TGS Newsletter
Vol. 29 No. 7 September 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: September 25, 2010 — 1:00 p.m., Main Branch Library: 151 Library Dr. Houma , LA

How about our awesome genealogy room at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library? There is no other like it in the state. We had to have our meeting upstairs last month because of the voting precinct is in the general meeting room. But it gives us a chance to meet people who come to the library and do not know about our meetings. It is always a pleasure to occasionally have our meeting at the place where we gather a lot of our information. This gives us a chance to ask questions, about how to do a certain research, that we would not think about asking when we are in the regular meeting room. It was a little warm, so we made a little adjustment that worked out well.

We will have a guest speaker at our next meeting. He is Michel-Antoine Goitia-Nicholas, president of the Louisiana Basque-American Society and Culture Organization (LA B.A.S.C.O.) founded in July 2003. He fluently speaks 9 different languages. He has a B.A. in History, Bachelors in Politic Science and Eastern Orthodox Theology. He has written two books: A Dictionary of Louisiana Basque Names and Louisiana : It all started with a Fish – The Forgotten History of the Louisiana Basques . He has been our guest speaker twice already and he has some new material and a new power point presentation. Come in and sit awhile to hear his speech.


NGS 2011 Family History Conference; Where the Past is Still Present

Excitement is already building for the National Genealogical Society 2011 Family History Conference, which will be held 11-14 May 2011 at the Embassy Suites Airport Convention Center , North Charleston , South Carolina . The conference will feature more than 150 lectures by nationally known speakers, over 100 exhibitors, and opportunities to do research in and around Charleston , South Carolina . What a great opportunity for your members to improve their family history research skills. Registration Brochures will be available online and in print by 1 December 2010 . To request one or more registration brochures to be mailed to you or your local chapter, society or library, please visit http://www.ngsgenealogy.org . Online conference registration will also begin 1 December 2010 . For more detailed information and regular updates, watch the conference blog at http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/ . Janet A. Alpert, Conference Chair.

Grand Réveil Acadien / Great Acadian Awakening 2011 October 7th – October 16 th Come when the weather is nice and cool (Louisiana) Event mission: to awaken the population of Louisiana, primarily those of Acadian descent and the youth, to the realization that we are losing our language, culture, and coastal lands, and to seek support, partnerships, solutions and concerted plans of action through large gatherings with Acadians from allover the world. October 7, 2011 Unveiling of Acadian Monument in New Orleans, LA October 8, 2011 Showcase New Orleans area October 9, 2011 Opening ceremonies in Houma, Louisiana October 10, 2011 Showcase Houma area October 11, 2011 Ceremonies in Lake Charles, Louisiana October 12, 2011 Showcase Lake Charles area October 13, 2011 Ceremonies in Lafayette, Louisiana October 14, 2011 Showcase Lafayette area. October 15, 2011 Festival des Acadiens et Créoles October 16, 2011 Closing ceremonies Lafayette, at Festivals Acadian et Creole(< http://www.festivalsacadiens.com/ > www.festivalsacadiens.com )The event will focus on showcasing the regional culture and developing closer ties between all Acadians throughout the world by hosting: Family Gatherings ? Seminars ? Lectures ? Many Other Cultural Activities Come celebrate and help preserve the Acadian culture” For More Information Contact Ray Trahan, Louisiana Acadie President Phone: (337) 288-2681 Email: < mailto:beaufile@bellsouth.net > beaufile@bellsouth.net


We have received two thank you letters. The first one is from David E. Boudreaux, V.P. for Institutional Advancement on behalf of Nicholls State University and the Nicholls State University Foundation, for our donation to the Archives and Special Collections Department in Ellender Memorial Library, for the purchase of genealogical books. The second one is from Charlene Bonnette, Head, Louisiana Department; Office of State Library of Louisiana, for our donation of the book, Aid for Translation French Records . The State Library is dedicated to providing resources, facilities, programs and services required for a “lifetime of learning” as quoted in Ms. Bonnette letter. TGS is dedicated in sharing our wealth, be it books or monetarily, and you are welcome.


