TGS Newsletter
Vol. 28 No. 4 June 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:   NEXT MEETING: SATURDAY, 1:00 P.M. -  JUNE 27, 2009      
                           MAIN BRANCH LIBRARY  - 151 LIBRARY DRIVE, HOUMA, LA 70360

THE MAY MEETING WAS UPSTAIRS IN THE GENEALOGY ROOM. We had a few new guests attend this meeting. How joyful to see new people coming to our meeting. It’s like the spark we need to set a fire!! You know when you have been doing this for so long, you forget that many people don’t really know how to search and find things in the genealogy department of the Terrebonne Parish Library. You may see the computers, but do you know how and what genealogy programs the library has on them, or how to search for the names you are looking for. What about the other resources at your fingertips, like the Oral History Tapes, or the microfilms, do you know what to do with them or how to use them. It is like when you had show and tell at school.  What fun!!! Knowledge is power!

At the last couple of meeting we heard part of an Oral History Tape of Wisteria CARLOS that talked about the Floating Palace. The Bayou Playhouse, 101 Main Street, Lockport, LA did a play Floating Palace by Glen PITRE and Michelle BENOIT MAY. It ran May 1 to June 14, 2009. If you are interested some of their other plays see their website www.bayouplayhouse.com .

GOOD NEWS from Ed HICKS: some of our Oral History Tapes from the Memories of Terrebonne Project are available on our website. We can access them from this site: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laterreb/tgs/memories.htm . They are not linked to the main site, yet, as far as I know. Be on the lookout for developments in this area. Ed is going through the collection by number, not by name. So far, he has digitized all the tapes up to number 65, with a couple of exceptions. Unfortunately, not all are online, at the present writing. When you click on a recording, it should start after a minute or two, depending on the type of Internet connection (dial-up or DSL) and computer setup. The way Tim HEBERT has them displayed, they will start playing on Windows Media Player or QuickTime Player before they are completely downloaded. Once completely downloaded, you can save it to your computer and listen to it as many times as you wish, or write (transcribe) it word for word. We have already put some of them in the Quarterly. [Note: you may have trouble listening to the recordings with Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP. Follow the instructions at the top of the page for downloading without listening.]

We also had a chance to see Tim HEBERT. Do you know who Tim HEBERT is? He is the Webmaster of our TGS website. He plans on making some nice changes to the website. Plus a new user friendly website address. Stay tuned!


The Lafourche Heritage Seminar will be on August 8, 2009. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Envie in Thibodaux, Louisiana. They are coming out with a new book, Lafourche Country III, which they are hoping to have ready for the seminar. If you are a member of the Lafourche Heritage Society you will receive a registration form in the mail. We will have more information in our next newsletter. They want to display 15 generation charts or whatever memorabilia you may have to show. They will have four speakers.

The 13th Annual Angelina College Genealogy Conference is Thursday – Saturday, July 16, 17, 18, 2009 in Lufkin, Texas. There will be all sessions as well as ‘choose-your-mix’ sessions. Lunches and Friday dinner will be included. Syllabus provided. Their website is http://www.angelina.edu/genealogy.htm or email treviawbeverly@comcast.net .


The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) – Friday, April 17, 2009
Huey Joseph Waguespack died on Thursday, April 16, 2009. Visitation was on Friday, April 17, 2009. Saturday will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am. Internment will be in St. John Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Airline Hwy. LaPlace, LA. Huey was born in Remy (Paulina), LA to Joseph Benjamin Waguespack and Thelma Marie DELATTE WAGUESPACK on August 8, 1937. He married Juanita Nettie Eagle Eye on June 19, 1958, enjoying 50 years of marriage. He is survived by his wife; children: Karen W. SCHEXNAYDER and her husband, Lloyd and their children, the late infant Chad, Lindy S. SMITH and her husband, Andy and Christa S. VEILLON and her husband, Greg; Brent J. WAGUESPACK and his wife, Vivian and their children: Ashley and Casey; and Troy E. WAGUESPACK and his wife Doreen and their children: Shelby and Lane and 7 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers: Percy and Joseph, Jr., and his sisters: Ruby and Madaline. He was preceded in death by his parents. Huey was an avid New Orleans Saints fan and gardener. He was a charter member of Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church. Huey was a member of the American Legion, Ascension of Our Lord Knights of Columbus Council 2693 and Archbishop Blenk Assembly 318. He retired from Entergy.


Yes, we do have a book committee!! Patty Whitney is in charge of the book committee. If you were looking for a book at the Terrebonne Parish Library Genealogy Department and were unable to find it contact Patty by email at pattywhitney@hotmail,com with the title of the book along with the author and publisher and it would be helpful if you know where to purchase and the price of the book.


South Louisiana Vital Family Records No. 13, 1940 – 1941 is almost here. Sometime around July we should have it ready for you to purchase.

Assumption Parish Marriages 1826 – 1876 by Essie and Marcie Cavalier is available for $30.00 plus $3.00 postage

The Spring Quarterly is now printed and being distributed. We delayed printed to save a little money and by waiting we saved $174 on printing. We would have had to sell about 10 books to make that amount of money.


Chris Tidwell is looking for the Comet Death Books for the years of 1981, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, & 1990. If you are interested in selling yours, contact her at chrti at Austin.rr.com.

Wanda Moore is looking for South LA Records by Rev. Hebert, Volumes 8 to 12. If you are interested in selling yours, contact her at wmoore1048@aol.com .


We have been talking to Darryl Eschete about the possibility of the genealogy society paying the additional money for the lease of another copier for the genealogy department. The Director said the library could not afford to do that. Darryl suggested that the society could look into leasing one for the department. Based on the experience of others, the lease, including maintenance, could cost us about $250 per month. Any thing over and above the normal maintenance of the copier would have to be paid by us. There was no discussion or information about a coin machine attachment. That would be necessary to limit the use. This copier would be accessible to all library patrons. Free copies would mean much more use, therefore the increased opportunity for breakage. The board decided not to pursue a copier for the genealogy department any further.


Juanita spoke of a website at the meeting and she read a poem she printed from the website: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1410988

Interesting newspaper site:

Quebec City Passenger Lists Index 1865-1900

Canadian War Brides of the First World War
Ontario Genealogy & Resources

Online Death Indexes and Records – Latest Additions and Updates


If have moved send your new address to Jess Bergeron at jessndot@bellsouth.net or mail to P O Box 20295 Houma, LA 70360-0295. There will be an extra postage fee for all returned mail, NO EXCEPTIONS.


If you are interested in receiving your newsletter electronically send an email to Wanda at wmoore1048@aol.com and your email address will be put on the list.

Publication announcement!!!


1826 – 1876

Volume 5

This is the fifth volume in the series by Essie Joseph Cavalier and Marceline Landry Cavalier. Many hours of research has been put into this book, checking and verifying the civil marriages, marriage bonds, licenses, and marriage application of Assumption Parish for the period of 1826 through 1876.  Names are arranged in alphabetical order and all information in the record is included. 208 pages.

Regular price will be $30.00.

Add $3 postage for the first book and $1 per book for each additional book.
Limited number has been printed.


The other books in this series are
Assumption Parish Marriages, 1918 – 1926, Vol. I, $30.00
Assumption Parish Marriages, 1906 – 1917, Vol. II, $30.00
Assumption Parish Marriages, 1890 – 1905, Vol. III, $30.00
Assumption Parish Marriages, 1877 – 1889, Vol. IV, $30.00

Mail to:     Terrebonne Genealogical Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 20295
Houma, LA 70360






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