|Next meeting: Main Branch Library, Houma, La. Saturday, April
29, 2006 1:00 p.m.
It was the best-tasting installation I’ve ever
experienced. Not just for the officers, either. Everybody there said
it was delicious. Gloria HICKS conducted the Installation of Officers by
assigning each officer and board member an ingredient of a salad, and explaining
how it fit each person’s job. For an example, she gave our industrious
secretary Sheila RODRIGUE the tomatoes to add because they are red, and
her minutes are read at each meeting. And. Of course, our illustrious
treasurer Nancy WRIGHT got to add the green stuff. And so on.
Read more about the “Installation Salad” in our spring quarterly.
You may want to modify it and use it for the installation ceremony in another
Because she was the only person having
“Brick Wall” for our monthly drawing, Sheila Rodrigue won by default.
Sheila is looking for ANY information on Marcel LeROI (LEROY or ROY) born
about 1814, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada. His descendants moved
to US (perhaps Pennsylvania) and changed their name to KING. Sheila
found one website that gives possible parents as Charles ROY and Marie
Angelique LAISNE-LALIBERTE. Contact Sheila at 1174 Central Avenue,
Westwego, LA 70094, or email SARodrigue at prodigy.net. You may telephone
504-347-0569 after working hours, but please no collect calls.
President Philip Chauvin Jr, spent a few minutes
reminiscing about past presidents of our organization. He asked
members to try to remember how they first started in the society and who
was president at the time. Do you remember the first meeting you
attended and who presided? We would love to hear about your memories.
You may write to us care of the society or email your response. Me,
I have trouble remembering what I did yesterday.
Thanks to all who helped. We almost
set another record for finishing quickly. Maybe next time.
Those present and helping were Beverly ALFORD, Jim AVET, Jess BERGERON,
Blanche BROWN, Marcie CAVALIER, Jane CHAUVIN, Phil CHAUVIN Jr., Ed HICKS,
“Lou” OSTHEIMER and Nancy WRIGHT. We are in your debt. Thanks,
TARDIFF: Do you know of anyone researching the TARDIFF genealogy:
How about any books or genealogical papers? Henri P. TARDIFF is searching
for any or all of those items. If you do know of any, please contact
Mr. TARDIFF through his email: hptardif at sympatico.ca No physical
address or phone number was sent. If you have trouble reaching him
through email, you may give your information to Jess through the address
Did your library lose any of our books or
materials through hurricane Katrina or Rita? The Terrebonne Genealogy
Society voted to help the gulf coast genealogy libraries whose collections
were damaged by hurricanes Katrina and/or Rita. We have up to 30 packages
of “Terrebonne Life Lines”. Volumes 9 through 22 to donate. This
is a complete run of the issues from 1990 through 2003. TLL covers
Assumption, Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes. Contact Nancy Wright,
Treasurer, at wright4766 at bellsouth.net
MEMBERS – where are you?
Mail is still being returned since hurricane
Katrina for Louise Gates and Fred Gast. We did hear from Kevin Herridge
who is back and trying to get his wind-damaged house livable again.
Do you browse in bookstores just to find out
if anything that interests you has been published recently? Books-A-Million
and other bookstore often have magazine racks as well. Check them
out for genealogical materials. Our Board Member Louis “Helps Out
in a Crunch” Duet tells us that he has found some good deals recently.
Try it. You may be surprised.
Need some help with a Missouri death?
Read abut the Missouri Death Certificate Project here: https://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2006/04/missouri_death.html
Have you ever tried a mailing list?
Here’s one you may want to join. It’s for Louisiana genealogy, history
and culture, and you may be surprised by the amount of new information
you’ll get. Try it, and let me know how you like it. For instructions,
CENSUS RECORDS ONLINE:
To find your Nova Scotia ancestor on a census
or tax assessment list, see the following: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~downhome/nscensus.html
CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM:
If you happen to be in or near Ottawa, Canada,
this summer, you may want to check out their new War Museum. There
will be a special exhibit on the “Clash of Empires: The War That Made Canada
1754-1763” but you need to go before November 12, 2006. Get more
details about the exhibit and the museum here: http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/futureexhibition_e.html
Stanton Dekko passed away 31 Jan. 2006 in
Las Vegas NV. He is survived by his wife Dolores Dekko and six children:
Emily Kei Kohara Fontento, Susan Kohara Rixman, David Kohara, Patrice D.
Dekko, Chirstine Dekko Rolf and Allan W. Dekko, ten grandchildren, 11 great
grandchildren, and five sisters: Adeline Bernhardson, Evie Bang, Bunny
Sullivan, Sherry Samuelson and Karen Dekko. He was preceded in death
by one brother, Chet Dekko. Interment was in the Hailey Cemetery.
32nd ANNUAL MELROSE PLANTATION ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL, June
10 & 11, 2006, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 14 miles south of Natchitoches LA.
If arriving on I-49, take Exit 119 (Derry/Cloutierville). Admission
adults $5.00, children (under 12) $2.00. No pets inside gate entrance.
Additional House Tour admission, main house and African house is $5.00.
Melrose Festival Chairpersons: Bill & Alice Bryant (318) 352-5640 or