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Phone: (985) 532–3586
|NEXT MEETING: Saturday, September 27, 2003
Main Library, Houma, LA 1:00 p.m.
Our August meeting was filled with all kinds of questions
and answers about families and friends, and I don’t take shorthand, so
I missed most of them. I guess you will just have to get out of your comfortable
chair and see if you can find a ride to the next meeting. Time and place
is given above. Take it from me, you will be glad you came.
Our sympathies also go out to our member Sandra A. HELTZ BARRÉ, who lost her mother-in-law recently. Ida Mae ZERINGUE BARRÉ died Saturday, September 6, 2003. She was the beloved wife of Klebert BARRÉ and mother of Wendy B. HOWES, Farrel BARRÉ, Carrol B. DUHE and Don J. BARRÉ. She was the daughter of the late Sidney and Maria BRAUD ZERINGUE. Sister of Noelie ROUSSEL, Earline WEBER, Lillian AUDIFFRED and Eliza OUBRE. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
APOLOGIES: We forgot! Please accept our sincere apologies, but somehow we did not print the list of our faithful members who helped put the quarterly together on 25 July 2003. A great big “Thank you” is due from all of us who enjoy reading it. Thanks to Jim AVET, Julia BENOIT, Catherine BER, Dorothy and Jess BERGERON, Brice and Rita BERNARD, Niles BOUDREAUX, Blanche BROWN, Marcie CAVALIER, Phil and Jane CHAUVIN, Rodney HARTMAN, Ed HENRY, Ed HICKS, Enola THERIOT, Jane WEBERT and Nancy WRIGHT. Dorothy and Jess brought their granddaughter, Catherine, who did her share of the work.
NEWS FROM SAN MARCO, FL: We received a clipping from the San Marco News, Summer 2003, which included an article by our member Louis ZELENKA. Some of you may be interested in the article, it is about the jukeboxes which used to be everywhere, but are collectors’ items, now, and some of the popular music of the 1935 - 1955 era. San Marco is in the Jacksonville area of Florida. Interested? Call Louis at (904) 630-2409.
FILM: The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, at Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond) cordially invites you to attend the Grand Premier of the docu-drama film “Reluctant Americans: The West Florida Revolt, Completing the Louisiana Purchase” which will be presented on Thursday, September 25, 2003, at 7:00 pm. It will be shown at the Columbia Theater, Hammond, LA, with a Gala Reception to follow, sponsored by Southeastern Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Commission. For additional information, please call the Center at (985) 849-2151. P.S., the invitation was sent to the society, so tell them you are a member.
CONFERENCE: We received another invitation, this one from the Creole Heritage Center in Natchitoches, LA. It seems that the Creole Studies Consortium, Northwestern & Tulane Universities, is holding a Creole Studies Conference in New Orleans at the Radisson Hotel on October 23 - 25, 2003. See their website for a list of speakers and topics. It sounds really interesting. Some last-minute changes to the information on the website are 1) Early Bird Registration has been extended to September 29th, so if you are interested, you still have time. Also, 2) the Creole Soirée is from 7 pm to Midnight, 3) Kid Care is available (contact 1-800-862-5808). 4) Discount car rental is available, too, with Avis. Call 1-800-331-1600. Give the Reference No. AWD J818219. And don’t forget hotel reservations. Call 1-800-333-3333 as soon as possible after reading this. For registration forms and other info, call 1-318-357-6685 or visit www.nsula.edu/creole P.S. I looked all through the 15-page online brochure but the only charges besides the hotel room that I could find was a $25.00 charge for the Soirée. Check it out. Sounds like a good deal.
RESEARCH SEMINAR: Tulane is involved in another presentation, albeit in a small way. They are providing the venue for a group of societies called the Genealogical Societies of Metropolitan New Orleans to present a Genealogical Research Seminar on Saturday, November 8, 2003 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at Jones Hall on the Tulane University campus. If you are a member of one of the societies in the group, you probably already know that your fee is only $35.00, whereas non-members have to pay $40.00, just like those who register late (after 8 October 2003). The line-up of speakers is impressive: Wilbur E. “Bill” MENERAY, PhD will be speaking on the “Spanish Colonial Period in Louisiana - 1762 - 1803.” Pamela BOYER PORTER has the topic “Spanish Archives Materials: Not Just for Hispanics.” And Mic BARNETTE is handling “The Settlement of the Gulf Coast: A Historical Timeline and Study.” Finally, Pamela BOYER PORTER will return to talk on “Some Real ... Reliable Research Sites on the Internet.” For more information and registration forms, visit their hosting website www.geocities.com/jeffersongenealogicalsociety/ and click on Genealogical Research Seminar.
CMA 2004 - NOVA SCOTIA: Interest is heating up concerning the
possibility of visiting Nova Scotia next year. Tour groups are forming
and some places are filling up. If you think you are interested, I gave
a contact in last month’s news. It’s not too early. In fact, it may be
a little late.
We started listing the families in the July newsletter, but if you did not see your name, yet, try accessing the CMA-2004 Nova Scotia website at http://www.cma2004.com/ and follow the links to fun. First, click on English or Français, then find the tab labeled families (or familles) to locate your own surnames of interest.
THEY CAME ... THEY STAYED: As you may know, already, about a
year or more ago we decided to work on a revision of Laïse Ledet’s
book which was originally published by her in 1982. She gave us permission
to do so before she died, but it was some time before we hit upon the idea
of publishing it in a digital form (on CD-ROM). There were problems which
could best be solved with going that route. We have scanned all the pages
and are well on the way to a complete and comprehensive index. The database
of families is about ¾ done, but we wanted to update the information
to document the past 20 years. We need help. Ms. Laïse took the families
of her students and friends to start with and showed their ancestries and
family groups. Those young people have matured and some of them have married
and had their own families. We thought it would be a good thing to contact
them and see if they would be willing to help us update the book.
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