Society Meetings

The Mississippi Genealogical Society (MGS) meets on the third (3rd) Saturdays January, March, May, September, and November at 1:30 p.m. For many years we met at the Municipal Art Gallery in Jackson, Mississippi (839 North State Street). Due to the COVID pandemic, society meetings were put on hold, although starting May 15, 2021, we resumed limited attendance meetings with appropriate social distancing. Our new meeting place is 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 15, 2022 — Virtual Winter Seminar 2022 featuring J. Mark Lowe, FUGA — see the Seminar page for more information
  • Saturday, March 19, 2022 — Society meeting and nominations of officers for election at the May 2022 meeting; 1:30 p.m. at the Brandon Public Library [1475 West Government Street (Highway 80), Brandon] with Zoom for those who cannot attend; Topic and presenter — TBD
  • Saturday, May 21, 2022 — Society meeting and officer election; 1:30 p.m. at the Brandon Public Library with Zoom for those who cannot attend; Topic and presenter — TBD
  • Saturday, July16, 2022 — Annual seminar featuring The Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL — see Seminar page for details