Welcome to the Hilda Hoffmann Memorial Archive, Inc.
– Preserving and promoting the family history of Pearl River County –
A Quote From Hilda
“Always do your own research to document any genealogy you may find on the internet. Unlike the D.A.R., websites do not verify the accuracy of the prodigious amounts of family records and genealogy they receive and put on the web. Never just copy what you find online. Use what you find submitted by others as clues only. Caution! Caution! Caution!”.
–Hilda Formby Hoffmann 10/16/2000
The HILDA HOFFMANN MEMORIAL ARCHIVE, INC. (HHMA) is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization devoted to promoting the preservation, expansion, and public access to one of the largest collections of genealogy and family history information in the state of Mississippi.
The HHMA Board of Directors and volunteer members oversee the operations and activities of the Helen Clunie Heritage Library and research center, home to the Archive collection and headquarters of the organization. If you or your loved ones have a historical connection to Pearl River County, the Archive may contain family and genealogical information about them. If not, we would like to include them.
That is what our founder, Hilda Formby Hoffmann, was all about. She began a lifelong pursuit of genealogical and family historical research in southern Mississippi when she was sixteen years of age. On July 4, 2010, at the age of 92 years, her dying wish was that her vast collection be housed in Pearl River County and made available to the public for family research and education.
In 2011, Mrs. Hoffmann’s friend and fellow historian, Helen Alexander Clunie, donated a building at 301 Williams Avenue in Picayune to house the extensive collection. Today, the HELEN CLUNIE HERITAGE LIBRARY is the seat of a thriving family historical archive and a center of genealogical learning and research for southern Mississippi and the Gulf South.
TICKETS TO THE HERITAGE SPIRIT HOEDOWN GO ON SALE OCT 17TH AT THE ARCHIVE. TO RESERVE TICKETS CALL US AT 601-799-5671
MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
Mossy Motors of Picayune
Helen Alexander Clunie
Carole Holden Lund, PhD
M & M Printing, LLC