February 2017



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Dues are $20 for individuals, $30 for families, and $5 for students.

You can join/renew at the next meeting or you can mail your dues to: STGS, P.O. Box 1904, Covington, LA 70434 .

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The Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society 49th Annual Conference will be held at the Louisiana State Archives in Baton Rouge, LA on  April 1, 2017, 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The Theme is: "It's All Relative - Part II: Researching Your Family History."  For information and registration form, go to http://www.louisianaghs.org

and select "Seminars."


STGS Board Members for 2016-2017

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


Meeting Location:

Covington Branch

St. Tammany Library 310 W. 21st Avenue

Covington, LA

We've had a change in plans!

We're switching the dates of our

next two programs!

Enumerators, Indexers, and Transcribers: Finding Ancestors in Spite of Them
with Beth Stahr, CG

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 11 March 2017 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.

Errors have always existed in genealogical records and publications.  Electronic publication and modern technology have accelerated the replication of old errors and created a different set of new errors.  Such mistakes or misinterpretations can disrupt and complicate the progress of genealogical research by introducing “red herrings” that lead us astray.  In this lecture, genealogist Beth Stahr will provide some examples of erroneous database entries as well as some useful work-arounds that can be used to resolve some of the conflicts created by these errors.

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.