FREE GREAT MIGRATION RECORDS ON NEHGS

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is offering one week of free access to the Great Migration databases. For full information and details click HEREClipboard

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ANCESTRY FREE RECORD COLLECTIONS

ANCESTRY.COM FREE RECORD COLLECTIONS

At our GENCOM meeting this Sunday, the presentation and discussion will be about the electronic databases that are provided by our Broadmoor Branch Library Genealogy Department.  The focus of the program will be on the MyHeritage Library Edition database, a new service provided by the library that can be accessed free at the library and remotely from the comfort of your home.

As I was researching for the presentation, I found some information about Ancestry.com of which I was not aware.  Ancestry Library Edition is offered free of charge at the library but is not accessible from home.  But, did you know that Ancestry.com has over seven hundred FREE indexed record collections that are available by simply obtaining a FREE guest registration.  Most of the record collections are indexes, but they are still free to search and use.  Information on obtaining a free guest registration can be found at Ancestry Guest Registration.  This registration provides not only access to the Free Index Collection Page, but to other free services as well.

Here is a list of some of the 700 free indexed record collections.  Note that this list will change from time to time.

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BROADMOOR LIBRARY COMPUTER CLASSES

Library Computer Classes002The Broadmoor Library is providing quite a variety of computer classes in July. As GENCOM genealogists/family historians we depend on being able to utilize computer technology in our research. We always have some questions and need a refresher course on using our computer to enhance our research techniques.

Please note that you must register to reserve a spot in these classes and you must have access to a valid email account.

Happy ancestor hunting.

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GENCOM 28 JUNE 2015 MEETING INFORMATION

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GENCOM 31 MAY 2015 MEETING INFORMATION

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GENCOM 26 APRIL GENEALOGY MEETING INFORMATION

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FREE ACCESS TO FOLD3 CIVIL WAR COLLECTION DURING APRIL

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.

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MINDEN 2015 TARTAN FESTIVAL

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GENCOM APRIL BEGINNING GENEALOGY/FAMILY HISTORY CLASS INFORMATION

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GENCOM DNA INTEREST GROUP APRIL MEETING INFORMATION

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