History & Genealogy
Bossier Parish Libraries History Center
"Preserving the history and memories of Bossier Parish, Louisiana."
History Center Blog
We acquire and preserve items of lasting value concerning Bossier Parish history and culture.
History Center Newsletter - The History Current
News and highlights from the Bossier Parish Libraries History Center
History Center Presentations List
Presentations can be at the Historical Center (with a tour, if desired) or may be at your classroom or meeting place. Programs are scheduled according to presenter availability.
History & Genealogy Research Databases
Ancestry.com (In-House Only)
Whether you are just starting your family history or you are looking for a new perspective on your research, these guides will put you in the right frame of mind.
We invite you to search our index and collections database. If you need assistance from Historical Center staff, call (318)746-7717 or e-mail curator Randall Palmer. Please see our Research Policy for an explanation of the assistance we are able to provide to both local and long-distance patrons. You may also view our Acquisitions Policy for an explanation of what types of materials we aquire and curate.
FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch believes that families bring joy and meaning to life. Learning about our ancestors helps us better understand who we are—creating a family bond, linking the present to the past, and building a bridge to the future. Our vision is carried out by a dedicated team of employees and volunteers who work tirelessly to preserve and share the largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world.
HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.
Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information, and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid-1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.
Names & Place Index
Browse an alphabetical listing of names, places, and organizations from the Bossier Banner newspaper.
Newspapers.com is the largest online newspaper archive consisting of 300+ million pages of historical newspapers from 7,600+ newspapers from around the United States and beyond. Newspapers provide a unique view of the past and can help us understand and connect with the people, events and attitudes of an earlier time.