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Pascagoula, Mississippi

 
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Tuesday, May 26, 6 p.m.

Moss Point Public Library

Becky Stowe, "A conservationist

looks back at her family roots"

 

June 23, 6 p.m.

Pascagoula Public Library

Meeting Room

"Newspapers" A rich source for evidence in genealogy"

with Joyce Griffith

 

July 28, 2015, 6 p.m.

!!!Field Trip!!!

GI Museum in Gautier

"Where history comes alive"

with Doug Mansfield

 

August 25, 2015

Pascagoula Public Library

Meeting Room, 6 p.m.

"Researching using Family Search"

with Michele Woodham

Mobile, Ala., genealogist

 

September 22, 2015

Pascagoula Public Library

Meeting Room, 6 p.m.

"Everything you always wanted

to know about self-publishing"

with Chris Wiggins

 

October 17, 2015

Griffin Cemetery Tour

Moss Point, Miss.

 

November 2015

Krebs Cemetery Tour returns

to LPK House in Pascagoula

 

December 2015

Christmas Party TBA

 

January 2016

LPK House Museum set to open


 

 

Program Meetings:

Tuesday, May 26, 6 p.m.

Details are coming.

 

 

 

Breaking News!!!

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.

 

 

 


Our 2015-17 Officers

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Available in paperback or hardback: "A Tale of Two (Mississippi) Cities," the long-awaited history of Pascagoula and Moss Point, by Chris E. Wiggins. This is a fast-paced historical odyssey of not only the good but also the peculiar, and not just the twin cities Pascagoula and Moss Point, but also Gautier and their forgotten neighbor Americus. This is a must have for any collector of local history. 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. Hardback is $30 plus $4 shipping.

A CD is now available with all 29 years of the journals of the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society. And that is not all. The CD contains a master index for all the journals. Cost is $20. Add $3 for mailing or pick up a copy at the Genealogy and Local History Department at Pascagoula Public Library.

 

Also on CD are the files the library holds on the Baudreau, Cumbest and Krebs lines, Indian school records. Cost is $10 each, plus $3 for mailing, or pick up a copy at the Genealogy and Local History Department at Pascagoula Public Library.

 

The out-of-print 1986 EDITION OF THE "History of Jackson County, Mississippi" is on CD for $20 plus $2 mailing or pick up a copy at the Genealogy and Local History Department at Pascagoula Public Library.

 

Mailing address is: JCHGS, P.O. Box 984, Pascagoula, Ms 39568.

 

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 up-to-date as a paid active member. We appreciate those who support us in such a meaningful way.


          

 

Welcome to our website home!

 

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 and we regularly have refreshments and a free door prize drawing. 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 FÍte La Pointe

Second Annual FÍte La Pointe

Greenwood Island Expedition

First FÍte La Pointe

Jay Higginbotham Event

Reinterment of Mexican War Veterans

 

 

 

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