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 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 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 Dennis, Business Consultant, Former NFL Player, and Sarah Dennis, PhD, Educator 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: Video featuring John P. Colletta Ph.D; Topic: “The Library—Shelves Full of Family History “
May 11 Leonard Gresens, President of ALTGA “Early Shreveport/Bossier Private Coinage”

Hornbook session presented by Glenn Moore: Ancestry’s ThruLinesTM - common ancestors who likely connect you to your AncestryDNA matches
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 Josh Calk and Reed Mathews, Library Staff “Tour of the Genealogy Department plus Q & A on Library Resources”
August 10 John Sellers, noted genealogist and lecturer The Seminar is SOLD OUT as of August 1, 2019 Annual All Day Genealogy Seminar

  1. “History’s Role in Your Genealogical Pursuits”
  2. “What’s Hidden in Courthouse Records”
    (2 hour presentation)
  3. “Researching Newspapers in Cyber Space”

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

    Cost $40 (includes lunch).
September 14 Gary Joiner, PhD., Historian, Author and Cartographer “On the Hunt for William Bennett – Founder of Shreveport”

Hornbook session presented by Sonja Webb: “National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and Its Regional Archives”
October 12 Sarah (Sally) Hamer, Writer and Instructor at LSUS “Researching a Historical Event”

Hornbook session presented by Phil Adderley: “Structured Genealogical Education”
November 9 Jason Church, Materials Conservator – NCPTT –Nat’l Park Service Cemetery Preservation

Hornbook session: Video featuring John P. Colletta
December 14 Christmas Program: Christmas Exchange Greeting Card to Include Your Brick Wall (member participation); 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.