TGS Newsletter
Vol. 29 No. 12 February 2011
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: February 26, 2011 — 1:00 p.m., Main Library Branch 151 Library Dr. , Houma , LA

Jess says: It is time to renew. Dues are due by February 28, 2011 . your membership If you have Don't delay, do it today. You can not mailed in you dues. also pay at the meeting.

We want to thank our guest speaker, Theresa Elliot “Ms. Tee”. She told us her experience and what she had to do to become a member of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). You can become a member too, if you can prove your director line to the American Revolution.


How many of you have used Home Remedies? We all have at one time or another. Our speaker for our February meeting will be Lloyd Duplantis, a local pharmacist in our area and he will speak on home remedies of the area. Stop by to hear him speak.

I want to apologize for jumping the gun on Ronald Berger. In the last newsletter I said that his exhibit of the City of Thibodaux was on display at the Thibodaux Library, but the newsletter went out prior to his setup at the library. It is NOW on display at the Thibodaux Library. Stop by and see it. It is Very Nice.


Ronald Berger is gathering old photos of the local families for an up coming book. Bring your old photos to the meeting and he will scan them right there at the meeting. If they are very old and in a special frame DO NOT remove them from their frame, bring the entire frame to the meeting and he will use it just the way it is, with no damage to your picture.


The Terrebonne Parish Library will be hosting another genealogy class “Your Family Tree on the Web” at the Main Branch library on March 30, 2011 from 6 to 7 p.m. If you missed the last class you may want to attend the next class. I went to the last class and learned a lot of things that I did not know about Heritage Quest & Ancestry.com. If you have a Terrebonne Parish library card you can access Heritage Quest for your home computer by logging into the Terrebonne Parish Library website. There is a wealth of information you can get from Heritage Quest and it's free. You can download census records to you computer or simply just print them; it's up to you. This is a MUST DO class; make sure you call the library to register for the classes, call 876.1733, x. 201


[ROOTS-L] Some Cool Genealogy Stuff You May Not Know About

Are You Looking for Death Records? Searching for U.S. Death Records - A Brief Overview Discusses obituaries, cemetery burial records, death certificates, probate records

http://genrootsblog.blogspot.com/2006/05/searching-for-death-records-brief.html Or http://goo.gl/SMFOp

Free U.S. Census Records! Not everything is available for free, but you might be surprised what is

http://www.researchguides.net/census/free.htm Or: http://goo.gl/qnPla

Are You Looking for the Ship That Brought Your Ancestor to the USA ? Search Strategies for Finding Ship Passenger Lists 1820-1940s http://genrootsblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/search-ship-passenger-lists-records.html Or http://goo.gl/LDehm

Are You Looking for Genealogy Records Online? 12 Cool Places to Find Your Ancestors Online ( USA ) http://fairangels.posterous.com/12-cool-places-to-find-your-ancestors-online Or http://goo.gl/1wzpa

Alternative U.S. Census Records. Did you know there are some census records available besides the once-a-decade federal census? And a few states have them for 1885 or 1895, which can sometimes be helpful because of that pesky missing 1890 federal census. Genealogy Research Guide - State Census Records http://www.researchguides.net/census/state.htm Or http://goo.gl/b278y

Do You Have German Ancestors? The German Genealogy Records Series Includes "Tips for Finding Your German Immigrant Ancestor's Hometown in Germany ," "Tips for Finding German Genealogy Records for Your German-American Ancestor," and "How I Found Some Genealogy Records for My German Ancestors.

http://fairangels.posterous.com/the-german-genealogy-records-series Or http://goo.gl/7sjTP

Ellis Island ? Castle Garden ? Which One? And When? And What About the Barge Office? http://genrootsblog.blogspot.com/2006/07/ellis-island-castle-garden-which-one.html Or http://goo.gl/39BIu

Here is a great tool for genealogists. The website http://openlibrary.org/ has millions of books online many of which can be read in their entirety. If you search for "genealogy" and select the " show only ebooks" option there are currently 2960 hits. Also they are searchable. This website is totally free.


Can't find a genealogy or family history book at the Terrebonne Parish Library and you would like to have it there. Jot down the title, author, publisher and if you now where it can be purchased; get that information to Sondras Saucier. She can be reached at (985) 688-6792 or email svbs@yahoo.com . If you call leave a message of why you are calling her.


If you have moved it is your responsibility to give us your correct address. If your mail is return we will not forward unless you pay the extra cost of re-mailing. Please forward any address changes to Jess Bergeron, TGS P O Box 20295, Houma , LA 70360-0295.

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