Mississippi History & Genealogy Notes
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Courthouse Gets New Life
Rebuilding the Natural Barriers
Friday, June 29, 2007
Gulfport Church History
Mississippi Golf History
A post by Janice over at Cow Hampshire made me wonder what gems I might be able to uncover relating to golf's history in Mississippi. I discovered that there was a place called Keller's Green on the Mississippi Gulf as early as 1902 where one could find golfers. The first golf club in the state was called the Great Southern Club and was designed by a man from New Orleans, opening in 1908. You can read more about the history of golf on the Mississippi Gulf Coast at the Gulf Coast Golf Association.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
American Baptist Register of 1852 Obituaries
Monday, June 25, 2007
Are You Indexing?
Many researchers are enjoying "giving" to the genealogical world by indexing records for Family Search Indexing. The 1900 Mississippi Census is one of the databases presently being indexed. We are up to Leake County, Mississippi alphabetically. If you aren't currently involved, consider joining! Other current options include California, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. I've actually indexed batches from almost every one of these states and a few others. However, I try to focus mainly on Mississippi.
Pittsboro UMC Disbands & Gives Building to Historical Society
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Mississippi . . . A Leader in Women's Property Rights
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Save a Pontotoc Home
Monday, June 18, 2007
Pontotoc Historic District Planning
Saturday, June 16, 2007
South Mississippi Genealogical & Historical Society is hosting its annual seminar June 23 at the Peck House Annex in Hattiesburg. For more information, visit the seminar page. There is a link to a registration and lunch form on the left pane. Speakers include Grady Howell who will address the Civil War and Mexican War and Charles Sullivan who will talk about Beauvoir, researching the Gulf Coast counties, and Methodist camp meetings.
New Mississippi Wiki
There's a new Wiki completely devoted to Mississippi. As an academic librarian, I feel compelled to remind you to always verify information obtained through wikis with recognized authoritative sources. Wikis can be edited by anyone, thus making it very easy for misinformation to be present. (Hat tip to Shawn.)
Friday, June 08, 2007
Newsbank Adds Mississippi Paper
Mississippi's First Concrete Road
. . . was Lee County Road 681. Now all that remains is a portion which has been preserved. It was constructed in 1914 and cost $8,100 to build.
Sunday, June 03, 2007
GeneaBlogie blogs Mississippi
GeneaBlogie has been blogging about the Mississippi Delta this week. For specific posts, see:
- Another Sleepy Dusty Delta Day?
- "I Got Some News This Mornin' from Choctaw Ridge"
- Seems Like Nothin' Ever Comes to No Good Up on Choctaw Ridge . . .