Welcome to the Jefferson Genealogical Society Web site. General meeting information is here.
The Jefferson Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7 p.m. at John Calvin Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 4201 Transcontinental Drive in Metairie.
Sal Serio will be the guest speaker, and his topic will be “Solving a 70 Year Old World War II Mystery using Genealogy Research.” Serio is a member of the Jefferson Genealogical Society, the Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans and the Societa Italiana di Mutua Beneficenza Cefalutana. He is curator of the Italian-American Library in the Special Collections at East Bank Regional Library.
Besides Italian genealogy, Serio specializes in researching his relatives that served in World War II. He has given presentations on the methods he used to uncover the information about them and their service to our country.
The public is invited to attend at no cost.
The September list of JPL new books has been uploaded. Go to the Links page and select the new books link.
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.
The library suggests we bring $1.00 bills for the copy machine as they don’t keep change on hand. Copies are 10 cents a page including 11 by 17. We can bring a bag lunch and eat in the staff break room, or go to McDonald’s across the street or the restaurant down the street. The library has a large genealogical collection. Check the Terrebonne library website for their holdings. We will leave from John Calvin at 8:30 AM. A sign-up sheet will be at the August General Meeting.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and he will check the roster.