Genealogical Seminar Presented by Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association

Genealogical Seminar

Presented by

Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association

Saturday August 9, 2014


Kelvin L. Meyers

Seminar Location

Broadmoor United Methodist Church – Pearce Activity Hall

3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport, La (Parking lot is on east side on Albany Ave)

Schedule and Topics

8:00am - Doors Open – Registration

8:45am - Opening Remarks / Introduction

9:00am - Plowing Through the Land Records to Find Your Ancestor

10:35am - Tax Records or Why did Scarlett Make A Dress of Her Mother’s Drapes?

11:45am - Lunch

1:00pm - Probate: More Than A Will

2:30pm - How Great Thou Art! How Great They Are! Church Records

Book venders will be on site with a selection of genealogy and history books • Numerous door prizes

Cost of Seminar – - – $40.00 – - – Includes lunch if registration received by August 7, 2014

Seating limit: 75 – For information call Jim Johnson (318) 746-1851 or Email

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Dear Myrtle is hosting a GeneaSleepOver!


24 hour Hangout on Air

Sunday, 20 July – Monday, 21 July 2014
beginning at 6pm Mountain Time
(see more details about date/time zones below)

DearMyrtle’s Blog has more details about how to participate:


Hope to see you there (well virtually see you at least! )



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GENEALOGY NIGHT LOCK-IN: Genealogy Society of Craighead County Arkansas


Summer Edition

Saturday, July 19, 2014

6:00 p.m. ~ Midnight

Door Prizes


Genealogy Society of Craighead County Arkansas – Jonesboro, Arkansas
Tennessee Genealogical Society – Germantown, Tennessee
Greene County Historical & Genealogical Society – Paragould, Arkansas

United Daughters of the Confederacy
Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives / History Commission

Dr. Lisa Perry from the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives will have a display with unidentified photos. Your help in trying to identify any photos would be greatly appreciated.

5:00 p.m. Library closes to the public.
6:00 p.m. Genealogy Lock-In Officially opens and Registration Begins
6:30 p.m. Introductions in the Round Room
7:00 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Daniel Littlefield
Topic: Arkansas Family History Information in Indian Records

Time Restraints removed from Computers
Search Genealogy Databases
GSCCA Members ready to assist

Bring photos of Craighead County People, Businesses & Events
to be scanned for the Digital Photo Archive

Finger Foods
Door Prizes througout the evening


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The Butler Center presents: 2014 Genealogy Conference

The Butler Center presents:  2014 Genealogy Conference

billie fogarty

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: CALS Ron Robinson Theater

The Butler Center is pleased to host Billie Fogarty, M.Ed, of Oklahoma City, as speaker for its annual genealogy workshop. This day-long workshop, held in the Central Arkansas Library System’s Ron Robinson Theater on the Main Library campus, is free and open to the public; registration is required.

Workshop Topics

Land/ Property: “War of 1812 Bounty Land in Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois”; Migration: “Land Runs, Lotteries, and Homesteading: Settlement American Style”; and Native American Issues: “Discovering the American Indian Archives: Repositories/Record Types—Dead Men Tell No Tales, but Their Tombstones Do”

Meet & Greet

The Butler Center will host a Genealogy Meet & Greet Friday, July 18, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in room 124 in the Arkansas Studies Institute building. This is an opportunity to get acquainted with fellow genealogists and share research experiences. For those unable to attend the Genealogy Conference on Saturday, this will be a chance to gather research hints from experienced genealogists. Two episodes of PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow will be screened, and refreshments will be served.

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The National Genealogical Society 2015 Family History Conference

As pioneers migrated across the country along the waterways, trails, and eventually railroads in search of new homes, the Midwest became the crossroads of the nation. Some settlers arrived from their first American homes in the East while others traveled directly from abroad. Some migrated via east coast ports while others sailed to New Orleans then made their way up the Mississippi River to reach points north and west. All traveled with their families, their hopes and dreams, customs, occupations, and religious beliefs. Regardless of their final destinations, those early travelers left many footprints along the way as they crossed America.

The National Genealogical Society 2015 Family History Conference will be held 13–16 May 2015 in the St. Charles Convention Center, One Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, Missouri. The convention center and all hotels offer free parking. Conference registration begins 1 December 2014.

 For more information:

Just in case anyone else is looking at attending this conference, I am considering attending and have reviewed the hotels available and they are already beginning to be fully booked at the conference rates so you might want to consider booking the rooms early!


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Gather with the nation’s genealogists in historic San Antonio, Texas, for the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2014 Conference, Gone to Texas!

Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference 2014

Gather with the nation’s genealogists in historic San Antonio, Texas, for the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2014 Conference, Gone to Texas!
Join us August 27-30, 2014, as together we experience four days of genealogical learning, networking, and discovery, deep in the heart of Texas. Our local co-hosts for 2014 are the Texas State Genealogical Society and the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society. Together we will continue our tradition of providing exceptional educational opportunities for genealogists from across the nation and beyond.
Conveniently located in downtown San Antonio, the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center will host the conference’s workshops, lectures, and exhibit hall.
200 East Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Collecting and Preserving Civil War Relics

June 30, 2014
The Saline County Public Library in Benton, Arkansas is hosting a presentation by Paul Wright titled Collecting
and Preserving Civil War Relics. It will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Arkansas Genealogical Society: 2014 Fall Seminar

Mark your calendars!

Arkansas Genealogical Society:  2014 Fall Seminar

Friday and Saturday

September 19-20, 2014

Featured Speaker: Cyndi Ingle

Benton Event Center
17322 Interstate 30
Benton, AR 72019

For more information:


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Don’t forget about our meeting on Saturday!

We have a meeting on Saturday!  Don’t forget to mark your calendars!  It will be at 2PM in the Walker Meeting Room at the Fayetteville Public Library.

Be sure to note the time:  The meeting will be at 2pm which is different from last year!

The meeting will be a genealogy workshop.  Bring your genealogy information and we will gather in the meeting room and work on our genealogy together.  We can help each other break our brick walls or just work together for a couple of hours to work on our family lines!




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Flavors of the Ozarks: Saturday May 10th at the Fayetteville Public Library

Don’t forget about the Fayetteville Public Library’s Flavors of the Ozarks on May 10th!

Flavors of the Ozarks: Linking Past to Present

Do you have a favorite, unique Ozark recipe to share and preserve?  Then we want to hear from you!

See earlier posts for more details!


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