April 2024

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Meeting Location:

This month's program is online and at the St. Tammany Parish Library

in-person attendance.



STGS Board Members for 2024 - 2026

President: Marguerite Scully
Treasurer: Dick Boever 
Recording Secretary: Cindy Rathle
Archivist: Sharon Webb
Corresponding Secretary: Cathy Murray
Board Member-At-Large: Hattie McElroy
 

Educational Program


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Dues are $25 for individuals, $30 for families, and $5 for students.

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


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ARMY RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES:
ANNOUNCING A GENEALOGICAL PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE ST. TAMMANY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY (STGS) and
THE ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY (STPL)
SATURDAY, June 22, 2024
Hybrid Meeting: Program will be offered in-person at the St. Tammany Parish Library’s Slidell Branch in Slidell, LA and as a virtual broadcast for those at home.


Researching Native Americans

Using 20th Century Records: The Basics
with Clarise Soper, Certified Genealogist® 


Many families have stories of Native American ancestry.  That lore passes from generation to generation, often lacking information on tribal affiliation and any supporting documentation.  Are these stories true?  Is there a way to prove them?  What records are available?  Analyzing the family legend is a must!  Documenting these stories can be challenging, but rewarding. 


Ms. Soper will describe the main 20th century record groups that contain information about Native American ancestry, the reasons these records were created, and where to find them.  The focus of this presentation will be the Five Civilized Tribes that dwelled primarily in the southeastern United States.  However, the research strategies and the records Ms. Soper describes may be used to research other tribes from different parts of the United States.  She will also provide an overview of how to analyze the family story for provable facts. 


Clarise Soper is a professional genealogical researcher and lecturer, specializing in genealogical research in Alabama and Mississippi, as well as forensic and genetic genealogy. She began tracing her own ancestry in 1978 and researching professionally in 1995. Ms. Soper was certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists® in 2014. She has assisted the U.S. Army Past Conflict Repatriations Branch, identifying WWII soldiers’ families for the repatriation of remains. She has also formerly served as board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists®, corresponding secretary for the Mississippi Genealogical Society, and coordinator for the ProGen program. A published author, Ms. Soper frequently gives presentations at genealogical and historical societies on a variety of topics.​ 


DATE: Saturday, June 22, 2024
TIME: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Central Time


TWO LIVE VIEWING OPTIONS: IN-PERSON AND REMOTE BROADCAST
In-Person Attendance: Slidell Branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library
ADDRESS: 555 Robert Blvd. in Slidell, LA 70458

At Home Viewing: St. Tammany Parish Library (STPL) Live Broadcast via Zoom


You must register for this program on the St. Tammany Parish Library’s event calendar whether you plan to attend in-person or view from home.
Admission is limited, so please pre-register right away.


TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE ST. TAMMANY PARISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY (STGS)

For all those who have not yet joined STGS, you can download a membership form from the STGS website at sttammanygenealogy.com, print it, fill it out, and mail it with your dues. We will add you to our list for future webinars. If you do not have access to a printer, please email STGS at stgsgenealogy@gmail.com and ask STGS to mail you a membership form.  Please feel free to contact us at the above referenced email address if you are not sure whether you have renewed for 2024.


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