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Pascagoula, Mississippi

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September 22, 2015

Pascagoula Public Library

Meeting Room, 6 p.m.

"The Copeland Gang

in Mississippi"

Janet Smith, presenter


October 17, 2015

Griffin Cemetery Tour

Moss Point, Miss.


November 2015 Date TBA

Greenwood Cemetery Tour


December 2015

Christmas Party TBA


January 2016

LPK House Museum set to open






Second book in Chris Wiggins series now available.

JUST OUT: "What you always wanted to know about Ocean Springs and Gautier, but..." is the second in Chris Wiggins history series on Jackson County and its communities and cities. This book is a historical odyssey of the people, with all their foibles, and the times, with all of their peculiarities, of two cities in south Mississippi.

It is a tale full of heroes and scoundrels, explorers and fishermen, people with great ideals, and people on the lam from the law. The story begins in 1699 when Iberville arrived on the Mississippi coast, and ends...yesterday.

To order, send $20 plus $4 mailing to: Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 984, Pascagoula, MS 39568, or purchase at Pascagoula Public Library Local Genealogy and History Department for $20, or go to www.doctorwiggins.com for easy directions on how to order online in print form or for Kindle.

All proceeds from sales of this book go to JCHGS. We also have a small number of hardcover editions that are $30 plus $6 shipping and handling.


For a listing of our other available publications, click here.

Our 2015-17 Officers

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To join the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society, $25 for individual or couple, and $5 for students. Checks may be dropped off at the library with Sherry or Renee or mailed to JCHGS, P.O. Box 984, Pascagoula, MS 39568. Income from dues is used for operating expenses for the Society and in support of our mission of historic preservation and genealogy and local history research. Members receive a free journal for each year in which they are a paid active member. We appreciate those who support us in such a meaningful way.



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History is being reborn in our community with the programs and projects of the Jackson County Historical and Genealogy Society. Attendance at our monthly meetings continues to grow, nurtured by a diversity of entertaining and educational programs.  

We have enjoyed each otherís fellowship as we learn about our local history and identify ways to protect the heritage of our past. We are a publishing society with an annual journal (free to members), and in 2009 we published a Cemetery Book that celebrates the lives of 45,000 citizens in a format valuable to genealogists and historians. 


We usually meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at Pascagoula Public Library. Meetings last about an hour. Meetings and membership are open to the public. We serve all of Jackson County's communities and municipalities.


Our Photo Galleries


Krebs Cemetery Tour 2013

Phantom Barber Program

with Sandra Moncrief

April 2012

Third Annual Fete La Pointe

Second Annual Fete La Pointe

Greenwood Island Expedition

First Fete La Pointe

Jay Higginbotham Event

Reinterment of Mexican War Veterans




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