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

A number of publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • 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. 

They also have a Message Board hosted by Rootsweb.


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.

A number of books are also available for sale, 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. They have a number of projects, 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.  A number of genealogy books and other reference books are accessible in Ocean Springs Library genealogy room.

The association has a number of publications 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

There are a number of Databases on the site, which include:

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

A number of 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.