TGS Newsletter
Vol. 31 No. 7 September 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: September 29, 2012, 1:00 p.m., Main 151 Library Dr. Houma, LA 70360

Dr. Linda Corley Dr. Linda Corley's topic was on Jean Lafitte. There are many, many myths about Lafitte. What was his original name? Who were his parents? Where did he come from? There are so many questions involving this one character. One thing that everyone agrees on is that he was a pirate. She has written several books. In her book "Buried Treasures: The Age of Manifest Destiny?" a historical novel has her account of Jean Lafitte. This is a book of history and fiction.

The Dallas Genealogical Society will present Military Records by Craig R. Scott, CG. Join them as spend the day discussing various types of military records, where to find them and how to use them. Craig Scott is a professional genealogist and historical researcher and specializes in the records of the National Archives, especially those that related to the military. The seminar will be on September 29, 2012 at the Dallas Central Library. Registration fee (Lunch is NOT included) $50 per member or $60 per non-member. Register online at www.dallasgenealogy.org.

Is still under construction but we have a new web master. Shelia KRAEMER SALOMONE was born in Alexandria, LA. Her ancestors from her Paternal Grandfather were from the Kraemer, LA area. Her 3rd Great Grandmother owned a store where the first Kraemer Post Office was located. Her Paternal Grandmother was a ROGER and most of her ancestors were from the Assumption and surrounding areas. She is married with 4 children and 12 grandchildren. She loves genealogy and caught the bug years ago. In fact her Aunt Carrie "Kay" Landry, who some of you might remember, was a member of TGS for many years. Her career for the last 25+ years was software and web development. She is thrilled and honored to be asked to create a new web site for TGS. In fact, she hopes that many of you will please send her a quick email, or note giving her some suggestions on what you would like to see in our new web site! Or give any of the officers your suggestions. She would appreciate it very much because the more input we receive, the more successful our web site will be! We want to know your likes, dislikes, what you want to add, or what you want to take away.

If you have attended the last few meetings, you will know that Gloria Darcey has been collecting names that have the same common surnames to hers. A few of the surnames are BRUNET, BOURG & DARCEY. She is planning to have a reunion of people with these surnames in the future. She would like people to bring their family charts to display at the meeting in order or gather more surnames. It does not matter if your surnames are not the same as Gloria's; we want you to still consider bringing your 15 generation chart to the meeting.

We want to thank all that brought the delicious snacks and treats we had to eat. These treats are not paid for by the society. The hospitality crew and other members bring them out of the goodness of their hearts. Yes we do have a hospitality crew and they will not refuse any donations. Also, we thank all those that brought door prizes.

Ronald Berger is planning a trip to the State Archives in Baton Rouge. He can accommodate up to 5 people. If you are interested in going on this field trip contact Ronald, so that together everyone can decide which day and time would be best for everyone going. Talk to Ronald at the meeting to set up this trip.

Want a book that the library does not have in the genealogy department? 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 Judy in the genealogy department to order the book. Contact Sondras at (985) 688–6792 or email svbs3@yahoo.com. Make sure when you leave a message tell Sondras the purpose of your call.

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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