• Wednesday, July 10, 2024 1:50 PM | Anonymous

    Gordon George Byron, Lord Byron, is the first known to pen the now popular saying "Tis strange -- but true; for truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction; if it could be told, ..."

    In the May 2024 Mississippi Genealogical Society meeting, newly elected, incoming society President, Wyatt Winnie, led participants in a discussion of how applicable 'stranger than fiction' really is in the genealogy world.  From airplane close encounters to unknown countryside church artifacts to historical newspaper findings (when researching something completely different), there are endless accounts of fascinating genealogical research stories.  For so many of us, those stories and accounts are the cherries on our research milkshakes.  Those stories -- countless numbers of them -- are as fun and affirming as the information found about our ancestors.  

    Genealogical and historical societies are a rich source for those accounts and places to share them.  Mississippi Genealogical Society seeks to preserve records for future researchers and provide education for researchers of all experience levels.  The Society also seeks to bring researchers together to provide a network of like-minded family history researchers -- to provide an environment of comradery and support.

    Come join us and add to the treasure trove of stories.  Be part of our network.  Bring your stories.

Mississippi Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. P.O. Box 5301, Jackson, MS 39296-5301

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