August 2018




 

DID YOU KNOW ....


You Could Enjoy A Genealogy Movie Night At Home?


Pop some popcorn and relax with a DVD from our library. You might want to check out:
 
A Celebration of Family History  - available at the Covington Branch

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This film features a tribute to family history through music, stories, and the captivating words of David McCullough, renowned author and historian. It includes musical numbers by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square as well as inspiring video presentations showing the impact family history can have on individual lives. A bonus DVD contains the NGS 2010 Conference keynote address by FamilySearch president and CEO, Jay L. Verkler, as well as video tour of the famous Granite Mountain Records Vault, with its repository of over 2 million rolls of microfilm.

Finding your Roots - available in Covington, Lacombe and Slidell

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This 10-part series, with the renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., delves into the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans, combining history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family and identity in today's America. Professor Gates shakes loose captivating stories and surprises in the family trees of Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey, Jr., Branford Marsalis, John Legend, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters and Rick Warren, among many others.

African American Lives - available in Covington, Causeway, Mandeville and Slidell

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A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa.