Volume 2008 Issue 5
15 May 2008 Meeting
The May 2008 meeting of the Lafayette Genealogical
Society was held in the Meeting Room
Main Branch of the Lafayette Public
on May 15, 2008 at 6:30 P.M. President
Gates called the meeting to order.
was a moment of silence and the Pledge
Allegiance was given.
The minutes and treasurer�s report
on the internet at our web site.
Visitors were recognized as Stacey
who is beginning to research the Duplechain
line and an Italian line from the New
area. Paul Robertson besides researching
the African-American Robertson line
area is searching the Glover line from
Warren LeBlanc reported that he had
of cemetery listings from Starks, LA.
Charts from society members are needed.
to a computer malfunction the minutes
available at this meeting and they
posted ASAP on our website. Brenda
reported on the seminar in Baton Rouge
by Louisiana State Genealogical Society
six society members attended. She also
that a Genealogy Lecture Series will
in Mandeville, LA on Saturday, June
from 8:30 to 4:30 P.M. at the Life
5200 LA Rt.22 (across from Beau Chene).
speaker will be Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak
who is the Chief Genealogist for Ancestry.com,
author, and genealogy lecturer. Cost:
President Gates then presented the
program, Researching Vital Records;
was available as a further aid for
doing their own research. Searching
websites, and methods are noted and
the information given applies to each
Charles Patterson gave notice that
the Lafayette Main Library�s summer
for children that the first Saturday
gathering will be held at the Carencro
BUT it will be held on the second Saturday
due to another commitment on the first
of June and July and those meetings
start at 10:30 A.M. The regular third
meetings will be held at Grace Presbyterian
Church at 6:30 P.M. for the months
There was a brief question and answer
Charles Patterson encouraged all members
to consider creating a website for
family; help and assistance is offered
Charles and Earl.
There being no further business the