TGS Newsletter
Vol. 29 No. 3 May 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: May 28, 2011 1:00 p.m. - North Branch Library 4130 W. Park Ave. Gray, LA

Lou Osthemier gave a great presentation on the War Between the States in Louisiana on the Crescent Regiment and the 18th Regiment (Lafourche Creoles). Lou’s uncle Bernard Bazet was the commander. He also had a few tables full of memorabilia on items from the war and about the war, confederate money and medals. He took us on a journey through Louisiana where the regiments made their stops. Some of the towns mentioned were Morgan City, Thibodaux, Labadieville, Berwick, Bayou Lafourche, Bayou Teche & Bisland there were others but as was not able to write all of them down. Magnolia Plantation was used as a hospital. We have ask him to let us put his article in the Terrebonne Life Lines, we hope he does so because this newsletter would not hold everything he told us.

We want to thank all the ladies who made and brought the wonderful treats we had to eat-I would like to give you their names but unfortunately I was not quick enough to write their names down when they briefly raised their hands. I have a recipe on dessert that Dorothy Bergeron made because several members asked her for the recipe. This is called Tropical Dessert Bars- Bottom layer 1 (17.5-ounce) package sugar cookie mix, ½ cup butter, melted. Cream cheese pineapple layer – 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened, 2 large eggs, 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, drained, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. Coconut layer – 1 ½ cups flaked coconut, ½ cup macadamia nuts, chopped, ¼ cup butter, melted. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 13-by-9 inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Stir cookie mix and melted butter with fork until crumbs form. Press evenly in bottom of prepared pan. Baked 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Beat cream cheese in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in eggs just until blended. Beat in sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and 2 tablespoons pineapple juice. Pour over warm crust. Sprinkle drained pineapple evenly over top. Stir coconut, macadamia nuts and butter in small bowl until evenly moistened. Sprinkle over pineapple layer. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until filling is set and coconut is lightly browned. Cool 1 hour on wire rack. Chill 1 hour. Cut in bars. Makes 3 dozen.

Allen Gautreaux will be our speaker this month. He will talk on the Italian Influence of this area.

The 15th Annual Angelina College Genealogy Conference will take place on Friday & Saturday, July 15 & 16th. Two all-day optional sessions are offered on Thursday, July 14th. (1) Cemeteries. (2) Laws & social history “Family Myths and Realities” is designed to help family researchers and genealogists. Determine just what is fact and what is “suspect” as they conduct genealogical and historical research. Check out the website for lecturers and lecture topics and other events. A list of vendors is shown who are also well versed in genealogy. Full details and registration information are found at http://www.angelina.edu/genealogy/genealogy.html early registration helps us plan and saves you money. We hope you will consider joining us.

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 svbs3@yahoo.com. If you call leave a message of why you are calling her.

We are gathering old photos of local families. Please have photos label with who is in it and whom the photo come from. We plan to put all the photos in a book. Please email the photos to Patty Whitney at pattywhitney@hotmail.com or bring them to the meeting.

Ronald Berger has been working on a map of Houma, like the one he did of Thibodaux, he would like some help or if someone might be interested in taking over this project. He is not able to get around like he would like to.

Are you on Facebook? You are! Wonderful! Find Terrebonne Genealogical Society and like us.

I hope that if you are located along the Mississippi River or the Atchafalaya River banks that you were spare of any flooding. If the waters have not reached your area yet, please know that we are praying for you.

I just heard from Julia & Michael Benoit, our members who moved to Cullman, AL after hurricane Gustav. They had no damage from the tornado, but were without power for about a week. There was lots of damage in Cullman, but they were lucky. Julia thanked us for our prayers for them.

With some of the money we donated to Nicholls State University archives, they purchased 44 rolls of microfilm of the WPA (1939-1942) project to transcribe the Police Jury records. Nicholls purchased the records of Terrebonne Parish (1822-1936), Lafourche Parish (1852-1933) and Assumption Parish (1848-1924). These will include permission to emancipate enslaved persons, those people who received a temporary pension from the parish, as well as the local laws enacted, the police jury members and the polling places and commissioners.


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