We hold meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, in the South Regional Lafayette Public Library located at 6101 Johnston Street. This is with the exception of the month of December, which is when we have our annual membership banquet. Our meetings are open to the public and generally include a main presentation or a genealogical class in order to help further family history research.
Date
Events for 2014
All Meetings will be at the South Regional Library
 6101 Johnston Street, 337-981-1028,
due to the down town library's closing and renovation.
January 4
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101

Now that the holidays are behind us, let us get back to working on our family trees.  Come with questions and/or brick walls for discussion. Everett Thompson will also talk about and demonstrate the availability of a free Registered Guest membership at Ancestry.com. It will allow people who are building their trees on their computers using such things as Family Tree Maker to upload their trees to Ancestry.com and thereby have them saved for usage by present and future genealogist. The idea is to prevent all of their work from being lost when they die.

Come join us for coffee & donuts at the South Regional Library on Johnston St. Remember to bring your questions.


January 16
 (6:00 p.m.)
Meeting

Ricardo "Ricky" Johnson, will talk about how he acquired info on his Mother, Gisele Carriton. Gisele, or GiGi as she was called, was a young Jewish girl who struggled to survive the Nazi occupation of France. Come join us to hear Ricky speak of his Mom. Brenda Hebert Thibodeaux


February 1
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101

We will have a show and tell, members can come with questions, problems or show old documents, pictures, etc.


February 20
 (6:00 p.m.)
Meeting

The speaker for Feb., is Dennis Ward, author of Mademoiselle GiGi.


March 1
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101
March 20
 (6:00 p.m.)
Meeting

The speaker will be Shirley Thibodeaux LeBlanc, Author of the Thibodeaux book and President of the Thibodeaux Association.


April 5
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101



April 10 (Note date change)
 (6:00 p.m.)
Meeting

The speaker will be Don Arceneaux, Genealogist .


May 3
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101
May 15
 (6:30 p.m.)
Meeting

The speaker will be Dr. Shane K. Bernard, Ph.D., Historian and Author, who will speak on Avery Island.

 
June 7
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101

The speaker will be Armajean DeClouet, Genealogy Associate for the SWLA Genealogical and Historical Library. This library is part of the Calcasieu Parish Public Library in Lake Charles.
June 19
 (6:30 p.m.)
Meeting

The speaker will be Rogers Romero speaking on Sons of the American Revolution. Rogers is a former member and past president of our society.
 

July 5
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101:
July 17
 (6:30 p.m.)
 Meeting

Speaker will be Sam Irwin, Author (member Kathy Pellerin's brother).Sam Irwin, the author of Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean from History Press, is a freelance writer, photographer and public relations consultant residing in Baton Rouge, La. The former editor of the Louisiana Market Bulletin, Irwin regularly contributes to Louisiana publications like Country Roads, House and Home, Teche News and The Advocate. His work has also appeared in Offbeat, 225, Louisiana Film and Video, and Louisiana Cookin’
August 2
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101
August 21
 (6:30 p.m.)
Meeting

Sidney Stutes will be speaking on Politics of Acadia Parish and how Crowley became the Parish seat. He A longtime students of local history, Stutes taught American history at Rayne High for years before moving into administration. He became assistant principal at Armstrong Middle School, then principal of Rayne High. Retiring from the public school system, he taught for several years at Notre Dame High School.


September 6
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101

September 18
 (6:30 p.m.)
Meeting

The speaker will be Dr. Julia Frederick speaking on the Canary Islanders. Julia Frederick is the Director of Latin American History at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In 2000, she earned her doctorate from LSU and completed a dissertation entitled "Luis de Unzaga and Bourbon Reform in Spanish Louisiana, 1770-1776." Her research interests encompass Latin American colonial and religious history, women's studies, Modern Asian history, and geography. In addition she is a grant writer and recently received funding for a federal grant, Teaching American History, to develop curricula for high school teachers.

October 4
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101

October 16
 (6:00 p.m.)
Meeting

The speaker will be Dr. Julia Frederick speaking on the Basque.

November 1
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101
November 20
 (6:00 p.m.)
Meeting

The speaker will be Dr. Mark Rees, the head of Sociology and Anthropology at UL Lafayette., on the New Acadie Project. The New Acadia Project is an effort designed to locate, identify, and investigate the homes and unmarked graves of the Acadian exiles in south central Louisiana over two centuries ago.

 
December 6
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101
December
 (6:00 p.m.)
  
Christmas Banquet

Club member Jean Kiesel will be speaking on Colonial Louisiana. Jean is the Louisiana room librarian at the Edith Garland Dupre Library, located at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.


   
The speaker for the November 20th meeting will be Janie Bulliard. She first served on a civic committee in 1961 when the statue of an Attakapas Indian was proposed and subsequently erected on St. Martinville’s Church Square.Through the years Bulliard has authored and/or co-authored books and articles on local history and genealogy; served on committees that supported La Maison Duchamp, established downtown St. Martinville as well as the Old Castillo Hotel/Mercy High School building on the National Historic Register of Historic Places. With co-founder Patricia Resweber, she served on the St. Martinville Tourism Commission that established the Acadian Memorial. She chaired the committee that researched and created the Wall of Names and assisted artist Robert Dafford in designing the mural 'The Arrival of the Acadians in Louisiana'. She currently serves on the Centennial Celebration committee commemorating 100 years of the founding of Evangeline Parish including a bronze statue of Longfellow's heroine, the Parish namesake to stand on the courthouse grounds.