Thursday, August 31, 2017

Jefferson Parish Library to offer family history seminars

Gwen Kelley, a librarian who specializes in genealogy and local history, will lead a series of 10 seminars focusing on family research seminars this fall at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. Each event is free and open to the public. There is no registration.

The events occur at the following times and dates:

7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6 – “Using Census Records”

7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13 – “Searching Vital Records”

7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27 – “Searching Newspapers and Obituaries”

7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4 – “Searching Cemetery Records”

7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11 – “Searching Immigration Records”

7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18 – “Using Fold 3 and Researching Military Records”

7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25 – “Using and the Family History Library”

7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1 – “Using

7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8 – “Genealogy and Google”

7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15 – “Genealogy and Facebook”

For more information regarding this event, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or

Cheré Coen is the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “Exploring Cajun Country.” She writes Louisiana romances and mysteries under the pen name of Cherie Claire. Write her at