We are a genealogy computer group, and all of our meetings focus on genealogy topics. A distinction of our group is that we emphasize use of computers in genealogy. The meetings are informational and the topics are relative to genealogy/and or computer research associated with genealogy research.
Our GENCOM group has a wide mixture of those who are newcomers and experts, both in the use of computers and genealogical research. If you are new to computers, or if you are new to genealogy, or both, do not be intimidated about our group. Come to one of our meetings as a visitor with no obligation to join. Come and be a part of one of the fastest growing hobbies of our time.
Come and join us as we share the skills that we have learned in genealogical research and computer technology. We learn from each other and others learn by each one of us sharing our knowledge.
The GENCOM Genealogical Society will meet Sunday, 26 April 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Broadmoor Branch Library, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport. To recognize and honor the history of the Confederate States of America during Confederate History Month, Jon Oliver will present a program, “A survey of the Red River Campaign of 1864; the last major conflict in Louisiana.” Jon will provide details on the strategies, personalities and results of the confrontation between Confederate and Union forces over the control of Shreveport. Why was Shreveport so important? Come and find out for yourself!
From now until April 30th Fold3.com is offering free access to all of their Civil War Collection. This would be an ideal time to search these records from the comfort of your home.
Ernie Roberson brought a fantastic and entertaining presentation on some of the history of Shreveport. We had record attendance and again ran out of handouts. If you did not get a handout you can view and print one out HERE.
The handout has complete instructions on accessing MyHeritage-library edition at the Broadmoor Library from your home computer.