Terrebonne Genealogical Society

TGS Newsletter
June 1999

Vol. 18 No. 4 June, 1999    Visit our home page at http://www.rootsweb.com/~laterreb/tgs.htm Newsletter Editor Ed Hicks, 5306 Hwy.. 1, Raceland, LA 70394-2033
E-mail: edgarhicks@worldnet.att.net                 Phone: (504) 532-3586

Membership and/or address changes:
Please send by mail to TGS, Station 2 Box 295, Houma, LA 70360-0295

NEXT MEETING Saturday, June 26, 1999

North Branch Library, Gray, LA 1:00 p.m.

It was gratifying to see the crowd that turned out to hear Chris Peña talk about his book. And we were all rewarded with a stimulating discussion of some of the battles and skirmishes in "Lafourche Interior" Parish of the 1860's. These included some tales that were familiar to some of our members. Mr. Peña has done his research, and it shows. There was a lively sale of his book after the talk. After the break we had another interesting talk by Dr. Don Landry, an officer of the Landry Family Association. He gave an excellent talk on the area in Nova Scotia that was affected by "le Grande Dérangement" in 1755. He brought maps and was familiar with the area so could explain the name changes that have occurred since then. He discussed the cemetery of "la Paroisse de la Sainte-Famille de Pisiquid," and the Acadie Coverlet, of which we wrote in the newsletter of April, 1999. Would you believe we had a third talk? After the business part of the meeting, Lucretia McBride had a "show and tell" concerning the tomb renovation being done at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Thibodaux. It was the face plate from a 19th century cast iron coffin. She gave some facts about the coffins which we found very informative..


Our hearts go out to the two members who lost their fathers in the past month. Doris A. Theriot of Houma mourns the death of her father, Alcee Allemand, on May 27, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Girdie LeBoeuf Allemand, six sons, Rodney J., Harris A., Earlis J., Royce P., Daniel P. and John P. Allemand; two daughters besides Doris, Mrs. Austin (Shirley) Olivier and Mrs. Henry (Elsie) Prejean; 37 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Numa and Adele Guidry Allemand; five brothers, Anidas, Albert, Abel, Ivy and Alphonse Allemand; four sisters, Ida A. Barrios, Alice A. Kreamer, Aline A. Sevin and Agatha A. Stevens; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Contributing member Edward Domangue, Jr., of Austin, TX, was in town to attend the funeral of his father, Edward Domangue, Sr., who died on Sunday, May 23, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Bazet Domangue, two sons besides Edward, Jr.; Kerry , Sr.,and Dwight Domangue, Sr., both of Houma; two daughters, Susan Domangue and Julie D. Normington; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert John and Marion Billiu Domangue; and three brothers; John, Addie Lee, Sr., and Earl Domangue, Sr.

Our sympathies go out to Charter Member Doris Mae Naquin Ledet of Thibodaux, who lost her sister, Betty N. Rogers, on May 23, 1999. She is also survived by two sons, Jeffrey and Kevin Rogers; one daughter, Edith Minor; one brother, Francis Naquin; one other sister, Elise Naquin; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney John Naquin and Edith Eulalie Riviere; three brothers, Roy, Roland and Malcolm Naquin; and three sisters, Mildred Mitchell, Adele Whaley and Lucille Naquin.


Our quarterly was collated by a fairly large group, this time, so it went fast. Jess said he was back home for 1:30 p.m. Good going, gang! Those helping out were: Beverly Alford, Jess Bergeron, Pat Blanchard, Niles Boudreaux, Essie Cavalier, Marcie Cavalier, Phil Chauvin, Carolyn Daigle, Cynthia Daigle, Edward Domangue, Jr., Cecil Eschete, Patricia Gravois, Godfrey Olivier, Cecile Richard, and Enola Theriot. A thousand thanks to each one of you.

The society has started to reprint Volumes 1 and 2 (1982 & 1983) of our quarterly (Terrebonne Life Lines) in limited quantities, so if you have been wanting one or both, send in your order without delay. Orders will be filled in the order in which they are received (first come, first served, as they say). The price is $25.00 for vol. 1 and $30.00 for vol. 2, not including postage, and no discounts are available at this price. It always costs more to do a reprint.

Your immediate attention, please. It was brought to our attention that there is a sizeable omission in the Index Disks. Somehow the "F82-91" file got corrupted, so all of the A-K disks need to be replaced. All we need is the address of those who obtained their disks at the meeting. (We have a record of those who ordered them by mail.) If this applies to you, write the society at the address above, or e-mail edgarhicks @worldnet.att.net as soon as you can. We will ship a replacement disk at no cost to you. When you receive your new disk you may destroy (re-format) the disk or return it to us. Please put sufficient postage on the returned disk. Let us know as soon as you can, thanks.

If you have an idea or materials for an article thatwould be of interest to our members, please let someone know and try to work it up into an article for the quarterly. We are always on the lookout for well-researched family articles, translations of original documents in French or Spanish, transcriptions of microfilmed or original documents. Naturally, they should concern this area.


Member Celine B. Verret is now offering the result of her many months of research. The book is called Families Along Bayou Lafourche LA, and is available for $35.00 + $3.00 postage from Mrs Celine B. Verret, P. O. Box 111, Plattenville, LA 70393. It traces the origins and genealogies of twenty-five surnames, and the everyname index contains 11,375 references. Its 318 pages are Smyth sewn with hard covers.

Have you been waiting for the 1880 Terrebonne Parish Census to be ready for the printer? It is. Watch for pre-publication information.

Board member Louis Duet, 101 Percle Ln., Thibodaux, LA 70301-6065, or lduet@cajunnet.com, is looking to purchase volumes 1 and 3 of our Book of Charts series. He needs all three, but these are out of stock. Phone (504) 633-2966, but not collect, please.


Need to gain some more experience with using a computer and CD-ROMs for research? Try the setup at the North Branch. The Terrebonne Parish Library upgraded the computer that the Society donated to the Genealogy Dept., and it is really nice. Besides the Land Records for La., Ala., Miss., Wis., Minn., Ohio, Mich., and Arkansas, they have Australian Vital Records, U.S. Social Security Death Records, LDS Family History Resource Files, the Persi Index, and AnsiMap Plus, and some others I haven't mentioned. Don't know what these are or how to use them, but would like to know? Don't wait for an engraved invitation. Get yourself over to the North Branch. Now. I hear we are getting lots of new books, too, thanks to the T. P. Library. They found out that people really do use their Genealogy Dept. (Could it be they saw the "Guest Book?")


A three-day conference will be held at the Angelina College Community Services Conference Center, Hwy 59 South (3500 South First) Lufkin, TX 75902-1768, from Thursday July 22 through Saturday July 24, 1999. Contact Dr. Frederick W. Kanke at the college (P.O.Box 1768) or e-mail fkanke @angelina.cc.tx.us

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