>Calcasieu Public Library has links to the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and History Library’s newsletters in PDF format. The newsletter is entitled Genealogy News and contains information about new book additions to the library. The library recently held a conference, “Branching out in Genealogy” at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The conference was held Saturday, October 27, 2007. More information about the conference was found concerning the event from the AGP-L mailing list:
The full day conference featured three nationally recognized Genealogists - two of whom were Lone Star Chapter members: John Sellers---"History's Role in Your Genealogical Pursuit", and Richard Hooverson---"Tricks of the Trade: Tried and True Research Techniques". Sponsors of the Conference included Libraries Southwest, The Calcasieu Parish Friends of the Library, the Southwest Louisiana (SWLA) Genealogical and Historical Society, and the Calcasieu Parish Public Library, where Lone Star Chapter member Linda Gill is employed.
Lone Star members Debbie Wayne and Dee Dee King distributed APG literature and Chapter information, including the "Member Services Directory", and information about the Texas State Genealogical Society Conference in two weeks.
This was a very well organized, delightful event that included a free reception with a refreshment buffet and a tour of SWLA Genealogical & Historical Library. Attendees were like kids in a candy shop with the after-hours library research all to ourselves. Approximately 80 people registered for the conference, with about half from the Lake Charles area and the remainder from other communities. This successful first-time event should certainly encourage the sponsors to make this an annual conference.
Dee Dee King, Certified Genealogist
President, Lone Star Chapter APG