February 13, 2013


Jan. 15, 2012

Chris Smith
Manager, Adult Programming, Jefferson Parish Library
(504) 889-8143



METAIRIE, LA – Sal Serio, curator of the Italian American Research Center at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie, will lead a series of six genealogical seminars for beginners after Mardi Gras 2013.

The sessions are designed as introductions to basic genealogical research. They are open to the public and are free of charge. All occur at 1 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons at the West Bank Regional Library, 2571 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey.

The courses will focus on the following genealogical issues. Some of the courses will be presented by Serio and some will be presented by guest speakers.

1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
“Introduction to Family Research and Forms” and “Vital Records”

1 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2013
“Census” and “Cemeteries”

1 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2013
“Immigration and Ship Manifests” and “Italian Records”

1 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2013
“French Records” and “German Records”

1 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2013
“Military Research – Revolutionary to World War II” and “Military Research – World War II Individuals”

1 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2013
“Photographs – What They Tell Us” and “Libraries and Genealogy Societies”

For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us.

In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Jefferson Parish shall not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities. Library patrons that require auxiliary aids or devices or other reasonable accommodation under the ADA should submit requests to the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours in advance or as soon as possible. A 72-hour notice is needed to request Certified ASL interpreters. ADA Coordinator / Office of Citizens with Disabilities, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 210 Jefferson, LA 70123; (504) 736-6086; ADA@jeffparish.net

The Jefferson Parish Library system consists of 16 locations that stretch from the Lakeshore Branch on the edge of Lake Pontchartrain to the Grand Isle Branch just steps away from the Gulf of Mexico. The library system consists of two large regional libraries and seven branches on each side of the Mississippi River. The East Bank Regional Library (4747 W. Napoleon Avenue, Metairie) serves as library headquarters. The Jefferson Parish Library is the second largest system in the state of Louisiana. More than 200 employees work for the Jefferson Parish Library including librarians, administration and support staff. JPL is supported by a vibrant volunteer organization, the Friends of the Public Library. For more information, contact the library at (504) 838-1100 orwww.jefferson.lib.la.us.

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