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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Our Top 5 Resources for Learning Tech Skills

In honor of national computer learning month, we'd like to share a few of our favorite resources for learning new tech skills. Learning Express 3.0 -- The library subscribes to Learning Express 3.0, a learning platform that provides tech courses covering topics like computer basics, and software tutorials for Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite. This resource…
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