Friday, April 15, 2011

The Terrebonne Genealogical Society

One of the library's most valuable partners is the Terrebonne Genealogical Society. Formed in 1972, the TGS been working in close partnership with Terrebonne Parish Library ever since. Without the generosity and encouragement of the Society, the library would never have been able to develop its extensive genealogy collection.

The group’s focus is the area of the original Lafourche Interior, which was been divided into Terrebonne, Lafourche, and Assumption Parishes. TGS publishes a monthly newsletter, and a quarterly journal called Terrebonne Life Lines. Members have produced books on a large variety of topics, including censuses, indexes to newspaper deaths, and annual collections of obituaries. All publications are completely indexed, making it easy to find where a topic has been covered.

The Society meets at 1 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month (except for November and December), usually in the large meeting room of the Main Library. The public is enthusiastically urged to attend. Annual dues, which include the newsletter and journal, are $25 for an individual and $30 for families. For information on membership, and the many projects the Terrebonne Genealogical Society works on, see their website:

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