2024 Calendar of Events

If you would like to be considered as a speaker to give a genealogy or history oriented presentation at o ne 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, plus a 'Bits and Pieces' segment that details interesting genealogy news, tips, and research sources.
January 13 Jon Soul, Educator, Teacher at Montessori School "History of Coates Bluff"

Hornbook presented by Glenn Moore: "New Features of Ancestry.com (Part 2)"

Note: This meeting will take place at the Bossier History Center, adjacent to the Bossier Central Library, 2206 Beckett Street, Bossier City.
February 10 Chandra Lester "The League of Their Own, Let's Play Ball." (Early 20th Century African-American Baseball in Shreveport)

Hornbook – John Philip Colletta DVD (Searching in your Ancestors’ backyards)

Note: This meeting will take place at the Bossier History Center, adjacent to the Bossier Central Library, 2206 Beckett Street, Bossier City. This is because of the Krewe of Gemini parade taking place in the area of Broadmoor Library resulting in the library closing early.
March 9 Phil Adderley, Genealogist, Lecturer “An Origin Theory: Using Sparse Findings and Indirect Evidence to Propose a Multi-family Migration, 1730-1850, Barbados>>North Carolina>>Mississippi.”

Hornbook presented by Thad Pardue – Prelude to April 13 Bus Tour
April 13 Thad Pardue, Educator, Historian "Bus Tour of Historic Shreveport" ‘Sign-up list is full’
May 11 Leigh Scott Lewis, Educator "Orphan Trains - Mass Transplanting of Orphaned and/or Abandoned Children - Updated Version”

Hornbook presented by Phil Adderley – ‘Little Things’ in Southern Courthouses : experiences with hidden or hard-to-find gems & other reminiscences” Part 2
June 8 Various Genealogy Fair: Tables representing various genealogy subjects: DNA Testing, Findagrave.com, Census Research, Courthouse Research, Military Research, Newspaper Research, African American Research, Dating Old Photos, etc.

See Flyer here.
July 13 Sarah (Sally) Hamer, Writer, Author and Instructor “Alternative burial practices: How do we make sure we're findable?”

Hornbook presented by Paula Roper: "Newspaper.com - Researching Tips"
August 10 Patti Gillespie, Professional Genealogist and Lecturer All day seminar
  1. Courthouse Records: One Stop Shopping for Family Secrets
  2. Researching Newspapers: Tips, Tricks, Sites and Context
  3. County Histories: Lost and Found Information
  4. Colonial Research: Proving/Disproving an Undocumented Family Line

Location: University Center on LSUS Campus at One University Place, Shreveport, LA

Cost $45 (includes lunch)

See Flyer here.
September 14 Phil Adderley, Genealogist, Lecturer “North Carolina Land Grants” plus “Platted Neighborhood Findings Overlaid on Maps”
October 12 Charlotte White, Local (Oakley Chapter) and Louisiana State DAR Official TBA

Hornbook presented by Sonja Webb: “Find-A-Grave App and Website Features”
November 9 Judy Thomas, Rocky Mount Historian "Historic Rocky Mount (Bossier Parish) Community, Church and Cemetery"

Hornbook presented by Phil Adderley “Demonstrating ‘Shot Box”
December 14 Christmas Luncheon
Note: Monthly meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Broadmoor Branch Library, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive. Shreveport, Louisiana. (One block east of East Kings Hwy/Reily Ln)

Other events are located as noted.