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 "Digitization and DNA vs Family Legends” (use of DNA and online sources to prove / disprove family legends)

Hornbook session presented by Glenda Bernard: “Introduction to Courthouse Records”
May 11 Leonard Gresens, President of ALTGA TBA

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.