Volume 2007 Issue 1

18 January 2007 Meeting


The January 2007 meeting of the Lafayette Genealogical Society was held in the Meeting Room of the Main Branch of the Lafayette Public Library on January 18, 2007 at 6:30 P.M.  The meeting was called to order by President Charles Patterson.  A moment of silence was observed and the Pledge of Allegiance was given.

The president informed the membership of the Genealogy 101 programs that will be held every first Saturday of each month.  A basic genealogy power point presentation will be given each month; it will be free and open to the public.  After the informational session assistance will be offered to participants in searching for their families, or for clarifying records they may have.  Members from the society are encouraged to attend and assist.  Charles then gave the power point presentation, �Beginning Genealogy� to the society members.

An update of the Lafayette Genealogical Society web site was demonstrated by President Patterson.  Since its inception there have been 2173 hits on the site.

The program was turned over to Earl Gates who gave a power point presentation on �DNA in Genealogy.�  The Family Tree DNA company was discussed.  A pedigree chart would accompany the DNA sample and a report of family names would by sent to the submitter.

President Charles Patterson reported that he and Earl Gates hope to get their power point presentations on CD�s for use by the membership.

Announcements: An inquiry for a 1979 newspaper obituary was requested.  Longtime member Mrs. Olympe Butcher is in the hospital, but reported doing well.  The Lake Charles genealogy society will have its first quarterly meeting Saturday, January 20, 2007.

The following are reports from the Treasurer, Warren LeBlanc:

�Ancestral Footprints� Conference held 21 October, 2006

Conference Registration                          $1685.00

Donations                                                 $350.00

Cokes/Food                                                 $ 97.00         



Postage                                                           $44.79               

Speakers Expenses                                      $176.65

Printing                                                       $680.40

Church Donation                                        $150.00

Food/Drinks/Supplies                                $735.07

Cleaning                                                       $100.00

Syllabus                                                       $903.97



                                              NET Loss        ($659.45)

13 New members from Conference               $260.00

86 Paid attendees from Conference              

December Treasurer�s Report (not reported in Ancestral Endeavors for January)

Beginning Balance                                      $3,069.20

Newsletter/Publication                                $146.83

Banquet Publication                                    $643.66


Conference                                                       $ 43.84

Membership Dues                                             60.00  

Banquet                                                           375.00

Ending Balance                                          $2,757.55

January Treasurer�s Report

Beginning Balance                                     $2,757.55

Ending Balance                                           $2,757.55

The Cemetery Project will resume when warm weather arrives.  Dottie Burleigh spoke of a Greenlawn Cemetery listing that noted who was related to whom, and how that might be beneficial to genealogical researchers.  It was suggested that the cemetery and obituary project might be coordinated so that a tombstone and obituary might be shown together [ printed or on our web site].  For funeral home records that the society is looking into developing, it was suggested that the Acadia genealogical society be consulted, especially for format and pointers.  Funeral homes would need to be consulted to determine their willingness and cooperation.

There being no further business, the meeting was closed.

Respectfully submitted,

Brenda Fuselier, Secretary

Thursday, February 15, 2007
Lafayette Public Library
6:30 P.M.

PROGRAM: Heritage Quest