TGS Newsletter
Vol. 30 No. 11 February 2012
Jess Bergeron, Corresponding Secretary
Email:  jessndot@bellsouth.net
P.O. Box 20295 Houma, LA 70360-0295
Phone: (985) 876–2348
Wanda Moore, Editor
E-mail:   wmoore1048@aol.com
116 Cottonwood Dr., Houma, LA 70360
Houma, LA 70360–7278
Phone: (985) 876–2686

NEXT MEETING: February 25, 2012, 1:00 p.m., Main Branch 151 Library Dr. Houma, LA 70360

If you missed the January meeting, you lost out on a spectacular show by Marty Guidry. He had a slide presentation named "An Exile of Hopes and Heartbreaking Tragedies through the Eyes of Pierre Guédry" and he also dressed for the part. I believe his ancestors would have been very proud of him. When someone comes to speak to you and can bring you back in history (late 1700's to early 1800's) to the time of their ancestors and make you feel like part of the time, it makes you want to bring your own family history to life. I loved it.

We will not have a speaker at our February meeting due to the election.

MembershipJess says, “It is time to renew your dues.“ Your current membership expires February 2012. We have attached a membership renewal form for early registration. Why not send in your dues today. Thank you for being a member.

It is time for us to nominate and vote for new officers and board members for the next two years. The following members make up our election committee: Dorothy Bergeron (985)876-2348, Marcie Cavalier (985)876-0416, Connie Gaines (985)855-4839, and Godfrey Buquet (985)876-5298. If you are interested in becoming an officer or board director please submit your nomination to one of these members before or at the February meeting. Voting takes place at the February 2012 meeting. The current officers are Patricia (Patty) Whitney, President; Louis Duet, Vice President; Nancy Wright, Treasurer; Sheila Rodrigue, Recording Secretary; and Jess Bergeron, Correspondence Secretary. The current Board of Directors are Ronald Berger, Sandra Boudreaux, Philip (Phil) Chauvin, Jr., and Wanda Moore.

The Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society Annual Seminar will be Saturday, April 28, 2012, 9 AM – 4 PM at Embassy Suites Hotel 4914 Constitution Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Lunch will be at your expense. Speakers are Brian Costello and representatives of the Islenos, Hungarian and Czech Communities. You can pre-register before March 31, members $30, non-members $35. There will be on-site registration $35. Send registration to LGHS, P O Box 82060, Baton Rouge, LA 70884-2060.

The Dallas Genealogical Society will host a workshop featuring D. Joshua Taylor on March 24, 2012 at J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St., Dallas, TX; 9:30 AM to 4 PM. Register online at www.dallasgenealogy.org. Registration fee (lunch incl.) $50 per member; $60 per non-member or Early Bird registration by February 27 $40 per member; $50 per non-member. Topics are Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the US between 1780 and1830; New Tools and Ideas in Research; Mapping your Success: Employing Maps for Genealogical Research; Putting it Together: A Case Study. Joshua is currently the Vice President of Administration for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and was featured on the NBC's Series Who Do You Think You Are? with Sarah Jessica Parker and Ashley Judd.

The Lafourche Heritage Society dedication of Historical Marker at St. Charles Borromeo Church at Lafourche Crossing March 18, 2012 and on March 19, 2012. They will have their annual meeting and preservation awards.

Comet Deaths 2011 on sale $35.00 plus $3.00 for mailing. If you are interested in getting this book contact Jess Bergeron at (985)876-2348 or see the attached order form.

Thanks to our hospitality chair persons, Sondras SAUCIER and Sarah VOISIN and to ALL who provide all the great refreshments. Speaking of thanks, we received a nice little note from one of our members who live in Springfield, MO. Our Summer issue had an oral history on an uncle, by marriage, from the past and very appreciative of an article by Lawrence BERGERON. She thanks you us for all the great work. I am also grateful to everyone who has submitted articles, without your articles we would not have a quarterly. Please continue sending your articles to me as an attachment in your email, mail or you can give it to me at the meeting. See my information on top of this newsletter.

Want a book at the Terrebonne Parish Library but can't find it? Write down the title, author, and publisher and if you know where it can be purchased; get that information to Sondras SAUCIER and she will see that the library gets a copy of it. 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.

If you move please contact Jess Bergeron and give him the correct address. It will cost you extra postage if your mail is returned and we have to re-mail to you. Contact Jess at (985)876-2348 or you can send him an e-mail to jessndot@bellsouth.net.

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

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