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Tuesdays are Special

The Tuesdays are Special sessions are being held intermittently because of Covid-19.. 


When held, Research assistance from Lafayette Genealogical Society members is offered every Tuesday from 9:30 - noon in the Genealogy Section (3rd floor) of the Main Branch of the Lafayette Public Library, 301 West Congress St., Lafayette, Louisiana 70501. 


Society members offer one on one help to anyone beginning their family search, brick walls, etc.  Help is given using the resources of the library; books computers, periodicals, and microfilm. Some genealogical books may be checked out from the library.

Genealogy 101 -- It may be right for you

The society has temporarly suspended all Genealogy 101 sessions because of COVID-19.

LALGS Mailing List

 The Lafayette Genealogical Society maintains a Mailing List titled LALGS and hosted by .  The intent of this list is to provide Announcements and Information to society members.

If you are a member of this mailing list and receive an email from the list PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND to this email unless your response would be of interest to the entire group.   Should you want to respond to the sender of the email PLEASE send a separate email directly to the original sender.  Should you want the email address of the sender you can contact me at

About Us

The Lafayette Genealogical Society is a not for profit society. Our mission is to encourage an interest in all family history; as well as collect, preserve and make available Attakapas area history. This includes the Parishes of Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Mary, Acadia, Vermilion, Evangeline and Iberia.

We are an organization of genealogists, who work together in preserving family history and local history. Although we meet in Lafayette and have a particular interest in Louisiana history, many of our members have family that requires research outside of Louisiana. Our members include individuals from Louisiana, Canada, France and elsewhere.

Thousands of individual's come from all over the World each year to learn about our culture, as well as research their families in local repositories. Including, the wonderful genealogical collections housed at the Lafayette Public Library and the Dupre Library on the UL Campus.

We welcome anyone interested in learning about his or her lineage and preserving the history of the Attakapas area through documentation. If you are not a member of our society, we would like to invite you to attend one or more of our meetings to learn more about us.

We currently have 115 members in our society, several of whom are from outside of Louisiana. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month in the south regional branch of the Lafayette Public Library, 6101 Johnson Street in Lafayette Louisiana, unless otherwise noted.
See the schedule of Meetings/Events, location and topics.

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings!

For further information on becoming a member, please send an email to one of the Officers of the Society

Membership Information

Membership is $20/yr.

Download Membership Form by clicking on this  Link.

Print form, complete entries required and mail with $20 check or money order to Lafayette Genealogical Society "Attention Membership"

Lafayette Genealogical Society
PO Box 52041
Lafayette, LA. 70505-2041


 Attakapas Region



Joan Boudreaux
Vice President -
Marcus Andrepont
Warren LeBlanc
Treasurer -
Cheryl Huner
Secretary -
Veronica Dennis
Webmaster -
President Elect - Unfilled