A New Home
When the new Pascagoula Library was built in October 1986, Director Jane Bryant decided that an official Genealogy and Local History department would be a valuable addition. This new addition used a modified Dewey Decimal System arranging reference books by state and then alphabetically by county within that state. This was chosen to give the department a more patron friendly system. Both the Jackson County Historical Society and the Jackson County Genealogical Society contributed money, time, and expertise to the new department and eventually hired Jean Strickland, a well known local historian to help within the department.