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Upcoming Events

Society Programs 2017

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 - Sanford Community Program

Sanford, Mississippi is the subject of the February program of the Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society. The program will be held at Sanford Civic Center on February 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Come learn about the people and places of the unique community located in the southern part of Covington County.
Delano Riels will lead group of presenters who have researched and gathered information from other researchers over a period of years to bring us the Sanford story. Included in the information will be the research of Larry Shows.

Riels grew up in Sanford and attended Seminary High School and Jones Junior college. He is married to Margaret Miller Riels and they reside in Petal, Mississippi.
The program is free to all interested persons. For more information, contact Janet Smith at 601-947-4610 or June Ellis at 601-797-3233. The Society has a group facebook listed under Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society for more information or you can e-mail Smith at

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Early Landowners of Covington County prior Mississippi achieving statehood

One of several programs covering early landowners of Covington County at Seminary Depot at 10:00 AM

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - Salem Community by Gwen Keys Hitt

Meeting move up one week becaus of Easter. At Depot in Seminary 10:00am

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Unveiling of Early Landowners plaque at Covington County Chancery Building and the Society Statehood celebration

~ Williamsburg Books ~ Williamsburg Books sold out in December 2016. A total of 600 books were either sold or donated to area libraries or Archives.

~ Need Information ~ - The Society is collecting information about all local schools in Covington County. We are hoping to find names of schools, their teachers, students, and locations. Send information to the link below!

Free Websites for Mississippi History -   ~ Click on Archives & Record Services then click on Digital Archives ~ You can also click on the archives catalog for books and matrials at the state archives.

For more information, please contact Janet Smith.