Step back in time at the Bossier Parish Library Historical Center where you can learn about the unique history of Bossier Parish, its townships, and its residents. If you have family ties in Bossier Parish it is the perfect place to explore your family tree.
Science has opened new doors to help families trace their origins. The History Center, which specializes in genealogy research is hosting a workshop on DNA Testing for Genealogy Research. In April, Jim Jones co-president of GENCOM Genealogical Computer Society will be on hand Saturday the 16th at 2p.m. to talk about “one of the newest tools for researching your ancestry.” Anyone interested in attending the program is welcome.
Free access to the databases for locating your family’s descendants is available at the History Center and online, with the exception of Ancestry.com, which is in-house use only. There is a small fee to print documents you might like to have for your records. The friendly staff at the History Center are always happy to help and to answer your questions about the databases.
The Genealogy Database includes:
- BPHC (Bossier Parish Historical Center) Blog
- Collections Database
- Heritage Quest Online
- Ancestry.com (in-house use only)
- Name & Place Index
- Newsletter (PDF)
Located adjacent to the Bossier Central Library at 2206 Beckett Street in Bossier City the facility is free and open to the public seven days a week. For more information about the program DNA Testing for Genealogy Research contact Pam Carlisle at the History Center at 746-7717.
Make a note:
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Thur., Apr. 14 from 4 to 5p.m. for ages 6 to 12—Got Science?
Sat., Apr. 23 at 11a.m. for ages 2 to 12—P.J.s & Popcorn Movie Day (bring a pillow& blanket)
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Thurs. at 6p.m. for ages 6 to 9—A.R. Read Aloud in the Kid Zone
Sat. at 11a.m. for ages 0 to 5—Story Time in the Kid Zone
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Wed. at 10:30a.m, for ages 0 to 5—Lapsit Story Time
Thur. at 4p.m. for all ages—After School Story Time
Fri., Apr. 1 at 10a.m. for all ages—Playing Hooky Crochet Club
Fri., Apr. 1 from 11a.m. to 3p.m. for ages 8 & up—Spring Break Board Game Day
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Fridays from 4 to 5p.m. for ages 0 to 5—Story Hour
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Sat., Apr. 9 from 12 to 2p.m. for ages 4 to 16—Movie Day, “The Peanuts Movie”
Sat., Apr. 16 from 2 to 3p.m. for ages 5 to 16—Spring Is Here crafts and games
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Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at email@example.com.