Hours

Thursday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm; closed 12:00 pm – 1:00 am for lunch
By appointment only! No walk-ins

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. There are no meetings during the months of November and December. For more information about JCGHO click here http://jonescogenealogy.org/library.php