Thursday, February 28, 2008

My Confederate Kinfolk

All My Ancestors has a review of Thulani Davis' My Confederate Kinfolk: A Twenty-First Century Freedwoman Confronts Her Roots. Much of the story is set in Yazoo County.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Spinning in Magnolia

Shorpy has a photo of some spinning taking place in Magnolia, Mississippi.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Charles Lindbergh & His Unexpected Stay in Maben

A photo in the Clarion Ledger caught my attention. It seems that Charles Lindbergh was en route to Texas in 1923 when he was forced to land in Maben and had to await parts to be delivered before resuming his journey. A good account of his journey can be found in Bruce A. Dziedzic's An Historical Overview of the Development of Oktibbeha County. [PDF file] The account is on pages 5-6, but the entire history is worth reading. There is an historical marker commemorating the famed aviator's landing. An account of the story can be found in Charles A. Lindbergh's book The Spirit of St. Louis (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998) at Google Books beginning around page 442.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Early Itawamba Deeds

Itawamba Historical Society has announced a new online publication that features the county's early deeds.


Sunday, February 10, 2008

Cemetery Visit Inspires Novel

Tom Wiley visited a cemetery near Meridian which inspired him to write The Angels of Lockhart. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal has an article/review talking about the author's inspiration and giving a brief summary of the book. It sounds like a "must read" for family historians.

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

A Mississippi Brick Wall

Jenuinely shares her Mississippi African-American brick wall on her blog.


Friday, February 08, 2008

History of Jefferson County

An 1891 history of Jefferson County was contributed by Sue Moore to Jefferson County MSGenWeb. The history comes from Lowery & McCardle's History of Mississippi.


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

A Stumper

Among several other items of interest, Joanne Anderson of the Mississippi Press, mentions a difficult genealogical query the Pascagoula Library has been asked. The question is several weeks old at this point, but I'm sure they'd appreciate anything we dig up!


Pascagoula Timeline 1875-1889

Joanne Anderson of the Mississippi Press offers a timeline of the city of Pascagoula's history from 1875-1889.

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Garthia Burnett Remembers . . .

Garthia Burnett, assistant news editor of the Commercial Dispatch, remembers what it was like growing up as an African-American in the Columbus area as she reflects on the African-American Heritage Tour she took Saturday which was sponsored by the Columbus Historic Foundation. It's a very interesting editorial!

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Katrina Exhibit in Tunica

An exhibition of Melody Golding's photographs are on display at the Tunica Museum through April 15. The exhibit entitled Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember depict the coast's comeback from the aftermath of the storm.

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Holly Springs Pilgrimage

The 70th Holly Springs Pilgrimage will be April 18-20. Athenia, Montrose, Walthall-Freeman Clark Place, Davis Plantation, Burton Place, Church of the Yellow Fever Martyrs, and Hill Crest Cemetery are among this year's stops. Information on costs are in the South Reporter article.

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