Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Early Itawamba County Deeds Featured in Society’s New Online Publication

As part of the society’s long-term efforts of placing Itawamba County research material online, the society has published a 47-page book containing the first property deeds of Itawamba County. The deeds were recorded in the courthouse from 1836 through 1839 and were transcribed from the original deeds in the Itawamba County Courthouse. Also found in the publication is a brief history of the early days of the county as well as a tutorial on plotting Itawamba County Deeds. The publication is fully indexed including a Chickasaw name index, a slave name index with associated surnames and a full name index. The book (671 kb download) is in PDF format. To view the book, simply go to the society’s special publications section and select the book, Early Deeds of Itawamba County.

Several other special online publications are in the works by the society and will be forthcoming in the society’s online archives during 2008.

In addition to developing the online archives, the society also publishes Itawamba Settlers magazine, owns and operates Historic Bonds House - Itawamba County’s museum of history, the George Poteet History Center and the Gaither Spradling Library. The society’s work is totally dependent upon generous membership dues and donations. To join the society and help with the preservation and promotion of Itawamba County’s rich history and heritage, visit the membership area of the society’s website for detailed membership information.


Anonymous said...

Bob, you must be wonder man. When do you have time to do all of this? Thanks for all you do. Martha

Bob Franks said...

Thank you for your comments Martha. The society has lots more coming online for 2008! You serve as a good example. The pages of Itawamba Settlers for the past 25 years are filled with transcripts and abstracts you generously donated to the society.