Check it out: Search a family tree through the St. Tammany Parish Library | St. Tammany community news
, 2021-11-22 02:00:00,
As the holidays unite families, the gatherings of loved ones often lead to reflection and the sharing of memories. And for those who want to take that reminiscing to the next level, the St. Tammany Parish Library provides online genealogy resources to help find and document generations of connections.
First up, Familysearch.org is one of the largest genealogy organizations worldwide. Its database includes resources like digitized books and a genealogy database comprised of user-submitted family trees. In addition, of particular interest to the region, The Times-Picayune Online Historical Archives provide online access to issues of the newspaper, from the first one published in 1837 through the current day.
Heritage Quest Online has almost 30,000 books available, including the entire U.S. federal census, Freedman’s bank records and Revolutionary War pension records. This database is great for genealogical novices, as well as for those who wish to continue to dig deeper into their pasts. Meanwhile, Fold3 is the place to peruse military records, photos and personal documents of the men and women who have served.
Certain databases can be accessed only within library branches, and others solely through a reference librarian. Ancestry Library Edition is one of these databases; however, through Dec. 31, this resource is available to patrons online and from home.
For a complete listing of online genealogy resources, visit sttammanylibrary.org/resources/genealogy.
Also, a reminder that all St. Tammany Parish Library branches will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 24 and remain closed through Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving.
BOOK SALE: A silent auction of more than 70 previously owned books related to history, biography and warfare presented by Friends of the Slidell Library is underway through 6 p.m. on Dec. 6. Items are on display at the Slidell branch at 555 Robert Blvd. Bids are placed in person and high bidders do not have to be present to win.
MORE BOOKS: A silent auction by Friends of the Library West St. Tammany is also underway through 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Covington branch, 310 W. 21st Ave., for books about veterans, Louisiana and art. The group is also looking…
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