TGS Newsletter
Vol. 28 No. 1 March 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, March 28, 2009, 1:00 p.m.  Main Branch Library, Houma, LA

We had a very good time at our last meting. We had 3 new guests attend. Ed and Gloria Hicks did a presentation on how to transfer an ordinary cassette tape on a CD on your computer. If you are not aware of this Ed Hicks has been transferring the oral history cassette tapes to CD for the Terrebonne Parish Library. He uses a program called Audacity to record them on his computer, then transfers the to CD. We would like to transcribe each tape also. Phil Chauvin has already transcribed some tapes and we published them in the Terrebonne Life Lines. We could use your help to do this. Are you interested?


Have you renewed your membership for 2009? Dues were 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.


We had a new guest attend our last meeting, Michael Brandt, and he found a lost cemetery behind the BP Pipelines Inc office on Hwy 56, about 2 miles south of the Houma Airport. He believes it was called St. John Cemetery. He is looking for history about the cemetery and how can it be restored and preserved.


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/.


Shirley BOUDREAUX TALBOT, mother of long-time member, Sylvia TALBOT HAEBERLEIN, died Jan. 18, 2009. She was 87, born on Oct. 10, 1921 and a native and resident of Labadieville, LA. She is survived by her two daughters, Sylvia and Faye Talbot; one son, Wayne R. Talbot; on sister, Thelma Boudreaux Daigle; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy P. Talbot; one brother Herbert “Dutch” Boudreaux; her parents, Odressie and Cordelia Albert Boudreaux; one grandson and one great-grandson.

My own cousin Tommy VERDIN, 54, a native of Bayou Blue and resident of Houma, LA died  Monday, March 2, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Denise Barnhart Verdin; his mother, Eveline Fitch Verdin; two daughters, Carla M. Verdin and Melanie Paddie Barkley; two stepsons, Tim Bass and Aaron Frommeyer; one stepdaughter, Rachel Frommeyer; five brothers Ernest, Ricky, Tony, Mark and Timothy Verdin; and four grandchildren. His father, Anthony Pierre Verdin; one brother, Michael Verdin; and one sister, Ramona V. Babin, preceded him in death. Burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Gray.


If there is a book you are looking for in the genealogy department of the Terrebonne Parish Library and its not there and you would like it there. Get the title, author, publisher, price and where it can be purchased to Patty Whitney at the meeting or email pattywhitney at hotmail.com.


I am looking for Volumes 8 thru 12 for South LA Records by Rev. Hebert. If anyone has these and would like to sell them contact me at wmoore1048 at aol.com.

We have 6 remaining copies of St. Joseph Cemetery of Thibodaux for sale, $33.00 includes shipping & handling. No discounts.
2006 Courier & 2006 Comet death for sale $23.00 includes shipping & handling. No discounts. Hot off the presses Phil’s new 2008 Courier and 2008 Comet deaths $33.00 includes shipping & handling. No discounts. If you come to the meeting and purchase any of these books you can save the $3.00 shipping & handling costs.

Note of Thanks
Thanks to Louis Giroir for donating his past issues of Life Lines to the Society. If you have any genealogy material or books you want to get ride of we will gladly accept them. Thank You Mr. Louis Giroir


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.

We have four quarterlies that have been return for incorrect address for Rene Richard, Ruth Exposito, Patricia Ricca and Daniel Perret. The Postal service will not forward 2nd class mail and it costs the society to retrieve them. If you want your quarterly please send $4.00 and please forward your correct address to Jess Bergeron at jessndot at bellsouth.net.

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


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