Genealogy 101

Event Details Budding genealogy enthusiasts are welcome to join a free, two-session course on research basics led by guest instructor John Singleton. Basic online searching skills needed; please bring a bag lunch for each session. Registration is required. (Ages 18+) Albany-Springfield Branch Thursday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. Albany-Springfield Branch Friday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. Registration opens two weeks before each event. Click on the link above or contact the participating branch to … [Read more...]

Genealogy Workshop

Event Details You’ve been talking about it for years, and now is the time to get started! Come join us for fun and informative classes on how to build your family tree. These classes are designed for those with no previous genealogical experience. We’ll go step by step through a simple process of how and where to find data, and then how to arrange the data into a usable form. We will take a 30-minute break where you can bring a bag lunch and chat. Registration is required. Main Branch in … [Read more...]

African-American Genealogy Class

Learn how to fill in your family tree at the Albany-Springfield Branch's African-American genealogy class this month. African-American genealogical research can be challenging and difficult because of the underrepresentation of African-Americans in public records as well as the absence of legal surnames for slaves. Genealogist and former East Baton Rouge librarian Edna Jordan Smith will teach techniques for tracing your family tree. Albany-Springfield Branch Thursday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m. … [Read more...]

Images of America Author Visit

Have you ever wondered how Denham Springs got its name or how the city became the largest municipality in Livingston Parish? Local author P.J. Oubre answers these questions and more in his new book Images of America: Denham Springs, released in August by Arcadia Publishing. Oubre, a freelance historian and volunteer for the Main Street Association in Denham Springs, visits the Denham Springs-Walker Branch Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 p.m. to talk about the book’s creation, share photos, … [Read more...]