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 of the member’s ancestors.

Throughout the year, the Society hosts educational programs for which knowledgeable guest speakers are invited to present valuable information pertaining to genealogy research.  In 2019, most of the Society’s programs are scheduled to take place on Saturday mornings at the St. Tammany Parish Library’s Causeway Branch, located at 3457 US-190 Mandeville, LA.

At least once a year, the Society offers an “Ask-An-Expert” program where registered participants are scheduled for a 30-minute session with a “seasoned” expert.  The expert will help each participant with his or her specific research by answering questions, helping to find genealogical records, and assisting to break through those “brick walls” which are common to genealogical research. 

In October, the Society offers an all-day Genealogy Open House, co-sponsored with the St. Tammany Parish Library.  In December, the Society’s members can participate in a holiday social luncheon at one of the prestigious restaurants in St. Tammany Parish.  Participants listen to a presentation, socialize with fellow members, and enjoy delectable cuisine.

Information about the Society’s upcoming programs can also be found on the Society’s website at, opens a new window  or its Facebook Page entitled “St. Tammany Genealogical Society.”  To view the Society’s Facebook Page, you must request to join the group. 

You can join the St. Tammany Parish Genealogical Society by completing an application and mailing it, along with a check for the $25 annual fee made out to “St. Tammany Genealogical Society,” to the P.O. Box address provided at the top of the form.  The application form can be downloaded and printed from the Society’s website.  Individuals can also join by completing the application and providing payment (cash or check) at one of the scheduled meetings.  Members of the Society receive newsletters via email or mail which contain program information and research tips.