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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, December 9, 2006 Main
Branch Library, Houma, LA 1:00 p.m.
A big “THANK YOU” goes out to all those who responded
in any way to our cry for help. We did get a healthy reaction to our suggestions.
We now know that the “digital wave” that is showing up all over the world
is not that strong, yet. Kinda like that 16-inch tsunami that appeared
on the coast of Japan when they were expecting a 20-foot wave. So much
for sending out CD’s or publishing only on the internet or with email.
Our members are not ready for that big step just yet. Maybe down the line
at some time we will try it again. Who knows? Stay tuned. In the meantime,
you can expect the usual interesting, useful and up-to-date information
you have gotten used to in the quarterly and newsletter. On paper. Our
board members have decided to use smaller boxes (by about half). So that
the burden will be spread out. We’ll get our cardiovascular exercise by
making more trips back and forth to the truck and the workroom, but we’ll
be lugging smaller weights each trip.
DUES: For all of you who like to “do it and get it over with,”
here’s a chore that you can do early and not have to worry about it when
I remind you, later. Pay your dues for 2007. Our fiscal year ends in February,
so, technically speaking, you are good until then, but some people don’t
like to take a chance. There is a very real possibility that when the time
comes they will forget, or something else will come up that needs their
immediate attention, or they may be incapacitated somehow, and they won’t
renew their membership when it comes up. Then, guess what: a couple of
newsletters get missed, then the quarterly doesn’t come in the mail, and
you are left to wonder what happened. Well, I’ll tell you what. Why not
do it now. Send in $25.00 for an individual or $30.00 for a family or contributing
membership. If you happen to be a library or a society, it is just $22.00.
Then scratch us off your to-do list. Good job!
BRICK WALL: Barbara WHITFIELD is looking for more information
about this couple:
LIBRARY SERVICE: Do you use the Genealogy Room at the Main Branch of the Terrebonne Public Library? Have you used it lately? Have you been frustrated by the lack of a copier? Maybe I’m spoiled, but for over a year we had an excellent copier. One that would copy an open book with no trouble. Just what we needed. Then, guess what? The warranty ran out, or something. It stopped working. Now, if you need to have something copied, you carry your book (or books) out of the Genealogy Room and wait your turn at the copier in the Reference Department. If I sound like a spoiled child, please let me know. But back in the day, when we moved into that room, we were led to believe that we were special. I kept bragging that we had the most complete genealogy department in South Louisiana. Well, the collection is still one of the best, but the service is sinking, fast. Just a month or so ago we donated a good-sized check toward the purchase of a fabulous new microfilm reader/copier that was all computerized and I don’t know what all. Have you tried to use it? Only one person in the Reference Department knows how it works, and that person is not always available, of course. The old microfilm reader/copier is on its last legs and needs servicing to produce usable copies. So, if you have encountered the same problems we have, please let someone know so that maybe if we squeak loud enough and long enough, something will be done and we will come back up to our old standards.
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