The Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated solely to the cause of genealogy. This organization is governed by these purposes:
- To collect, preserve and make available genealogical documents and records;
- To encourage an interest in genealogy and to sponsor educational programs for its development;
- To promote the Shreveport/Bossier City area as having significant resources for genealogical-historical research;
- To compile and publish a quarterly publication, The Genie, composed of records of genealogical and historical importance, book reviews, and ancestral queries.