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"
|March 17||SML Genealogy Dept / Volunteers||Broadmoor Branch Genealogy 'Lock-in'.
Location: 1212 Capt Shreve Dr, Shreveport.
The 'Lock-in' will occur from 6 to 9 PM.
For more info, see flyer.
|April 1||Caroline M. Pointer, Professional Genealogist, Freelance Writer, Lecturer, and Founder of 4yourfamilystory.com/blog||All Day Seminar Topics:
Cost - $40 (includes lunch). Click here for further details.
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)
|April 8||Scottish Society of the Louisiana Highlands||Tartan Festival at Scotland Farms, Minden, Louisiana. For more information: http://scottishsociety.wixsite.com/tartan-festival|
|April 26-27||Diane L Giannini, CGSM, Certified Genealogist and Lecturer||Hosted by Harrison County (Tx) Historical Museum
Location: Historical Museum in Marshall, Texas
"Digging Into Your Roots" - Two-Day Genealogy Workshop; Registration cost $90. See Flyer/Registration
|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"|
|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). Registration begins soon!
|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)|
|October 14||Thaddeus Pardue||TBA|
|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.|