South Mississippi Genealogical & Historical Society

Hattiesburg, MS


The SOUTH MISSISSIPPI GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY (SMGHS) was organized in 1981 as a non-profit organization to serve the genealogical interests of people in south Mississippi.

Our goals are to:

  • promote interest in genealogical research and historical events.
  • promote public access to and preservation of historical records.
  • maintain a public library devoted to collecting, transcribing, and preserving public and private records and disseminating genealogical and historical records and information.
  • conduct public lectures, programs, discussion groups, courses of instruction, and forums related to historical events and issues, genealogical research methods and standards of documentation.

We welcome visitors to our library and to our meetings the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. and are always ready to help anyone with research in our library as well as assist in finding other resources.

These materials are presented online for educational purposes only. Images may contain copyrighted material. Use of these materials on websites, in exhibits, or in publications requires the permission of South Mississippi Genealogical & Historical Society and/or the legal copyright holder. The user bears full responsibility for securing any and all appropriate permissions. Please contact the South Mississippi Genealogical & Historical Society for further information.

Genealogy Library: 107 S. Park Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: (601) 606-4700
Email: smghs@megagate.com


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SMGHS Collections

SMGHS Local History Collection