A Monthly Newslettter of the Lafayette Genealogy Society

Volume 2011 Issue 8



August 18, 2011 Meeting

Lafayette Genealogical Society


Minutes of the Lafayette Genealogical Society

July 21, 2011

The August meeting of the Lafayette Genealogical Society was held on August 21, 2011 in the Meeting Room of the South Regional Library, 1601 Johnston St., Lafayette, Louisiana at 6:00 P.M. The meeting was called to order by President Brenda Fuselier. There was a moment of silence to remember U.S.servicemen and the infirmed, followed by the Pledge of Allegience. A welcome was extended to members and guests.

On August 18th, 2011 the Lafayette Genealogical Society monthly meeting was called to order by President Brenda Fuselier with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence for those serving or have served our country. 

Pam and Dennis Carr, who�s forming a genealogy society in Scott, and Wayne and Annette Tweedel�s daughter were introduced as visitors. 

Guest speaker and LGS member, Leonard Smith, with LS3 Studios, spoke on how he had searched and compiled his family history. His grandmother worked at Nottaway Plantation and told him many stories. He also used Familyhistory.com and Genealogybank.com. He has worked for Kodak since 1975. He showed us a very interesting slide show of some of his work place and his family. He told us how he compiled information from living relatives, searching the forementioned web sites and how we should document any and all information.  

Information of the Grand Revile Acadien/Great Acadian Awakening was discussed; Thursday, October 13th, with opening ceremonies at the Cajun Dome Convention Center where Stephen White will give a presentation. On Saturday, October 15th, he will be LDS�s guest speaker in the auditorium at the South Regional Library. Notifications will be sent to television and radio

stations, newspapers, and other societies. 

The following dates are of inportance:

9/5/2011 Hoffpauir Family Reunion in Indian Bayou

9/17/2011 Lake Charles Society meeting

12/8/2011 LGS Christmas Party

3/3/2012 Guest speaker John Sellers at LGS Saturday meeting

4/28/2012 Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Society Conference 

Pete Lavergne motioned to adjourn, Lona Bourque 2nd. The meeting was adjourned and members were invited for refreshments.

  President Brenda Fuselier