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Shreve Memorial Library holds family history workshop

SHREVEPORT, La. - In celebration of African-American History Month, Shreve Memorial Library Genealogy Department conducts an all-day workshop on African-American family research.

The workshop takes place between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 inside the meeting room at the Broadmoor Branch, located at 1212 Captain Shreve Dr.  The workshop is divided into three distinct sections.  

Shreve Memorial Genealogy Librarian Reed Mathews begins the workshop with Session I, "How to begin your
African- American Family Research" at 9:30 a.m.

Mathews continues the discussion in Session II, "Sources of Information for African American Family Research" at 11 a.m.  A break for lunch follows.

At 1:30 p.m., guest speaker Armajean DeClouet, a genealogist from Calcasieu Parish Library and local expert on African American research in central and south Louisiana, leads the discussion, "Putting Meat on the Bones:  How to Flesh out Your Genealogy" in Session III.

The discussion will emphasize ancestry research specific to Louisiana. The workshop wraps up with a question and answer period.

This event is free and open to the public.

To learn more about the workshop, go to www.shreve-lib.org http://www.shreve-lib.org or call the branch at

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