Tishomingo County Historical and Genealogical Society


John Marshall Stone Research Library

The John Marshall Stone Research Library serves as an archival depository for the Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society.

The purpose is to collect, preserve, index, and make records of the history of Tishomingo County, Mississippi, available to researchers. The research library seeks to provide a strong in-house collection of historical and genealogical information that meets the broad information needs of its patrons.

Guidelines for Using Materials:

  1. Food, drink (including bottled water), chewing gum, and tobacco products are NOT permitted.
  2. Absolutely no ink pens or highlighters are permitted. Researchers must use pencils or laptop computers only.
  3. Researchers may use loose paper, index cards, or a laptop computer for taking notes. All other personal belongings must be stored. Please silence all cell phones.
  4. Staff will assist with the retrieval of material for you. Please keep all material in the order in which you receive it.
  5. Handle items with care. Do not mark, fold, lean on, or mutilate documents in any way. Do not use post-it notes. Patrons may be requested to wear gloves when handling certain items. Theft, destruction, or mutilation of any of these materials is a crime.
  6. Photocopying is permitted unless the item is fragile, exceptionally valuable, too large, or restricted by the donor. When allowed, photocopying is limited to single copies for the patron’s reference use only. Ask for assistance. Do not separate material you wish to have reproduced. Photocopying decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis by the staff.
  7. Archival materials are provided for reference use only. The patron agrees to publish no portion of them without the written permission of the copyright holder, and the patron assumes sole responsibility for any infringement of the literary rights, copyrights, or other rights which pertain to these materials. Patrons may be requested to sign a copyright form before copies are made.
  8. The patron agrees to give the Archives a copy of any publication which relies heavily upon its collections.
  9. Archival materials DO NOT CIRCULATE; they must remain in the Archives reading room.

Holdings

The John Marshall Stone Research Library houses the following collection of archival materials:

• Bound volumes of books
• Government documents
• Personal papers
• Photographs
• Maps and drawings
• Oral histories/biographies
• Microfilm Reader/Printer
• Computer
• Periodicals

Books about Tishomingo County, Mississippi, are routinely acquired and placed in the Tishomingo County Collection. Books by Mississippi authors, relating to genealogical and historical subjects, are generally acquired and placed in other pertinent collections. Other collections maintained in the research library include, but are not limited to: an African American Collection, a Native American Collection, a Military Collection, and genealogical collections of various states.

Online Resources

Below are online indexes to some of our records which are available to research in our library and available for purchase in our gift shop. To order the entire publication, follow the Publications link or visit us at our online Gift Shop link.

Educable School Children:
1892
1906
1935
1941

Cutshall Funeral Home Records:
1929-1938
1974-1976
1976-1979
1979-1981
1981-1983
1983-1985
1988-1990


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