Laurel-Jones County Library
Address: 530 Commerce Street Laurel, MS 39440
Library Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-6:00. Saturday 9:30- 3:00.
Genealogy Library Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 1:00-4:45. Friday 9:00-4:45. Closes for lunch 12:00-1:00. Open Saturdays from 10:00- 2:00pm (excluding the 3rd Saturday of every month).
E-mail Contact: Susan Blakeney
Cost: All copies are twenty-five cents each. Plus postage.
Information: The genealogy library is an excellent source for those researching in Jones County, Mississippi.
The following is information from Susan Blakeney (July 2008)
Death Index Lookups - 1912 - 1943. Will search a one year time frame.
Marriage Records - White Marriages 1882 - 1920. Note: 1882 - 1906 are records from the Ellisville Courthouse.
Marriage Records - Black Marriages 1888 - 1903. 1907 - 1917. Note: 1888 - 1903 are records from the Ellisville Courthouse. 1907 - 1917 are from the Laurel Courthouse.
Note: The Jones Co. MSGenWeb project has an online index for Ellisville "Colored" Marriages 1903-1924.
Obituaries - Need the month and year, prefer the full date. The newspapers for Jones date back to 1892. However, most obituaries begin in 1925 to current.