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Photo provided by Florence Crowder -- Judge Brenda Bedsole Ricks speaks to the Edward Livingston Historical Association on June 18 at the Livingston Parish Library Main Branch in Livingston.

Judge Brenda Bedsole Ricks, of the 21st Judicial District Court, was the featured speaker at the Edward Livingston Historical Association’s meeting June 18 at the Livingston Parish Library Main Branch in Livingston.

Her topic was “Things I Learned Researching My Family History — On a Judge’s Schedule.”

Ricks, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, said she has always liked history and grew up listening to family stories. She enjoys research for herself but primarily does it for her two children so they will know as much as possible about their ancestors, a news release said.

The Edward Livingston Historical Association’s next meeting will be Thursday, July 30. The featured speakers are Charlotte and Robert Reynolds and Lt. Col. Michael Verrett, who will discuss their book, “It Was Some Experience ... It Really Was.” The book shares the World War II experiences of Baton Rouge native Robert Lyle, who served in the U.S. Marines. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.