2017 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 email@example.com
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||Sarah (Sally) Hamer, Writer and Instructor at LSUS||"Legacy Writing" (Telling your life story)
Hornbook session presented by Peggy LaCour: "Family History Writing Challenge."
|February 11||Chandra Lester, Family Historian||"My Heritage Quilt" (designed using Ms. Lester's family history research) See flyer.|
|March 11||Mike and Mark Mangham, Owners of Twin Blend Photography||"Capturing History from the Ground and the Air"
Hornbook session presented by Sonja Webb: "Chronicling America"
|April 1||Caroline M. Pointer, Professional Genealogist, Freelance Writer, Lecturer, and Founder of 4yourfamilystory.com/blog||All Day Seminar Topics:
Cost - $40 (includes lunch).
Note: Location will be at the new St Jude Catholic Church Community Center, 4700 Palmetto Rd, Benton, LA St Jude is located north of Airline Drive between Bossier City and Benton)
|May 13||Tarah Thomas, Library Technician and Genealogist||"Strategies for Researching Acadian - Cajun - Creole Ancestors"
Hornbook session: "Shape of Shreveport" - a documentary video which highlights city history.
|June 10||Jackson Sibley, Local Historian||"Plantations Along the Upper Red River - 1839 - Present Day"
Hornbook session presented by Glenda Bernard: “Everybody has a Story”
|July 8||Various Members||Family Artifact 'Show 'n Tell'|
|August 12||Cari Taplin, CGSM, Certified Genealogist and Lecturer. Proprietor of www.genealogypants.com||All Day Seminar - Topics
Location: Pearce Activity Hall at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport.
Cost $40 (includes lunch).
|September 9||Sarah (Sally) Hamer, Writer and Instructor at LSUS||"Battling the Basics of Writing Memoirs" (This presentation will give you
the basics to get you started in writing a family memoir, such as basic
guidelines, structure, plot, characterization, and a dozen more)
Hornbook Session presented by Glenda Bernard: "Researching at the Louisiana State Archives." This presentation will highlight some positive changes at the archives.
|October 14||Thaddeus Pardue||“Researching the Sanderlins” (Revealing family secrets
and some very surprising findings)
Hornbook session presented by Sonja Webb: "Planning a Trip to the Cemetery"
|Oct. 20-21||D. Joshua Taylor of "Genealogy Roadshow" and Dr. Dan Littlefield, Director of the Sequoyah Research Center, Univ of Ark||Arkansas Genealogical Society Fall Seminar in North Benton, Arkansas. See http://agsgenealogy.org/seminar/|
|November 4||Various||ALTGA will conduct a workshop at the Claiborne Parish Library,
909 Edgewood Drive, Homer, Louisiana from 12:30 – 300pm.
“Finding your Ancestors in Military Records” – Jim Johnson;
“Reminiscing About Growing Up in Homer” – Margarett Ford;
“Researching at the Family History Library (Salt Lake City)’’ - Mary Ann Heinsohn
“Researching Courthouse Records” – Peggy LaCour;
“Panel Discussion (Q&A)”
|November 11||Jim Jones, Genetic Genealogist||“Fundamentals of DNA and Genetics from A to Z”
(How DNA testing can offer clues to help with your family history).
|December 9||Hornbook session presented by Sonja Webb: "How to Properly Label Pictures"|
|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.|