Singing River Genealogy and Local History Library awarded 2020 Cultural Heritage Digitization Award

The Singing River Genealogy and Local History Library was recently the recipient of the 2020 Cultural Heritage Digitization Award.

Their ‘Brenda Brentz Heinsch Papers’ collection was chosen to be published electronically as part of the Mississippi Digital Library at the University of Southern Mississippi. This collection follows the lives of Germans and German Americans in the late 1800s and early 1900s through the Breutz/Brentz-Hansen family of Germany and Jackson County’s Escatawpa, Mississippi. Singing River Library Branch Manager Marsha Greer said, “We have wonderful German letters. They’re translated, photos and lot of different things people will be interested in. It tells you the history of the Breutz Brentz family in Germany and how they became the Brentz family over here.”

With the help of the award, the library has several collections available online, both on the Mississippi Digital Library website and a new Singing River Digital archive.

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