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"Without a past, there is no future."
The purpose and objectives of the Amite County Historical and Genealogical Society shall be to provide for the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of materials and knowledge, about the history of peoples, families, structures, objects, and items of interest, importance, and value, in relation to Amite County, Mississippi, and its vicinity.
Open House December 14, 2013
See the December newsletter for details.
Mark your calendars!
2014 Calendar Available for Purchase
A 2014 calendar featuring historic photos from Amite County is now available for sale. You can order by mail by sending your order to the ACHGS at PO Box 2, Liberty, MS 39645.
Calendars are $8.00 each plus $2.00 S/H.
Make your check payable to the society. Facebook users can order by personal message and pay via PayPal. Visit the ACHGS group page and read President Dawn Taylor’s instructions on how to order using PayPal.
A sample page showing thumbnails of the monthly photos and giving a description of the photo’s subject may be viewed here.
Hurry! The supply is going fast.
The supply of the two-volume WPA book on Amite County is almost exhausted.
Please write to ACHGS, PO Box 2, Liberty, MS 39645 to inquire about purchases and availability before attempting to order. Facebook users may post an inquiry on the ACHGS group Facebook page
View the flyer advertising the Little Red School House Museum here. Note that this is an old image of the flyer and only the telephone numbers for Mrs. Vera Prestridge should be considered current. Others listed on the contact list should not be contacted.
A second series of five postcards are now available, this time in color
Find out how to buy the picture post cards featuring Amite County historical images here
Are you a first time visitor to this site?
If so, you may wish to download the following True Type font so that text in this font will display properly. This is not a standard Windows font.
To download, right click on the font name below that is shown as a link, select "save target as" from the dropdown menu. When the file selection pop-up box appears, browse to your Windows folder then to the Fonts folder therein. Open that folder and click the "save" button (the file name for the font should already appear).
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The purpose of this web site is to publicize the ACHGS and provide news on current events in the county with genealogical or historical aspects. This web site is not intended to duplicate or otherwise conflict with any sites that specialize in genealogical or historical information about Amite County or Southwest Mississippi. The accuracy and completeness of any essays on historical events or records of genealogy published here are the responsibility of the author that contributed the information for publication in this medium. Source references will be given for any materials extracted by the ACHGS from copyrighted publications and incorporated on this web site.
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