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2009 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.

January 10 Melinda West "Some Louisiana Railroad History"

Hornbook Presentation by Phillip Adderley, "Putting Together Those Darn Footnotes"
February 14 Terry Peterson Black History Month: "My Genealogy and My Beginning"

Hornbook Presentation by Marilyn Christian : "Kinship Groups"
March 14 Marilyn Christian and Glenda Bernard "Finding Wenceslaus Votlucka – A Bohemian Immigrant? (Harry Lazarus’ Brick Wall Problem)."


March 15 Dr Brian Trainor and Fintan Mullin,
Ulster Historical Foundation
Irish Genealogy Research Program, jointly co-sponsored by ALTGA, GENCOM, and FOG.

Location: Hamilton-South Branch Library. 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm
April 4 Phil Adderley, Glenda Bernard,
Anne Wise, Reed Mathews.
Beginner Genealogy Class:  Location:  Broadmoor Branch Library, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


April 11
 Phil Adderley, Glenda Bernard
 and Participants
"Great Finds"

Hornbook Presentation by Glenda Bernard "Where is that Copy?" ( Based on the book "The Organized Family Historian" by Ann Carter Flemming )
May 2 Phil Adderley Intermediate Genealogy Class:  Location:  Broadmoor Branch Library, 9:30 a. m to 5:00 p.m.
May 9 Don Weathersby "Early Glimpses of Northwest Louisiana"

Hornbook presentation by Phil Adderley: "Review of Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills"
June 13 Debra McGinnis Helton "Steamboats on the Red"

Hornbook presentation by Glenda Bernard:  "The Organized Family Historian" (continuing series).
July 11 Lora Peppers "Colorful Characters of Ouachita Parish"

Hornbook Presentation by Phil Adderley, CG: Topic "How to Cite Family Bibles and Other One-Of-Kind Artifacts"
August 8 Dr. Buford Suffridge and Lynda Suffridge All Day Seminar
 (1) Nuts and Bolts of DNA and Genealogy
(2) Civil War Medical Records and More
(3) Researching the Territorial South
(4) Migration Trails

Location: George Pearce Activity Hall at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport, La Cost: $35.00 (includes lunch)
September 12 Susan Hardtner "Greenwood Cemetery - Past, Present and Future"

Hornbook presentation by Phil Adderley, CG, Topic: "How to Cite Books as Footnotes"
October 10 Reggie Anne Walker-Wyatt (noted author) "Jesse James, The Legend vs. Reality" Additional feature: Jesse James photo display and Walker-Wyatt book promotion.

Hornbook Presentation by Glenda Bernard: "The Organized Family Historian" (continuing series)
November 7 Philip Adderley, CG and WWII veteran Mr. Jim Roy  “Finding Jim’s Mary, a World War II Sweetheart”

(Note: Jointly hosted by ALTGA, Friends of Genealogy, and GENCOM; Location: Broadmoor Branch Library, 1212 Capt Shreve Drive: 1pm - 3pm
November 14 Christine Rivers "North Louisiana Catholic Roots"

Hornbook Presentation by Phil Adderley, CG  " Indirect Evidence"
December 12 Annual Meeting/ Election of Board Members/ Christmas Party
Note: Monthly meetings are held 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.