ACADIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETS IN CROWLEY LIBRARY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2006 AT 09:30 A.M.
Contact: A. P. "Red" Quebodeaux
Phone: (337) 788-0391
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
23 January 2006
ACADIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETS IN CROWLEY LIBRARY SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2006 AT 09:30 A.M.
The Pointe de l'Eglise: Acadia Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc. will
be conducting its first quarterly meeting of CY-2006 on Saturday, February
11, 2006, at the Acadia Parish Library, 1125 North Parkerson, Avenue,
Crowley, LA. The meeting start time is 09:30 a.m. and, after closing, will
be followed by an informal get-together for lunch at Fezzo's in Crowley at
about 12 noon. The meeting is open to anyone interested in local genealogy
and history. Book sales will take place before and after the meeting.
Scheduled guest speaker is Ron Thibodeaux, who will share his experiences
from the July-August 2004 Acadian Reunions in Nova Scotia. He is a native
of Houma now living in Covington. A graduate of LSU, who joined the staff
of The Times-Picayune as a reporter in 1981 and, since 1990, has been the
St. Tammany Bureau Chief, in charge of local news coverage in the
fast-growing suburbs on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Among other
topics, he occasionally writes feature stories about our Cajun culture.
Lapsed members who have not yet renewed their membership for CY-2006, and
individuals who have not yet joined the Society, are reminded that this
meeting would be a great opportunity to renew membership or join. The
February newsletter and CY-2006 Membership Contact List will be available
for pickup at the meeting. Membership is on a calendar year basis and
annual dues ($15 Individual; $20 Family) cover the period from 1 January
through 31 December. Checks should be made payable to PEAG&H
Since forming in 1989, the Society has been donating books to the Acadia
Parish Library for the reference library. The donations include, not only
the books produced by the Society for sale (e.g., Acadia Parish cemetery,
marriage, probate, and funeral indices/abstracts), but also family books
that are made available and of potential interest to family researchers.
They have also built a sizeable obituary reference set for the library, as
found in Crowley, Rayne and Church Point newspapers beginning in the late
1800's to the present. The Society survives and serves the community
through your support in the form of membership dues, book sales and
The Pointe de l'Eglise: Acadia Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc.,
is a non-profit organization made up of about 233 members from 12 states.
In addition to quarterly meetings, members are kept informed through their
quarterly newsletter À La Pointe, electronic mail, and their internet
website. If you are interested in learning more about the Society, you are
asked to: attend the meeting; or, visit their web site at
or, contact Thelma Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone