TGS Newsletter
Vol. 26 No. 5 July 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:  Ed Hicks
      5306 Hwy 1, Raceland, LA 70394-2033 
      E-mail: edhicks at mobiletel.com
      Phone: (985) 532–3586 

Next meeting:      Saturday, July 28, 2007, Main Branch Library, Houma, LA, 1:00 p.m.

         Our June meeting was almost as exciting as our May meeting, due in large part to our intrepid leader, President Phil CHAUVIN Jr. and our regular dedicated members who attended. We would like to see some more of our other members that we rarely see at the regular meeting. We have over 300 members but less than 100 attend. Ya’ll come join us!!! We want to know what you are doing.
        Just a little reminder!! Our Canary Islander Heritage Society guest speaker from our May meeting, Catherine PROKOP, is looking for her missing papers. Someone has accidentally picked up her personal papers on Juan and Juanna MORALES ALEMAN. If you have them please return them to: TGS c/o Essie CAVALIER P.O. Box 20295, Houma, LA 70360-0295.
      Phil CHAUVIN Jr. said South LA Vital Records vol. 12 (1938-1939) is ready for pre-publication. Terrebonne Life Lines Publisher Audrey WESTERMAN is looking for filler-ins (fillers-in?) for the quarterly. If you have material you would like to share with our members by publication in the quarterly please give it to Audrey.
     If you missed the meeting Ed HICKS is now our liaison for the TGS website. He will keep Tim HEBERT informed of the changes that may need to be made to the website. CHECK IT OUT!! Let Ed know if you have something you would like to see or not see on the website and he will discuss the matter with Tim. Look for additional data soon.

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA RECORD VOLUME 42 (1910)  -- Yes, it will be published. Bonnie Beaulieu  is taking orders from all who want a copy or two. Cost will be $70.00 plus $5.00 for shipping and handling. You must place your order with payment by August 14, 2007. If you had pre-paid YEARS ago she hopes that you will be able to make up the difference in cost. She has Father Hebert’s list of names of those who have pre-paid. Reserve your copy NOW by forwarding your payment to: Hebert Publications, P.O. Box 147, Rayne, LA 70578

The Lafourche Heritage Society is holding its 31st Annual History and Genealogy Seminar on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at Envie Restaurant and Banquet Facility located at 203 East Bayou Road (Hwy. 308) in Thibodaux. Registration and coffee begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program begins at 9:15 a.m. To pre-register, please send your name and check in the amount of $28 (each participant) to the Lafourche Heritage Society, P.O. Box 913, Thibodaux, LA 70302.  Only participants who pre-register will be included in the count for a buffet lunch.  Same day registration for the seminar will be accepted at the door, but will not include lunch.  The deadline to pre-register is August 8, 2007. Speakers scheduled for this event are Woody FALGOUX, Al ROBICHAUX, Coleen FITZPATRICK, Chad LEBLANC,  Catherine PROKOP and Sergio RAMOS. If you have further questions, call: Clifton THERIOT (985) 448-4621; or Elton OUBRE (985) 446-8662. If you plan to attend please bring your 15 generation charts, old photos, old kitchen equipment and any other memorabilia you would like to show and tell. (Just be sure to put your name somewhere on the article.) Try to get a foam board so that your charts can stand on a table. Maybe you can borrow the folding board your son or daughter used for a science project.

We are sorry to report the death of Mrs. Sydney C. GREER last Easter. She had been displaced from her home in New Orleans, then died on April 8, 2007, at the age of 97. No details are known at the present time. If we hear anything else in the future, we will let you know.
            Our sympathies go out to member Peggy GUIDROZ FONSECA, who lost her husband, Ray Paul FONSECA, on Monday, July 9, 2007. He was buried in Terrebonne Memorial Park Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, two sons, Ray P. FONSECA Jr., and wife Sara, and Brian J. FONSECA and wife Mary; one daughter, Heather F. DOMANGUE and husband, Raymond; one brother, James FONSECA; two sisters, Nettie F. CHISHOLM and Elaine “Bunny” F. BURKE; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raul FONSECA and Marie BOUDREAUX FONSECA; one brother, Earl FONSECA; and two sisters, Delphine F. TRAHAN and Doris F. FREMIN. He was a retired carpenter and was a Mason and Shriner. He was a parishioner of St. Eloi Catholic Church.

 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 at aol.com or just let Wanda know at the next meeting. You have been very silent. Let’s get some new books in the library.

By now you know, I’m sure, that postal rates have changed. Some things that were more expensive to ship are now cheaper  and some things are more expensive. For instance, articles like our folded newsletter are giving the sorting machines fits, so they have to be handled by hand. Therefore they are more expensive to send. When we priced envelopes and stamps, it turns out to be cheaper to go that route. More paper wasted, more efficient use of the postal employee’s time. Cheaper in the short run, but the forests will suffer, eventually.

No, no, I’m just kidding. But we did get a Change of Address card from them. Evidently they have named the street that passes in front of the library, so the address of Terrebonne Parish Library is now 151 Library Drive, Houma, LA 70360.

On Saturday, 22 September 2007, the Central Louisiana Genealogical Society will hold its seminar featuring John A. SELLERS. From Registration at 8:30 a.m. to the Question and Answer Period starting at 2:45 p.m., it all sounds terrific. Get your brochure by contacting CLGS, P. O. Box 12206, Alexandria LA 71315-2206, before September 8, 2007. A buffet lunch is included in the $35.00 registration fee. You may wish to come a day early to explore the treasures of the Alexandria Genealogical Library. They are open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The address is 503 Washington St. in beautiful downtown Alexandria.

If so, you may find this web site useful. Check it out. I quote from a recent email forwarded by our peripatetic board member, Louis DUET. “Just to let you know that there are now some more marriages from the 1859-1862 era at
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/thisisit.htm. These should complete Volumes 84 and 85 for the south of the county. Since this was the time when Peel County was joined with York, there are quite a few from Chinguacousy, Albion and Toronto Gore Townships as well.


Seeking information on:
Josephine WOODFORD, b. abt. 1835, possibly Maryland, USA.
            m. (1) Alexander MEZE
            m. (2) Francois KROLL
            Daughter: Augustine KROLL, b. 31 October 1855, m. Emile TREGRE Sr. on 19 March 1879, d. 29 October 1920 in Gramercy, Louisiana.
If you can help, please contact Elaine TREGRE TERRACINA, 501 Brulé Guillot Road, Thibodaux, LA 70301-6305 or call 985-447-2123.

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

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