Regular meetings of the Society are held in the months of January, March, May, July, and September at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the St. John the Baptist Parish Library, 2920 Highway 51, LaPlace, Louisiana.  Any changes in the meeting date or place are listed in the Schedule of Meetings and Special Events.  The October meeting is our annual Oktoberfest dinner at a location to be announced.  



Upcoming Schedule of Meetings and Special Events:

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Speaker: (DVD) Claire Mire Bettag

Topic: "The Acadians of Belle-Île-en-Mer"

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Speaker: Nancy Tregre Wilson

Topic: "Recipes & Memories from Louisiana's German Coast"  Book Talk & Book signing.  Nancy will also prepare & serve sample items from her new cookbook.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018    

Speaker: Randall Ladnier

Topic: "The Brides of La Baleine"
Mr. Ladnier's recently released books recounts the story of the "casket girls" or "les fille à la cassette" who came to Louisiana in the early 18th century and became the foremothers to thousands upon thousands of descendants.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Speaker: Casey Stuart

Topic: "Helpful Information about Cemeteries All Genealogists Should Know"


Mr. Stuart has created this lecture to help genealogists be able to identify the different types of internments found in New Orleans area cemeteries. He will also answer the question about abandoned tomb seizures by cemetery officials. The third part of the lecture will be some “Do’s and Don’ts when making a visit to the cemetery.

Tuesday, September 25    , 2018

Speaker: Jeff Roux

Topic: "Pulling a Thread and Where it Might Lead"  

Three examples of researching old games in Louisiana.  One will lead to a German immigrant a St. Charles Parish town is named after.  One will lead to a Vice President of the U.S. and his Louisiana connection.  One will lead to a prominent figure with the YMCA, later becoming a prominent religious figure on the East Coast.   All 3 had connections to our German Coast.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Speaker: Philip Fabacher

Topic: "Germans of Robert's Cove, Louisiana"

Directions to the St. John the Baptist Parish Library


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