Welcome to the Jefferson Genealogical Society Web site. General meeting information is here.
Our next meeting is June 13.
Sal Serio has teamed with a number of other local genealogical experts to present a series of 12 genealogical
seminars. The sessions are designed as an introduction for beginners and adding to the knowledge of those who are experienced with genealogical research. They are open to the public and are free of charge.
All occur from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie. The first session is May 29. For more details click on the Links page.
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 websites, 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 complied 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 email@example.com and he will check the roster.