Genealogy Department

204 NE Central Ave.
Amite, Louisiana 70422

(985) 748-7559 ext:204

Department Staff:
Bill Dorman and Mike Agnello

Branch Hours:

Monday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Closed

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Genealogy Classes For Beginners

Our new class will teach you how to use for free at the library and how search your family history through our free database, Heritage Quest, from the comfort of your own home! The class can even help you find where your deceased family member’s burial sites are located. Call to sign up today! Space is limited so call, visit the website, or stop by the department to see when the next set of classes will be held.

3 Things To Consider Before Researching Your Ancestors

1. WHAT are/were their names? These could be your parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, or other family members. WHAT are/were the maiden names of women in your family?

2. WHEN were they born, or when did they die?

3. WHERE did they live, and when did they live there?

To find these answers talk to the older people in your family, or visit your family cemetery plot.

**The Library offers a beginners class on using genealogy websites and databases.

10 Free Genealogy Related Websites

Genealogy Databases Available

Ancestry library edition is a library version of It is only available on library computers. The following (6) databases can be accessed from home using your TPL Library Card:

African American Heritage, Heritage Quest, NewsBank, Heritage Hub, The Advocate Collection, The Times-Picayune Collection

Click below to access:


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