Vicksburg Genealogical Society

Vicksburg Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1161
Vicksburg, Ms 39181-1161

You can also contact Tony Dardeau

The Vicksburg Genealogical Society meets on the second Monday of each month Sep-May: Evening meetings (dinner at 6:30 pm) are held in Sep - Nov - Jan - Mar - May at Shoney's, Vicksburg. Daytime meetings (10am) are held in Oct - Dec - Feb - Apr at Vicksburg-Warren Public Library. Dues are $25/Household. Society Membership includes subscription to society's quarterly journal, Mississippi River Routes (MRR). MRR's area of coverage is both the Louisiana parishes and the Mississippi counties along the Mississippi River from the northern boundary of LA's Florida Parishes (LA-MS line) to the LA-AR line plus other nearby areas of interest.

VGS now has a Home Page http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~msvgs/index.htm


Mississippi River Routes, your Vicksburg Genealogical Society’s quarterly journal, publishes original well-documented material from our Louisiana-Mississippi area of interest. Despite its name, VGS does not limit itself to Vicksburg and Warren County, Mississippi. Rather, we focus on a broader area that encompasses those Mississippi counties and Louisiana parishes along and near the Mississippi River from the northern boundary of Louisiana’s Florida Parishes (Louisiana-Mississippi line) to the Louisiana-Arkansas line and beyond.  Our boundaries are not rigid though.

In our eleven years of publication (under three editors), we have been fortunate to have an abundance of excellent material covering a wide temporal and geographic range. Also, our articles have reflected many types of source documents that our members and friends have been kind enough to share with us. Issues that contain a nice variety of high-quality submissions will attract and keep a wide readership. To see what has already been published, browse the titles of the current issue:  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~msvgs/Routes.htm or of past issues: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~msvgs/backissu.htm. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to our success over this first decade.

Good issues do not happen by accident.  An Editor can only do so much with available material. Your input is needed if we are to continue to publish a quality journal. Please consider sharing a family treasure (e.g., a family Bible or interesting correspondence) or the fruits of your research (e.g., a cemetery inventory, interesting records, or an article summarizing your work).Remember that good documentation is essential if others are to retrace your steps. Also, material must be at least fifty years old. In addition, we welcome queries. Each query must include mailing address and e-mail address (if available) and needs to be concise, focused, and related to our area of interest. Others may be able to help you solve a family puzzle.

Think about how you may supply input to your quarterly journal, Mississippi River Routes, as you do your research. Please do not hesitate to contact your Editor (12 Crestwood, Vicksburg, MS39180-6244; e-mail: DardeauEA@bellsouth.net, or any of the officers listed on the inside of our front cover or on our website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~msvgs/policies.htm.