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Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, fraternal, family name, and ethnic societies often collect, transcribe, and publish records useful to family historians. Local genealogical societies often help family history researchers contact local record searchers or copy records that mention the researcher's ancestors. A current list of archives and libraries can be found in the Mississippi Archives and Libraries Wiki article. Some of these organizations have their own Internet sites. You can also find local society addresses by using directories cited in the United States Societies Wiki article.

To learn of Mississippi genealogical and historical societies that have records and services that may help you, contact:

Statewide Genealogical Societies

Family Research Association of Mississippi
P.O. Box 13334
Jackson, MS 39236
Email: wwoodward44@hotmail.com
Facebook: Family Research Association of Mississippi

Mississippi Genealogical Society
Contact: Dr. Rebekah Ray
P.O. Box 5301
Jackson, MS 39296–5301
Telephone: (601) 447-7690
E-mail: Info@MSGenSociety.org

Vicksburg Genealogical Society
Contact: Tony Dardeau (Editor of Mississippi River Routes)
P.O. Box 1161
Vickburg, MS 39181-1161
E-mail: DardeauEA@bellsouth.net

Regional Genealogical Societies

Dancing Rabbit Genealogical and Historical Society
Serving counties formed from the Choctaw Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek
President: Robert Evans
P.O. Box 166
Carthage, MS 39051
E-mail: drghsociety@yahoo.com
Facebook: Dancing Rabbit Genealogical and Historical Society

South Mississippi Genealogical and Historical Society
P.O. Box 15271
Hattiesburg, MS 39404-5271
Telephone: (601) 606-4700
E-mail: smghs@megagate.com

Southwest Mississippi Genealogical Society
President: Rick Penick
P.O. Box 175
McComb, MS 39649
E-mail: sueb@swmgs.com

Lineage and Hereditary Societies

Mississippi Division Sons of Confederate Veterans
Commander: Louis P. Foley
MS Div. SCV Adjutant
205 Cypress St
Leland, MS 38756-3108
E-mail: msdivcommanderlou@gmail.com
Facebook: Mississippi Division Sons of Confederate Veterans

Mississippi Division United Daughters of the Confederacy
President: Janice Strohm
United Daughters of the Confederacy - Parent organization
328 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220-4009
Telephone: (804) 355-1636
E-mail: udc@hqudc.org

Mississippi Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
President: Joseph Michael Winston
529 Pawnee Trail
Madison, MS 39110
Telephone: (662) 488-9908
E-mail: toby@pontotoc.us

Mississippi State Society- Daughters of the American Revolution
State Regent: Kathy Henry
NSDAR - Parent organization
1776 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-5392
Telephone: (202) 628-1776
Facebook: Daughters of the American Revolution National Headquarters

Mississippi State Society United States Daughters of 1812
President: Myrna Lazenby
E-mail: Mhlazenby@c-gate.net
National Society United States Daughters of 1812 - Parent organization
1461 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005-5402
Telephone: (202) 745-1812
E-mail: contact@usdaughters1812.org

Missouri Commandery
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (includes Mississippi)
Recorder: Douglas R. Niermeyer
302 W. Springfield Ave
Union, MO 63084
E-mail: momollus@sbcglobal.net

The Order of the First Families of Mississippi: 1699-1817
Deputy Treasurer General: Catherine Ruth Prince
P. O. Box 821
Natchez, MS 39121
Telephone: (601) 442-0018
E-mail: info@offms.org

Ethnic and Religious Societies

Jewish

Southern Jewish Historical Society
President: Ellen Umansky
P.O. Box 71601
Marietta, GA 30007-1601
E-mail: info@jewishsouth.org
Facebook: Southern Jewish Historical Society

Historical Societies

Biloxi Historical Society
P.O. Box 617
Ocean Springs, MS 39566
Email: rbellande@cableone.net

Hattiesburg Area Historical Society
President: Paula Harvey
HAHS Museum
P.O. Box 1573
Hattiesburg, MS 39403-1573
Telephone: (601) 582-5460
E-mail: hahsmuseum@megagate.com

Mississippi Archaeological Association (MAA)
Secretary: Derek Anderson
P.O. Box 1546
Mississippi State University, MS 39762
Telephone: (601) 672-7955
Email: dta49@msstate.edu
Facebook: Mississippi Archaeological Association (MAA)

Mississippi Historical Society
P.O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571
Telephone: (601) 576-6849
E-mail: mhs@mdah.state.ms.us

Additional Mississippi Societies (Local or Special Interest)

  • For a comprehensive list of Genealogical Societies in Mississippi, see
  • For a comprehensive list of County and Local Historical Societies in Mississippi, see Mississippi Historical Society
  • Additional Mississippi genealogical and historical societies may be listed in the following directories:
Federation of Genealogical Societies
Society Hill Click the link under Alphabetical Listings
US GenNet
Roots-L Go to Societies, Historical and Genealogical
Linkpendium Click on location and go to Societies
Cyndi's List