Terrebonne Parish History & Genealogy
TGS Newsletter
Vol. 31 No. 8 October 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 70359
Houma, LA 70360–7278
Phone: (985) 876–2686

NEXT MEETING: October 27, 2012, 1:00 p.m., North Branch Library Gray, LA 70360

Woo yay sha! Do you just love that Cajun French music? Jerry Moody Cajun Band Jerry Moody, his wife, Judith and 2 other friends played Cajun music on an accordion, a fiddle, a guitar and triangle. Judith is originally from Portland, Oregon. She has learned over 20 Cajun French songs and encouraged Jerry to be the best musician he can be. Jerry purchased an accordion in 1982 and learned to play it in his spare time. Love, Love, Loved it! If you were not able to attend last month's meeting you sure missed some good music.

Denis GAUBERT of Thibodaux will speak on "How To Research Your Civil War Ancestor". He will have Civil War Artifacts on display. Denis was born in 1955 at Fort Riley, Kansas, while his father, a U.S. Army officer, was assigned to that post. His parents were both natives of Thibodaux, Louisiana, where he has resided for most of his life. Like many local residents, he is a descendant of exiled French Acadians who settled in Lafourche Parish in the 18th century and, like them, takes pride in the unique character and culture of this area. He graduated in 1973 from Thibodaux High School and then attended Nicholls State University, graduating in 1976. He was accepted at Louisiana State University Law Center and graduated in 1979. He was admitted to the practice of law later that year and has practiced law in Thibodaux and Houma for over 33 years.
     He first became interested in the American Civil War during the Civil War Centennial from 1961-1965, and started researching genealogy and his Civil War Confederate ancestors while in college. He has been a student and amateur historian of the Civil War for many years, and has been a Civil War reenactor and collector since 1991. He has also assisted several authors and researchers who have written about the Civil War in south Louisiana. He first identified the Confederate service records of Edward Douglass White, the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, in the National Archives, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the E.D. White Historic Site in Thibodaux. He is a member and Past Commander of the General Randall Lee Gibson Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Thibodaux, and also a member of the Company of Military Historians, a national organization devoted to military history.

That time of the year is almost here! We will not have a meeting in November instead we will have our Christmas Social Gathering on December 15. It is a pot luck meeting. Bring your favorite dish or dessert or both for all to share and if you would like to bring a small door prize or two or three, please feel free to do so. Also, Ms. Juanita is a Toys for Tots representative and she is collecting toys to give to the children. Toys need to be new and unwrapped and in its original package. She also accepts money. Please be generous, it is for children.

The Texas State Genealogy Society‘s 2012 Annual Conference, "Saddlebags to Social Networking: Following Ancestors Through History", at the Riley Conference Center in Fort Worth, TX on November 1 – 3. Curt Witcher who heads the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana is the featured speaker. Two day registration, $75 includes lunch Friday and Saturday. Register online at TxSGS.org.

We have reprinted the Cemeteries of Upper Terrebonne. We have only printed a limited number. The price is $30.00 plus $4.00 for Shipping. Get your copy now before they are sold out.

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.

We are still in the process of re-creating a new web site. We are working out the small details and will soon have a new web address. But we need your feedback. Please give us your suggestions or comments on what you would like see on the new web site. Is there anything you want to change, take away or add to the web site that is not on the old web site? Send Wanda an e-mail with your suggestions or comments to wmoore1048@aol.com

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.

Casey Ann Lovell   I am a proud grandma to my first grandchild. Casey Anne Lovell born October 1, 2012 at 1:24 a.m. 18" long, 5 lbs.' 5.2 oz. She was born 1 month pre term. She is a very beautiful baby girl!

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.

This will change in the future.

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

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