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The Lafourche Heritage Society to host 37th Annual History & Genealogy Seminar

The Lafourche Heritage Society to host 37th Annual History & Genealogy Seminar

The thirty-seventh annual seminar on history and genealogy will be held by the Lafourche Heritage Society on Saturday, August 3rd, at the Envie Restaurant and Banquet facility in Thibodaux. The day’s activities will begin with registration and coffee at 8:30 a.m., and will close after the last speaker, at 3 p.m. There will be breaks between sessions for visits to book vendors. Speakers scheduled for this event are Miki Pfeffer, Stella Tanoos, Sand Marmillion and Patty Whitney.

Miki Pfeffer is a native of New Orleans and has resided in Thibodaux since 1971. Her research is focused on nineteenth-century women and people of color. She has also presented on New Orleans cemeteries. Her presentation is entitled Let’s Go to the Fair: the 1884/85 Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans.

Stella Carline Tanoos is a retiree from Dow Chemical. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Iberville Museum and LeComite. She is an avid genealogist and has researched the Wilbert, Daigle and Carline families. Her presentation is Lost Louisiana History – Louisiana Cattle Trails.

Sand Marmillion is Curator and General Manager of Laura Plantation in Vacherie. She and her husband Norman have worked on the restoration of Laura since 1993. She was a contributor and editor of several publications related to Laura and African folktales. Sand will speak on The Development of the Cultural Landscape along the Mississippi River and Bayous of Southern Louisiana.

Patty Whitney is a native of Houma and current resident of Thibodaux. She is a genealogist and serves as the Director of Bayou History Center, Inc. She is the immediate past president of Lafourche Heritage Society and current president of Terrebonne Genealogical Society. Her research specialty and her presentation is Researching Slave Ancestry.

The seminar will be attended by book vendors offering history and genealogy selections. The Society will also have its publications available for purchase. Participants and members are invited to bring their family history charts, which will be put on display.

To pre-register, please send your name and check in the amount of $28 (each participant) to the Lafourche Heritage Society, P.O. Box 913, Thibodaux, LA 70302. Only participants who pre-register will be included in the count for a buffet lunch. Same day registration for the seminar will be accepted at the door, but will not include lunch. The deadline to pre-register is July 31st. Book vendors will be welcome at no additional cost; however, these will need to pre-register and reserve a table in advance. For further information, please contact any of the following: Clifton Theriot at 985-448-4621 or or Patty Whitney at 985-859-3214 or