Welcome to the Jefferson Genealogical Society Web site. General meeting information is here.
Our next general meeting will be Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Jay Schexnaydre will be our speaker. Jay will discuss the research of his great-grandmother’s Keating family. The Keating family of St. John the Baptist Parish has roots in France, St. Domingue, Mauritus, Philadelphia, Delaware and Ireland. Find out how Jay remarkably uncovered the background of this family back 1000 years and has reunited cousins from around the globe. This presentation will encourage you to search in places you’d never thought would yield results and how persistence pays off. All Keatings are invited to attend, but all genealogical researchers will be thoroughly intrigued.
We hope to see you there!
Report of the Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee submits the following nominations for officers of the Society for a term of 2 years (2015-2016)
President: Michele L. Lehmann
Vice President: Glenda H. Bonneval
Secretary: Paulette Mauterer
Treasurer: Audrey K. Borde
Board Member at Large: Gerald Schroeder
The nominating committee consisted of Cheryl Curole (last elected Board member), Barbara Munson, and Barbara DeSoto.
Shirley Lynch and Cheryl Curole at the JGS Booth at the 2013 Jefferson Parish Library Genealogy Fair
all in attendance were Paulette Mauterer, Lois Willow, Cheryl Curole, and Barbara DeSoto.
We had a great 2013 Workshop. Click on the Events tab for more pictures.
Earl Sundmaker, leader of Jefferson Genealogical Society's German Interest Group, has joined the staff of the German-American Cultural Center, and has established a Research Room which contains a computer with internet access, reference books, and maps of Germany.
Earl has personally digitized records for several New Orleans area German churches, and his collection will be on loan to the GACC Research Room. Included are records of the following:
Bethany Evangelical Church
Carrollton Presbyterian Church
First Evangelical Church and history
Jackson Avenue Evangelical Church
Metairie Evangelical Church
Metairie Ridge Presbyterian Church
Reverend Kleinhagen Ministry
Salem Evangelical Church (partial)
St. John Evangelical Church
St. Mark Evangelical Church
St. Matthew Evangelical Church
St. Paul’s Evangelical Church
Trinity Evangelical Church
Earl will be available for consultations on genealogy, internet web sites, Ancestry.com, and Family Tree Maker.
German-American Cultural Center
519 Huey P. Long Avenue
Gretna, LA 70053
Wednesday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free, but donations accepted
JGS member Bob Gordon has compiled a comprehensive list of soldiers who participated in the Battle of New Orleans. This list includes not only the original roster at the Chalmette battlefield but also four additional companies that he uncovered in the National Archives. If you want to know if any of your ancestors were there, email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will check the roster.