Society Meetings

The Mississippi Genealogical Society (MGS) meets on the third (3rd) Saturdays in January, March, May, September, and November at 1:30 p.m. at the Brandon Public Library, 1475 West Government Street (Highway 80), Brandon, Mississippi.

The highlight of the year for many years has been our annual seminar, typically held in lieu of our meeting in January. We have been privileged to host a wide variety of incredibly talented and knowledgeable speakers over the years, including Lisa Louise Cooke, Phillip Adderley, Judy Russell, Barbara Vines Little, Robert Scott Davis, Paula Stuart Warren and Mark Lowe. This is a day-long learning event for researchers of all experience and skill level. In 2021, we moved the annual seminar to July and plan to keep this event in July going forward.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Saturday, January 21, 2023 — After a very successful Virtual Seminar in 2022, we will continue what we hope to be a new, fantastic tradition and ‘go virtual’ again. However, we will ‘virtual’ with a twist. We will meet at our regular time and place (1:30 p.m., Brandon Public Library) and we will participate in the first live Zoom session of our January/February 2023 Virtual Seminar. We will throw the Zoom up on the big screen and participate together. You can still participate from anywhere, but if you want to gather with us, please come! Bring your laptop if you would like to research as we Zoom.
  • Saturday, March 18, 2023 — Brandon Public Library (large meeting room), 1:30 p.m. Our presenter will be Janis McCoy and she will be sharing the details of a family history project with letters. Light refreshments will follow.
  • Saturday, May 20, 2023 — Brandon Public Library (large meeting room), 1:30 p.m. This meeting will be an opportunity for attendees to share ‘brick walls’ on which they are or have been working and using our collective smarts, we will discuss helps and suggestions.
  • Saturday, July 15, 2023 — Annual Seminar — details coming soon!