North Branch Library, Gray, LA 1:00 p.m.
NOTE: Quarterly Collating Thurs. may be postponed. Check with someone to see if the pages are ready (Audrey's press was in need of repairs).
Jan. 28, 1999, 12:30 p.m.Everyone had a good time at the December meeting.
We had too much to eat, of course, so if you missed because you had forgotten
to bake those cookies, I wish you had come, anyway. If more people had
been there, maybe I wouldn't have felt obliged to eat so much. (If you
believe that, ...) We voted to dispense with a lot of the business items
so that we could get down to the serious business of having fun. When it
came to Dorotha Horvath's turn to speak, she expressed a wish for next
Christmas that we could start on before then. She wished the members would
submit some of their Family Group Sheets and Pedigree Charts so that she
could put them in a "Family History Collection" for the Genealogy Department
at the North Branch Library. She said she could use it in helping fledgling
genealogists get started. And if you have been thinking about publishing
your Family History "... when you finish it." Well, this doesn't have to
be the finished product. Call it a "rough draft," if you want. Call Dorotha
at the Library any Monday or Tuesday (504-868-3050) and discuss it with
her. Make her wish come true. A lot of people would appreciate it.
Dorotha has arranged for Jolene Adams, Curator/Director of the Acadian
Memorial in St. Martinville, LA to give a presentation of Ensemble
Encore ("Together Again"), the Acadian Memorial Multimedia
Archive. The presentation will be offered at 10:00 a.m., and again at 2:00
p.m. (at our meeting). The archive makes the results of scholarly research
on Louisiana's early Acadians widely available for the first time. You
won't want to miss it!
Do you get Louisiana Roots? Very helpful publication, and it's free. They published the following article about former member Albert Robichaux:
"Louisiana author Albert Robichaux has won the prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus Award for 1998. This honor was awarded by the American Society of Genealogists for his noted book entitled German Coast Families: European Origins and Settlement in Colonial Louisiana. The book was published by Father Donald Hebert. This is the most coveted award for which any genealogist in America could wish, according to Winston DeVille, who is a distinguished member of the Fellow of American Society of Genealogists. It is believed that Robichaux is the only Louisiana genealogist/author to have received the award."
Joyce Naquin Chauvin, sister-in-law of Society President Phil Chauvin, Jr., died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999. She is survived by her husband, Robert A. Chauvin Sr. of Houma; three sons, Robert "Bobby" and Kenneth Chauvin, both of Houma, and Keith Chauvin of Georgia; one daughter, Mrs. James (Regina) Linn of Houma; one brother, two sisters, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry A. And Bertha Fanguy Naquin.
We received a brief note from Father Donald Hebert last month, notifying
us of the death of Fr.
Clarence J. d'Entremont, author of several works on Acadian families
in Nova Scotia.
It is time to check your mailing label on this newsletter. If it has "1999" printed on the upper right, you are good for another year. If there is no date mentioned, you need to send us a check. Why? One of our members from Fairfield, CA, says "Best investment I make! Thanks!"
Now listen up. I know many of you are in the habit of writing a check
for the same amount that it has been for many, many years. However, it
is 1999, and thedues were changed a couple of years ago (in late '97).
For an Individual membership, it is $25.00. If you want to contribute a
little extra, you can become a Contributing Member for $30.00. (Thank you
for that.) A Family Membership is $30.00, also. Libraries pay only $22.00,
but their use of our services is limited. Now, if you like bargains, figure
out how much you may save if you become a Life Member for $250.00. Please
take care of this soon.
A couple of our members have been under the weather, lately, but we hope this finds them doing better. Dot Smith, one of our board members, was in the hospital for surgery following a heart attack, but is home now so if you want to call and wish her well, or send a card, you may do so, now. Wilma Boudreaux was diagnosed with pneumonia, but was not hospitalized. We used to call this "walking pneumonia," I believe. Not a fun thing to have, I can assure you. She would appreciate your letter or phone call, I'm sure.
One of our generous Franklin members, Margie Luke, recently donated some Georgia Census Records on Microfilm to the Terrebonne Parish Library. If you have forebears from Georgia, you will want to check out the tapes and our Microfilm Reader/Printer at the North Branch Library. The years covered are 1830, 1840, 1850, and 1870 -- selected counties. Thanks a million.
Thomas Marks, D.D.S., of San Antonio sent two volumes of The Journal
of German Texas Heritage Society and five volumes plus two issues of
Heritage (San Antonio Genealogical Society). Mil gracias, Dr. Marks.
Should I say "Dankeschoen?"
N. G. S.
If you have considered joining the National Genealogical Society, we
have brochures and application blanks. Pick one up at the meeting or write
me at the address above. Their "1999 Conference in the States" will be
held in Richmond, Virginia, on 12-15 May 1999. It sounds like a good deal.
CIVIL WAR RECORDS
For Civil War buffs: the Young-Sanders Center for the Study of the War Between the States announces an expansion of its Confederate Records Burial Database located on its Web site at http://www.youngsanders.org. The Center is located in Morgan City. Call (504)380-4650 for more info.
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