Tuesday, December 19, 2006

New Smith County Book to be Published

Nov. 25, 2006 - The Smith County Genealogical Society announces that the eagerly anticipated publication, Smith County, Mississippi and Its Families, Volume II is in final stages for printing and should be available by mid-December of this year. Society President, Charlotte Webb says that the book, like Volume I published in 2003, will be a hardbound edition and include over 500 submissions for family and military veterans as well as for communities, businesses, and organizations, churches and schools.

Webb says that Volume II was a "given" after the response to Volume I. She says the Society continues to emphasize that it is important that family and county history be preserved before being lost, and it was with this intent that this undertaking was done. All items included in Volume II are new and not found in Volume I; so, this is an entirely new book and historical material. People with ties now or in the past to Smith County contributed in their own words family histories, many with photos, for today's researcher as well as future generations. She says the Society is grateful for those who did take the time and contribute to this effort.

Genealogy is now one of the most popular past times in the country as people want to know more about their ancestry and family heritage. Smith County was one of the major areas settled and inhabited by families coming out of the Carolinas to Georgia to Alabama and on into Mississippi. Many families later made the move on west to Louisiana and Texas. This book will help many researchers looking at families that were part of this time in our country's expansion.

Preorders are now being accepted by the Smith County Genealogical Society for this book. Cost if $40.00 + $5.00 shipping. Mississippi residents need to include an additional $2.80 (7% sales tax). Payment can be sent by check or money order to: Smith County Genealogical Society, PO Box 356, Raleigh, MS 39153. Be sure to indicate that the payment is a preorder for the Smith County, Mississippi and Its Families, Volume II publication. Shipment will be made on first received-first shipped basis. Webb says that a limited number of Volume I books are also available and can be had for the same price - $40.00 + $5.00 shipping. Again, Mississippi residents need to include an additional $2.80 (7% sales tax). After publication has been received, copies of both Volume I and II can also be purchased through the Friends of the Library at the Raleigh Public Library for the same purchase price.

Mississippi Believe It!

LINK - A site with a lot of neat Mississippi stories!

Northeast Mississippi Heritage Gathering

LINK - Information on the Northeast Mississippi Heritage Gathering in Aberdeen for June 8-9, 2007 is now available. (You'll need to install a Macromedia flash player if you don't have one. Also, there's music which can be turned off by clicking the icon in the upper right.)