2021 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.
January 9 Melissa Nesbitt, Archivist at Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives (SARA) “Guide to Research at SARA”

Meeting will be via Zoom
February 13 Chandra Lester, Family Historian Program: Keeping Our Village Alive Across the Ocean

Hornbook session presented by Margrett Ford.

Meeting will be via Zoom
March 13 Nolan Eller, Archivist at Louisiana Tech “Resources at Louisiana Tech’s Prescott Memorial Library”

Hornbook presentation presented by Phil Adderley

Meeting will be via Zoom
April 10 Pamela Carlisle, Asst. Mgr. Bossier History Center "Sacred to the Memory: Bossier Parish Headstones — Photos and Symbols"

Hornbook session presented by Thad Pardue.

Meeting will be via Zoom
May 8 Phil Adderley, Genealogist and Lecturer “Finding Jim’s Mary, a World War II Sweetheart”

Hornbook session presented by Paula Roper: "Lineage Societies"

Meeting will be via Zoom
June 12 Education Committee Question & Answer session moderated by the Education Committee.

Please click here to see a list of questions that will be discussed.

Meeting will be via Zoom
July 10 Kate Sedgwick, Librarian/Archivist/Cemeterian (Diocese of Shreveport Catholic Center) “St. Joseph Cemetery - Past, Present and Future"

Hornbook session presented by Glenn Moore: "DNA Basics"

Note: This meeting will take place at the Catholic Center, 3500 Fairfield Ave, Shreveport. Meeting will also be via Zoom.
August 14 Phil Adderley, Genealogist and Lecturer












Education Committee
“An Introduction to the Territorial and early Federal and State Records Held by the Louisiana Office of State Lands”

Many settlers of different national backgrounds made homes in present-day Louisiana before and after statehood. While some records were created before, at, or soon after a first settlement, many others were triggered years or decades later. Research of these earliest ancestors should not be considered reasonably exhaustive without consulting the historical documents housed in Louisiana’s Office of State Lands. This module discusses the types of records held and how to navigate them, with selected examples.

“Brick Wall Solutions – Open Discussion”

Note: This meeting will take place at the Bossier History Center, adjacent to the Bossier Central Library, 2206 Beckett Street, Bossier City. Meeting will also be via Zoom.
September 11 Kate Sedgwick, Librarian/Archivist/Cemeterian (Diocese of Shreveport Catholic Center “Beyond the Graves”

Note: This meeting will take place at the Catholic Center, 3500 Fairfield Ave, Shreveport. Meeting will also be via Zoom.
October 9 Reed Mathews, Genealogist and Librarian “1950 Federal Census – What to Expect”
November 13 Marty Young, Director LSUS Pioneer Heritage Center “Highlighting the LSUS Pioneer Heritage Center”
December 11
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.