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The Jefferson Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 7 PM at John Calvin Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 4201 Transcontinental Drive at Glendale in Metairie. This meeting celebrates celebrates Founder's Day for JGS. Please join us for cake and discussions..
Announcements from the May meeting
I thought you all might want to reminded of the following. The article about the New Orleans Main library events that was in the Advocate on Wednesday did not have the date of the introduction to the library's genealogy resources lecture in the article. I looked on the website and it is listed below.
1. We encourage members to bring their ancestor charts for display at the June Founders’ Day meeting.
2. Glenda Bonneval has volunteered to chair the Christmas Social Committee. If anyone would like to help her, please contact her.
3. Two former JGS members have died recently: Mae Kihnel and Frederick Jung, Jr.
4. The Louisiana Division-City Archives will present an introduction to the library’s genealogy resources on Saturday, May 16th from 10:30 am to noon at the New Orleans Main Public Library on Loyola.
5. The Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans will give a presentation on “How to Research French Ancestors Online For Free” by Jay Schexnayder at 7 pm on Monday, May 18th at East Bank Regional Library on West Napoleon. If anyone cannot attend, Michele Lehmann plans on asking him to be a speaker at a JGS meeting later this year.
6. Through May 30th, “Discoveries from the Mardi Gras Shipwreck” will be on display in a free exhibit at the Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway in Chalmette.
7. Rangers guide free walks through the Louisiana swamp and marsh at 10 am Wednesdays through Sunday at the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero.
The “I Remember” presentation of photographs, paintings and oral histories relating to Louisiana’s Gulf Coast and wetlands will be open through June 28 at the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero.
9. Rangers will give free talks on the 1815 Battle of New Orleans at 12:15 pm Tuesday through Saturday at the Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway in Chalmette.
10. The German American Cultural Center event will be on Saturday, May 16th at 7 pm. Brigitta Malm will speak on “The New Orleans Turner Societies and the History of the Turners in Germany and the USA.”
11. Sal Serio is still leading a series of genealogy classes sponsored by the Jefferson Parish Library at East Bank Regional Library on Wednesdays at 1 pm through June 17th. On Wednesday, May 20th at 1 pm, Augusta Elmwood will discuss basic strategies to track down your French ancestors.
Michele LaPointe Lehmann
Jefferson Genealogy Society