Terrebonne Genealogical Society

TGS Newsletter
Vol. 25 No. 2 April 2006

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Membership, book orders and/or 
     address changes, contact: 
      Corresponding Secretary: Jess Bergeron 
      Email:  jessndot at juno.com
      Phone (985) 876–2348 
      TGS, Station 2 Box 295, Houma, LA 70360-0295 
News items or events, contact: 
     Newsletter Editor  Ed Hicks
      5306 Hwy 1, Raceland, LA 70394-2033 
      E-mail: edhicks at mobiletel.com
      Phone: (985) 532–3586 
Next meeting: Main Branch Library, Houma, La. Saturday, April 29, 2006 1:00 p.m.

     It was the best-tasting installation I’ve ever experienced.  Not just for the officers, either. Everybody there said it was delicious. Gloria HICKS conducted the Installation of Officers by assigning each officer and board member an ingredient of a salad, and explaining how it fit each person’s job.  For an example, she gave our industrious secretary Sheila RODRIGUE the tomatoes to add because they are red, and her minutes are read at each meeting.  And. Of course, our illustrious treasurer Nancy WRIGHT got to add the green stuff.  And so on.  Read more about the “Installation Salad” in our spring quarterly.  You may want to modify it and use it for the installation ceremony in another club.
      Because she was the only person having “Brick Wall” for our monthly drawing, Sheila Rodrigue won by default.  Sheila is looking for ANY information on Marcel LeROI (LEROY or ROY) born about 1814, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada.  His descendants moved to US (perhaps Pennsylvania) and changed their name to KING.  Sheila found one website that gives possible parents as Charles ROY and Marie Angelique LAISNE-LALIBERTE.  Contact Sheila at 1174 Central Avenue, Westwego, LA 70094, or email SARodrigue at prodigy.net.  You may telephone 504-347-0569 after working hours, but please no collect calls.
     President Philip Chauvin Jr, spent a few minutes reminiscing about past presidents  of our organization.  He asked members to try to remember how they first started in the society and who was president at the time.  Do you remember the first meeting you attended and who presided?  We would love to hear about your memories.  You may write to us care of the society or email your response.  Me, I have trouble remembering what I did yesterday.

     Thanks to all who helped.  We almost set another record for finishing quickly.  Maybe next time.  Those present and helping were Beverly ALFORD, Jim AVET, Jess BERGERON, Blanche BROWN, Marcie CAVALIER, Jane CHAUVIN, Phil CHAUVIN Jr., Ed HICKS, “Lou” OSTHEIMER and Nancy WRIGHT.  We are in your debt.  Thanks, again.
TARDIFF: Do you know of anyone researching the TARDIFF genealogy:  How about any books or genealogical papers?  Henri P. TARDIFF is searching for any or all of those items.  If you do know of any, please contact Mr. TARDIFF through his email: hptardif at sympatico.ca  No physical address or phone number was sent.  If you have trouble reaching him through email, you may give your information to Jess through the address above.
     Did your library lose any of our books or materials through hurricane Katrina or Rita?  The Terrebonne Genealogy Society voted to help the gulf coast genealogy libraries whose collections were damaged by hurricanes Katrina and/or Rita. We have up to 30 packages of “Terrebonne Life Lines”. Volumes 9 through 22 to donate.  This is a complete run of the issues from 1990 through 2003.  TLL covers Assumption, Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes.  Contact Nancy Wright, Treasurer, at wright4766 at bellsouth.net
MEMBERS – where are you?  
     Mail is still being returned since hurricane Katrina for Louise Gates and Fred Gast.  We did hear from Kevin Herridge who is back and trying to get his wind-damaged house livable again.
     Do you browse in bookstores just to find out if anything that interests you has been published recently?  Books-A-Million and other bookstore often have magazine racks as well.  Check them out for genealogical materials.  Our Board Member Louis “Helps Out in a Crunch” Duet tells us that he has found some good deals recently.  Try it.  You may be surprised.
     Need some help with a Missouri death?  Read abut the Missouri Death Certificate Project here: https://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2006/04/missouri_death.html
     Have you ever tried a mailing list?  Here’s one you may want to join.  It’s for Louisiana genealogy, history and culture, and you may be surprised by the amount of new information you’ll get.  Try it, and let me know how you like it.  For instructions, see http://www.thecajuns.com/lghclist.htm
     To find your Nova Scotia ancestor on a census or tax assessment list, see the following: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~downhome/nscensus.html
     If you happen to be in or near Ottawa, Canada, this summer, you may want to check out their new War Museum.  There will be a special exhibit on the “Clash of Empires: The War That Made Canada 1754-1763” but you need to go before November 12, 2006.  Get more details about the exhibit and the museum here: http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/futureexhibition_e.html
     Stanton Dekko passed away 31 Jan. 2006 in Las Vegas NV.  He is survived by his wife Dolores Dekko and six children: Emily Kei Kohara Fontento, Susan Kohara Rixman, David Kohara, Patrice D. Dekko, Chirstine Dekko Rolf and Allan W. Dekko, ten grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and five sisters: Adeline Bernhardson, Evie Bang, Bunny Sullivan, Sherry Samuelson and Karen Dekko.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Chet Dekko.  Interment was in the Hailey Cemetery.
32nd ANNUAL MELROSE PLANTATION ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL, June 10 & 11, 2006, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 14 miles south of Natchitoches LA.  If arriving on I-49, take Exit 119 (Derry/Cloutierville).  Admission adults $5.00, children (under 12) $2.00.  No pets inside gate entrance.  Additional House Tour admission, main house and African house is $5.00.  Melrose Festival Chairpersons: Bill & Alice Bryant (318) 352-5640 or email www.natchitoches.net/melrose/ 

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