Saturday, January 27, 2007

Historic Register Candidates

Recommendations from the Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History to the National Register of Historic Places include:

Columbus' Owen-Richardson-Owen House (1907) - Original owner was a commercial nursery owner.

Tallahatchie County's 2nd District Courthouse (1910) - great architectural details and Emmitt Till's trial

Newton County's American Legion Post No. 89 Hut (1934) - rustic, built of logs

Gulfport's Turkey Creek Community Historic District (1870s) - founded by freed slaves

Read the full story with descriptions of each candidate at the Sun Herald.

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Old Papers

A fascinating story about some old Natchez newspapers that were saved from Katrina.

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Gideon Lincecum of Monroe County

Collaborative research is being done on Monroe County GenForum. Check out this great post about Gideon Lincecum and the followups. There's an earlier post that may be interesting too.

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Coastal Rebuilding

Work is set to begin on Katrina-damaged Beauvoir and is expected to take about a year.

Great news for Jackson County researchers! The Pascagoula library will reopen next week.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Preserving Slave Descendants' Records

Dick Eastman reports that the House of Representatives has passed legislation which will require preservation of the records of descendants of slaves.


Saturday, January 20, 2007

House on Ellicott Hill

LINK - Shawn has a great link to a story in the Natchez paper about the House on Ellicott Hill, one of the city's historic homes. In a recent restoration of the home, they found some exciting new details of the home's history!


Thursday, January 18, 2007

Lawrence County Census Duplicate Pages

LINK - Dennis Partridge has found some duplicate census pages in the Lawrence County census on The good news is that there are no pages missing--just some repeats!

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Itawamba Historical Society

LINK - The Daily Journal has a great feature article on this group's efforts to preserve the county's history.