TGS Newsletter
Vol. 31 No. 4 June 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: June 30, 2012, 1:00 p.m., MAIN LIBRARY 151 Library Dr. Houma, LA 70360

Mr. C. J. Christ, President of the Regional Military Museum was our speaker. He has written and lectured on World War II in the Gulf of Mexico for almost 40 years. The research for his book comes from interviews from people that had been involved, government records, and 180 logs from the Captains of the ships involved and have attended many meetings in Germany. The war started in 1939. A submarine was sent into the Gulf which sank a tanker with big guns and from May 4, 1942 to July 12, 1942 fifty-eight ships were sunk and eighteen more were damaged. There was a ban of people called the Swamp Angels who claimed to be the Coast Guard and had a confrontation with the real Coast Guard. He has maps and other memorabilia. The goal of the Regional Military Museum is to commemorate and is dedicated to the brave men and women who have sacrificed and defended our great nation. If you are interested in finding out more, contact Mr. Christ at the Regional Military Museum on Barrow Street in Houma, Louisiana. He will be glad to help you and answer all your questions.

Patty presented Nancy Wright and Sheila Rodrigue each with a certificate of dedication for the many years of services to the society. Nancy had been the treasurer from 1981 to 2012. Sheila had been recording secretary form 1992 to 2012. Thanks to Nancy and Sheila for your dedicated time and talent to the Terrebonne Genealogical Society. May each of you enjoy your retirement.

Do you want or have a Facebook account? Our speaker for the meeting this Saturday will be Patty Whitney and she will discuss techniques on using Facebook and computers for genealogy. She will show how to add pictures to your Facebook account and the basics on computer genealogy. This is a must see and do. Come and join us.

The Lafourche Heritage Society's 36th Annual History and Genealogy Seminar will be held on August 4 at Envie Restaurant in Thibodaux, Louisiana from 8:30 to 3 p.m. If you have an exhibit that you would like to display contact Sandra Boudreaux at (985) 448-1251. Pre-registration is required for the meal to be included. Members will receive their registration. The Seminar is open to the public and registration will be taken at the door but the meal will not be included.

Angelina College Genealogy Conference - Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas. July 19, 20, & 21, 2012 (Thursday - Saturday) Come to beautiful East Texas for our 16th year! We invite you come and meet with old friends and also to make new ones as you hone your skills at genealogical research! With registration now in full swing, we invite those interested to visit us at http://www.angelina.edu/genealogy/genealogy.html.There will be two optional all-day sessions on Thursday, July 19, followed on Friday & Saturday, July 20 & 21, with a wide range of topics, presented by a cadre of nine well-known speakers. This year's Conference will also include the opportunity to bring your problem to a professional genealogist. Members of the Lone Star Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists, will be on hand to give you suggestions. Meals and a three-ring-binder syllabus are included in the registration fee. Vendors of books and services will be on hand. Pre-registration ensures a syllabus packet will be ready for you upon arrival. For questions concerning lodging, classes, etc., please contact me and I'll respond quickly. Trevia Wooster Beverly Houston, Texas 713.864-6862 Coordinator, Angelina College Genealogy Conference

Have you gone to the library and expected to find a particular book but it was not there? Don't get frustrated we have a program to help get the books you want to the library. Write down the name of the book, the author and publisher. Get the information to Sondras Saucier and she will get this information to the library to order the book. Contact Sondras at (985) 688-6792 or email svbs3@yahoo.com>.

The 2011 Houma Courier and Lafourche Comet- Engagement, Marriage Licenses and Births are on sale. The books are $20 plus $4 for postage and handling, for each additional book add $1.50. See the attached flyer to get your book. Do it now! There are only a limited number of books that have been printed.

The Spring issue of the Terrebonne Life Lines will be ready for pick up at the June meeting. I need material for the Summer issue. Please send your material to me as an attachment to an email to wmoore1048@aol.com. Remember without your stories we would not have the Terrebonne Life Lines. Please keep your stories coming to me.

Louis Duet has graciously agreed to start a new website for TGS. We are currently accepting suggestions as to what you would like to see on the website or what you would like it to look like. Just be aware these are just suggestions which may or may not be used on the website. Please email any suggestions to me at wmoore1048@aol.com or speak to us at the meeting..

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.

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