TGS Newsletter
Vol. 26 No. 10 January 2008
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, January 26, 2007
Main Branch Library, Houma, LA                                                                                                                1:00 p.m.

Happy New Year Everybody!!!!
Looks like we made it through another year. Now is the time to preserve and record our family stories and records since the years are passing by so fast. You may say, I can not write a family story. I’m not a writer, but guess what you do not need to be a writer. You will not be writing a novel, just stories about your family, how they live, where the lived,  and how they made it through their times. The legacy they left you with. You can do it. Save your family history! Now is the time.

Did you come to the holiday social gathering. You didn’t, well you missed a great and delicious gathering. Thanks to everyone who brought food and gifts. We had enough gifts to go around exactly 3 times.

Juanita Chaisson also says thanks to everyone who brought gifts for the Toys for Tots foundation. Is so great to bring a smile to a child. When you see their smile, you smile in return. Again, thank you.

We will have a guest speaker at our January meeting. JoAnn Gosselin Plessala, local author of “Donner Memories-A Second Helping. This is her second book about Donner. She was born in Donner and spent her first eight years in Donner and lived in   the “new Donner” until  1961. The original sawmill community was location along La. 20 between Gibson and Chacahoula. Come visit and talk for awhile.

It is almost time to renew your membership for 2008. Dues are due by March 1, 2008. Dues are $25.00 individual or $30.00 for family. Look on your mailing label from your newsletter if you see Ex 2/08 it is time to pay.

If you would like to run or nominate someone for an officer position or board member for the up coming election contact one of the following people on the election committee, Marcie Cavalier, Gloria Hicks or Dot Bergeron. Election will be in February. If you attend the meeting on a regular basis you will see that some of our officers and board members are not spring chickens anymore. It is time for a new generation to consider becoming a board member or officer. Is it your time??  Yes!! Maybe!! Yes!!

The Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society is holding its 2008 annual meeting and seminar on Saturday, April 26 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 4914 Constitution Ave. in Baton Rouge. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Speakers will be Claire Mire Bettag and Augusta Elmwood. Full details are available on their website, http://www.rootsweb.com/~la-lghs/ or call Sue Elizabeth Badeaux at 225-659-7422.

Marion LAROSE DUPONT, 83 a native of Houma and a resident of Shreveport, LA, died Wednesday, November 28, 2007. She is survived by two daughter, Mrs. Nanette D. Howard of Baton Rouge and Alyssa Yates of Shreveport, one granddaughter Leslie Howard and one sister Barbara Jean Carter of Henderson , TX. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis Cyrille Dupont, her parents Francis George Larose and Alva Levie Wright Larose, and one brother Francis George Larose, Jr. She was  a lifetime member of TGS.

Betty BORDENAVE passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2007. She is survived by two children J. and Beth. This is the only information we obtained.

Sidney Greer passed away. We have no other information on this.

Ms. Inez Adams has suffered a broken knee.

Doris Mae Naquin Ledet has been ill  and housebound. She would love to hear from her genealogy friends.

We wish them both a speedy recovery.
Remember if you see a book related to genealogy or Louisiana History that you would like to see in the Terrebonne Parish Library please let me know. Please have the title, author, publisher, price and where it can be purchased, if you know. Send to wmoore1048 at aol.com or just let me know at the next meeting or call me.

The new book store Cherry Books in Thibodaux has a Louisiana section. Check it out!!

The Canary Islanders are planning a trip in June. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

Looking for someone who may be interested in taking on a project for a fourth Book of Charts. Once this falls in place you may want to consider submitting your own charts.

Some members have come across some very interesting websites. Check them out.


Over 1,000 photos of tombstones for St-Louis-de-Kent Cemetery, New Brunswick visit this website: http://www.acadian-cemeteries.acadian-home.org/frames.html

There  are millions of digital books online. Books that we  can use (for free) in our genealogy research – county histories, city directories, genealogies and more. To see over 500 titles of what is available visit: http://genlibrarian.blogspot.com/

Some French-Canadian ancestry can be found in vol.  1 of Tanguay go to: http://bibnum2.banq.qc.ca/bna/dicoGenealogie/index.html

The SSDI is a database originating from the Social Security Admin. It contains the records of deceased person who were assigned Social Security numbers and whose deaths were reported to the SSA.

Get your history in the quarterly by sending it to Audrey today. She is always looking for things to put in the quarterly. These quarterlies are also sent to members in other states not just Louisiana. Don’t delay send it to her today or bring it to her at the meeting.

All members are responsible for giving us their address if they move. It costs the Society $2.00 for returned mail and another $2.00 to re-mail the quarterly.

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

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