Mississippi Family History Societies (A-I)

This section lists the state-wide association of South Mississippi.  It then lists associations from Chickasaw to Itawamba giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

County Societies

South Mississippi Genealogical and Historical Society

The association was established in 1981.  A Catalogue of Publications is accessible, which include Southern Families Volume XIX, Kinfolks: A Genealogical and Biographical Record, some of the Family Records of the Southern States and Prominent Families in America with British Ancestry.

Books also include Some Southern Colonial Families Volume 1 and Twenty-One Southern Families: Notes and Genealogies.  Further information about books available is on the site.

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.


County Societies

Chickasaw County Historical and Genealogical Society

Many on-line databases are available, which include Early Settlers: 1836 Assessment Returns, 1837 Tax List and a Marriage Index.   

Many books are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Back Issues of Chickasaw Times Past which is their Quarterly Publication
  • Marriages 1858-1900
  • The People, Landowners and Land Patents

Clay County Historical and Genealogical Society

The association was established in 2006. 

Numerous databases are available, which incorporate Bible Records and a list of Clay Co. Cemeteries.

Many publications are sold by the society, including Clay Co. Cemeteries and Greenwood Cemetery. 

Links to other sites you may find of interest are also accessible.


DeSoto County Genealogical Society

The association has many publications for sale, which incorporate:

  • 1850 and 1860 Slave Owners
  • 1860 Agricultural Census
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Death Notices
  • DeSoto Co. Black Marriages 1866-1920
  • DeSoto Co. History
  • DeSoto Co. White Marriages 1893-1930
  • Federal Census Returns
  • Panola Co. Early Marriages
  • Pension Applications Roster of DeSoto Co. Confederate Veterans

Itawamba Historical Society

Many archives are held in Gaither Spradling Library which include:

  • 1600 Books Relating to Itawamba Co. and other US States
  • 1890 Civil War Veterans Census
  • Bills of Sale
  • Census Returns
  • Courthouse Records
  • Family Group Sheets
  • Genealogies
  • Ledgers
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Old Letters
  • Pedigree Charts
  • Slave Schedules
  • Wills

They are in the process of publishing archival information on the site, including Maps, Photographs, Digital Images of Source Documents and Abstracts of Early Itawamba Co. Records. 

Many databases are on the site, including:

  • 1922 Agricultural High School Yearbook
  • Chancery Index 1836-1900
  • Directory and Sketch of Fulton Station Methodist Episcopal Church South
  • Early Deeds
  • Mantachie Town Photographs
  • Marriage Book 1861-1866
  • Old Fulton Cemetery Gallery

There is also an Every-Name Index to the Research Book Mother Monroe and Archival Photograph Collection.

Itawamba Settlers, their quarterly magazine, is published by the organisation, and it is possible to download a Surname Index to Magazines published from 2005-2009 in PDF Format as well as a Subject Topical Index 1981-2007.


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