TGS Newsletter
Vol. 26 No. 7 September 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, September 29, 2007 - Main Branch Library, Houma, LA     1:00 p.m.

Did you come to the August meeting? Well, if you did not you missed a lot of great information from Kevin Allemand director of the Historical Research Center of the Houma-Thibodaux Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church. First but not least the Center is a real place you can visit, not just call for a copy of a baptism, marriage or funeral record. They have the original church records copied for you to get a copy of, for a small fee. The Center is open only 3 day a week, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They close for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Records are kept in a temperature controlled vault. The Historical Research Center is located on the Nicholls Campus.

    Have you checked out the website lately. We now have a liaison Ed Hicks. He makes suggestions to Tim Hebert of the things you would like to read and see. Ed is currently trying to get the book of  charts on the site. If you have any suggestions please let Ed know.

LAST CHANCE to purchase your volume 12 of the TGS Vital Records at the pre-publication price of $30.00, plus $3.00 postage. After September 29th, the price will be $40.00, plus $3.00 postage. Remember, there is no discount on Pre-publication prices.

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”.

Louisiana State Archives Roadshow, Sept. 29-30, 1 p.m. daily, at 3851Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA. FREE ADMISSION. Professional appraisers will be on hand to appraise LA memorabilia and collectibles. Walk in guest will be allowed two items. Pre-registered guests will be allowed three items. Some items may be filmed by LPB and some may earn a spot in a special exhibit to be held at the archives. For more information, contact State Archives outreach coordinator Ellen Brown at (225) 922-0750 or email ebrown@sos. Louisiana.gov.         

The National Creole Heritage Celebration, “Creoles Alive & Well” will be held Oct 11-14, Natchitoches, LA. For more info and registration form, see their website at http://www.nsula,edu/creole/.

The German–Acadian Coast & Historical & Genealogy Society will hold their Oktoberfest on Oct 24, at La Maison Magnolia, 950 First St., Norco, LA at 6 p.m. Speaker will be Gerald F. Patout, “Researching the Origin of Creole Cooking”, A Culinary Puzzle. $23.00 mail registration to GACHS, %Mary Duhe, 117 NW 18th St., Reserve, LA 70084.

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.

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 around the middle of each month.

We have just been notified on the death of Bruce Pichoff, one of our members, who died August 28, 2006 In Springdale, AR. We have no other information and it is over a year since his death.

BRICE JOSEPH BERNARD, 76, a native and resident of Houma, died Aug. 27, 2007. He is survives by his wife Rita HEBERT BERNARD of Houma; four sons, Michael Anthony, Barry Paul, Timothy James, and Randal John; one daughter, Nadine Ann BERNARD; 10 grandchildren and special friends, Walter and Sylvia LECOMPTE. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonce J. BERNARD and Clarabell HOTARD BERNARD. He was retired owner of Bernard’s Bar and a U.S. Air Force veteran 2nd lieutenant. He was a member of the East Park Volunteer Fire Dept., founder of Duck’s Unlimited of Terrebonne Parish. He loved to hunt & fish.

 Remember if you see a book related to genealogy or Louisiana History please email Wanda Moore  with the title, author, publisher, price (if you know it), and where it can be purchased at wmoore1048 at aol.com or just let Wanda know at the next meeting.


Audrey says thanks to everyone for participating with information and photos. She is currently working on the winter quarterly. Keep sending her all your information. If it does not make in the winter quarterly it will be in the next quarterly.

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.

WE WANT TO SAY THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO BRINGS REFRESHMENTS TO THE MEETINGS.  We have not been giving credit to those who bring refreshments. Please forgive me for not getting the names of everyone who brought something. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

Essie Joseph CAVALIER and Marceline LANDRY CAVALIER along with their four children; Karen, Amanda, Mark, Chris and five grandchildren, a great granddaughter and family and friends celebrated their GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, Sept. 1, 2007 at the W.O.W in Houma, LA. Music of their time and the present were played by the Duet Bros. Good food was served by their caterer, Joy Knight. Home made cakes of pecan, chocolate, pineapple, and coconut was served along with a three-tier anniversary cake made by Cindy Hebert. The hall was decorated with a golden theme. The couple had a wonderful time dancing and socializing. 50 years WOW!! CONGRATULATIONS.

The Sanborn Maps are on the Terrebonne Parish Library website for Louisiana only. The Sanborn maps are maps of cities and towns that the fire department used. The buildings on each block are mapped. It says whether it is a dwelling or other structure and the construction, whether frame, brick, etc.   Go to the Library website, click on online databases, click on Sanborn Maps, click on Browse Maps. There will be a page asking for user name and password. User name is: terrebonne; password is: welcome.

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

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