Genealogy and Local History Department
-located at the Pascagoula Public Library, JGRLS
Are you interested in discovering your past? Ever wondered where your family tree began to grow?
Maybe just interested in local history and past events that shaped our area?
The Genealogy and Local History Department, located on the second floor of the Pascagoula Public Library, can help you with that and much, much more! The largest collection of research material of this type in the local area, and a dedicated staff to help answer questions and guide you on your quest for knowledge. The Genealogy and Local History Department can provide a multitude of resources and services to get you started in finding out where you came from.
Another way to get involved: The Library is partnering with the Jackson County Historical and Genealogy Society which meets at the library’s meeting room each month. Visit their new web-site at www.jchgs-ms.org.
Collection and Services
- • Books – Over 7,000 volumes of materials covering family histories, land records, Guides to Genealogical Research, passenger and Immigration lists and much more!
• Microfilm Collection – spanning the early 1800’s through the present, our collection offers Federal Census Schedules, Service Records for volunteer soldiers, Death Certificate indexes and many local lists and compilations to name but a few of our offerings!
• Map Collection – over 700 maps pertaining to Mississippi and several southern states.
• CD-ROM Collection – searchable digital files including census, marriage, military and immigration records.
• AncestryLibrary Edition Database – AncestryLibrary provides access to over 3,000 databases.
• Newspapers – many local newspapers are available via-microfilm as far back as 1874.
• Other Services – a variety of other services are available upon request.
On-going Genealogy Programs – JGRLS Programs and Events
LIBRARY HOURS: Presently the Pascagoula Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Customers may call the Genealogy and Local History Department at 228-769-3078 or ask questions by e-mail to: SHERRY OWENS, firstname.lastname@example.org
A great starting point to become familiar with using Genealogy materials for research, Who Am I? Genealogy Online