TGS Newsletter
Vol. 28 No. 2 April 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:   April  25, 2009, Saturday, 1:00 p.m.     Main Branch Library    Houma, LA

We had an exciting meeting last month. We reminisced about the last 28 years of the society’s existence. Do you remember the old way we had to index the quarterly or old publications we have printed?  Have you been part of our society? Have you donated your time and effort to make it the best genealogical society in Louisiana, maybe in the world? Nancy WRIGHT, our wonderful secretary, has written a beautiful memorial letter of the Society and those wonderful people who helped get us started. It will be published in our next quarterly, for those who did not attend the meeting. We want to thank all those who have contributed material, time, and effort with all of the publications we have printed. Your efforts are not unnoticed. Damon Veach’s column has given your articles and/or stories some outstanding comments.  Claitors is now publishing his column, every Monday. His web site is http://www.claitors.com/veach/cajunsv1n2/pdf. Check it out sometimes he has some wonderful articles himself.


Have you noticed a little change in the quarterly? The board felt that it was not being read, but only used as a reference. Like who reads the dictionary? We wanted people to want to pick it up to read stories, life stories of our parents and grandparents. So Ed HICKS, our Vice President, started a project to help the genealogy department of the Terrebonne Parish Library that involved oral history tapes. Well, lo and behold we printed a few in our quarterly, and we got what we were looking for. People now want to read these family history stories, which were transcribed from the tapes. Also, more members have submitted their family stories and pedigree charts. More people are reading the Terrebonne Life Lines quarterly now, instead of just as a reference. We will continue to have the basic materials. But we invite you to submit your family stories and genealogy to the quarterly editor Wanda Moore at wmoore1048@aol.com.  Check you label, if it says EX2/09 in the upper left corner, this will be your last newsletter. You will be removed from the active membership list. SEMINARS

The Lafourche Heritage Seminar will be on August 8, 2009 at Envie in Thibodaux, LA. Time: 8 am to 3 pm. They have a new book Lafourche Country III coming out to be sold. If you are a member, you will get a registration form. If you need a form contact the Society. More information to come as date comes closer.

The 13th Annual Angelina College Genealogy Conference, Lufkin Texas, is Thursday – Saturday, July 16-17-18, 2009. http://www.angelina.edu/genealogy.htm. Special all day session as well as ‘choose-your-mix’ sessions. Lunches and Friday dinner included. Syllabus provided. For questions, contact treviawbeverly@comcast.net


James Henry GRAVOIS, 46, passed away on March 17, 2009. He is survived by two children, Gabrielle and Thomas GRAVOIS; father, F.D. GRAVOIS, Jr.; two brothers, Frank and Michael GRAVOIS and sister, Susan BAKER.  He is also survived by his aunt, our member, Gloria GRAVOIS HICKS. He had a memorial mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, in Algiers, LA.

Back issues of used Terrebonne Life Lines. 1984 to 2002 minus the 1987 issues for sale. Price is $10.00 per year, plus postage. Call Jess Bergeron at (985) 876-2348 or e-mail jessndot@bellsouth.net if you want any of these TLL. This is a great deal for any researcher. Also, if you are missing any back issues of TLL. Jess has some past issues that are taking up space. He may have the one you are looking for. Remember, if you want to get rid of any genealogy material or books, the Society will gladly take them.

The Houma Courier and Lafourche Comet

2008 Engagement, Marriage Licenses and Births is now ready for printing.  144 Pages.  Orders are being taken.  Only the amount ordered will be printed.  For cost and ordering Contact Nancy WRIGHT wright4766 at bellsouth.net or at the Society’s mail address on front page.


Need a book, not in the genealogy department of the Terrebonne Parish Library 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 used discounted 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.


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 .

The main library has the Benjamin Franklin exhibit on display until April 24, 2009. This was the only library in Louisiana to get this exhibit. 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.
Claitors is reprinting Father Hebert’s books. Order online at http://www.claitors.com.

If your mail is returned it will cost you an extra postage fee for you to get your mail. Please forward your address correction to Jess Bergeron at jessndot@bellsouth.net if you have moved.

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


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

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