Volume 2007 Issue 6

21 June 2007 Meeting


The June 2007 meeting of the Lafayette Genealogical Society was held in the Dining Area of the Grace Presbyterian Church on June 21, 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. 

President Patterson reminded members of the genealogical conference sponsored by the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library, Libraries Southwest, and the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society 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.  There will also be an opening reception with the opportunity to research at the Genealogical Library. 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, LA70601-4254.

President Patterson announced to the membership that there will be a  First Saturday at the Main Branch of the Lafayette Public Library.  Even if the first floor meeting room is not available for the Genealogical Society, we will meet on the second floor in the genealogical section.  A tentative subject will be a photograph workshop if the library computer setup is available.  Those in attendance will learn how to put photographs in place in their computer genealogy program, how to take out, enhance, and organize their photographs.

President Patterson requested volunteer members for the Budget Committee and the Christmas Banquet Committee.  Members were asked to consider candidates for officers for the 2008 year.

Warren LeBlanc announced that long time member Woodley Hebert has died.

Charles Patterson informed members about a new free service that AOL offers. Ones pictures may be stored at their site at no cost.  Charles noted that this is an excellent place to store photos as a secondary backup.  It also frees up space on the computer hard drive.  It can be accessed to have pictures printed.  It can be accessed by people that are selected by the person storing the photos.  They can also be used as a slide show presentation.  Other sites may be offering services like this; Snapfish, flickr, and Photobucket are other examples.

Earl Gates demonstrated the �You Tube� website that allows people to create a video for so many minutes and post it at this site.  There are some genealogy tutorials plus other info available.  An e-mail has been sent to all members with the site address.

 Earl Gates presented the program �Finding Your Way Home: Using Maps in Genealogy Research� using a power point presentation.  Members were given a handout relating to the presentation   

Treasurer�s Report

Period Ending May 2007                                         $3,063.54  

Debits:  Supplies                                                             73.71

Credits                                                                            18.00

Deposits: Membership Dues                                        140.00                      

                 Book Sales                                                    10.00

Ending Balance                                                       $3,157.83

President Patterson announced that future program presentations includes �Wills and Probate,� �Vital Records,� �Photographs.�

A Question and Answer period followed.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Brenda Fuselier


Lafayette Genealogical Society Meeting

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Grace Presbyterian Church

518 Roselawn Blvd.

Lafayette, LA

6:30 P.M.

First Saturday at the Library

Saturday, August  4, 2007

Lafayette Public Library, Main Branch

9:30 A.M.

�Digitizing, Enhancing, and Organizing Your Pictures and Documents�

Genealogy Conference

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Bluebonnet Regional Library

9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA

�Genealogy: Histories and Mysteries�

9:30A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Contact: Cassandra Frederick, tel. (225) 763-2283

Lafayette Genealogical Society August Meeting

Thursday, August 16, 2007

6:30 P.M.