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...]

Parish History On Microfilm

Livingston Parish history buffs should check out two great additions to the library’s microfilm collection this month: Transcribed Livingston Parish Police Jury minutes and Livingston Parish News from 1912-1980. Livingston Parish was governed by a police jury until the establishment of the current Home Rule Charter, which created the parish council, in 1994. The Livingston Parish News is the parish’s newspaper of record, featuring names, faces, events, and more. Both collections contain … [Read more...]

Brand New Online Resources

Livingston Parish Library is excited to announce the addition of several new online resources this month! From auto repair and career transitioning to academic research and software coding, we have something for everyone! The best part? All of these databases are free and can be accessed from outside the library with your library card number. Biography In Context Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with 600,000+ biographical entries — on more than 528,000 individuals — … [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...]