Ocean Springs Public Library Resources


The following books that some members of the Ocean Springs Genealogical Society, Inc. have either compiled, published on their own or were sponsored by the Society in order to disseminate the information to the general public.  The books are currently NO LONGER IN PRINT, but are available for reviewing within the Genealogiy Section of the Ocean Springs Municipal Library 525 Dewey Avenue so that historical and genealogical information may be extracted for personal use.

Any one desireing one of these books should contact the Ocean Springs Genealogical Society, Inc. P. O. Box 1765, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564 for  possible future printing dates.

"Cemeteries near Ocean Springs, Jackson County, Mississippi" by Ray L. Bellande, 1992.
Current through mid 1992, this 153 page, 8-1/2 by 11 inch book is soft bound with an attractive format finish, triple stapled and enclosed in book binders tape.  Location maps with directions and many photographs, as well as drawings and historical sketches enhance this laborious compilation of data on nineteen cemeteries which include graves from the mid 1800's.  Graves are alphabetized within each listing.

We have completed a new web page to provide online viewing of cemetery tablulations and surveys completed from the compiled documentation of this book.   Ocean Springs and West Jackson County, Ms. Cemetery Web Page This page ALSO includes many other cemeteries from outside of Ocean Springs, Ms but  are within west Jackson County area that have been researched.  We also have included some East Harrison County Cemeteries as well.


"Jerome Ryan. The Descendents of," by Darlene Krohn This 109 page, 8-1/2 X 11 inch, bound book with light grey cover, includes an every name alphabetical index (2005 names), bibliography, maps and deeds.

"Baptist Church Record"  Extracted and Edited and published by Willett Douglas Kirkpatrick.  This book was Sponsored by Ocean Springs Genealogical Society, Inc.. Selected records from the Baptist Church Archives at Mississippi Baptist College in Jackson, MS, were copied and alphabitically indexed.  These records provide birth, baptism, marriage, death and membership history of the First Baptist Church of Ocean Springs located at Washington and Porter from about 1935 to the present.  Transfers of membership out of the area and some street addresses are also recorded.  The text portion of these number 238 pages and the every name alphabetical index is 38 pages.  If you have Baptist relatives this could be an essential source for valuable information.

This book also contains a chronological history of the  First Baptist Church of Ocean Springs, starting with 8 September 1832.