Terrebonne Genealogical Society

TGS Newsletter
Vol. 22 No. 7 Oct. 2003

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Membership, book orders and/or 
     address changes, contact: 
      Corresponding Secretary: Jess Bergeron 
      Email:  jessndot at juno.com
      Phone (985) 876–2348 
      TGS, Station 2 Box 295, Houma, LA 70360-0295 
News items or events, contact: 
     Newsletter Editor  Ed Hicks
      5306 Hwy 1, Raceland, LA 70394-2033 
      E-mail: edhicks at mobiletel.com
      Phone: (985) 532–3586 
NEXT MEETING Saturday, October 25, 2003
Main Library, Houma, LA 1:00 p.m.

      The September meeting was another exciting one, with members and non-members making connections. One visitor was not making the connections he wanted to make, however. Keith PETERS of Chauvin, LA, asked for help from the members of our society to locate his two half-sisters, of whose existence he was unaware until he read the obituary of his father, who died in 1971. His father, Joseph H. Peters, was a veteran of World War II. At the time of his death, he was survived by two daughters, Miss Sharon PETERS and Miss Laura Jean PETERS, both of New York. Keith is from a previous marriage. If you can help him please call him either at 985-594-5725 or on his cell phone at 985-856-1140, and tell him you saw it here.
      Our October meeting should be a lot of fun. We have arranged to have a choice of videotapes to show you. Be sure to come and see and maybe be surprised. You never can tell who you might meet and be related to.

       Longtime member Merline CLEMENT MOLAISON notified us of the passing of her brother, Roy CLEMENT of Chackbay, LA, on Friday, September 19, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Mary HARRIOT CLEMENT; one brother, Daniel CLEMENT, and three sisters, Merline MOLAISON, Clara ADAMS and Diann BENOIT. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman CLEMENT and Agnes CHIASSON CLEMENT. He was Catholic.
      Our sympathies also go out to the family of founding member Dorotha HORVATH, whose sister, Elsie “Mickey” WHEELER JOHNSON, died October 5, 2003. She is survived by one son, Jimmy Lee JOHNSON; one daughter, Clara Ann TRAHAN; two brothers, Earl J. B. WHEELER and Horace Edward WHEELER; one sister, Dorotha HORVATH; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Nathan “Jack” WHEELER and Mabel Clare KIDD WHEELER; and one daughter, Annetta Ellen MILLER. She was a retired clerk for Evangeline Bakery after working 15 years.

      That’s what they are calling it. The American Association for State and Local History is giving a series of workshops in various locations and on different weekends (Thursday through Saturday) on three basic topics. The topics are: Interpretation Issues and Strategies, Collection Management and Practices, and Historic House Museum Issues and Operations. Some quotes “Has real, practical application to my volunteer and professional work.” “It opened my eyes to new perspectives, game plans, strategies, and re-kindled my excitement towards museum work.” Does that sound like something you would like? Contact the group by writing Workshop Series, AASLH, 1717 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37203-2991 or online at www.aaslh.org (click on Professional Development, Workshop Series). Or you can email pdreg@aaslh.org or phone 615-320-3203 and ask for a brochure. The workshops are being held in Boise, ID, Colorado Springs, CO, Miami, FL, Indianapolis, IN, Chicago, IL, and Elmira, NY. It’s not too soon to start planning, especially if you hope to have your expenses paid by the administration.

      Don’t forget to make your selection from our list of books on sale. These are some real bargains, folks, and we don’t know when you will see prices like this again. We are trying to reduce our inventory, and once they are gone they are gone. Start dropping some broad hints in the direction of your kith and kin for Christmas gift-giving. Or maybe wrap up some yourself for giving to those you know who are getting interested in genealogy. Just make sure everybody knows that the deadline for purchase is December 13, 2003. That is the deadline, too, for getting the pre-publication price on the new South Louisiana Vital Family Records Vol. 10, 1933-1935. The regular price will be $40 each, while the pre-publication price is $32.00. Don’t wait. These are extra-special reference books with civil marriage and birth records of the bridal couples from Assumption, Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes, as well as the successions of Terrebonne Parish.

GENTECH 2004: 
      It will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, on the 22-24 January 2004 at the Millennium Hotel. For details, go to http://www.stlgs.org/index.shtml and click on NGS GENTECH 2004. From there you can get the Program, find out who the Exhibitors are, check out Librarians’ Day, St. Louis attractions, area research, hotels and travel, and even register online. Somebody is trying to do my job for me! Some of the intriguing titles of talks to be given: “Straw in the Haystack: Finding Ancestors Amongst Mis-Extracted Records,” or “Indexes! Indexes! Indexes! How to Find People who Don’t seem to be There,” or “Clicks & Tricks of Online Census Research,” even “Your Stripped Bare © Guide to Citing Sources.” If you don’t have a computer, but want to go to the conference, write St. Louis Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 43010, St. Louis, MO 63143-0010, or telephone 314-647-8547 and ask for a brochure. (Although, come to think of it...why anyone who is not a “techie” would want to go to a “GenTech” conference beats the heck out of me.)
      A group of societies called the Genealogical Societies of Metropolitan New Orleans is getting ready to present a Genealogical Research Seminar on Saturday, November 8, 2003 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at Jones Hall on the Tulane University campus. If you are a member of one of the societies in the group, you probably already know that your fee is only $35.00, whereas non-members have to pay $40.00, just like those who register late (after 8 October 2003). The line-up of speakers is impressive: Wilbur E. “Bill” MENERAY, PhD will be speaking on the “Spanish Colonial Period in Louisiana - 1762 - 1803.” Pamela BOYER PORTER has the topic “Spanish Archives Materials: Not Just for Hispanics.” And Mic BARNETTE is handling “The Settlement of the Gulf Coast: A Historical Timeline and Study.” Finally, Pamela BOYER PORTER will return to talk on “Some Real ... Reliable Research Sites on the Internet.” For more information and registration forms, visit their  website at www.geocities.com/jeffersongenealogical society/ and click on Genealogical Research Seminar.
CMA 2004 - NOVA SCOTIA: Some more family reunions:
DUGAS FAMILY: Association des familles Dugas de la Nouvelle-Écosse; Reunion Date(s): August 11, 2004; 
Place: Saulnierville, Nova Scotia; Contact: Émile Dugas Station-du-Petit-Ruisseau, RR#1 Church Point, Nova Scotia, Canada, or email emiledugas@klis.com or phone 902-769-3404.
DUPUIS FAMILY: Reunion Date: to be announced; Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia; President: Daniel Dupuis, 51 Parkland Drive Apt. C4, Halifax Nova Scotia B3S 1M2   or email:  danield@hfx.eastlink.ca
MAKING PLANS? If you think you would like to go to Nova Scotia for the festivities, start phoning, writing, emailing or whatever SOON. 

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