We hold meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, at the South Regional Lafayette Public Library located at 6101 Johnston Street. This is with the exception of the month of December, which is when we have our annual membership banquet. Our meetings are open to the public and generally include a main presentation or a genealogical class in order to help further family history research.

We also hold Genealogy 101 Work Shops on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 AM at the Main Lafayette Public Library located at 301 W. Congress Street Lafayette, LA. 70501.   A Genealogy 101 Work Shop can consist of a round table discussion or genealogy presentation.
Date
Events for 2017
January 7
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101

January 19
 (6:30 p.m.)
Meeting

Speaker is Lafayette Genealogical Society president, Brenda Fuselier, who will talk about using the “Father Hebert books“ as resources for genealogy research.


February 4
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101

Learn how to begin your genealogy search, bring your questions and meet others who are interested in research.


February 16
 (6:30 p.m.)
Meeting

Guest speaker is Warren Perrin, Lafayette attorney, and author of a number of books about Louisiana and Acadian history. He will speak about “The New Acadie Project“, a ULL project begun in 2014 in the Loreauville area to determine the site of the first Acadian settlement in Louisiana.


March 4
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101
March 16
 (6:30 p.m.)
Meeting

Guest speaker is Louis Perrett, Clerk of Court for Lafayette Parish, who will speak about Genealogy resources at the Lafayette Parish Court House.


April 1
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101

Learn how to begin your genealogy search, bring your questions and meet others who are interested in research.


April 20
 (6:30 p.m.)
Meeting

Speaker is Lafayette resident and teacher consultant for the Acadiana Writing Project at ULL, Dianne Dempsey-Legnon, author of “Belair Cove” and “A Louisiana Soldier”.


May 6
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101

Yes, it's that time again. Our "First Saturday" is here. Time to let your society know how you are doing genealogy wise. Problems? Brick walls? Successes? Other genealogy societies' news? And don't forget your year-end contribution for Le Memoirs. The Downtown Library opens at 9:00 A.M. Come have a cup of coffee and let's talk genealogy. Let's see if we can help any new guests get started. Remember: Lafayette Genealogical Society, Genealogy 101, Saturday, May 6, 2017, beginning at 9:30 A.M., Lafayette Public Library, Main Library, 301 W. Congress St., Lafayette, LA.


May 18
 (6:30 p.m.)
Meeting

Speaker is Lafayette Genealogical Society member, Shirley LeBlanc, who will speak on the book written by Catherine Richard Martin, "Lagniappe Reminiscences", and will focus on Jefferson Street in the 1930's and 1940's.

 
June 3
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101

This is a "heads up" reminder that Genealogy 101 that is held the first Saturday of the month will be held at the South Regional Branch of the library for the month of June ONLY. The change for one month ONLY was due to the kick-off of the summer reading program that would be occurring at the Downtown site. There will be many little people and their parents at that location. Plus parking may be difficult. So please remember that in June Genealogy 101 will take place at the South Regional Library, 1601 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA on June 3, 2017 at 9:30 A.M. Another reminder will be sent next week.
June 15
 (6:30 p.m.)
Meeting

Lafayette Genealogical Society Meeting: Thursday, June 15th, Southside Branch Lafayette Public Library, 6106 Johnston St., Lafayette at 6:30 P.M. Lafayette Genealogy Member, Henry Peterson, will speak about his genealogy website. For more information, find us on Facebook.


July 1
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101:


July 20
 (6:30 p.m.)
Meeting



August 5
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101

August 17
 (6:30 p.m.)
Meeting



September 2
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101

 


September 21
 (6:30 p.m.)
Meeting

 

October 7
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101


October 19
 (6:30 p.m.)
Meeting



November 4
 (9:30 a.m.)
Genealogy 101


November 15
 (6:30 p.m.)
Meeting


 
December TBD
Christmas Banquet

Annual Banquet and installation of officers.