2014 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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||Judy McKinney Thomas, Cemetery Director and Sunny Posey, Teacher|| "Historic Rocky Mount Presbyterian Church & Cemetery - Bossier Parish"
Hornbook session presented by Glenda Bernard: "Great Finds"
|February 8||Gail Griffin, Educator, Library Media Specialist and Library Board Trustee||"African American Folklore and Tales"
Hornbook session presented by Peggy Suzanne La Cour: "Origins of The Genevieve Orphanage of Shreveport - February 1889"
|March 8||Thad Pardue, Educator||"Discusses His Family Research and Some Very Surprising Findings"
Hornbook session presented by Sonja Webb: "Photo Types of the 19th Century"
|March 16||Phil Lancaster & Alison Moore, Song-writer/Musician/Author||"Riders on the Orphan Train" This is a story of the mass relocation of several
hundred thousand children from NYC by rail to be chosen by new families at train depots
in every state between 1854 and 1929. (Storytelling - Music - Video)
Note: This program is hosted by the Bossier Parish Library History Center, 2206 Beckett St, B.C. Sunday 2 - 4pm
|April 12||Education Committee/Staff||For Beginners: 1 on 1 introductory level assistance offered during the day by ALTGA volunteers
and library staff with a focus on (a) U.S. Census Research, (b) Vital Records (c) Pedigree Forms, (d) Basic Internet Research, and more.
For Intermediate and Advanced Levels: Morning and afternoon lectures/discussions (approx 45 minute each) on (a) Land Records, (b) Research Methods, (c) State Archive & Courthouse Research, and (d) DNA Case Study in the main assembly room.
Sign in and opening remarks for all at 9:15 a.m. in the main assembly room. Click on "Workshop Details" for further information.
This workshop will be held at the Broadmoor Branch Library, 1212 Capt Shreve Drive, Shreveport and will be in lieu of our regular April general meeting. Hours: 9:15 a,m, - 3:00 p.m.
|May 10||Clifton Cardin, Bossier Parish Historian||"History vs Genealogy - What's the Difference and How it Helps"|
|July 12||Beverly Smith, Historian and Vice President, Herbert S. Ford Memorial Museum, Inc.||"Claiborne Parish History"|
|August 9||Kelvin L. Meyers, Forensic Genealogist and Lecturer||
All day seminar: Topics:
(1) "Plowing Through the Land Records to Find Your Ancestor"
(2) "Tax Records or Why did Scarlett Make A Dress of Her Mother’s Drapes?"
(3) "Probate: More Than A Will"
(4) "How Great Thou Art! How Great They Are! Church Records"
Location: Pearce Activity Hall at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport.
Cost $40 (includes lunch). PDF flyer/registration form is printable.
|October 11||Philip Adderley, CGSM||"Land Patents"|
|CG or Certified Genealogist are service marks of the Board
for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by Board-certified
associates after periodic competency evaluations, and the board name is
registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.
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.