TGS Newsletter
Vol. 26 No. 4 June 2007
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: Wanda Moore
     116 Cottonwood Dr., Houma, LA 70360
     E-mail: wmoore1048 at aol.com         
     Phone: (985) 876-2686

Next meeting:    Saturday, June 30, 2007           Main Branch Library, Houma, LA    1:00 p.m.

            We had another great meeting last month, or that is what I hear.  I, myself, was unable to attend due to a death in the family and I am sorry I missed it. Speaking of missing Catherine PROKOP, one of the guests from the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana, has some of her personal papers on Juan and Juana MORALES ALEMAN missing. Someone may have accidentally picked up her papers that were along side of some papers that were being distributed. If anyone has these papers please mail to: TGS c/o Essie CAVALIER P.O. Box 20295, Houma, LA 70360-0295.
            Coming in the near future will be Phil CHAUVIN’s Vital Records Volume 12. Date is not yet set. Phil is putting the final touches in place as we read.
            Audrey WESTERMAN our wonderful editor is still in need of material for the quarterly. She is also looking for information on the Thibodaux Massacre, which involved labor disputes, this is not for the quarterly though.
            Ed HICKS has graciously accepted Tim HEBERT’s offer to help keep our website up to date. This will take a great deal of Ed’s time, so he has decided to retired as newsletter editor to pursue his interest as editor of the website. So check out the website for new and fresh material.

Jess has Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4 of the Diocese of Baton Rouge for sale. They are new books --- never used. These books sell for $40.50 with shipping and tax. But look at what Jess is selling them for----an amazing low price of $27.50 plus mailing cost if they are mailed. They are going fast so call right now if you want one. Call Jess Bergeron at (985) 876-2348 and please no collect calls.

QUARTERLY RETURN MAIL: We have the quarterlies of Edward DOMANAGUE and Sydney GREER that have been returned. If anyone knows the addresses of these members please call Jess Bergeron. There will be a fee of $4.50 to re-mail these quarterlies.

The Lafourche Heritage Society is holding their seminar on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at Envie in Thibodaux. Time  and registration fee is forth coming. Two of the speakers may be Colleen FITZPATRICK and Albert ROBICHAUX. If you plan to attend please bring your 15 generation charts, old photos, and any other memorabilia you would like to show and tell.

Central Louisiana Genealogical Society is holding their seminar on Saturday, September 22, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Wesley Center in Woodworth, LA. 71485. Registrations before September 8, 2007 will be $35.00. Registration after that date will be $40.00. A buffet lunch is included in the registration fee. For registration form call (318)640-3092 or email creolelady46@suddenlink.net.

DEATH: Our sympathies go to the family of member Wanda FITCH MOORE whose first cousin Myra DUPLANTIS MARCEL FONTANA passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2007. She was proceeded in death by her parents Iry Paul DUPLANTIS and Mary FITCH DUPLANTIS BENNETT. She is survived by her husband: Charles Jude FONTANA, two daughters: Lauren Mary MARCEL and Liza Ann MARCEL, and two sons: Logan David MARCEL and Lane Michael MARCEL, two grandchildren Logan David MARCEL, Jr. and Jessie Jason GUIDRY, three brothers: Iry Paul DUPLANTIS, Jr., Gregory Paul DUPLANTIS, Patrick Joseph DUPLANTIS, and one sister: Sonya DUPLANTIS SAUCIER. She is also, survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was on the tribal council for the United Houma Nation. She was a kind and generous person of great strength and courage, and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Thanks you all of you for the book recommendations that were received. Remember if you see a book related to genealogy or Louisiana History please call Wanda Moore at (985) 876-2686 with the title, author, publisher, price (if you know it), and where it can be purchased or E-mail at wmoore1048@aol.com or just let Wanda know at the next meeting.

Everyone knows Patty WHITNEY our comic board member. Well Patty is getting serious about getting collections of family history to build her history center in Thibodaux. This will include donations, monetary and volunteers, to help. She is also looking for a good location and at very low price, and this could possibly be donated. If you would like to help Patty with anything please see her at the meeting.

Donna McGee Onebane Ph.D., University of Louisiana is researching Eugene Denis BURGUIERES, who m. Marie Marianne VERRET, the widow of Joseph de LA PORTE and his family, especially Jules Martial BURGUIERES and Marie Corine PATOUT of Louisa, La. area. She is writing a book on the BURGUIERES family. She would appreciate any information you may have. Contact her at: 104 Giverny Place, Lafayette, LA 70508, (337) 993-3842 or e-mail: onebane@cox.net.

Terrebonne Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 20295, Houma, LA 70360-0295

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