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Upcoming Events

Society Programs 2016

Saturday June 18, 2016


The June program for the Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society will be about the human remains located at the Moran Site, Biloxi Mississippi. The program will be held at the Seminary Depot on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM. All interested persons are invited to attend.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina's destruction of Biloxi's Moran Art Studio allowed unprecedented access to the "Indian" burial ground located on the site. Subsequent excavations by USM, under physical anthropologist, Dr. Marie Danforth, revealed over thirty skeletal remains. Danforth and her students conducted extensive analysis of those remains back at the USM lab. What they uncovered about the age, sex, race, diet, and health of the individuals made an important new contribution to the history of Mississippi and of the United States.

Dr. Marie Danforth has been a professor and physical anthropologist at USM's Department of Sociology & Anthropology since 1989. She received her PhD from Indiana University, and is the author of numerous publications. She is sometimes called upon by Mississippi authorities to help in solving cold cases in which human skeletal remains need to be recovered and examined.

For more information call June Ellis at 601-797-3233 or Janet Smith at 601-947-4610 or email Smith at ponder97@bellsouth.net. More information can be found at the Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society Facebook.

10:00am at the Seminary Depot, Seminary, Mississippi

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - Planning the Family Fair

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

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 - mdah.state.ms.us   ~ 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.