Volume 2007 Issue 9

20 September 2007 Meeting


The  September 2007 meeting of the Lafayette Genealogical Society was held in the Meeting Room of the Main Branch of the Lafayette Public Library on September 20, 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. New members, Kathleen Short and Michael Castille, and a visitor, Henry Diamond were welcomed.

President Patterson announced the slate for the Society’s 2008 officers.

                       President                    Earl Gates

                       President-Elect           Rogers Romero

                       Vice-President            Pete Lavergne

                       Secretary                    Brenda Fuselier

                       Treasurer                    Warren LeBlanc

The minutes and treasurer’s report are posted on our website.    

Members were requested to submit articles, family stories, charts, pictures, queries and any genealogical tidbits that may be interesting to our members and people interested in genealogy.  Remember that our annual will by printed in a booklet form that will be distributed to area libraries; members will receive their annual on a CD that is distributed at the annual Christmas banquet.

The Lafayette Genealogical Society’s annual Christmas Banquet will be held December 6, 2007 at the Lafayette Petroleum Club beginning at 6:30 P.M.

President Patterson announced that Google has a site that is a free down-load that allows you to locate any name or subject within your own computer.  It is available at Google.com, then click on “Desktop”.

It was announced the book, Images of Lafayette, will be available from its editor, Jean Kiesel, at the October meeting.  It contains over 200 historic photographs of Lafayette from its founding in 1823 to the turn of the 21st century.  The cost will be $19.99 and Jean will donate the profits from copies sold to members to the Lafayette Genealogical Society.

Members are reminded of the genealogical conference that 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.

Earl Gates presented the program, “Finding Your Ancestors Online”.

Treasurer’s Report

Period Ending August 2007                                         $3,110.35

Ending Balance                                                            $3,110.35

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Brenda Fuselier

Lafayette Genealogical October Meeting

October 18, 2007

6:30 P.M.

Meeting Room

Lafayette Public Library

Main Branch

Lafayette, La
The Speaker will be Earl Gates

The Military Records: How to Find Ancestors from Vietnam War Back to Revolutionary War

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