Louisiana history and genealogy

Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library
October 16-17, 2009 –
The second Branching Out in Genealogy seminar is
cosponsored by the Southwest Louisiana
Genealogical and Historical Library, (a branch of
the Calcasieu Parish Public Library), Libraries
Southwest, the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical
Society, Inc, and Friends of the Calcasieu Parish
Public Library. A Reception and After Hours
Research will be held for registered participants
on Friday, October 16, 2009 from 5:30 pm until
8:00 pm at the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical
and Historical Library, 411 Pujo Street in Lake
Charles. During this time participants may
research in the library’s collection or visit and
become acquainted with other participants.

On Saturday, October 17, activities will begin in
the Contraband Room of the Lake Charles Civic
Center at 8:30 am with coffee, a get-acquainted
session, and registration at the door for those
who did not pre-register. Featured speaker will
be Carolyn Earle Billin

North Louisiana Civil War Round Table
John Brown’s Raid 1859
“…Many Civil war buffs consider the 150th anniversary of the raid, Oct. 16, to be the true start of the sesquicentennial of the war that still lays claim to the most U.S. lives lost….The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bossier History Center, on Beckett Street behind the Bossier City branch of the Bossier Parish Library.”

Louisiana History and Genealogy at the Louisiana Archives
State Archives marking month with several events – Calendar jpg
Louisiana women in history
Virtual tour of historic panels of the facade
Oct. 29, Secretary of State Jay Dardenne will present Ghosts of Louisiana’s Political Past
Popularity of rare books and the preservation of Louisiana history
Genealogy Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17.th – All parish genealogical organizations are invited to participate in the conference by selling their books and brochures.

About Louisiana Genealogy Admin

I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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