Find your family roots at local genealogy library

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NGHA Volunteer Evelyn Hamilton assisted Mary Flanner of Brookfield, Wis., and Bridget Flanner Forsyth of Peachtree City, Ga., in researching the Flanner and Cammie Henry Families. From left are Hamilton, Flanner and Forsyth.

Have you ever been curious about your ancestry? Anyone can research his or her family history at the local Natchitoches Genealogical and Historical Association Library! Patrons from across the world come to the library in search of information about their ancestors.  NGHA invites the public to come to the library and research your family.

The library is staffed by experienced volunteers prepared to assist beginners or anyone desiring assistance.  The library has hundreds of original land, tax, voter registration, marriage and other records dating back to the establishment of Fort St. Jean Baptiste.

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There are over 3,000 books pertaining to Louisiana and other states, vertical files with family genealogy records and family history books. Numerous research information is available about Natchitoches Parish and surrounding areas.  In addition, the library has four computer workstations with access to Ancestry.com, Fold3.com and wireless Internet services. These services are free at no charge to the public.

The NGHA Library, located at 600 Second Street on the first floor of the Old Courthouse, is open to the public Tuesday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 pm.  For more information, call (318) 357-2235 or email ngha@cp-tel.net.