LINCOLN-LAWRENCE-FRANKLIN REGIONAL LIBRARY
INFORMATION - LOCAL HISTORY - GENEALOGY - ART - & MORE
Genealogy and History Indexes--Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin Regional Library
Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest.com
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We will be happy to make copies from microfilm or photos in our archives. Please send an e-mail to the address above for pricing information and instructions. Requests will be filled on a first come/first served basis as time permits.
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Lincoln Lawrence Franklin Regional Library
100 South Jackson Street
Brookhaven, MS 39601
John H. Williams, a photographer and proprietor of the Art Studio in Brookhaven, Mississippi, spent many years taking pictures of buildings, people, and activities in this community. The majority of photographs and negatives in the collection are from 1946-1970. Included are pictures of local community buildings, schools and school groups, churches and church groups, and weddings. Also included are some early oilfield, logging, and Stahl-Urban pictures. An extensive number of items are portraits of local individuals and family groups. These photographs are an outstanding memory of the citizens of Southwest Mississippi--depicting faces and special moments in their lives
Funded by a federal Library Services and Technology Act grant, new computers and software have been purchased in order to scan and digitize some of the thousands of photographic negatives in the John Williams Collection, owned by Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin Regional Library. To date, 2,025+ negatives have been scanned and stored in digital format. A separate grant allowed 200 photographs to be digitized for the library. The library staff is working to upload the images to Flickr (see links at right) for public access. If you would like to conduct research in the collection, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule access.
For Newly Digitized Photos, please visit www.Flickr.com and search for "Lincoln County Public Library" (group). There are 2 group members adding photos. You can search either one and go to the Group Pool to see the rest of the photos. Please leave a comment under the individual photo if you are able to identify a place, person(s) or event in any of the photos.
Indexes of obituaries (first entries only--subsequent entries are indexed in-house)
Daily Leader (Brookhaven, MS) 1968-2002 (some skips--coming soon) Updated 8/16/2011
Surnames Index (PDF Files):
Lawrence County Press (Monticello, MS) 1980-2003 (1997-2003 added 6/24/2009)
Surnames Index (PDF Files):
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A digitized collection of Lincoln County Public Library's local history documents and photos including
Whitworth College items.
2010 LSTA Grant Project--scan and digitize negatives from the Williams Archives.
For Newly Digitized Photos, please visit www.Flickr.com and search for "Lincoln County Public Library". There are 2 group members adding photos. You can search either one and go to the Group Pool to see the rest of the photos.
A list of wedding photos with names from the Williams Archives..
A list of wedding photos with names from the Williams Archives.
EARLY LINCOLN COUNTY NEWSPAPER INDEXES:
The following turn of the century indexes have interesting notes and since there were very few obituaries published in the form we know them today, many tributes, poems, notices, trials, local columns and other tidbits are indexed.
Early Brookhaven Newspapers 1875-1885
Lincoln County Times 1909-1947
Semi-Weekly Leader 1907-1939
Brookhaven Leader 1883-1906
Comprehensive index of all names compiled from Brookhaven Funeral Home and Harrigill (formerly Hartman and Hartman-Henderson) Funeral Home records (1929-1980s)
Three lists of cemetery records divided by year. Brookhaven cemeteries include Rose Hill, Easthaven, St. Francis Catholic, Jewish, and Hoskins. Dates on list refer to date of burial, not date of death..
List covers burials from 1893-2003
Interviews with local citizens concerning the history of Lincoln County and the surrounding area.
Several interviews added in 2005
Other Genealogy/History Websites of Interest
Find a Grave is a wonderful resource for finding graves. It is all done by volunteers who will sometimes include the deceased's obituary and a photo of the headstone.