2014 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 11 Judy McKinney Thomas, Cemetery Director and Sunny Posey, Teacher "Historic Rocky Mount Presbyterian Church & Cemetery - Bossier Parish"

Hornbook session presented by Glenda Bernard:  "Great Finds"
February 8 Gail Griffin, Educator, Library Media Specialist and Library Board Trustee "African American Folklore and Tales"

Hornbook session presented by Peggy Suzanne La Cour: "Origins of The Genevieve Orphanage of Shreveport - February 1889"
March 8 Thad Pardue, Educator "Discusses His Family Research and Some Very Surprising Findings"

Hornbook session presented by Sonja Webb: "Photo Types of the 19th Century"
April 12 Education Committee/Staff For Beginners: 1 on 1 introductory level assistance offered during the day by ALTGA volunteers and library staff with a focus on (a) U.S. Census Research, (b) Vital Records (c) Pedigree Forms, (d) Basic Internet Research, and more.

For Intermediate and Advanced Levels: Morning and afternoon lectures/discussions (approx 45 minute each) on (a) Land Records, (b) Research Methods, (c) State Archive & Courthouse Research, and (d) DNA Case Study in the main assembly room.

Sign in and opening remarks for all at 9:15 a.m. in the main assembly room. Click on "Workshop Details" for further information.

This workshop will be held at the Broadmoor Branch Library, 1212 Capt Shreve Drive, Shreveport and will be in lieu of our regular April general meeting. Hours: 9:15 a,m, - 3:00 p.m.
May 10 Clifton Cardin, Bossier Parish Historian "History versus Genealogy - What's the Difference and How One Complements the Other"

Hornbook session presented by Glenda Bernard "Old Dogs and New Tricks"
June 14 Don Weathersby, History buff/researcher and business owner "Influential Figures of Shreveport's Past"

Hornbook Session presented by Phil Adderley CGSM "Cooking with Gas: Pitfalls in Genealogical and Historical Research"
July 12 Beverly Smith, Historian and Vice President, Herbert S. Ford Memorial Museum, Inc. “History of Claiborne Parish and the North Louisiana Hill Country as Portrayed in the Exhibits at The Ford Museum (located in Homer)”

Hornbook Session provided by Phillip Adderley “Colonial Land Grants in the Carolinas”
August 9 Kelvin L. Meyers, Forensic Genealogist and Lecturer All day seminar: Topics:

Seminar is SOLD OUT effective August 5, 2014

(1) "Plowing Through the Land Records to Find Your Ancestor"

(2) "Tax Records or Why did Scarlett Make A Dress of Her Mother’s Drapes?"

(3) "Probate: More Than A Will"

(4) "How Great Thou Art! How Great They Are! Church Records"

Barnes & Noble Bookfair

Location: Pearce Activity Hall at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport.

Cost $40 (includes lunch).

September 13 Reed Mathews, Genealogist and Librarian "Is the End of Microfilm Near? What's the Next Storage Media for Genealogy Records?

Hornbook Session presented by Glenda Bernard: “Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, A Unique Resource.”
October 11 Philip Adderley, President ALTGA Filling Gaps in Your Ancestors’ Migrations: Unpublished and Unknown Settlers of the Public Domain. Synopsis: Many settlers migrated and settled on land before holding a clear, legal title. Some settlers were “there” before state or U. S. control and claimed ownership under a prior government. Others entered public land after the U. S. acquired it, and they tried to gain title under one or more federal laws. Many attempted but failed to secure a title. Were my ancestors among them, and how do I find them?
November 8 William Lane Callaway, Historian / Senior Writer / Command Curator at Hq Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale AFB. "Barksdale in the Beginning" (An overview of 1920s Shreveport and the founding of Barksdale Field)

Hornbook Session presented by Sonja Webb:  "Printed Resources for All of Us."
December 13 Annual Business Meeting/ Election of Board Members/ Christmas Luncheon

Holiday Hornbook session presented by Peggy Suzanne La Cour: "Stocking Stuffers for Genealogists"
Note: Monthly meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month 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.