Welcome to the Jefferson Genealogical Society Web site. General meeting information is here.
Our next general meeting will be Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Earl Sundmaker will be the guest speaker, and his topic will be "Hunting for Ancestors and Getting to Know Germany."
Earl is a member of JGS and Chairperson of the German SIG. Earl also serves as the Executive Director of the German-American Cultural Center in Gretna.
We hope to see you there!
The October 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.
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.