>Genealogy 101 at LALGS

> From the LALGS list:

Members of the Lafayette Genealogical Society,

This is to remind you of our Genealogy 101 First Saturday of the month get-together on February 5, 2011 at the South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA. We’ll meet at 9:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room with coffee and donuts. Earl Gates will give members a presentation on “The Latest Technology for Genealogists.” Areas to be covered will be split screen computing using your genealogy program along with searching online sites, hand held scanners, and internet sites to help find those elusive ancestors.

Another reminder: This Friday evening, February 4, 2011 at 7 P.M. on NBC television the second season of “Who Do You Think You Are?” will begin. [View here.]This is a series depicting genealogical research of several selected TV, musical, or movie personalities and the methods used to locate some of their surprising ancestors. Tune in!

The exhibit, “Louisiana on the Eve of the Civil War,” will be extended until the end of February. If you missed our group viewing of this exhibit it is still on display in the Louisiana Room of the Dupre Library on the UL at Lafayette campus, 400 E. St.Mary Blvd. in Lafayette, LA. You may want to call to check library hours of operation.

Any member that has not paid their dues or anyone interested in supporting the Lafayette Genealogical Society will be able to pay their dues of $20.00 for 2011 on Saturday, February 5th.

Make plans now for our society’s tour of the Monlezun home in Lake Arthur, LA on Wednesday, February 23, 2011. Mrs. Bernadette Monlezun-Ponton had spoken to us in November about her family’s collection of heritage memorabilia and their effort to gather, preserve, sustain, and make relevant their family’s history. At the homesite she will demonstrate how their family has organized their history and how it might benefit our family story. We will be there at 9:30 A.M. and the tour will last about 1 1/2 hrs. There is also Nott’s Corner Restaurant in Lake Arthur where we might have lunch . The title of the tour is “An Arthur Avenue Heritage Tour.” Bernadette says the coffee will be on! If you would like a ride please let me know.

And one last reminder: Your one piece of paper for our annual ” Les Memoirs de Lafayette” should list the surnames you are researching. A committee, as yet unnamed, will organize a section for the CD. Thanks.

Until Saturday morning hoping to see YOU there!

Brenda Fuselier, President
Lafayette Genealogy Society

About Louisiana Genealogy Admin

I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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