TGS Newsletter
Vol. 31 No. 5 July 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: July 28, 2012, 1:00 p.m., MAIN LIBRARY 151 Library Dr. Houma, LA 70360

WOW!! What a great meeting we had. We were joined by several new people. Patty Whitney was our speaker and she gave a great presentation on the basic computer genealogy on Family Tree Maker. I hope this helped anyone struggling with computer genealogy. I myself learned a few things that I was not aware that I could do on my Family Tree Program. She also tried to do a presentation for Facebook but she was unable to connect at the time. What a great teaching meeting. Thanks, Patty.

“Cistern Builder“ Ray Weimer will be our speaker this month. He was hired by Mr. Duet, as a mere youth of 14 or 15, to do renovations at Acadian Plantation. One of the construction project was to build a new cistern, after a quick lesson by Mr. Duet. Ray learned the art of cistern building. He is the owner of Weimer Contractors, Inc. and his sons David & Danny work with him. Danny has learned how to build cisterns from his dad to carry on his legacy. You may have seen Ray at Heritage Festivals and Fairs showing his skill as a cistern builder. He is the son of Frank and Edna Richard Weimer and he is married to Beulah Gravois. Come hear his story!

The Lafourche Heritage Society's 36th Annual History and Genealogy Seminar will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Envie Restaurant in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Registration will begin at 8:30 with coffee and will close at 3 p.m. after the last speaker. There will be two morning sessions, a buffet lunch, and two afternoon sessions with breaks between sessions to visit book vendors. Pre-registration is required to be included for the buffet lunch. To pre-register send your name and check in the amount of $28 per participant to the Lafourche Heritage Society, P.O. Box 913 Thibodaux, LA 70302. Deadline to pre-register is August 1, 2012. Same day registration will be accepted at the door, but will not include lunch. Book vendors are welcomed at no additional cost; however, they will have to pre-register to reserve a table in advance. Speakers scheduled are: Craig A. Bauer a Professor of History and Political Science at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans. He is the author of A Leader Among Peers: The Life and Times of Duncan Farrar Kenner and Creole Genesis: The Bringier Family and Antebellum Plantation Life in Louisiana; Ana T. Boltin the Archivist and Records Manger of the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge; Ed and Susan Poole are film accessory researchers. They are trying to preserve and document file history through film accessories. They have one of the largest collections of Louisiana film posters in the state. They have authored several research books including Hollywood on the Bayou: Over 1,000 films made in or about Louisiana. They have two major websites on their research on film posters; Liz Williams, President and Director of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans. She is also a lawyer who writes about the legal aspects of food, economics, policy and reflecting culture. She served as a JAG officer with the US Army. Currently she is working on a book about obesity lawsuits and other food-related litigation in the United States. For more information, contact Clift Theriot (985) 448-4631 clifton.theriot@nicholls.edu or Patty Whitney (985) 859-3214 pattywhitney@hotmail.com

Breaux family gathering: Saturday, July 28, 2012; 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Terrebonne Waterlife Museum http://www.terrebonnewaterlifemuseum.org/ 7910 Park Avenue, Houma, LA 70364 phone (985)580-7200. Breaux du Monde Association invites you for an afternoon of visiting and sharing genealogy. Please join us for light snacks and coffee. There will be exhibits, a Breaux family presentation, and an opportunity to learn more about your genealogy. Other Acadian families will be invited to join us in observing this special day in our history. End the day with a Vigil Mass at 4:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Francis de Sales 500 Goode Street, Houma, Louisiana The Cathedral is a short walk or drive from the Museum. http://www.stfrancisdesaleshouma.org/ .

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>.

Gloria Darcey has started a new idea for the meetings. She will have a table set up with a family Surname for each meeting. This meeting she will have the Darcey and Brunet Surnames. If you have Darcey or Brunet family charts, pictures or other information on the Darcey or Brunet names please bring them to the meeting to share with everyone. If you would like to have your own Surname table exhibit please contact Gloria at (985) 876-6830.

We want to thank Sondras Saucier and everyone who brought all the wonderful snacks and treats we had to eat at the meeting. I do not know the names of all of you but here are a few Blanche Brown, JoAnn Plessala, Dorothy Bergeron, Lawrence Bergeron, Godfrey Buquet and I know there were others but I didn't get their names. We also want to thank everyone that brought door prizes.

This is still under construction. We are still taking suggestions and we want to thank everyone who has already submitted their suggestions. Remember these are just suggestions and may or may not be used on the website. You can give them to us at the meeting or email them to me at wmoore1048@aol.com.

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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