2010 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


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.
January 9 Jim and Esther Jones "A Look at 19th Century Arkansas though the Eyes of the Goodwin Family Ledgers"

Hornbook presentation by Glenda Bernard "Defining Some Commonly Used Genealogy Terms"
February 13 Beatrice Washington Black History Month -  "My Family & Times Past"

Hornbook Presentation by Phil Adderley “Merging Historical and Genealogical Research: Rev. John Henry Scott and East Carroll Parish.”
March 13 Judy Sneed "Some Myths about Caddo Lake" Optional self guided museum tour.

NOTE: This event will be at the Oil and Gas Museum, 200 South Land Ave, Oil City, La

Directions to the Museum: From Shreveport, take North Market/Hwy 1 north about 20 miles to Oil City. Take right at Savage St. Museum is at corner of Savage St. and Land Ave. Program begins at 1:00pm
April 10 Jeff Girard, Regional Archaeologist "Caddo Indians of Northwest Louisiana"

May 8 Reed Mathews "1940 U.S. Census"
May 15 Philip Adderley, CGSM;  Reed Mathews; Jim Johnson Beginning Genealogy Class: Location: Broadmoor Branch Library, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Pre-Registration Recommended:
May 22 Moderator: Philip Adderley, CGSM
plus panel of genealogy researchers
“Becoming a Good Genealogist or Family Historian".

An At-Large Q&A Panel Discussion.

Location: Broadmoor Branch Library, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
June 12 Pam Carter Carlisle, Bossier History Center Outreach Specialist and Historian "Homemade and Homeraised in Bossier Parish - 1910’s-1960’s"

Hornbook presentation by Philip Adderley, CGSM :  "Lessons from Helen and Her North Carolina Pearls of Wisdom”
July 10 Don Weathersby "Peter Youree and his Impact On Shreveport and Local Area"

Hornbook presentation by Marilyn Christian: “Our DNA Dilemma”
August 14 John Sellers, "Noted Genealogist and Lecturer "All day seminar: 
(1) "What's Hidden In Courthouse Records"
(2) "Learning where Your Ancestors Played, Prayed, Lived and Died",
(3) "History's Role in Your Genealogical Pursuits",
(4) "What do You Mean it (courthouse) Burned?"  

Location: George Pearce Activity Hall at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Cost $35 (includes lunch).
September 11 Ernie Roberson, Caddo Parish Registrar of Voters, and Historian "Lost Shreveport" Presentation plus Book Promotion/Sales

October 3  Philip Adderley, CGSM "Climbing your Family Tree"

Broadmoor Genealogy Department Commemorates October as Family History Month Time: 2:00-3:30 pm.

Note: Location is the Broadmoor Branch Library at 1212 Capt Shreve Drive in Shreveport
October 9 Ann Middleton, Director of Bossier History Center "Bossier in Slices", A Historical Review
November 13  Philip Adderley, CGSM “Forensic Handwriting Identification for Genealogical and Historical Researchers.”
December 11 Annual Meeting/ Election of Board Members/ Christmas Luncheon.

Hornbook Presentation by Glenda Bernard - "Genealogical Sea Puddings and Other 2010 Delights"

"Comedy Skit featuring Raymon Owens"
Note: Monthly meetings are held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield Avenue Shreveport Louisiana (Fairfield Avenue at Kings Highway). Other events are located as noted.