Campo , Ph.D., Delta Rita LeBlanc

Retired director of the Baton Rouge Center , Southeastern Louisiana University , School of Nursing , where she served from 1970-1991. She was 80, born Dec. 2, 1929 , at Magnolia Plantation, Paincourtville, Assumption Parish. A resident of Baton Rouge since 1957, she died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010 , at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center . Private entombment in Greenoaks Memorial Park Mausoleum. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Susan Campo Brogan, Baton Rouge, and Miriam Campo and Grady Ortis, of Denham Springs; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Joseph LeeRoy and Kim Kearney Campo , Charlotte, N.C.; Robin Michael Campo , Charlottesville, Va.; Charles William and Gina Puleio Campo , Hahnville; and Mark Adam Campo , Baton Rouge; eight grandchildren, Lauren Michelle Ortis Alleman and husband Jason Paul Alleman, Port Allen; Aimee Elizabeth Ortis, Denham Springs; Robert Wayne Brogan Jr., Baton Rouge; Helen Siobhan, Hannah Lee and Louis Joseph Campo , Charlotte, N.C.; Rachel Marie Campo , Hammond; and Stephen Charles Campo , Hahnville; great-granddaughter, Aubrey Rose Alleman; brother, Felix Joseph "Phil" LeBlanc, Thibodaux; five sisters, Hilda Marie L. Rodrigue, Destrehan; Annie Rita L. Russo, Belle Rose; Shirley Mary L. Naquin, Destrehan; Lena Josephine L. Jacobsen, Baker, and Stella Elizabeth L. Lopez, Erwinville; 36 nieces and nephews; 44 great-nieces and great-nephews; three great-great-nieces and nephew; and three godchildren, Linda Russo O'Neal, Pierre Part; Lisa Campo , Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Karen Avant Green, Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, LeeRoy Dennis Campo ; parents, Charley Joseph and Clara Marie Crochet LeBlanc, of Klotzville; paternal grandparents, Auguste and Josephine Landry LeBlanc; maternal grandparents, Adolphe and Odelia Landry Crochet; and sister, Ruby Theresa L. Moon, of Klotzville. She was a 1947 graduate of Belle Rose High; 1952 graduate of Mather School of Nursing, Southern Baptist Hospital, New Orleans . She attended Tulane and LSU, received a B.S. in nursing 1964 and master of education in mental health and psychiatric nursing, 1966, both from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. In 1980, she received a doctorate in education administration with minors in psychology and sociology from the University of Southern Mississippi , Hattiesburg . She was a registered nurse from 1952-1996, was licensed and practiced in Louisiana, New York and New Jersey in a variety of clinical, teaching, research associate and administrative positions. Dr. Campo was administrator of the Donaldsonville Mental Health Center and faculty member at Northwestern State University prior to her SLU position. She was a member of the national, state and Baton Rouge Nursing organizations. She was a member or life member of Phi Lambda Pi, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Lambda Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, Baton Rouge , Terrebonne and Ascension genealogical societies; was listed in Personalities of the South and Who's Who in American Nursing 1986-87 and honored by her peers in 1998. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and K.C. Council 3331 Auxiliary. She loved to sing in choirs: St. Elizabeth, St. Gerard and Teachers College and believed that "to sing is to pray twice."


If you want a genealogy book that is not in the library already, jot down the title, author and if you know the price and where it can be purchased just give it to Sondras Saucier. She is in charge of gathering this information for the library. These suggestions are what make our genealogy department what it is. Contact Sondras at (985) 688-6792 leave a message and why you are calling her; her E-mail address is svbs3@yahoo.com .


The Fall Quarterly is done and on it's way to the print shop. I am now working on the Winter Quarterly and I am in need of material. Please send me your stories, family charts or anything on genealogical material you would like to publish in our quarterly, as an attachment to an E-mail to me: wmoore1048@aol.com .


Nancy discovered free online genealogy classes at www.FamilySearch.org : look under Research Helps, the last item is online classes. There are classes for English, German, Irish, Italy , Polish, Russian, U.S. research and many others. There are handouts, maps, when applicable and other things. The classes she view were videos and there is one course on reading handwriting and each language seems to be on a separate video.

OneSource Comprehensive Directory Index http://www.academic-genealogy.com/onesource.htm
Alphabetical Index: A to Z for the Family Genealogy and History Internet Education Directory.  Instructions
for use of Country - Nation Area Index: A to Z at Ancestor Roots Information.

Research Guide: Social Security Records
Social Security Death Index (SSDI) - Online Searching lists 4 online SSDIs and which are the most up-to-date - 3 are free to use http://www.genesearch.com/socialsecurity.html

The Social Security Administration's Guide to Freedom of Information Act Requests http://www.ssa.gov/foia/html/foia_guide.htm

A Guide To Using the SSDI (part of RootsWeb's Guide to Tracing Family Trees)

Example of the SS-5 Form - Application for a Social Security Card

Gregory Peck in the Social Security Death Index and his SS-5 Form

If the above URL is too long, go to:

Explanation of Source of Death Record (SDR) [technical stuff]

Research Guide: Beginner's Guides
How to Start Your Family History - LDS Guide (a very basic guide from the LDS [Mormon] Church)

The LDS Family History Library's Guide to Research (a more comprehensive guide from the LDS Church)

Rootsweb's Guide to Tracing Family Trees http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rwguide/

Researching Your Family Tree: An Introduction to Genealogy (a free online course)

If you have any trouble with the longer URLs you can go here and click
on whichever link you like... http://www.researchguides.net/beginners.htm


I am in need of more material for the next quarterly.

Please send me your family charts, trees, or stories.

It is easy; you can send it to me

As an attachment to an E-mail,

You can mail it to me,

Or you can bring it to me at the meeting.

The only way to keep our quarterlies coming

to you is if we have material for it.

Don't delay send it today.


Wanda Moore

116 Cottonwood Dr .

Houma , LA 70360




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