Mississippi Family History Societies (J-P)

This section lists associations from Jackson to Prentiss giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society

Many publications are sold by the organisation, including:

  • A tale of Two Cities: The Long Awaited History of Pascagoula and Moss Point
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • The History of Moss Point
  • Krebs Family Files
  • The Parker Connection

Jones County Genealogical and Historical Organisation

It is possible to purchase Jones Co. History and Family History Book on the site. 

A Message Board, hosted by Rootsweb, is also accessible.


Noxubee County Historical Society

The association was organised in 1967.  There are some databases on the site, which include Wills 1834-1910 and Noxubee Co. Tombstone Inscriptions.

Many books are sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • Abstracts of Death Notices from The Macon Beacon 1871-1912
  • Noxubee Co. Notes
  • Tombstone Inscriptions
  • Will Abstracts 1834-1910

Ocean Springs Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1978. Many projects have been undertaken by the society, which include the Book Indexing Project, the Brick Wall Project and the Ahnentafel Project.  

Further information about these and other projects is available on the site.  Numerous genealogy books and other reference books are accessible in Ocean Springs Library genealogy room.

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • 1912, 1916 and 1923 Jackson Co. School Census Returns
  • Baptist Church Registers
  • Cemeteries near Ocean Springs
  • Jackson Co. Chancery Court Records including Wills 1876-1929 and Administrative Settlements 1876-1900
  • Ocean Springs Genealogical Society Member's Combined Ahnentafel List
  • Surnames listed in Biloxi Newspapers

Prentiss County Genealogical and Historical Society

Many Databases are accessible, which incorporate:

  • 1927 Prentiss Co. Schools
  • Cemeteries in the Region
  • Civil War Soldiers
  • Marriage Bonds Index 1842-1865
  • Obituaries
  • Schools List
  • Teachers 1899-1900

Numerous publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Enumeration Rolls 1907-1935
  • Execution Dockets 1857-1874
  • Funeral Home Books
  • General Chancery Docket Book 1 Index 1870-1910
  • History of Booneville and Prentiss County
  • Lee Co. Deeds 1867-1871
  • Marriage Index 1851-1884
  • Marriages and Funerals performed by Rev G. P. Mayo 1918-1957
  • Marriages Performed by Rev Sidney Whitehead 1958-1986
  • Minutes Records Books

Publications available for sale also incorporate:

  • Police Court Record 1836-1852
  • Prentiss Co. Cemeteries
  • Prentiss Co. History
  • Probate Indexes
  • Soldier Civil War Pensions
  • Soldier Discharge Index
  • Tishomingo Co. Marriages 1887-1910
  • Union Co. Marriages 1878-1893
  • Wills of Union Co. 1882-1929

There is also a list of surnames currently being researched by Members.


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