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Evans Memorial Library



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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  eml@tombigbee.lib.ms.us

Address:[2]

105 North Long Street
Aberdeen, MS 39730 USA

Telephone:[1]  622-369-4601
Fax: 622-369-2971

Hours and holidays:[1]  Mon-Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm;  Fri and Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm;
Holiday hours vary, call ahead

Map and directions:  Google map: Evans Memorial Library, Aberdeen MS

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

This is an outstanding regional library with records of the deep South, including Mississippi and Alabama oral histories, church records, newspapers, maps, military records, Chickasaw Indians, African Americans, fraternal histories, scrapbooks, manuscripts and photos. One of the largest genealogy collections in the South - could be called "the Fort Wayne Library of the South."[3]

Genealogical Collection:  has Monroe County cemetery records through 1938, an index to Monroe County marriages 1821-1825 and 1834-1921, A History of Monroe County, Monroe County census indexes for 1850, 1860, and 1880, Monroe County census microfilms 1820–1930, a digital and a printed index to 14,000 images in the F. S. McKnight Photographic Collection 1894-1930, over 1600 surname files, and over 500 published family histories.[4]

Evans Manuscript Collection:  Record types: personal correspondence, journals, diaries, business ledgers, government records and newspaper clippings from 1813 to present. Organizations: churches, clubs and lodges, city and county governments, courts, legal firms, post office, hospitals, schools, plantations, and fairs. Topics: slavery, Antebellum South, settlement of northeast Mississippi, steamboats, agriculture, American Civil War, Reconstruction, history of medicine, World War I and II, Mexican War, and the Grange.[5]

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Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Evans Memorial Library via the Tombigbee Regional Library System (accessed 9 November 2015).
  2. Evans Memorial Library in Tombigbee Regional Library System (accessed 9 November 2015).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 65. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  4. Genealogical Collection: a Research Guide in Evans Memorial Library (accessed 9 November 2015).
  5. The Evans Manuscript Collection in Evans Memorial Library (accessed 9 November 2015).
  6. Dollarhide and Bremer, 127-28.
  7. Circuit Clerk in Monroe County, Mississippi (accessed 10 November 2015).
  8. 8.0 8.1 Monroe County Mississippi Genealogy and History Web Site in Mississippi Genealogy and History Network (accessed 10 November 2015).
  9. Chancery Clerk in Monroe County, Mississippi (accessed 10 November 2015).
  10. Vital Records in Mississippi State Department of Health (accessed 10 November 2015).
  11. Home in Mississippi Genealogical Society (accessed 10 November 2015).
  12. Genealogy in Millsaps College (accessed 10 November 2015).
  13. Mississippi Baptist Historical Commission: Home in Mississippi College (accessed 10 November 2015).
  14. Dallas Public Library Genealogy Collection in Dallas Public Library (accessed 10 November 2015).