Volume 2006 Issue 3

The Minutes of the 16 March 2006 Meeting


The March 2006 meeting of the Lafayette Genealogical Society was held in the Meeting Room of the Main Branch of the Lafayette Public Library on March 16, 2006 at 6:30 P.M.  The meeting was called to order by President Jean Kiesel, who then asked for a moment of silence for our military and for those affected by the two recent hurricanes.
President Jean Kiesel called upon Charles Patterson to demonstrate the society�s web page and its links.   All members were encouraged to submit pictures and material to expand the site.  As material is submitted it will be added to our website.  Charles noted that a counter has been added to the website so members can view the number of times our website has been accessed.
Brenda Fuselier then presented the PowerPoint PAF5 Basic 1 workshop presentation downloaded from www.familysearch.org.  There is a PAF 5 Basic 2 available that an individual can access or download at the same website.  Help Topics and a User Guide is also available when the PAF program is downloaded.
Earl Gates passed out printed material on �Immigration.�  Free training courses are available at www.genealogy.com, Learning Center.  Some courses are Introduction to Tracing Immigrant Origins, Post Civil War Immigrant Sources, Sources Between 1820 and 1865, Pre- 1820 Immigration, and European Sources.  Earl gave an account of his locating an ancestor through census records, marriage records, and obituary notices.
Dottie Burleigh and Glenda Shaw are continuing the project of photographing tombstones; they will be on the website as soon as possible.  Stories and/or relationships that members can offer will be included with pictures.
President Kiesel reminded members that the April meeting will be held in the Meeting Room of the Lafayette Public Library on April 20, 2006.  Our speaker will be Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick, author of FORENSIC GENEALOGY. She was raised in New Orleans and now resides in California.  All members need to make a special effort to attend the April meeting to hear about her research and conclusions.
There being no further business President Jean Kiesel called the meeting closed.
Respectfully submitted,
Brenda Fuselier, Secretary