2023 Calendar of Events

If you would like to be considered as a speaker to give a genealogy or history oriented presentation at o ne 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 14 Laird Evans, Author “And Justice for All, Even Teamsters” (a history of the Teamsters Union)

Hornbook presented by Jamie Rigsby, Conservator “Preservation of Photos and Documents”

Note: This meeting will take place at the Bossier History Center, adjacent to the Bossier Central Library, 2206 Beckett Street, Bossier City.
February 18 Chandra Lester “Philanthropist Julius Rosenwald and the History of the Rosenwald Schools”

DVD presentation: John Philip Colletta – “The Library – Shelves full of Family History”

Note: Because of the Krewe of Centaur parade taking place in the area of Broadmoor Library and their closing early on Feb 11, we are moving the February meeting to February 18th at the Bossier History Center, adjacent to the Bossier Central Library, 2206 Beckett St, Bossier City. Meeting will begin at 1:00PM.
March 11 Sarah (Sally) Hamer, Writer, Author and Instructor Miss Willie Grace Johnson - Shreveport Suffragist

Hornbook presented by Phil Adderley “Demonstrating the Use of a Photography Shot box”  To be rescheduled.
April 8 Andy Shaw, Director and Fencing Historian Tour of the Museum of American Fencing and the Stories Behind the Fencing Memorabilia.

Location of the meeting will be at the Museum at 1413 Fairfield Ave, Shreveport. Meeting will begin at 1:00pm.

Parking is available in front of the building, as well as the former 7 -11 store parking lot next to the museum (corner of Fairfield Ave & Jordan St), plus parking in the rear of the building.
May 6 Tarah Thomas, Librarian, Genealogist Two Hour Workshop: Understanding DNA. (Handout) This workshop will be jointly hosted by ALTGA and the Broadmoor Genealogy Department. See Flyer

Location: Broadmoor Branch Library, 1 – 3:30 pm
May 13 Ronald Key, Ph.D, Addiction and Substance Abuse Counselor: Founder and CEO Providing Shelter and Rehabilitation to Military Veterans with Mental Disorders. Note: Donation of men’s essentials are welcome, such as men’s underwear, socks, tee shirts, paper products, tooth paste, etc . You may bring any donated items to the meeting. “Donation List”.

Hornbook presented by Sonja Webb: Life’s Events - (based on E.S. Mills quick sheet – The Historical Biographers Guide to Individual Problem Analysis – a Strategic Plan)
June 10 Sarah (Sally) Hamer, Writer, Author and Instructor “Using DNA to Find a King”

Hornbook presented by Sylvia Powers and Earline Cameron “Tips for Interviewing an Elderly Relative or Friend” (This will be a recorded interview)
July 8 Winston Hall, Musician, Historian “Shreveport, Louisiana – Cradle of the Stars”

Hornbook presented by Paula Roper: “Use of Family Group Sheets and Pedigree Charts”
August 12 Patti Huff Smith, Genealogist, Lecturer All day seminar
  1. Overview of Genetic Genealogy.
  2. Why use DNA in Your Genealogy Research? What will you learn from DNA testing?
  3. How to use Ancestry.com ThruLines: Setting up for success, identifying the DNA icons, linking your DNA to your family tree, and how to avoid confirmation bias.
  4. Introduction to GEDmatch. **Wrap up with a DNA case study using all elements of this program**

Location: University Center on LSUS Campus at One University Place, Shreveport, LA

Cost $40 (includes lunch)

September 9 Various Genealogy/History ‘Show and Tell’. Members and guests are invited to bring their treasured family heirloom, keepsake, memorabilia or antique piece and spend a few minutes telling us about its history or significance.
October 14 Henry Smith, Jr., Author/Historian "Ancestral Research with Serendipitous and Unexpected Co-incidences – The Big Picture"

Hornbook presented by Phil Adderley - “Little Things’ in Southern Courthouses : experiences with hidden or hard-to-find gems & other reminiscences – Part 1”
November 11 Liz Swaine, Executive Director of Downtown Development Authority “Downtown Shreveport: History, Mystery, Past & Present” There will be facts, photos and great stories about the history of downtown Shreveport.

Hornbook presented by Glenn Moore: “New Features of Ancestry.com"
December 9 Group Participation Ancestry BINGO: Open Forum; and Christmas Luncheon
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.