In June 1992 the library was the recipient of a major gift from the Snowdoun Foundation which allowed for the considerable expansion of the local history area to house the Lowndes County public records assigned to the library's custody. The Billups-Garth archives has space-saving, compact shelving in a climatically controlled area. The county records consist of ledgers and loose files including estate files, some of which date from the 1830's. Information in the estate papers often includes inventories, invoices, guardianship arrangements and sometimes wills. Also, in the Archives are more than 1000 photographs, 300 manuscript collections, 100 scrapbooks, maps, and genealogy files on many Columbus families. The researcher can learn much about local history by using the extensive group of vertical files. These files cover many aspects of Columbus history including education, churches, government, businesses, buildings, historic homes, the Columbus Pilgrimage and local organizations.
The Buckley Genealogy Room is open 9:00 to 8:00 Monday-Thursday; 9:00-5:00 Friday; 10:00-4:00 Saturday.
The Billups-Garth Archives is open 9:00-5:00 Monday- Friday and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays 10:00-4:00. 
Books cannot be checked out, but there is a copier in the Buckley Room for patron use. Staff members will answer mail requests. Please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope for a reply. E-mail requests are also welcomed.
The address is archives@lowndes.lib.ms.us.  Archivist. 
Lowndes County Cemeteries

"check with archives for information on additional Lowndes County cemetaries."

Lowndes County Rootsweb

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