Mississippi History & Genealogy Notes
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
There's a new book out on Ship Island which was written by Theresa Arnold-Scriber and Terry G. Scriber. It is entitled Ship Island, Mississippi: Rosters and History of the Civil War Prison. At $75, it's not going to be a purchase all will make; however, this book does offer a history of the island off the Mississippi coast.
Labels: Ship Island
Monday, November 26, 2007
Celebrating a Century
New Book on Natchez Indians
Rev. James Gwin
Arphax Publishes Monroe County Maps
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Amory's Masonic Cemetery
I wanted to share a couple of interesting items related to Amory's Masonic Cemetery. First of all, there is a clean-up of the Southern section of the cemetery set for December 1 at 11 a.m. Second (and a matter of great excitement for genealogists) is the announcement of a database of burials that will be available at the Amory Municipal Library, the Amory Regional Museum, and at the Gilmore Foundation. This is Amory's oldest cemetery. The historic part of the cemetery was the original Cotton Gin Port cemetery. The Daily Journal also has an article about a recent facelift (straightening stones, etc.) that the cemetery received.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Dorsey School Seeks History
Dorsey Junior High's assistant principal is interested in preserving the history of the school and community.
So, he’s putting out a plea to all of Itawamba County who has such photographs — of principals, students, teachers, staff, buildings, rules or even styles of dress — to contact him so that they can be preserved and appreciated through this project.