J & W ENTERPRISES

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MEET THE PROPRIETORS

 
          J & W Enterprises is owned and operated by John & Wanda Head. It was formed in 1981 with the purpose of publishing materials from the North Louisiana area, which was very lacking. They became involved in attending regional seminars and major conferences to display and sell their publications, but soon found there was a great demand for a larger book dealer in the area. They handled materials from all the major publishers, plus many smaller sources. After moving to Athens, LA area, the emphasis shifted toward just mail order sales as seminars attendance dropped and the internet use soared. 

          John was born August 27, 1941 in Hempstead County, Arkansas and attended school in Nevada and Hempstead counties during his early years. He graduated from high school in Magnolia, Columbia County, Arkansas. After graduating from high school he joined the United State Air Force. He met Wanda Volentine in later part of September, 1961 and a short two weeks later married her on October 9. Upon leaving the service they settled in Shreveport, Louisiana and had lived there for the 48 years, except for one year in York, Pennsylvania. Then moving to Athens, LA in 2012.

         John was employed for 46 years with several companies at the local battery plant in Shreveport, including last, Exide Technologies. He was the Engineering Manager and Enviromental, Health and Safety Manager, there. He has been involved in genealogical research for over 35 years and publishing for over 25 years.

         Wanda was born May 21, 1943 in Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana and raised in Claiborne Parish. She graduated from Athens High School and attended Ayers School of Business receiving a degree in Business Administration. John and Wanda have five children, three daughters and two sons. They are the proud grandparents of eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Wanda passed away on 22 Feb 2016 in Athens, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana

         Wanda was also been involved with genealogy for over 30 years. She was a newspaper columnist for over 10 years and a genealogical speaker for a number of years.

         John and Wanda have both authored or compiled a number of books and  other publications . They are both lifetime members of Friends of Genealogy, a local genealogical society located in Shreveport.



 
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