Volume 2006 Issue 10

November 2006


The November 2006 meeting of the Lafayette Genealogical Society was held in the Meeting Room of the Main Branch of the Lafayette Public Library on November 16, 2006 at 6:30 P.M.  The meeting was called to order by President Jean Kiesel.  A moment of silence was observed, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  Visitors were introduced; Lance Kimball reported to the membership that he has his deceased wife�s genealogy books that he needs to dispose of and is offering them to the society membership.  Lorraine Ault was introduced as a new member.

In regard to the vacancy of the Vice-President  for the 2007 officers, Pat Snyder was nominated for that office.  It was seconded and she accepted the nomination.  The following officers for 2007 were elected:  

President     Charles Patterson
President-Elect     Earl Gates
Vice President     Pat Snyder
Secretary     Brenda Fuselier
Treasurer     Warren LeBlanc

Charles Patterson reported that he and Earl Gates are developing several PowerPoint presentations for the society that will be demonstrated at meetings in 2007.

The Christmas Banquet will be held December 6, 2006 at the Petroleum Club beginning at 6:00 P.M.  Warren LeBlanc reported that the CD�s of Les Memories are completed and will be distributed there. 

The �Ancestral Footprints� Conference evaluation was presented and discussed. Suggestions included having the conference every two years and possibly not having a syllabus.  Dottie Burleigh, as chairman of the conference, expressed her appreciation to all members for the assistance they gave.

Lona Bourque brought the Society scrapbook and has it available for members to look at.

Jean Kiesel reported that the Multicultural Festival  in St.Martinville was successful considering it was the first one.  Our booth was in a good location and many people stopped to look at the posters of old pictures, talk of their families, and take family and pedigree charts.

Pedigree and Family Charts have been created by Charles Patterson and Earl Gates with our name and e-mail address on them to be distributed when and where needed.  It was suggested that all who sign in at the Genealogy Section of the library be sent a mail-out offering assistance and thanking them for using the genealogy section of the library.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Brenda Fuselier


The Lafayette Public Library has applied to receive Heritage Quest; watch the web site of the Lafayette Genealogical Society  or the Library web site for its availability.  A library card will be needed to access it.

The Imperial St. Landry Genealogical and Historical Society held its 2nd Saturday meeting in Opelousas on January 13, 2007 at Doctors� Hospital Office Building.  Dr. Lloyd Boulet spoke about diseases, plagues, illnesses, and deaths of the Acadians throughout their history.  Look for a brief summary of his talk at our website soon.

Thursday, January 18, 2007
Lafayette Public Library
6:30 P.M.