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.  They have a Catalogue of Publications on the site, 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

They have a number of on-line databases, 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 on the site, which incorporate Bible Records and a list of Clay Co. Cemeteries.

They also have many publications for sale, which include Clay Co. Cemeteries, Greenwood Cemetery. 

There are also a number of links to sites you may find of interest.


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

The association has a number of archives held in Gaither Spradling Library which include over 1600 Books relating to Itawamba Co. and other US Southern States. 

They also have:

  • 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, which include Maps, Photographs, Digital Images of Source Documents and Abstracts of Early Itawamba Co. Records. 

A number of 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.

They also publish Itawamba Settlers, their quarterly magazine, 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.