|From the West Bank Genealogical Society Yahoo Group:
The April meeting of the GRSNO will be held on Monday, April 20, 2009 at the Whitney National Bank, Metairie Branch, 1441 Metairie Rd., at 7:30 PM. Colleen Fitzpatrick will be the guest speaker. Her topic is “A Different Kind of DNA Talk.” Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, is the Consulting for the DNA Identification Laboratory. She has been recognized in print media and on for her work on the crash of Northwest Flight 4422. She was a key member of the team who identified the remains of the Unknown Child of the Titanic. She is the author of three bestselling books on genealogy, and an award-winning author and columnist who writes for major genealogical publications. The meeting room is entered from the parking lot off Codifer St. which provides a lighted safe area for parking. Light refreshments are provided.
Also this from the Algiers Historical Society
First of all, here’s a reminder that this month’s meeting is Saturday at 10am at the Carriage House behind the Courthouse, 225 Morgan. Mark Cave, librarian at the Williams Research Center (Historic New Orleans Collection), will give a presentation on Algiers jazz legend, band leader and music teacher, Manuel Manetta. It’s going to be a great one, and there will be music, coffee and cookies. And it’s free! Plus, we’ve got great news about the oral history project. Warren, Roz and Chad at Old Point Bar have donated $200 to the project, adding to the $600 Dr. Gizelle Richard donated to kick it off. If you need a beer or some dental work, please consider showing your thanks by patronizing these Algiers businesses! If you haven’t heard, Algiers Historical Society (AHS) is launching an oral history project in which we will record the stories of Algerines. The edited recordings will be made available online and via CD, with copies given to local libraries, schools and other archiv es. They will also be used to create an audio walking tour of Old Algiers, accessible via cell phone or through downloads, and marketed to locals and visitors. The idea is to bring the streets of Algiers alive with voices and music once more, and to give a gift to current and former residents, a lasting record of Algiers’ history. We believe it will also be of interest to visitors from across New Orleans and all over the world, especially since jazz is a core part of the story. If you would like to make a contribution, which will be used to secure the necessary equipment and technical support, that would be wonderful! Checks payable to Algiers Historical Society can be mailed to 335 Pelican Avenue, 70114. I hope to see you on Saturday! Take care, Amy Amy Hubbell Algiers Historical Society http://algierspoint .org/AHS/ algiershistory@ yahoo.com Amy Hubbell, President amyhubbell@aol. com Frank Wagner, Vice President/Secretary custer1012@cox. net Kevin Herridge, Newsletter Editor cockney@bellsouth. net Art Patron, Membership Chair Aspatron@aol. com Russ Van Dyke, Treasurer banjoruss@yahoo. com