TGS Newsletter
Vol. 26 No. 6 August 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, August 25, 2007
Main Branch Library, Houma, LA                                                                                                                1:00 p.m.

Did you go to the Lafourche Heritage Society Seminar on Saturday, August 11, 2007? Well, if you did not then you missed a really impressive Seminar. There were speakers from the Canary Islanders, with a fabulous display of the Canary Islands; Woody Falgoux, who wrote a book about the boat business, called The Rise of the Cajun Mariner: The race for the big oil. Albert Robichaux Jr. had some good tips on research in France along with some websites. We will get a list of these websites for you to research, which may save you a trip to France. France is starting to put a lot of their records on the web. And last but not least Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick talked about Forensic Genealogy, which included DNA research. She autographed books for those of us who purchased her books. Lunch was delectable. There were vendors from Bayou Lafourche Folklife & Heritage Museum, West Baton Rouge Genealogical Society, and TGS. We wish we had the space to give you all the details, but there are too many to mention in this newsletter, you would have had to have been there.

We would like to extend our apology to the Bluebonnet Genealogy Dept. in Baton Rouge. But we did not receive your invitation to your conference in time to print in our newsletter. Their conference was Aug. 11, 2007 at the Bluebonnet Regional Library in Baton Rouge. We missed some wonderful speaker such as, Emily Croom, a local author, Charlotte Hudson Ewing, Bill Stafford from the state archives, and a representative from the Creole Center in Nachitoches. Sorry we missed your conference.

We have invited Kevin Allemand, director of the Historical Research Center of the Houma-Thibodaux Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church to speak to us at the August meeting to explain his role as Archivist and the research center’s holdings and policies. It should be an interesting talk. Don’t miss it.

It is party time again, that is COLLATING of our next Life Lines Quarterly. At the North Branch Library on Aug. 23, 2007 at 12:30 p.m. Please come and help us get the Quarterly together for distribution at the August 25, 2007 monthly meeting. We need your help.   

Have you checked out the website lately? We now have a liaison Ed Hicks. He makes suggestions to Tm Hebert of the things you would like to read and see. If you have any suggestions please let Ed know.

Get your copy now and save some money. Volume 12 of the TGS Vital Records is in pre-publication. Pre-publication price is $30.00 plus $3.00 postage, and at this price they are going fast.

CENTRAL LOUISIANA  GENEALOGY SOCIETY is having a workshop on Sept. 22, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Wesley Center, 2350 Methodist Parkway, Woodworth, LA 71485. Price is $40.00 and includes lunch, if you register before Sept 8, 2007 price will be $35.00. Topics are “What Do You Mean It Burned? Is All Your Research Up In Smoke”, “History’s role in your Genealogical pursuits”, “What are they saying about your family in paper”, and “Women, that gender you can’t do without in your research”.

Branching Out In Genealogy Seminar on Oct. 27, 2007, sponsors are Southwest Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Library, Libraries Southwest & The Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society, Inc. To be held at the Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, La. Speakers are John Sellers and Bennett Greenspan. Vendors, door prizes, free parking, and refreshments.

Lets join together and offer our sympathies to our president Phil Chauvin on the loss of his brother.
Robert Abdon CHAUVIN, 71, a native and resident of Houma, died Sunday, July 29, 2007. He is survived by three sons, Robert A. CHAUVIN, Jr., Keith CHAUVIN and Kenneth Paul CHAUVIN; one daughter Regina Marie LINN; one brother Phillip CHAUVIN, Jr.; two sisters Lifetime member Phoebe MORRISON and Dot UNDERWOOD;  and nine grandchildren, Krista Lynn Chauvin, Jennifer Denise Pitre, Cindy Lynn Pitre, Anna Mae Linn, Joshua Paul Chauvin and Mary Katherine Chauvin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Rita Naquin Chauvin; and his parents, Phillip Chauvin Sr. and Hattie Arcement Chauvin. He was a retired firefighter of 20 years with the Houma Fire Dept. and a U.S. Navy veteran.

Thanks to everyone who has made suggestions on the books you would like to see in the Terrebonne Parish Library Genealogy Dept. They have been sent to Judy who is in charge of making the book orders.

 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. Lets get some new books in the library.

Audrey says thanks to everyone for participating with their information and photos. She received information for the Summer issue from Beverly Alford, Louis Duet, Janice U. Delatte, Julia Benoit, Nancy Wright, Blanche Mobley Brown and Phil Chauvin Jr. For the Fall issue, material came from Ruth Theriot, Nick Porto, Laurie S. Francis, Sandy Henry, Judy Bergeron, Essie and Marcie Cavalier.

If you have any information for the quarterlies please send it to Audrey.

To avoid any extra cost to you, please let the Society know if you move. The Postal Service will not forward third class mail and the cost will be extra for retrieving your quarterly and mailing back to you.

If you have a conference or know of a conference of interest to the society please let us know in advance of our newsletter printing, which is normally around the middle of each month.

Trying to find the parents of Orestile BERGERON. He married Gracieuse GRABERT, 21 Feb 1881 (Thib. Ct. Hse. Mar. V.23,#85). He is not on any census of Lafourche. All his children were born at Thibodaux, LA. Jess Bergeron, 130 Evertte Dr., Houma, LA 70364= E-mail jessndot at juno.com.

Sara Marie Aucoin, born 8 Aug. 2007, at Thibodaux, weighing 7 lbs. 4 ozs. Sara is the daughter of Eric Paul and Jamie (Blanchard) Aucoin, sister of Aiden Michael Aucoin, great-granddaughter of Audrey Westerman. Granddaughter of Arthur Aucoin Jr. and Luane (Westerman) Aucoin of Labadieville, and Brenda (Gros) and Lennus Blanchard of Pierre Part. Congratulations Audrey!!!

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