General:  Neither the Editorial Board nor the Vicksburg Genealogical Society (VGS) accepts responsibility for accuracy of material herein.  All submissions become the property of VGS. Address:  P.O. Box 1161, Vicksburg, MS  39181-1161; details available on our website:




Submissions:  The Officers and Editorial Board strongly encourage submissions to Mississippi River Routes.  Please consider preparing an original, well-documented family or local history article.  In addition, our members are always interested in original civil records, criminal records, Bible records, cemetery inventories, church records, “how-to” articles, historical anecdotes, or other useful genealogical information.  You may offer something that others would not see.


Queries:  Always welcomed.  Share your questions as well as your contributions.  Someone may have the answer you need.  Please be succinct and focused, but provide enough information to address your problem.


Editorial Board:

E.A. (Tony) Dardeau, Jr., Editor        601/529-3940; E-mail:  DardeauEA@bellsouth.net

Martha Price Leese                             601/636-2989

Bobbie Beyers Edwards                     601/638-0744


Vicksburg Genealogical Society Officers, 2018-2019

President                                             Martha Boone

Vice-President                                    Mary Louise Stevens

Secretary                                             Carroll Johnson

Treasurer                                             Bobbie Beyers Edwards

Directors                                             Martha Price Leese, Stanley E.Whitaker, and Ann Mills



The VGS, established in 1982 and incorporated in 1986 in the State of Mississippi, is a non-profit entity.  Membership in the Society is open to everyone.  Effective June 1, 2008, annual dues, which are $25.00/household, cover the period June 1 through May 31 and include a subscription to Mississippi River Routes.  Donations to the Society are considered as deductible contributions on Federal Income Tax returns.