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Our crest was designed by Charter Member Diane St. Paul de la Vergne Olivier. She was active in genealogy and historical societies in Louisiana and felt that the Jefferson Genealogical Society needed its own emblem. She designed it to represent the hand of God steering the ships that brought our ancestors to the new world. The design was originally done in black and white and, the society chose its current colors.

Welcome to the Jefferson Genealogical Society Web site. General meeting information is here.

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Our next general meeting will be Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Brandi Newman will be the guest speaker and her topic will be "Louisiana Historical Land Records and Their Relevance to Genealogists." She has been working in the Historical Title Records Section of the Louisiana State Land Office since June of 2008.

Ms. Newman will provide information about available records on individuals who held British, French and Spanish land grants in Louisiana. She will also provide an explanation of the terminology and laws essential to understanding these records and demonstrate how to access the information online from the State Land Office's website.

Ms. Newman has a unique knowledge of the available
historic records and the content of those records. She has been actively engaged in researching and indexing these records for those using the online database.

We hope to see you there!

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The October list of JPL new books has been uploaded. Go to the Links page and select the new books link.

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Shirley Lynch and Cheryl Curole at the JGS Booth at the 2013 Jefferson Parish Library Genealogy Fair

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all in attendance were Paulette Mauterer, Lois Willow, Cheryl Curole, and Barbara DeSoto.

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We had a great 2013 Workshop. Click on the Events tab for more pictures.

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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 Congregation
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
(504) 363-4204
Wednesday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free, but donations accepted

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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 rcgordon@cox.net and he will check the roster. 

 





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