Newton County
Historical and Genealogical Society

The Newton  County Historical and Genealogical Society was organized in March  2002 (Remembering the Beginning) for the two-fold purpose of:

  1. The procurement  and preservation of such historical items and genealogical  information considered important to an understanding of Newton  County, Mississippi and its people.
  2. Educating the  public of the history of Newton County, Mississippi, and its people  through tours, publications, workshops, and the media.

This website contains genealogical research and information related to Newton County, Mississippi. If you have information that would benefit other researchers and would like to add it to the NCHGS website, please contact Ricky Harrison, President.


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Newton County Research Publications

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Newton County Research Publications

The Supplement to Gardner/Ballard and Allied Families is ready for mailing. You may purchase a book including the Supplement.  Download, complete, and mail order form per the instructions on the form.  Versions: Word, Adobe PDF

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The Newton Record 1929-1938
Volume 1

Whether you are a Newton County, Mississippi genealogy researcher, a Mississippi resident, interested in the history of a slice of Mississippi life in 1929-1938 or simply interested in reading of yester years, I hope you enjoy the content of this book.  Ron Searcy, author.

Publication Date: Apr 17 2013
ISBN/EAN13: 1484074238 / 9781484074237
Page Count: 452

The Newton Record (1929-1938) is available for purchase at the Archives in Decatur.



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Newton County Mississippi
Marriage Records 1872 - 1952

This is the electronic version of Harold Graham’s book. Click on the picture above to access the Adobe PDF version of this book. 

The print version can be purchased at:

Note: The author is providing this book for research purposes only. Please read the Copyright & Usage Requirements on the first page of the electronic book.

Other Newton County Research Publications

A Note from the Web Master

There are plans to enhance this website in 2015-2016 to make it more useful for those researching information on their Newton County, Mississippi connections.  I’m looking for individuals in the county to send information regarding Newton County that will enhance the website. Information should be sent to Pictures should be sent in JPG format with a resolution of at least 1024x768 dpi.

The type of information sought is:

Churches (photos, addresses, history, GPS location, etc.),
Cemeteries (photos, addresses, names, GPS location, etc.),
Schools (GPS location, photos of schools with name of school/year taken & names of individuals, if known)
Historical Photos (past places and/or events including schools, downtown pictures, stories, ...),
Family Bibles (pictures of pages showing genealogy information, story/history of bible, owner, ...)
Historical Markers in the county (Picture of Marker clear enough to read text, GPS location, ...)
Old Maps (images of old maps)
Rural Development Clubs (when started, membership, history, what was accomplished, ...)
Volunteer Fire Departments (when, where, history, how they operated, ...)
Military Records (Letters to loved ones, Medals and the stories behind them, Pictures taken by Newton County soldiers of the War, ...)
Court Records

Basically, any information that will give visitors an historical perspective of Newton County with as much genealogy related information as possible. GPS locations can be gotten using SmartPhones, Garmin GPS devices, etc.

Thanks much for your assistance.




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