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Genealogical Seminar

Presented by

Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association

Saturday August 12, 2017


Cari A. Taplin, CGSM

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Cari A Taplin

Cari A. Taplin, CG℠ is a Certified Genealogist® and holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree. She is a native of Wood County, Ohio, and currently resides near Austin, Texas. She is the owner of Genealogy PANTS, a genealogical services company that provides speaking, research, and consultation services. Cari has served in a wide variety of volunteer and leadership positions for several state, local, and national societies and currently serves as the Education Chair for the Austin Genealogical Society and is on the boards of the Association for Professional Genealogists and the Federation of Genealogical Societies.


Seminar Location

Broadmoor United Methodist Church – Pearce Activity Hall

3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport, La
(Parking lot is on east side on Albany Ave)

Schedule and Topics

8:00am Doors Open - Registration
9:00am Opening Remarks / Introduction
9:15am Using Lists to Find Proof
10:45am Using Church Records to Find Ancestral Origins
11:45am Lunch
1:00pm Canadian Migration Patterns into the U.S.
2:20pm From Deeds to Dirt: Case Studies in Analyzing Research with Maps


Plus Barnes & Noble Bookfair (featuring a special selection of genealogy and history books)

Cost of Seminar - - - $40.00 - - - Includes lunch if registration received by August 9, 2017

Seating limit: 75 - For information call Jim Johnson (318) 746-1851 or Email



Seminar Map

Broadmoor United Methodist Church - 3715 Youree Dr., Shreveport

If traveling I-20, take exit 19A south on LA 1 (Market St becomes Youree Dr) - distance 3.4 miles Then at north end of church, turn left onto Anniston Ave, and go one block. (Note:  Parking/entrance is on east side of church on Albany Ave)


Using Lists to Find Proof: Genealogists examine lists every time they conduct research, whether it is in the form of censuses, tax lists, directories, petitions, or other types. This class will demonstrate methods of examining lists as a tool for proving the identity of our ancestors.

Using Church Records to Find Ancestral Origins: This class will cover methods for determining religious affiliation and finding local churches by using maps, directories, county histories, and other clues from family stories. Locating records for a given church, examining, and analyzing those records to identify an ancestor’s place of origin will also be covered.

Canadian Migration Patterns into the U.S.: When we think about our immigrant ancestors, we often visualize their coming directly to a United States seaport, such as New York. However, many of our forebears entered through Canadian ports before migrating south and becoming U.S. citizens; some may even have crossed back and forth several times creating many records for genealogists! This class will examine some of those migration patterns and the documents they created.

From Deeds to Dirt: Case Studies in Analyzing Research With Maps: Maps are one way to give the names and dates in our genealogical research more life, context, and excitement. Where did they live? What would they have seen? How did they get around? This lecture will examine various ways researchers can use maps to trace their ancestors and their research.