2023 Calendar of Events

If you would like to be considered as a speaker to give a genealogy or history oriented presentation at o ne 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 historically 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.
December 10 2022 Group Participation Genealogy Jeopardy Game Show, Christmas Traditions, and Christmas Recipe Exchanges
January 14 Laird Evans, Author “And Justice for All, Even Teamsters” (a history of the Teamsters Union)

Hornbook presented by Jamie Rigsby, Conservator “Preservation of Photos and Documents”

Note: This meeting will take place at the Bossier History Center, adjacent to the Bossier Central Library, 2206 Beckett Street, Bossier City.
February 18 Chandra Lester Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools

Hornbook presented by Sonja Webb: Life’s Events-part 1-(based on E.S. Mills quick sheet – The Historical Biographers Guide to Individual Problem Analysis – a Strategic Plan)

Note: Because of the Krewe of Centaur parade taking place in the area of Broadmoor Library and their closing early on Feb 11, we are moving the February meeting to February 18th at the Bossier History Center, adjacent to the Bossier Central Library, 2206 Becket St, Bossier City. Meeting will begin at 1:00PM.
March 11 Sarah (Sally) Hamer, Writer, Author and Instructor Miss Willie Grace Johnson - Shreveport Suffragist
April 8 Andy Shaw, Director and Fencing Historian Tour of the Museum of American Fencing and the Stories Behind the Fencing Memorabilia.

Location of the meeting will be at the Museum at 1413 Fairfield Ave, Shreveport. Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
May 6 Tarah Thomas, Librarian, Genealogist Two Hour Workshop: Understanding DNA. This workshop will be jointly hosted by ALTGA and the Broadmoor Genealogy Department.

Location: Broadmoor Branch Library, 1 – 3:30 pm
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12 Patti Huff Smith, Genealogist, Lecturer All day seminar – details to be announced.
September 9
October 14
November 11
December 9
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.