Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Thursday 1:00-4:45 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p. m. & 1:00p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Saturday 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Closed the 3rd Saturday of each month


Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the United States. The Laurel-Jones County Library System, Inc. (LJCLS) provides a Genealogy Department with a trained genealogist to assist you in how to trace and document your family history. There are two (2) microfilm reader/printers and three (3) public access computers to assist in your research. Some of the available materials are:

  • approximately 4,000 family files and family history books;
  • census information for the state of Mississippi for the years 1820-1880 and 1900-1940;
  • microfilm copies of the Laurel Leader-Call from 1902 to March 2012;
  • various histories of military units, biographies, and memoirs;

To access LJCLS digitalized family files through USM click:

For more information please call the genealogy department at (601) 428-4313 and press 111 or email at

Phone: 601-428-4313 x111
Fax: 601-428-0597

The Jones County Genealogical and Historical Organization (JCGHO) host a monthly meeting in the upstairs meeting room on the fourth Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m. The meeting for November will take place on the second Saturday and there is no meeting in December. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information about JCGHO click here