2018 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 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 13 Ellen Kyle, MSN, Healthcare Operations Consultant, Genealogy Researcher “Epigenetics and the Health & Happiness of our Amazing Bodies”

plus a video by Crista Cowan “Family History Myths Dispelled.”
February 10 Margrett Ford, Retired Lawyer and Family Historian “Researching the Ferrell Family”

plus Raegan Stearns, Curator and Library Consultant, will discuss “Unshuttered Uncovered – Northwest Louisiana’s Black Photographic Legacy Project” and will also discuss the Digital Public Library of American (DPLA)
March 10 Sarah (Sally) Hamer, Writer and Instructor at LSUS "Tracking Your Ancestors - DNA and Genealogy"

plus Sandy McCormick, Genealogy Department Supervisor will provide an update on the features and services offered in the Broadmoor Genealogy library.

Location: Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch Library (8303 Line Avenue, Shreveport)
April 14 Linda Swain Bethea, Writer, Blogger & Motivational Speaker “Preserving Family Stories” (based on the book Everything Smells Just Like Poke Salad).

Hornbook: Video featuring Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist. Topic: “The Probate Process – Part 1."

Location: Broadmoor Branch Library
May 12 Education Committee Panel “Tried and True Tips for More Effective Genealogy Searches”

Hornbook: Video featuring Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist. Topic: “The Probate Process – Part 2."

Location: Recreation building at Betty Virginia Park on Line Avenue at Ockley Dr.
June 9 Margaret Dupree, Registered Nurse and Family Historian “History and Overview of the Family Tree Maker Program”

Hornbook: Peggy LaCour presents “DNA Analysis and GEDmatch: What? Why? How? Then What?"

See Handout

Location: Recreation building at Betty Virginia Park on Line Avenue at Ockley Dr.
June 23 Sarah (Sally) Hamer ALTGA and the Broadmoor Branch Genealogy Department will jointly host a Writing Workshop with the theme “Keeping our Family Footprint Alive.”

Topics:

1. Keeping the Memories Alive - Writing and Preserving those Memories, Family Stories and History;

2. Sharing the Memories.

See flyer – Register at the library (Ph 869-0120)

From 1 – 4pm at the Broadmoor Branch Library,
1212 Capt Shreve Dr. in Shreveport.
July 14 Melissa Elrod, Librarian “Overview of Norton Art Gallery History Research Projects”

Hornbook session presented by Sonja Webb:“Why Use Family Group Sheets?”

Location: Recreation building at Betty Virginia Park on Line Avenue at Ockley Dr.
August 11 Philip Adderley, Genealogy Consultant and Lecturer Annual All Day Genealogy Seminar and Book Fair:

Topics:

1. From 'Baby' Genealogist to Older (Wiser?) Genealogist: Key Tips & Tricks Along the Way.
2. Five Basic Strategies for Research in the South.
3. "____ward Ho!" Basics: Finding & Tracking Early American Settlers pre-1850.
4. "____ward Ho!" Case Examples: Finding & Tracking Early American Settlers pre-1850.


To view the slides for the above lectures, click here.
September 8 Marty Loschen, Curator of the Spring Street Museum

"Keeping Shreveport’s History Alive: An Overview of the Spring Street Historical Museum"

Hornbook: "Video featuring John Philip Colletta.”

Location: Recreation building at Betty Virginia Park on Line Avenue at Ockley Dr.
October 13 Kathryn Benson, Ph.D., Educator “Breaking Down a Brickwall – One Brick at a Time”

Hornbook session presented by Glenn Moore: “Security of DNA Data – What you should know.”

Location: Broadmoor Branch Library, 1212 Capt Shreve Dr
October 20 James (Jim) Jones, Genetic Genealogist “Beginning DNA Testing”

This session includes the basics of DNA testing and is recommended as an introduction to the more advanced Nov 10 program titled “DNA Test Result – Next Steps".

Beginning DNA Handout

This program is sponsored by and held at the Broadmoor Branch Library from 3 – 6pm.
November 10 James (Jim) Jones, Genetic Genealogist “DNA Test Result – Next Steps”

DNA  Handout
November 17 Laura McClemore, PhD, C.A., Archivist, LSUS Two hour workshop: Theme: “Preserving a Perishable Commodity: a practical guide to caring for family papers.”

See Flyer

Call the Library Genealogy Dept at 318-869-0120 to register.

Location: Broadmoor Branch Library, 1 – 3:30 pm
December 8 Sylvia Powers and Suzanne Stimits will be the hosts of a fun, yet educational, “Genealogy Feud.” Also, there will be an election and installation of Officers, plus a Christmas luncheon (Bring a dish).
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.