Monday, June 20, 2011

Need Genealogy Pointers? Just Ask Us!

The Terrebonne Parish Library has one of south Louisiana's most extensive collections of genealogy materials. We also have another resource to help you get started researching your genealogy: our knowledgeable staff! There's no substitute for experience, and we have people here with a lot of it. We are always ready to aid you in your search of the library’s extensive genealogical records as you assemble your family tree.

You're most likely to find what you want for if you can explain precisely what it is you’re looking for. When you come to the library ready to research, bring with you as many details as you have managed to identify so far, such as when and where your ancestor lived, his or her full name (including any known nicknames), as well as the names of his or her family members.

Unfortunately, our staff can't perform extended research into your family history for you, but we are always happy to advise you on the use of the materials in our collection and help you to brainstorm additional avenues of inquiry. If you are new to genealogy, and need help getting started, the best thing to do is call to set up an appointment for us to show you the basics. Our number is 876-1733, extension 2.

The Genealogy Collection is open whenever the Main Library is open: Monday – Thursday, 9 a. m. – 9 p.m; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 – 4 p.m

- Judith Soniat and Ross Mays

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