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Victoria County Genealogical Society holds meeting

May 1, 2014 at 12:01 a.m.


The Victoria County Genealogical Society met April 14 for the monthly meeting, which was called to order by Kenneth Booth, president.

The minutes and treasurer's reports were approved as presented. Doris Obsta gave a report on the Genealogy Beginners Workshop in March, which was filled. The class had 24 people, and the demand was great enough to schedule another in the near future, which is also filled with a waiting list. We were fortunate to gain 12 members into our society out of the group. There seems to be a great interest in genealogy, and if you don't know how or where to start, we encourage you to join us and learn from our programs where resources can be found.

Plans continue for the 2014 seminar, which will be at the college in July. There will be some very educational topics.

The program for this meeting was presented by Barbara Smith Guillory, who gave us insight into Louisiana resources. As we know, they do not have counties but have parishes. She told about when the original parishes were formed, the year that certain records were kept and the years that records were lost.

The society meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the First Christian Fellowship Hall, 2015 N. Ben Jordan St. The next meeting will be May 12. Members are encouraged to come, and visitors are welcome. For more information, call Kenneth Booth at 361-575-7584 or Louise Browning at 361-782-2171.

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