Saturday, March 25, 2006
Main Branch Library, Houma, LA 1:00 p.m.
CHECK YOUR MAILING LABEL
If your mailing label has EX02/06 EX02/07 in the top line, you have
paid your dues. THANKS!
If it only has EX02/06, you are receiving this newsletter through the
good will of the executive board. You should thank the board by paying
We will be putting the quarterly together
at the North Branch Library Meeting Room on Thursday, March 23 at about
noon. If enough good workers show up, we may finish in record time.Last-minute
news break: Terrebonne Genealogical Society held their biennial election
of officers and board members at the February meeting. It was a surprise
to no one that all the officers ran unopposed for their respective offices.
One new board member was elected by unanimous vote. Wanda Fitch Moore is
the newly elected board member, replacing Daniel C. “Chuck” Guidry who
resigned his position due to pressures at his job and home. The officers
and board members will be installed in a ceremony at the upcoming March
meeting. Elected officers are as follows: Phil Chauvin Jr., President;
Edgar Hicks, Vice-President; Sheila Rodrigue, Recording Secretary; Jess
Bergeron, Corresponding Secretary; Nancy Lowrie Wright, Treasurer; Essie
Cavalier, Louis Duet, Patricia Whitney, Wanda F. Moore, Directors.
Our deepest sympathies go out to lifetime
member and author Phoebe CHAUVIN MORRISON who suffered the loss of her
husband on March 3, 2006. Glen Charles MORRISON was a native of York Township,
IN, former resident of Fremont, IN, and resident of Houma, LA. Besides
his wife, he is survived by his stepmother, Bettie M. MORRISON; sons Allen
Lee, Jerry Wayne and Thomas Glen MORRISON; brothers Roger and Larry MORRISON;
sisters Melanie M. SINDEL and Debbie M. KEENER; four grandchildren; and
two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney
J. And Zelma L. KUGLER MORRISON; and daughter Barbara Jean MORRISON. He
was a retired master tractor-trailer driver for J. W. Walker Trucker.
Evangeline Anne HICKS, born to Paul Frederick
HICKS, son of Edgar and Gloria GRAVOIS HICKS, and his wife, Loralie Dawn
HOUSTON HICKS, daughter of Lorna BALLENGER HOUSTON and the late Clyde Lee
HOUSTON. Paul and Loralie are residents of Winchester, VA. Evangeline weighed
8 lbs. 2 oz. at birth and measured 20 inches in length. She was born at
10:54 p.m. on Mardi Gras, 28 February 2006. She joins brothers Troy and
THS TIGER ALUMNI:
Our erudite webmaster, Tim HEBERT has embarked
on a new project. Terrebonne High School will be observing its 100th anniversary
in 2008, and Tim is working on a website to help celebrate the occasion
and is helping to produce a book, as well. So far, he has scanned the yearbooks
from 1916, 1939 and 1943 and has put them online for all to see. He is
looking for funny/interesting stories from alumni over the years, along
with any photos or missing yearbooks that he can copy. The main URL for
the website is http://www.tpsd.org/ths/100/
Go see it. The copied yearbooks are a trip, whether you know anyone or
not. Please help Tim if you are able to provide stories, or pass on the
information to others. Tim can be reached by email thebert at sw.rr.com
or write him at 314 Richard Drive, Houma, LA 70364-2532.
Two grand old men, three rising stars and
a shipwreck... Isn’t that an intriguing theme for a symposium? The event
is the BATTLE OF SAN JACINTO SYMPOSIUM VI, and it will be held on
Saturday, April 22, 2006, at the Hilton Hotel Conference Center at the
University of Houston in Houston, Texas. For an excellent directions map
go to http:www.hrm.uh.edu/?PageID=57
The total cost of $40.00 includes lunch and
parking. Be there at 8:30 a.m. and expect to finish by 3 p.m. The program
will be supplemented with Texana exhibits, book and art dealers, so allow
some time to browse, OK? The superb lineup of speakers and topics can be
accessed by downloading the flyer at the website http://www.friendsofsanjacinto.org/news-sanjac2006.htm
which also contains the registration blank. If you have any problems, call
281-496-1488, or email sjba at usa.net Deadline for registration is April
15, 2006. Don’t miss it
CONTACT YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY:
We all found out how it is possible to lose
touch with your family and friends, especially during a major disaster
like a hurricane. If the disaster is localized, you may be able to take
advantage of cell phones, email or websites. During the most recent disaster,
many cell phones were unavailable, so email helped. Suppose there were
a website that was designed for people to keep in touch with their families?
Such a website is called Southeastern
Louisiana Genealogy Forum, and registration is free, they just require
that you jump through several hoops, including a “New Account” email to
your address, giving you an extra-long URL to type in and a complicated
activation key to punch in. After that you have to wait for someone to
approve of you. I hope they don’t reject you if your name is not Cajun.
I won’t make it. Anyway, it sounded like a good idea.
While we are on the subject, has your family
or group decided on a disaster plan? Do you have a contact person assigned
where all the members can report to when the normal systems go down? As
a group, the TGS board members are considering such a plan just in case.
I would advise every church, office, society and family to think about
it. Remember, it can happen here.
WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
Do you have a soldier in your ancestry chart?
Specifically one who fought on either side of that war known by many names,
“Civil War” being one of them, although it was anything but “civil,” according
to what I have read. But have no fear, internet help is on the way. For
pension records, both Union and Confederate, why don’t you give the following
website a try: http://www.genealogybranches.com/civilwar/.
A caveat, however: if your soldier fought on the Confederate side, he may
not have been able to apply for a pension unless he was disabled or indigent.
Most Union soldiers (or their widows or dependents) applied for pensions.
Another site you could try would be http://www.militaryindexes.com/civilwar/
What do you have to lose?
NEW AND DIFFERENT:
That is the subtext of the Birthplace of American
Genealogy conference sponsored by the Federation of Genealogical Societies
in conjunction with the New England Historic Genealogical Society. The
2006 FGS/NEHGS Conference in Boston, Massachusetts will be held 30 August
- 2 September at the Hynes Convention Center. If you are an officer of
a genealogy society, you may be interested in the first day’s offerings
with sessions on society management. The program is so filled with lectures,
workshops, luncheons, and other events that we just couldn’t fit everything
in this space. Much more information is available at http://www.fgs.org/2006conf/
FGS-2006.htm Be sure to click on ALL the buttons at the top. Contact
Susan Kaufman or Michael I. Leclerc by email: fgs-office at .fgs.org or