TGS Newsletter
Vol. 27 No. 12 February 2009
Membership, book orders and/or 
     address changes, contact: 
      Corresponding Secretary: Jess Bergeron 
      Email:  jessndot at bellsouth.net
      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, February 27, 2009, 1:00 p.m., Main Branch Library, Houma, LA

Cliff (Diddy) WILLIAMS spoke at our January meeting. He talked about how the Sons of the Confederacy and Daughters of the Confederacy work to find confederate soldier’s graves to set up markers. He spoke about what they are doing at the Oakdale and Bellevue Cemeteries, Willington, N.C., remarkable work.


Have you renewed your membership for 2009? Look on your envelope that your newsletter came in. Does it have EX2/09 on top your name on the right side of the label? If it does, it is time to renew. Dues are due by March 1, 2008. If you would like a TGS membership card, please send a self addressed stamped envelope. We will mail it to you. When renewing your membership please list your phone number and email address. Our membership list is private and only board members have them. There is a renewal form with this newsletter. If you need one, contact Jess Bergeron at (985) 876-2348 or email jessndotatbellsouth.net.


If you notice when we put an e-mail address on the newsletter we spell out the @ as at. This is to protect you from spam mail. Our newsletter is put on our website and spammers will scan documents for that @ symbol.


Michel-Antoine Goitia-Nicholas of the Louisiana Basque-American Society and Cultural Organization will be giving his Basque presentation to the Algiers Historical Society, February 21, 2009, at the Museum (behind the courthouse) Algiers Point (almost opposite the ferry terminal). Sorry this is short notice, as I did not get notice of this until after the Jan. newsletter was printed.

Louisiana State Archives Genealogical Seminar, March 7, 2009. Register begins at 8:00 a.m. Pre-register require for the meal. Contact Suzette Crocker at suzette.crocker at sos.Louisiana.gov.

The Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society Seminar, Saturday, April 18, 2009, 9 am – 4 pm, Embassy Suites Hotel, 4914 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA. Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, is a national recognized expert in Forensic Genealogy and the author of three books in the field will be the speaker. Full details are available at their website, http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~la-lghs/.


Former lifetime member, Veneda DOUCET EYMARD, 82, a native of Galliano and resident of Cut Off, died Dec. 26, 2006. Burial at Cheramie Cemetery in Galliano, LA. She is survived by her husband, Emile Eymard; one sister, Annette DOUCET. She was preceded in death by parents, Ludwig J. and Arcdie EYMARD DOUCET; two brothers, Warren and E.J. DOUCET; and two sisters, Enola D. DUFRENE and Madeline D. MARSDEN. She was a retired schoolteacher with the Lafourche Parish School Board. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

Emile A. “Crip” EYMARD, 2 a native of Galliano and resident of Larose, died Dec. 23, 2007. Burial at Cheramie Cemetery in Galliano. He is survived by one son, Tony A. EYMARD; two daughters, Laura E. GUIDRY and Elsie E. BALLTZGLIER; one brother, Irvin EYMARD; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Aglia ROUSSE EYMARD; his second wife, Veneda DOUCET EYMARD; his parents, Emile H. EYMARD and Luzia DANOS EYMARD; and two brothers, Roy and Johnny EYMARD.

Sorry to the families, for we have just received notice of these deaths.

Charter member Nellie PENDAS GUIDRY, died Feb. 15, 2009. She was 86, a native of Ponchatoula, LA and resident of Lafayette, LA. Burial in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery No. 2 in Houma, LA. She is survived by her daughter, Diana L. GUIDRY of Lafayette; son, Jeff P. GUIDRY and wife, Mary, of Broussard; four grandchildren, Matthew W. COLLINS, Benjamin F. COLLINS, Nicholaus M. COLLINS and Dawn G. DELAUNE; and three great-grandchildren, Shelby L. DELAUNE, Gabrielle L. COLLINS and Matthew D. COLLINS. Her husband, Jeffery P. GUIDRY Sr.; preceded her in death; and her parents, Clarence S. PENDAS and Lena BERGERON PENDAS. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was married for 56 years and was a founder and first president of TARC of Houma and a charter member of Terrebonne Genealogical Society in Houma. She was a long-term member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Lafayette, LA, a member of the Altar Society, a lector and reader. She was the first female usher. She was an ordained Eucharistic Minister. Nell and her husband received the Diocesan Award of Outstanding Advocates for the retarded by Bishop Edward O’Donnell in June of 1996. The family wishes to thank the medical staff at Lafayette General L.T.A.C. unit for their outstanding compassion and care, and nursing staff at Camelot in Broussard for their hope and cheerfulness.


If there is a book you would like in the Terrebonne Parish library genealogy section, give the title, author, publisher, price and where it can be purchased to Patty Whitney at the meeting or email pattywhitneyathotmail.com.


South La Records, by Rev. Donald Hebert, Vols 7 and 8 only. Need these to complete the set. If anyone has these volumes for sale, or know where they can be purchased, contact Celeste Boudreaux Peters at pcpetersatubtanet.com. She also offers her help, from Vernal Utah, to do lookups for members seeking information on their families.

Mariann Brownson is researching her husband’s Brownson family from Louisiana. She resides in Kentucky now. In her research she ran across Betty Bordenave’s many contributions to the Brownson family history on the web and before she could contact her, she passed away. She is trying to find out what happened to all the information that Betty had gathered over the years.


The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux Historical Research Center at 205 Audubon St., Thibodaux, LA is open on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They close from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch. Kevin Allemand, who attended our August 2007 meeting, is the administrator of the center and is interested in portraits of past and present marriages, confirmations, and communions. If you have not yet visited the center, make a little time to stop by and see the wonderful work they have done. Contact information (985) 446-2383 or email kallemand@htdiocese.org or yrodrigue@htdiocese.org .

If you have not been to the Terrebonne Parish Library website, check it out. There are some online database sites with loads of information. You will need your library card number to get on the website.


The Truth about Cell Phones and the National Do Not Call Registry. To learn more about the National Do Not Call Registry and rules that enforce it, visit the FTC at www.ftc.gov or the FCC at www.fcc.gov. For more information about a planned “wireless 411” directory, visit http://www.iq411.com/wireless411/index.shtml.

        We’re on the Web!!! Check us out at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laterreb/tgs/


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