Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the South Regional Lafayette Public Library located at 6101 Johnston Street. Meetings start at 6:30pm during Daylight Savings Time and 6:00pm when Daylight Savings Time is not in effect. 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 round table disscusion sessions 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 session can consist of a round table discussion or genealogy presentation.

Note: Tuesday mornings from 8:30 - 12:00 at the Main Lafayette Public Library located at 301 W. Congress Street Lafayette, LA. 70501.LGS members are available to help anyone beginning their family research, have brick walls, etc.  Help is given from the large collection of books available, as well as research on Ancestry.com.

DATE MEETINGS & EVENTS FOR 2018
   

January 6  

(9:30 a.m.)

Genealogy 101
Genealogy 101, a round table, beginning at 9:30 a.m., Lafayette Public Library, downtown location, 301 W. Congress St., Lafayette. Learn how to begin your genealogy search, bring your questions and meet others who are interested in research.

January 18
(6:00 p.m.)
 

Meeting
Meeting was canceled

February 3
(9:30 a.m.)

Genealogy 101
Location has been changed to South Regional Library, due to Mardi Gras parades.

February 15
(6:00 p.m.)

Meeting
LGS member, Henry Peterson, will be showing and demonstrating way to maximize your search for genealogical information on the internet and how to transfer that information into your genealogy program.

March 3
(9:30 a.m.)

Genealogy 101
A round table beginning at 9:30 a.m., Lafayette Public Library, downtown location, 301 W. Congress St., Lafayette. Learn how to begin your genealogy search, bring your questions and meet others who are interested in research.

March 15
(6:30 p.m.)
 

Meeting
Speakers are LGS members, Kathy Higginbotham and Donna Latiolais, who will explain how to access from home both Louisiana and Bureau of Land Management historical land records and how to compare that information to present day maps.

April 7
(9:30 a.m.)

Genealogy 101
A round table beginning at 9:30 a.m., Lafayette Public Library, downtown location, 301 W. Congress St., Lafayette. Learn how to begin your genealogy search, bring your questions and meet others who are interested in research.

April 19
(6:30 p.m.)

Meeting
Peggy Broughton and her nephew, Phillip Chriceol, will be talking about sharing information on family adoption and Family Tree to include search process & 2018 DNA finding & guiding adoptions. Will also talk about connection networks. Peggy formally worked as an adoption searcher and mediator with Adoption Tri-Ad Network

May 5
(9:30 a.m.)

Genealogy 101
A round table beginning at 9:30 a.m., Lafayette Public Library, downtown location, 301 W. Congress St., Lafayette. Learn how to begin your genealogy search, bring your questions and meet others who are interested in research.

May 17
(6:30 p.m.)
 

Meeting
Speaker is LGS member, Sam Lollar with the Lafayette Parish Library who will talk about how to access the extensive genealogy information websites available through the Library's website. The information will be helpful to both novice and advanced researchers.

June 2
(9:30 a.m.)

Genealogy 101
A round table beginning at 9:30 a.m., Lafayette Public Library, downtown location, 301 W. Congress St., Lafayette. Learn how to begin your genealogy search, bring your questions and meet others who are interested in research.

June 21
(6:30 p.m.)
 

Meeting
Speaker is LGS member, Rogers Romero, who will give a presentation "Coming Together: Acadians, Malaguenos and Islenos", which discusses how these different groups (Acadians, Spanish and Canary Islanders) joined together in the New Iberia area.

July 7
(9:30 a.m.)
 

Genealogy 101
A round table beginning at 9:30 a.m., Lafayette Public Library, downtown location, 301 W. Congress St., Lafayette. Learn how to begin your genealogy search, bring your questions and meet others who are interested in research.

July 19
(6:30 p.m.)
 

Meeting
Martin "Marty" Guidry will give a talk entitled "A Sojourn Forgotten? The Acadians in Maryland, 1755-1769". The talk will briefly discuss the history of the Acadians, the reasons for the deportations and then focus on the Acadians deported to Maryland, their reception by the Marylanders, the lives in Maryland, their departure for Louisiana and a couple of unique gifts that they gave to Louisianians. Marty will be dress as an Acadian of the 1750s.

August 4
(9:30 p.m.)

Genealogy 101
A round table beginning at 9:30 a.m., Lafayette Public Library, downtown location, 301 W. Congress St., Lafayette. Learn how to begin your genealogy search, bring your questions and meet others who are interested in research.

August 16
(6:30 p.m.)

Meeting
 The August 16th speaker will be Tracy Petit Frederick. Tracy lives in New Iberia with her husband and four children. After her youngest began college last year, she began her family history research in earnest. She’s on the board of the Acadian Memorial Foundation and was recently elected President. She has been working on her family history, on and off, for about the past 10 years. She will be speaking on “ Using timelines in your genealogy research”.

September 1
(9:30 a.m.)

Genealogy 101
A round table beginning at 9:30 a.m., Lafayette Public Library, downtown location, 301 W. Congress St., Lafayette. Learn how to begin your genealogy search, bring your questions and meet others who are interested in research.

September 20
(6:30 p.m.)
 

Meeting
Martha Aubert, President of the Louisiana Orphan Train Society, will give a presentation on the orphans that came from New York in 1853 to find homes. She will also talk about the Ophan Train Museum in Opelousas..

October 6
(9:30 a.m.)

Genealogy 101
A round table beginning at 9:30 a.m., Lafayette Public Library, downtown location, 301 W. Congress St., Lafayette. Learn how to begin your genealogy search, bring your questions and meet others who are interested in research.

October 18
(6:30 p.m.)

Meeting
Dennis Ward, writer and playwright, who wrote the GiGi series on a holocaust survivor and French War bride who came to Louisiana, Gisele Carriton Bertrand Johnson. Dennis will speak on the 2nd book "Madame GiGi". We'll also have as a special guest, her son, Ricardo Johnson.

November 3
(9:30 a.m.)


Genealogy 101
A round table beginning at 9:30 a.m., Lafayette Public Library, downtown location, 301 W. Congress St., Lafayette. Learn how to begin your genealogy search, bring your questions and meet others who are interested in research.

November 15
(6:00 p.m.)

Meeting
Speaker for November meeting:  Michael Wynn, who is originally from Lafayette, now retired and living in Alexandria. His Father was Dr. Edward W Wynn, well known Pediatrician and Mother was Lessie Whipp Wynn, well known civic volunteer.  He has done extensive  family research on both sides and will be speaking on this family history.

December 7
(12:00 noon)
 Christmas Banquet will be held at the Petroleum Club