Volume 2007 Issue 5

17 May 2007 Meeting

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The May 2007 meeting of the Lafayette Genealogical Society was held in the Dining Area of the Grace Presbyterian Church on May 17, 2007 at 6:30 P.M.  The meeting was called to order by President Charles Patterson.  A moment of silence was observed, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. 

It was announced that a genealogical conference sponsored by the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library, Libraries Southwest, and the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society will be held at the Lake Charles Civic Center on Saturday, October 27, 2007 from 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.  There will be three speakers, vendors, and a box lunch for early registrants for the fee of $25.  For further information contact Shirley Burwell, Head Genealogist, or the Genealogy staff at the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library at tel. (337) 437-3490, e-mail gen@calcasieu.lib.la.us, or by snail mail at 411 Pujo Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601-4254.

President Patterson announced to the membership that there would be no First Saturday at the Main Branch of the Lafayette Public Library due to expected influx of children that day to kick-off the summer reading program. Therefore, our First Saturday genealogical research event will NOT  be held on Saturday, June 2, 2007.

Mr. Pifer was introduced to the meeting.  He displayed his late wife�s collection of genealogical material.  Members were able to view and purchase the books, magazines, and printed material.

Member Dottie Burleigh presented the program of �Citing Your Sources.�  A question and answer session followed.

The Treasurer�s Report:

Period Ending April 2007

Beginning Balance April                                        $3,046.54

Deposits                                                                        17.00

Ending Balance                                                      $3,063.54

Member Lorene Auld moved that the meeting adjourn; Jackie Larson seconded.  President Charles Patterson announced that the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,

Brenda Fuselier

A Conference Announcement

Genealogical Conference 2007

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Louisiana State Archives

3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA

Registration & Book Sale  8 A.M.

For information: tel. (225) 922-1207

                                 e-mail: archives@sos.louisiana.gov

Mini Used Book Sale

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Sponsored by Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane

Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LAFor information: e-mail j.a.riffel@att.net

June Meeting

Thursday, 21 June 2007

6:30 P.M.

Grace Presbyterian Church

518 Roselawn Blvd

( Please note change of location from regularly scheduled meetings)

Presentation: Finding Your Way Home by Using Maps in Genealogy Research
By Earl Gates