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Phone: (985) 532–3586
Saturday, December 13, 2003
Main Library, Houma, LA 1:00 p.m.
When I looked at the calendar I could
hardly believe that another year had flown by. I know there is a lesson,
here, but I can’t remember what it is. Whatever. This month’s meeting is
special. Just like you are. It will be a lot of fun, meeting new friends
and renewing old acquaintances. Isn’t there a song about that? My memory
must be playing tricks on me. But I was told not to forget to remind everybody
to bring lots of goodies of all kinds. Salty and crunchy or sweet and smooth,
or vice versa. And one or two gifts for door prizes. Fun gifts or thoughtful
ones, new gifts or old ones. It really doesn’t matter. If we are given
one we can’t use, we’ll wrap it up for next year. If you can bring more
than a couple, bring ‘em on. We’ll just save the slips with the names on
them, put them back in the box and go around another time or two. We just
want to be sure that everybody gets something. OK? Our Christmas Socials
are legendary. If you don’t believe me, just ask someone.
DEATHS: I quote from our Fall 2003 quarterly, Terrebonne Life
Lines: “We regret to announce the death of Dorotha HORVATH, long known
to the community as the ‘Genealogy Librarian’ at the Terrebonne Parish
Library. She was responsible for re-activating, and helping to reorganize,
the dormant Terrebonne Genealogical Society in 1982; she secured a regular
place for meetings and in general, helped in any way she could. She was
always there guiding beginners at the library who were searching their
ancestry, and organizing free beginners’ workshops with the assistance
of members of TGS.”
ILLNESS: Please keep Charles and Linda PLAISANCE in your thoughts and prayers. She has been at M. D. Anderson in Houston, Texas.
BOOK SALE: We really hate to have to tell you this, but the day of our Christmas Social is also the last day of our Book Sale. That is the deadline, too, for getting the pre-publication price on the new South Louisiana Vital Family Records Vol. 10, 1933-1935. The regular price will be $40 each, while the pre-publication price is $32.00. Don’t wait. These are extra-special reference books with civil marriage and birth records of the bridal couples from Assumption, Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes, as well as the successions of Terrebonne Parish.
PUBLIC LIBRARIES: I feel like I’m preaching to the choir, but
we need to use our “new” genealogy department fully. Public libraries exist
at the pleasure of the public. If a library is used mainly by a juvenile
public, it will aim more of its outlay in that direction. If a library
is used heavily by a researching public, it will spend its money on the
areas demanded by its patrons. Learn from the following article, taken
from the APG (Association of Professional Genealogists) mailing list.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Interested in running for office in the Terrebonne Genealogical Society? Submit your name and the position you seek to one of the members of the Nominating Committee. Don’t know who they are? Marcie L. CAVALIER, Dorothy M. BERGERON, or Gloria G. HICKS are at most meetings, so you shouldn’t have any trouble contacting them. If you are shy, ask someone else to nominate you, or email Dorothy or Gloria (use Jess’s or Ed’s address at the top of this newsletter). We will publish a list of the nominees in the next newsletter, so don’t put it off.
NEW BOOK: Have you been waiting for the publication of the 2002 Houma Courier Engagements, Births, Weddings and Divorces book to be announced? Well, you may send in your order with $20.00 for each copy and $3.00 for shipping and handling and we’ll send you as many as you would like.
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