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Upcoming Events

Society Programs 2016

Saturday, Aug 20 - 9:00am til Noon at the Collins Civic Center, Family Fair

The Covington County Family Fair will provide new information that was not available at previous fairs with information on new families: Jones, Little, Thompson, Warren, Stringer, and Dykes .Over fifty other Covington County families are back with some updated information. Family tables returning after a few years of absence are Sanford, Sullivan, and Easterling. The fair offers free admission, and gives you a chance once a year to work with Covington County researchers from all over the United States. This year we will have Covington County Veterans records from Revolutionary War times through the Civil War period. An index of Covington County veterans from the twentieth and twenty first centuries will be available, Clarise Soper, a certified genealogist will be giving free tips for your family trees. Brian Flynt will be giving information to those who have had a DNA test and want to learn how to use GEDmatch to prove kinship. We will also have tables from the Greene County, Simpson County, and Jasper County Historical Societies to provide help. The Southern Historical & Restoration Network table will be available to give advise on tombstone repair. Books are still a vital part of the research process, bring extra cash and shop for that special book for an early Christmas present since many of the tables will have specific books on their history for sale. Featured table at the seventh annual Covington County Family Fair will be the Covington County Society Library. The Library located at the Seminary Depot has hundreds of books and files to help research. Examples of the research will be available at the tables. The fair is paid for and sponsored by the Covington County Genealogical & Historical Society each year to help preserve the history of Covington County.

The fair will be held at the Covington County Civic Center on HWY 49 Collins MS on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 9:00AM until 12:00 Noon. For more information, call Janet Smith at 601-947-4610, June Ellis at 601-797-3233 or e-mail Smith at

Saturday, Sept 17 - Unconfirmed

Saturday, Oct 15 - Dr. Ed Jackson, USM Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology

~ 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.