TGS Newsletter
Vol. 29 No. 3 May 2010
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: May 29, 2010 1:00 p.m., Main Branch Library: 151 Library Dr. Houma , LA


Last month we had our meeting in the genealogy department at the library instead of the meeting room. It is such a pleasure to have our meetings in the atmosphere for which we actually host these meetings. To be surrounded by the actual books, microfilm and other equipment that we use when we go to the library to do our search. Not to mention we always meet someone is doing a family history search and does not have a clue where to begin. A lot of people do not know which books to use or where to find them. The library does not hire genealogists. They do have the staff that can help you find the particular books you are looking for, but some of the staff is not familiar with genealogy or which books would be more helpful to the researcher. That is where we come in. We are trying to set up a program with the library staff for people who come in doing a search and would like more help than what the library staff is willing to help them with. Some members have agreed to help people with their research if they are available at the time the researcher is at the library or by scheduling an appointment at a later date and time between the member and the researcher.

DO YOU HAVE A BRICK WALL? You do! Just send your query to us and we will see if we can help bring that wall down for you. You can also bring it to the meeting and give it the Blanche. She will make sure it gets to the right person(s) to help you break the wall.


We will have an update from Clifton Theriot, University Archivist at Nicholls State University , Thibodaux , Louisiana . He will let us know what is going on and what he has been doing at the Archives Department.


The Lafourche Heritage Society will hold its Annual History & Genealogy Seminar on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Envie Restaurant. Members will receive a registration form. You do not have to be a member to attend. You will be able to register at the door, but the meal will not be included. Pre-registration is required if you are interested the meal. We will have more details at a later date. If you have family charts or a display you would like to show contact Sandra Boudreaux at (985) 448-1251.


ON SALE NOW : The 2009 Houma Courier Death. Regular price $35.00 plus $3.00 postage. 2009 Comet Deaths Regular price $35.00 plus $3.00 postage. 2009 Engagements, Marriages and Births . Regular price $25.00 plus $3.00 postage.


The library has a new employee for the reference and genealogy department. She has taken the place of Darryl Eschete, who left the library several months ago. Darryl was our go between for the library genealogy department and us. This was a loss for us. But now Jennifer Hamilton has joined the staff about 3 weeks ago. We hope to have a better connection with the library through her. Unlike Darryl she is very interested in genealogy. She was born in Georgia , but has moved here from Lafayette . Please stop in at the library and meet her. We hope she will be able to stop by and say hi for our meeting.


Judy in the genealogy department is looking for books that you are interested in having in the library, that is not presently there. She will need the title, author, publisher, price (if available), and where it can be purchased. You can bring it to her or send her an E-mail at genealogy@mytpl.org . The library also has a subscription to Heritage Quest website. It is free to you, go to the library homepage and click on the link for Heritage Quest , you will need your library card number to get in. There is a lot of information for you to search through. HAVE FUN!!


Dorothy M. Bergeron is a marvelous cook. She has won 1 st place in the Jade 35 th Anniversary Category. Here is her winning recipe. ENJOY!


1-14 ½ oz. can cut up Asparagus (drain) @ 1 ¾ cup. ½ cup fresh green onion (chopped).

1 Teaspoon fresh parsley (chopped).

2 Garlic cloves (minced).

1½ Tablespoon Lemon juice.

8 oz. Cream Cheese (room temperature).

6 drops green food color.

Salt & red Pepper to taste.

Put drained Asparagus in food processor and puree. Add the remainder of ingredients and process together well blended. Put in bowl, cover and refrigerate over night. Makes about 2 cups. Serve with corn chips, crackers, pretzels or vegetable.

She sometimes brings samples of her desserts or other recipes to our meetings. Where we get to enjoy them and they are always DELICIOUS! You can taste for yourself by coming to our meetings.


We also are in need of a new hospitality hostess. Marcie Cavalier has been doing this for many, many years and has decided to retire. We are looking for someone the take her place and she has agreed to help who ever decides to do this. Just talk to her at the meeting. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Marcie for your dedication to our members in your hospitality. I pray that we can find someone just as dedicated as you are.

BONA ARSENEAUX book owners might be interested in knowing Phoebe Chauvin MORRISON has created an all name, with parents index. For information contact Phoebe at pcm985@comcast.net .

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

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