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April 2019 Program


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EXPLORING THE THREE-CHOP TRAIL: THE FORGOTTEN ROAD WEST


The St. Tammany Genealogical Society will host a presentation entitled Exploring the Three-Chop Trail: The Forgotten Road West with Yvonne Lewis Day, the former President of the Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society and the Baton Rouge Genealogical Society.  This illustrated account is based on the speaker’s original research, including entries from family journals and diaries. 

The subject is the little-known trail from Georgia into the newly opened territories of Mississippi and Louisiana.  More than 100,000 settlers traveled west by foot on this trail over a 31-year period before it vanished from history.  The program references those who settled in the eastern portion of the Florida Parishes and the Mississippi border counties. 


Have you ever wondered how your ancestors and others migrated from states on the southeastern coast of the United States to Mississippi and Louisiana?  If so, you will find this discussion of one of the early 1800s migration routes both informative and entertaining. 

PLACE:  Causeway Branch of the St. Tammany Parish Public Library
3457 U. S. Highway 190 in Mandeville, LA - (985) 626-9779 (in the former K-Mart parking lot, near the UPS store)

DATE AND TIME:   Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10 am to 12 pm


The Society’s Meet-and-Greet will precede the presentation and will begin at 9:30 a.m., during which light refreshments will be served.  The presentation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12 noon.  It is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited to adults and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Yvonne Lewis Day is a professional writer, keynote speaker, and a nationally recognized expert in business communication and the way we use language in the workplace.  She also has an extensive background as a genealogist and historical researcher.  She is recipient of the DAR Women in History Award, the SAR Citizenship Medal, the Daughters of 1812 National History Award, and two national awards for historical essays, and was the first recipient of the national Spirit of 1812 Award.  She is author of numerous publications, including 10 volumes on the cemeteries of Tangipahoa Parish and 5 volumes on the daily affairs of Baton Rouge (1819-1858).  She is currently at work on a 16-volume series on her family genealogy.


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Meeting Location

for 2019 Dates:

Causeway Branch

St. Tammany Library 3457 U.S. Highway 190

Mandeville, LA


STGS Board Members for 2018 - 2019

President: Marguerite Scully
Treasurer: Dick Boever 
Recording Secretary/Archivist: Sharon Webb
Corresponding Secretary: Pam Herty 
Board Member-at-Large: Beth Stahr