2020 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
Leigh Scott Lewis, Educator "Orphan Trains - Mass Transplanting of Orphaned and/or Abandoned Children" - Updated Version

Hornbook session presented by Glenn Moore: “Effective Use of DNA”

NOTE: Time of meeting changed to 2:30 – 4:30 pm
February 8 Chandra Lester, Family Historian My Military Ancestors.   See Flyer.

Hornbook session presented by Margrett Ford. Her topic will be about her visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

NOTE: CHANGE OF LOCATION – Meeting will be held at the Cedar Grove/Line Ave Branch Library,
8303 Line Ave from 1 – 3 pm.
March 14 Phil and Debi Adderley

“Dak Bungalows, ‘Sudden Death,’ and a bit of Niagara Falls: Debi’s Barton Ancestors from India to Virginia”

Hornbook session presented by Phil Adderley: “Genealogy Research Standards”
March 28 Tarah Thomas, Librarian & Genealogist

DNA Workshop - “Nuts and Bolts of DNA.”
See attached FLYER for more details
10 am-12:30 pm at the Broadmoor Branch Library.
April 11 Tour of Museums

Tour of the historic Shreveport Water Works Museum and the Red River Valley Railroad Museum, 142 N Common St, Shreveport. Tour will include a presentation about the museums and the historic McNeil pumping station.

Note: Location change: 142 N. Common Street, Shreveport
May 9 Phil Adderley, Genealogist and Lecturer

“Immigration and Naturalization Research”

Hornbook session presented by Sonja Webb: "Women’s Suffrage Movement"
June 13 Education Committee Members

Genealogy Expo: Breakout sessions on the following topics: FindaGrave, FamilySearch Wiki; DNA Triangulation, Use of Scanners
July 11 Nancy Menasco

August 8 Patti Gillespie, noted genealogist and lecturer

Annual All Day Genealogy Seminar

  1. Census Sense: Clues & Conundrums for Intermediate Researchers
  2. 16 Death Records That Will Bring Your Research to Life
  3. Chasing the Children to Find the Father’s Lineage: A Strategy with Stories
  4. BrickWall Busting Strategies: Hammering at the Wall

Location: Pearce Activity Hall at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport.
Cost $40 (includes lunch). More details to be announced.
September 12 Phil and Debi Adderley Slide Presentation Guide

“Dak Bungalows, ‘Sudden Death,’ and a bit of Niagara Falls: Debi’s Barton Ancestors from India to Virginia”

Hornbook session presented by Phil Adderley: “Genealogy Research Standards”

The above highlighted links will provide you with the PowerPoint slide presentations that were used at the meeting.

Note: If you encounter problems opening these links and downloading the files, there may be a compatibility issue with your browser. Consider resetting your computer to another browser, such as Firefox or Explorer. The "Dak Bungalows ....presentation is a larger file and could take l 1/2 minutes or longer to download.

Meeting will be via Zoom
October 10 Sarah (Sally) Hammer, Writer and Instructor at LSUS "Telling Your Stories through Genealogy"

Hornbook session presented by Sonja Webb: "Women’s Suffrage Movement - Was Great Grandmother a Suffragette?"

Meeting will be via Zoom
November 14 Various members “Show and Tell” Do you have a family heirloom. artifact or photograph that you are most proud of and would like to show and tell about via Zoom?

Hornbook session presented by Glenn Moore: Topic TBA

Meeting will be via Zoom
December 12 Various members “Holiday Traditions – Members Sharing Their Memories”

Hornbook session presented by Glenda Bernard: Topic TBA

Meeting will be via Zoom
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.