Various branches of Shreve Memorial Library will be a-buzz with genealogy-related topics throughout the month of July.

All the programs are free, and registration is required. Call (318) 219-3468 for more info. A Q&A session will follow each program.

Find a Grave

Features Josh Calk, who will present the most-effective research strategies when looking for the departed. He'll also show you how to create a Find a Grave account.

July 5 - 1 p.m., West Shreveport Branch, 4380 Pines Road

July 12 - 1 p.m., Wallette Branch, 363 Hearne Ave.

July 15 - 1 p.m., Atkins Branch, 3704 Greenwood Road

July 19 - 11 a.m., Main Library, 424 Texas St.

July 26 - 11 a.m., North Caddo Branch, 615 North Pine, Vivian

Beginning Genealogy

Features Matthew Reed, who will present Genealogy for Beginners. He'll cover how to prioritize research, the first place to look for relatives, and the best ways to record finds.

July 6 - 1 p.m., West Shreveport Branch, 4380 Pines Rd.

July 13 - 1 p.m., Hollywood/Union Branch, 2105 Hollywood Ave.

July 20 - 11 a.m., Main Library, 424 Texas St.

July 27 - 11 a.m., North Caddo Branch, 615 North Pine, Vivian

FamilySearch.org

Features Joe Slattery, who will guide participants in the different search options for the site and demonstrate the best ways to organize a search using the website FamilySearch. You can also learn how to decipher the family trees available on the site.

July 7 - 1 p.m., West Shreveport Branch, 4380 Pines Rd.

July 14 - 11 a.m., Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Dr.

July 21 - 1 p.m., North Shreveport Branch, 4844 North Market

July 22 - 1 p.m., Atkins Branch, 3704 Greenwood Rd.

July 28 - 11 a.m., Mooretown Branch, 4360 Hollywood Ave.