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The Genealogy department is located upstairs at the Laurel-Jones County Library.

It is open:
Wednesdays: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursdays & Fridays: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (Closed 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm for lunch)
Saturdays by appointment only. Appointments must be made one week in advance. To make an appointment, email or call 601-428-4313 ext. 111 during department hours.

There is no Genealogy department at the Ellisville Public Library. Genealogy materials cannot be accessed outside department hours.

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 readers/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;
  • Chronicling America
  • The Family History Guide

To access LJCLS’s digitized family files through USM, click here.

To view our genealogist’s blog, click here.

For more information, please call the genealogy department at (601) 428-4313 ext. 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. There are no meetings during the months of November and December. For more information about JCGHO, click here.

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