Book offers marriage records

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 17, 2006

Pioneer Publishing announces the release of a new book, the first of a series of Mississippi Marriage Records. &8220;Mississippi Marriage Records Through 1900, As (Males)&8221; was compiled by Betty C. Wiltshire.

This work lists more than 6,500 marriages for grooms with the surname starting with A. The earliest marriage is dated 1800 and the last is in December 1900.

The listings give the name of the groom and bride, the date of the marriage, and the county in which the marriage occurred. The grooms are listed in alphabetical order, and a bride index is attached.

Email newsletter signup

An example of the listings reads as: ALEXANDER, Austin &8212; Jane Holland &8212; 7-16-1870 &8212; Lown (Lowndes).

This first volume is a 180-page paperback and sells for $18. Orders may be placed with Pioneer Publishing Company, P.O. Box 408, Carrollton, MS 38917; phone (662) 237-6010.

Palatines to America is a national genealogy society for researchers exploring their German-speaking ancestors. The group is sponsoring a national seminar June 23-25 in Richmond, Va.

Titled Palatines to America, Researching Your German Speaking Ancestors the seminar&8217;s topics include: Blocked Lines; Researching Females; Manuscript Collections; Schleswig-Holstein; Shenandoah Valley Germans; Saxon Chronicles; Identifying, Dating, Preserving and Reading Clues in Family Photographs; Ways to Prove Who Your Ancestor Was; and Standards of Proof.

For registration/fees or more information on the seminar, contact

or Ralph & Marge Kroehler, 6010 N. Rockvale, Peoria, IL 61614.


&8230; Rich Weiner (

) is seeking information on WILLIAM BELL, an African-American who was 67 in 1900. At that time he resided in Beat 4, Amite County, MS. William was born in Fayette County, KY as a slave. Bell was his last owner&8217;s name. His wife was name JANE and their children were: Seahorn, Bennie, Lucus, Riddly, Myrtis, Maria, and Pinky. Does any reader have information to share on this family?

Please send your announcements and queries to FAMILY TREES, 900 Main St., Natchez, MS 39120 or e-mail to

. All queries are printed free of charge.

We look forward to hearing from you!