Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association
There are two ways to complete an application and pay for the seminar.
Charles Gardes is a forensic genealogist, contributing author and a frequent lecturer to local, state and regional organizations through out Texas. Born in New Orleans and raised in Houston, he attended the University of Texas and the University of Houston. He has served as an LDS Family History Center volunteer, in leadership positions in the Houston Genealogical Forum, and on the Board of Directors of the Clayton Library Friends in Houston. Charles is a 2013 graduate of the National Institute of Genealogical Research. He has served as a faculty member of the Angelina College Genealogy Conference and currently teaches genealogy classes at Houston's Spring Branch Independent School District.
Schedule and Topics
|8:00am||Doors Open - Registration|
|9:00am||Opening Remarks / Introduction|
|9:10am||What Did You Do in the Civil War Great Grandpa?
- Tracing Your Civilian Ancestor in the Civil War South
|10:40am||Made In The U.S.A - Beginning German Genealogy|
|1:00pm||Meet Me At The Raccoon Lodge -
Researching In The International Order of Hoo-Hoo and Other Fraternal Organization Records
|2:30pm||It's a Gusher! - Actual Probate Case Study of Heirship Verification|
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 6, 2015
Seating limit: 75 - For information call Jim Johnson (318) 746-1851 or Email email@example.com
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)
What Did You do in the War Great Grandpa? Tracing Your Civilian Ancestor In The Civil War South. There are large and small record sets and collections that deal with the interaction of the military and civilians that are often neglected in the quest. These records can often put “flesh on the bones” of our ancestors, but can also identify new locales for vital record searches, and even provide brief biographical (and therefore genealogical) information that can never be found anywhere else.
Made in the USA - Beginning German Genealogy This lecture will show: (1) What types of information are needed, (2) How to find the information in American records, (3) What “homework” and other steps need to be taken before attempting to use German records, and (4) How to begin locating record types in Germany.
Meet me at the Raccoon Lodge - Researching In The International Order of Hoo-Hoo and Other Fraternal Organization Records. This lecture will discuss the rich history of fraternal groups in America, learning how to identify whether an ancestor belonged to one (or more) groups, which ones, how to find those records, and what type of content or deep dark secrets those records may hold.
It's a Gusher! - Actual Probate Case Study of Heirship Verification. Find out what happens to a deceased farmer's estate when oil and minerals are discovered before the estate is settled. Follow an actual probate case of heir verification requiring research back to reconstruction era complete with multiple wives, numerous children, some legitimate and some not, all with a common surname.