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Collection Title: Forrest County Cemetery Book Typescript

Collection Number: M255

Dates: 1983-1984

Volume: 1.6 cu. ft.

Provenance: Donated by Dr. W.D. McCain in August 1990.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical/Historical Sketch:

On June 14, 1983, the South Mississippi Genealogical Society voted to survey, compile, and publish Forrest County cemetery inscriptions. For the project more than 30 volunteers adopted one or more of the 79 cemeteries and recorded tombstone inscriptions. Over 18,000 inscriptions were found, and additional references to unmarked graves, maiden names, and parents were added.

The information collected for this project was published under the title Forrest County, Mississippi Tombstone Inscriptions and is available in the genealogy collection as well as in other area libraries. The book is currently out of print.

Scope and Content:

This collection contains the original typescript of the book entitled Forrest Co., Mississippi, Tombstone Inscriptions and the reduced copy from which the book was published.

A copy of the book Forrest Co., Mississippi, Tombstone Inscriptions (Western Part of Old Perry Co., Miss.), compiled by South Mississippi Genealogical Society (Carrollton, Miss.: Pioneer Publishing, 1986, 1999) is available in the McCain Library, call number F347.F6 F67 1999.


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