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History and Mission

The Mobile Genealogical Society collects and disseminates genealogical, historical, biographical and heraldic information. We are a non-profit, educational and research organization based in Mobile, Alabama.

The Society has made a commitment to:
• promote interest in genealogical research
• provide instruction in the use of accuracy, care and thoroughness 
   in research and documentation
• champion ethical research standards
• discourage and oppose incompetent and disreputable practices by researchers
• promote scholarly writing in family history collections
• issue publications related to genealogy and related historical, 
   biographical and heraldic data

MGS was founded on February 13, 1962, with 28 charter members present. The charter officers were: Arthur Crigler, President; W. L. Stockwell, V. President; Mrs. E. L. Moffett, V. President; William R. Armistead, Secretary; Mrs. A. F. Perkins, Treasurer; Mrs. Otis L. Mitchell, Librarian.

The society meets on the second Saturday of each month at the West Regional Branch of the Mobile Public Library complex. The meetings consist of a short business session and announcements, followed by a program, usually a speaker with a topic of a genealogical or historical nature. Meetings begin at 10:30 a.m.

We are continually engaged in ongoing research and abstracting projects. We compile and publish records from Mobile County and surrounding areas; these records include marriage, death, burial, church and bible records. All current MGS-generated publications are listed in each issue of the DSGQ with prices and shipping information.