April 21, 2007
Contact: Mona Vance
Got Genealogy? Explore county records at the
Columbus-Lowndes Public Library
COLUMBUS, Miss.-The upcoming program in the Got
Genealogy? series titled “Using County Records” will
touch on the various types of county records and how
the information the documents provide may be
utilized. The program is this Wednesday the 25th at
2pm in the Meeting Room of the public library.
Presenting will be De’Niecechsi Comans Layton of the
Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH).
Layton has been an historian with MDAH since 1995
and worked with Reference Services since 1997. She
has also been a genealogist for 18 years. In her
presentation, she will discuss the assortment of and
interpretation of land records available, which are
a vital source of information for historians,
genealogists and other researchers.
The third presentation was given by Jeffery Rogers,
photograph curator with MDAH. The program took place
on March 21st and more than 40 attendees learned how
to conserve, identify and preserve various family
The following is the schedule for the Got
May 23 Military Records
June 20 African American Resources
Each program begins at 2 p.m. and is held in the
Meeting Room upstairs in the Library. Each
presentation lasts 30 to 60 minutes. It is free and
open to the public. No registration is required.
The Got Genealogy? series is presented by
representatives from the Mississippi Department of
Archives and History in Jackson.
Genealogy is the study and tracing of family
pedigrees. It is also referred to as a “family
tree." For assistance in genealogical research you
may also go to the Local History Room at the Library
where resources include various records from
southern states as well as online databases such as
Ancestory.com and HeritageQuest.
For more information, contact Mona Vance with the
Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at (662) 329-5304.