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Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans

Event Type: JP Library Event
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 5/20/2024
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
 Beveraly Boyko, director of the Louisiana National Guard Museum at Jackson Barracks, will discuss the archives at the museum at 7 p.m., Monday, May 20, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.

This event is part of the regularly scheduled meeting of the Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans. It is free of charge and open to the public.

“The Archives of the Louisiana National Guard Museum is located at Jackson Barracks,” said Stephen Stuart, GRSNO president. “Its mission is to educate the public on the sacrifices, contributions, and heritage of the state’s citizen soldiers and airmen throughout the history of Louisiana.”

Boyko will provide an overview of the museum and its genealogical resources. She is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg (Anthropology), the University of Victoria (Museum Studies), and the University of Tennessee Master of Library and Information Science Program. She has more than 25 years of experience in archaeology and museum curation and archival management.

Boyko specializes in the preservation and accessibility of historical objects, books, documents, photos, and digital information. She has been essential to the establishment of museum programs and facilities at Fort Bragg for the Department of the Army and at Fort Pickett for the Virginia National Guard, in addition to reviving the Hurricane Katrina-affected archives and collections.

The Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans was established in 1960 to foster an interest in family research and to encourage preservation of genealogical records in New Orleans, and in Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast south. The society welcomes new members and encourages publication in New Orleans Genesis articles, family histories, and other research material of interest to its membership.

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.

Library: East Bank Regional Library    Map
Location: Jefferson & Napoleon Rooms
Contact: Chris Smith
Contact Number: 504-889-8143
Presenter: Chris Smith