The Columbia Mississippi Family History Center serves Marion County and its surrounding areas. There are around seventeen staff serving in the center, with a wide variety of knowledge and experience. The center has a large collection of microfilms, microfiche, and books available for the public to view. A unique feature of this center is that it has numerous binders full of fifteen generation charts of many local families and their ancestors going back through the centuries.
Center Contacts and Hours
- 805 West Lakeview Dr Columbia Mississippi 39429 United States
- The center is located inside the Columbia Ward building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- The building is located on the bend just past the large pond.
- The entrance is located at the rear of the building, with signs leading to the door (see the photo above).
Closed on all Federal holidays:
Calendar and Events
February 20, 2016 from 2pm - 5pm.
Honoring WW II veterans.
Public invited. Free to all.
Staff Training Meetings
- FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
- A large collection of microfilm and microfiche.
- Books on various resources and familes from Mississippi.
- Five or six large binders full of completed/partially completed fifteen generation charts of many local families and their ancestors.
Databases and Software
- FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
Hardware and Equipment
- Seven computers with Internet Explorer
- Two printers
- Two microfilm readers
- One microfiche reader
Staff Research Specialties
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Resources in the Local Area
- Marion County Courthouse: 250 Broad Street, Columbia, MS 39429
- University of Southern Mississippi McCain Library and Archives: P.O. Box 5148, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5148
Phone: (601) 266-4345
Fax: (601) 266-4409
- Mississippi Department of Archives and History: 100 South State Street, P.O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: (601) 359-6850
Phone: (601) 359-6975
- Mississippi Genealogical Society: P.O. Box 5301, Jackson, MS 39216
- Mississippi State Archives: 200 North Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39205-0571 Phone: (601) 576-6876
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