Free Tax Preparation through AARP

If you're in need of tax preparation help then you should check out your local AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. St.Tammany residents can receive free tax preparation assistance through the program at locations in Covington, Madisonville, and Slidell. While the program is geared towards those who are 50 and older, anyone is welcomed.Visitors will be assisted…
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Spotlight – St. Tammany Genealogical Society

The St. Tammany Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1986.  The primary mission of the Society is to “encourage the study of genealogy by providing training seminars and workshops.”  The St. Tammany Parish Genealogical Society offers assistance and training to each of its members, regardless of the geographic place of origin…
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Library Apps for eBooks and More!

STPL has several great options for reading eBooks and eAudiobooks, and downloading movies, music albums, and TV shows. You can access thousands of materials online at any time with your library card. Want to know how? Just keep reading! Cloud Library -- Provided by Bibliotheca, Cloud Library provides ebooks and eaudiobooks for popular titles that you can download to…
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Soldiers and Sailors Database: Military Research for Genealogy

  The Soldiers and Sailors Database, a database by the National Park Service, is a great resource for finding men who served in the Confederate or Union armies during the American Civil War. There are also links to information on stories, people, places, collections, preservation, facts, and the Maryland campaign.  Many subtopics are listed under…
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History At A Glance: Mandeville: Summer Resort Town

Mandeville was known as a lakeside retreat with many homes and hotels that were constructed to provide lodgings to many families that crossed Lake Pontchartrain during the summer months. Remnants of historical properties are currently found on Lakeshore Drive. The city of Mandeville was developed in 1834 by Bernard Xavier de Marigny de Mandeville, who…
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State Archives: An Important Resource for Genealogy Research

When searching for ancestors, it is important to utilize a variety of sources. Census records do not provide information pertaining to birth dates, death dates, marriage dates and spouse’s names. Census records are great for household information, but many individuals are hard to find in census records or they may have been born or died…
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Chronicling America: Resource for Genealogy Research

Newspapers are an important resource in performing genealogical research.  The researcher can find birth, marriage, and death announcements. Obituaries and articles on ancestors that made news headlines can also be found. Since newspapers are prone to deterioration, many institutions are using preservation methods that include digitization and microfilming in order to preserve the historical contents…
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History At A Glance: Slidell, Industry Capital of the South

In 1875, Slidell was known as the industrial capital of the South. Schooners carried building materials from Slidell ports to the New Orleans area. Timber and cattle provided income for many Slidell families. In 1881, an early inland settlement began at Robert’s Landing on the banks of Bayou Bonfouca. Early commerce began with the import…
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