TERREBONNE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
TGS Newsletter
Vol. 29 No. 9 November 2010
Membership, book orders and/or 
     address changes, contact: 
      Corresponding Secretary: Jess Bergeron 
      Email:  jessndot at bellsouth.net
      Phone (985) 876–2348 
      TGS, Station 2 Box 295, Houma, LA 70360-0295 
News items or events, contact: 
     Newsletter Editor: Wanda Moore
     116 Cottonwood Dr., Houma, LA 70360
      E-mail: wmoore1048 at aol.com
      Phone: (985) 876-2686  

NEXT MEETING: December 4, 2010 1:00 p.m.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Hwy 311, Houma , LA

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! It comes once a year, just like our ANNUAL SOCIAL GATHERING. It is time for us to gather together and socialize. Come and bring your significant other and join the fun. Oh, did I mention the food. Well, we are having a potluck party, bring your favorite dish or dessert to share with everyone and when everyone is relaxing after eating we will give away door prizes. If you would like to bring a gift or two or three for the door prizes please feel free to do so. Last year some of us with home with at least three gifts. Also, Jess will not be able to bring our books to sell at this party, but attached is a BOOK WISH LIST. Give your family your wish list of the books you want Santa to bring you. Just contact Jess by email at jessndot at bellsouth.net to make your order or if you prefer you can call him at (985) 876-2348 or bring it to him at the social gathering.

TOY FOR TOTS
We are also helping to collect toys for needy children and we are going to donate them to Juanita Chaisson, who in turn will give them to Toys for Tots. The minimum toy gift is $5.00 and must be in its original package and not wrapped. If you prefer to make a monetary gift: they will accept checks made out to Toy for Tots. Remember this is for children who may not get any gifts for Christmas.

Now, lets talk about what happened at our last meeting. You know we had a guest speaker, Judy Riffel. She spoke about Spanish Land Grants. What they were and how people got them. She also told us where we could find some of these records. They are not all in the same place, so you may have to do some research to find what you are looking for. These are just a few of the websites for you to research: Pintado Papers: 1773-1939, http://doa.louisiana.gov/slo, Pintado Papers: 1785 – 1817 finding aid, http://leweb.loc.gov/rr/mss/address/html. The LSU Hill Memorial Library and Historic New Orleans Collection has microfilm copies of the Cuban Papers, Louisiana Miscellany Collection, Pintado Papers, and Louisiana Land Grants Collection. Check out the website for Judy Riffel at www.lecomite.org and she will be able to give the information you may need to search for the records.

JESS SAYS IT TIME TO RENEW. MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 28, 2011. DON’T DELAY DO IT TODAY.

NEW BOOKS
Did you get a copy of the Aid of Translating French Records or Assumption Cahier Records 1786 – 1813. If not you still have time to get them for Christmas. Put them on your BOOK WISH LIST and order them from Jess Bergeron at jessndot at bellsouth.net or (985) 876-2348. See attached order form.

BOOK REVIEWS
If there is a book that you want to checkout in the Terrebonne Parish Library Genealogy Dept. and you cannot find it. Get the Title, Author, Publisher and where it can be purchased let Sondras Saucier know. She will see that the library gets a copy of the book for the library. Contact Sondras at (985) 866-6792 or her email address is svbs3atyahoo.com. Please make a reference why you a trying to contact her.

FACEBOOK
Patty has created a facebook site for the Terrebonne Genealogy Society. If you are a member of facebook accept this site, if not a member, join today and see what she has done already and she is continuing to add new things, ex: index to the quarter. She plans to add the book list next. Check it out. Facebook is also a good way to keep in touch with friends and family if they have evacuated for hurricanes.

HAPPY TRACKS
The Archives located on the first floor the Ellender Memorial Library, on the Nicholls State University campus in Thibodaux, LA has an exhibit of Ronald Berger’s military uniform and memorabilia on display as part of the Veterans Day Celebration. Stop by and see it. Hours normally open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE AND GOD BLESS EVERYONE


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