TGS Newsletter
Vol. 27 No. 2 April 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: Wanda Moore
     116 Cottonwood Dr., Houma, LA 70360
      E-mail: wmoore1048 at aol.com
      Phone: (985) 876-2686  

Next meeting:    

Saturday, April 26, 2008    1:00 p.m.           North Branch Library, Gray, LA

HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!  It’s like when you can’t get enough of that thrill ride that gets your adrenal pumping. We have started our society new year.

If you missed the last meeting, you missed the beautiful installation of the new board members and officers. Gloria Hicks elegantly compared the society and its officers and board to the making of a beautiful candle. The wick of a candle is made of a number of strings twisted together and each string represents an officer or director. The flame is their steadfastness and dedication to serve the society. The wax is you, the general members who surround the wick to hold it in place. Our new president is Phil Chauvin, the new vice-president is Ed Hicks, the new recording secretary is Sheila Rodrigue, the new corresponding secretary is Jess Bergeron, the new treasurer is Nancy Wright, and the new directors are Essie Cavalier, Louis Duet, Patty Whitney and Wanda Moore. I hope you notice I used new, but none of the positions are new for the officers and directors. We did not have anyone step up to oppose the past board and officers. Maybe at the next election in 2010 will be your time to dedicate your flame to the society.

We want to THANK Dorothy Bergeron, Marcie Cavalier, Godfrey Boquet, Cathy Albarado, Blanche Brown, Jess and Marrial Pitre of the delicious treats and goodies we had to eat.

Thanks, Sondras Saucier, Gloria and Ed Hicks, Sandra Boudreaux, Geri Cavalier, Marcie and Essie Cavalier, Phil Chauvin, Beverly Alford, Jess Bergeron, Nancy Wright, and Katherine Ber for a putting our quarterly together and in record time. They were done by 1:00 p.m. Thanks for a job well done to our editor Audrey Westerman, also.



We may have a guest speaker at our April meeting. He is Diddy Williams. He is the person trying to locate the confederate soldiers grave markers or tombstones to put plaques on them. Barbara Whitfield spoke of him at our January meeting.


The annual meeting of the Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society will be Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 4914 Constitution Ave. in Baton Rouge, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be several book vendors, so far Hebert Publications, Claitors Publishing, Pie Lanoux, Doris Melancon, Brenda Perkins, Danell Spillman, Leroy Willie and Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane will be there. Speakers will be Claire Mire Bettag and Augusta Elmwood. For more information go to their website at http://www.rootsweb.com/~la-lghs/ or call Sue Elizabeth Badeaux at (225) 659-7422.

Lafourche Heritage Society Seminar will be August 9, 2008 at Envie in Thibodaux. More details will be available later. If you are a member you will receive a registration form.

The Canary Islanders in Louisiana are planning a ten-day trip to the Canary Islands starting June 2, 2008. For more information contact Rose Marie Powell (225) 755-0422 or email at RMTravelnow at Cox. net. Their website is http://www.canaryislanders.org/citrip.htm

Fly Away Travel is now taking reservations of the 2008 Genealogy Seminar at Sea, October 25 to November 1, 2008. The seminar will be hosted on board Royal Caribbean’s brand new, unparalleled, Liberty of the Seas, which we be sailing to the warm Eastern Caribbean islands of Puerto Rico, St Maarten and Royal Caribbean’s private paradise of Labadee. Check out their exciting all-star line-up of topics for this event at www.GenealogyCruises.com


Roy Domangue, Sr., 86, died March 3, 2008, a native and resident of Houma. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Catherine Pierpont Domangue of Houma; three sons Roy Paul Domangue, Jr. and wife, Darlene LeDoux of Gonzales, Ronald “Ron” Domangue and wife, Deanna McEahern of Houma, and Albert “Al” Joseph Domangue and wife, Lisa Lirette of Bourg; one daughter, Elizabeth “Beth” Domangue Kulas and husband, Mike of Baton Rouge; seven grandchildren, Joshua Domanague and wife Jessica Pellegrin, Christina “Christi” Domangue Cameron and husband, Jeremy, Avril Angelle Domangue, Daniel Domangue. Thomas Domangue, Chase Bishop and Meghan Rae Domangue; four great-grandchildren, Dylan Domangue, Justin Domangue, Bryton Cameron and Kaylie Domangue; and two step-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents Theard Joseph Domangue and Anna LeCompte Domangue; five brothers, Luby, Gervais, Dennis, Lindsey and Aubrey Domangue; and two sisters, Mrs. Meldolph “Annie” Brien and Mrs. Oris “Ludia” Carlos. He was retired from Halliburton after 31 years. He loved fishing, dancing, and traveling. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 10612. Burial is at Terrebonne Memorial Park Cemetery.

The newest volume of SW Louisiana Records, Volume 10 has just been released. Claitors Publishing Division, located in Baton Rouge will be acquiring Hebert Publications effective 2-12-08. They are planning to bring back out of print volumes. Their website is http://www.claitors.com
Spread the word.

The 2007 Houma Courier and 2007 Comet death books are on sale by order for $30.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling for each book. Jess Bergeron is taking the orders.


Do you have a book you would like to see, but it is not in the library. All you need to do is contact Wanda Moore at wmoore1048 at aol.com with the title, author, publisher, and price and where it can be purchased. She will get this to the library to order.


Did you notice this month’s meeting is at the North Branch Library in Gray. This is because the library is celebrating its 5th year anniversary. Check it out.


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