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Upcoming Events

Society Programs 2016

Saturday, Sept 17 - Analyzing Land Deeds - Speaker Clarise Soper

The Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society is announcing the program for Saturday, September 17, 2016 will be presented by Clarise Soper on "Analyzing Land Deeds". This presentation will provide a basic overview of locating and analyzing land records beyond the deed. Property taxes, agriculture records and land cash entry files all have land in common, but can provide additional -and different- information about our ancestors beyond the land purchase. The program will be at 10:00 AM at the Seminary Depot. All interested persons are invited to attend.

Clarise Soper, CG, is a Michigan native who has lived in Mississippi for twenty-five years. In 1978, she started tracing her ancestry and began researching professionally in 1995. She was certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists® in 2014. Clarise specializes in the states of Mississippi and Alabama and frequently speaks at genealogy societies across Mississippi. She is a member of several organizations including the Covington County GHS and currently is the corresponding secretary for the Mississippi Genealogical Society. She also volunteers as a coordinator for the ProGen Study Group Program and sits on the board for the Association of Professional Genealogists®

For more information, call June Ellis at 601-797-3233 or Janet Smith at 601-947-4610 or e-mail Smith at

Saturday, Oct 15, 2016- Native American Archaeology and Lifestyles presented by Dr. Ed Jackson, USM Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology

Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 - Lone Star School and Community History Presented by Charlie & Cornelia Easterling, local researchers

Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 - Woodland Trails - Christmas Party (Dutch Treat)

~ 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.