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.-1:45p.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;
  • https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

To access LJCLS digitalized family files through USM click: http://collections.msdiglib.org/cdm/search/searchterm/Laurel-Jones%20County%20Library%20System/mode/exact

For more information please call the genealogy department at (601) 428-4313 and press 111 or email at geneal@laurel.lib.ms.us

Phone: 601-428-4313 x111
Fax: 601-428-0597
E-mail: geneal@laurel.lib.ms.us

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 http://jonescogenealogy.org/library.php