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Saturday, November 12, 2016


Southern Jewish Culture and Genealogy

        with Beth Stahr, Certified Genealogist®

at St. Tammany Public Library
310 W. 21st Street, Covington, LA

The program, sponsored by the St. Tammany Genealogical Society, will take place at the St. Tammany Parish Public Library at 310 W. 21st Street in Covington, Louisiana on 12 November 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  This program is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited to adults and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The Society’s Meet-and-Greet will precede the presentation and will begin at 9:30 a.m.  The public is invited.  Light refreshments will be served.

Shortly after re-locating to Covington, Ms. Stahr was asked to research a Louisiana Jewish family.  What a surprise to find Jewish communities in the rural South with such unique history as compared with Jewish communities in other parts of the United States! 

This presentation is an introduction to the development of Jewish communities in the deep South during the nineteenth century, and explains how and why people of Jewish heritage integrated differently in the South than in the North.  It is an expanded version of a lecture previously presented at two national genealogical conferences by Ms. Stahr.  Examples of genealogical records of Louisiana, Mississippi and other Southern Jewish families will be provided.   

Beth Stahr is a professional genealogical lecturer.  She has been certified as a genealogist by the Board for Certification of Genealogists® since 1990 and has served as Treasurer of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Vice-President of the Wisconsin Genealogical Council, and First Vice President of the Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society.  Ms. Stahr is currently employed as a librarian at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Sims Library.  She and her husband have resided in Covington for the past eighteen years.  

STGS Board Members for 2016

President: Sheila Delacroix 
Vice President: Marguerite Scully 
Treasurer: Dick Boever 
Recording Secretary:  Sharon Webb
Corresponding Secretary: Pam Herty 
Archivist/Historian: Debbie Murphy
Board Member-at-Large: Linda Prats

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