM Site Back Up

LINK - The Bureau of Land Management's Government Land Office records site is back up. It's been offline for awhile due to security issues.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Warning Concerning Obituaries

LINK - Dick Eastman passes along an FDIC warning about including too much personal information in obituaries.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Coahoma County

LINK - A previously unpublished study of black life in the Mississippi Delta has been edited by Robert Gordon and Bruce Nemerov. It is entitled Lost Delta Found: Rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County Study, 1941-1942. Those doing the original work were John W. Work, Lewis Wade Jones, and Samuel C. Adams, Jr.

New Book on Battle of Vicksburg

LINK - Christopher Waldrep, professor of history at San Francisco State University, has authored a new book entitled Vicksburg's Long Shadow: The Civil War Legacy of Race and Remembrance.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Biloxi Library Update

LINK - Many materials are safe! That's good news for researchers. Read the full article. They have sent a lot of stuff to Chicago to be treated. It's a costly process. FEMA is only paying part of the bill. The library is accepting donations.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Bear Creek Baptist Church

LINK - Somewhere along the way I missed the Bear Creek Baptist Church history in Attala County. The church is located near Weir.

Weir Baptist Church

LINK - Choctaw County's church of the week is Weir Baptist Church.