2019 Calendar of Events

If you would like to be considered as a speaker to give a genealogy or history oriented presentation at one of our monthly events, please contact Jim Johnson at jjohnson747@suddenlink.net

Date Speaker Program

We strive to offer educational programs that are genealogical or istorically oriented. Frequently, in addition to our monthly featured program, we provide a short (usually 15-20 minutes) 'hornbook' session by an Education Committee member that focuses on a genealogy research topic, plus a 'Bits and Pieces' segment that details interesting genealogy news, tips, and research sources.
January 12 Martha Fitzgerald, Author, Editor, and Publisher Shaping Family Letters into a Book: The Making of ‘Courtship of Two Doctors’

Hornbook session presented by Phil Adderley; “Tips for Archival Research”

Click here to view ‘Archival Research’ slides
February 9 Albert and Sarah Dennis, Educators at Grambling State University Al & Sarah's South Louisiana Roots"

Hornbook session presented by Margrett Ford: “Researching the Ferrell Ancestors”
March 9 Rusty Beckham, Educator Remembering the Spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918 (90 Minute Program)
April 13 John Agan, Professor BPCC TBA – Louisiana History Topic

Hornbook session presented by Glenda Bernard: “Introduction to Courthouse Records”
May 11

Hornbook session presented by Sonja Webb: “Courthouse Research – Part two”
June 8 Education Committee Members Genealogy Expo: Breakout sessions on the following topics: Organizing Your Research Data; DNA Analysis; Land Research, and Identification of Photos
July 13
August 10 John Sellers, noted genealogist and lecturer All day seminar – topics to be announced
September 14
October 12
November 9 Jason Church, Materials Conservator – NCPTT –Nat’l Park Service Cemetery Preservation
December 14
Note: Monthly meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Broadmoor Branch Library, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive. Shreveport, Louisiana. (One block east of East Kings Hwy/Reily Ln)

Other events are located as noted.