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  • The Ellisville Public Library
    Address: 110 Court St. Ellisville, MS 39437
    530 Commerce Street Phone: Laurel, MS 39440
    Phone: 601-477-9271
    Hours: Monday -Friday 1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Website: http://www.laurel.lib.ms.us/

  • Jones County Genealogical & Historical Society (JCGHO)
    Address: P.O. Box 2644 Laurel, MS 39442
    Location: Located at the Laurel-Jones County Library.
    Website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~msjcgho/
    Information: $12.00 membership, includes the newsletter Jones County Journeys.

  • Landrum's Homestead and Village "A Living History Museum."
    Address: 1356 Highway 15 South Laurel, MS 39443
    Phone: 601-649-2546
    Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00- 5:00.
    Website: Landrum's Homestead and Village
    Information: Over 10 acres and 60 buildings. Includes a Watermill Gristmill from 1871. See the main website for admission fees.

  • Laurel-Jones County Library
    Address: 530 Commerce Street Laurel, MS 39440
    Phone: 601-428-4313
    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).
    Website: http://www.laurel.lib.ms.us/
    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)
    Services available
    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.

  • Lauren Rogers Museum of Art - Library & Archives
    Address: 565 N. Fifth Avenue Laurel, MS 39440
    Phone: 601.649.6374
    Hours: Tuesday -Saturday 10:00-4:45.
    Website: http://www.lrma.org/

  • Mississippi Department of Archives & History
    Address: Jackson, Mississippi (see website for more information)
    Phone: 601-576-6850
    Website: http://mdah.state.ms.us/
    Email: MDAH



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