June 2017




 


St. Tammany Genealogical Society Program:  August 12, 2017


French Genealogy Online
with Augusta Elmwood


The St. Tammany Genealogical Society will host a presentation entitled French Genealogy Online with Augusta Elmwood.  This program will be presented at the St. Tammany Parish Public Library at 310 W. 21st Avenue in Covington, Louisiana, on 12 August 2017, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  The program is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited to adults and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  The Society’s general meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. during which light refreshments will be served.


France’s public record policies have brought about the online availability of French vital records and other types of French records pertinent to genealogical research.  Ms. Elmwood will introduce the content and online repositories of these records and provide an example of how she has used these resources to find information about French ancestors.  Additionally Ms. Elmwood will describe online tools, such as French dictionaries, translators, research aids, and maps, which can assist family historians in navigating these records.


Augusta Elmwood is a professional genealogical lecturer of both French and Saint-Domingue genealogical research.  Her French Genealogy Online presentation has been a regularly featured program for the Jefferson Parish library’s genealogical lecture series.  Her lectures on Saint-Domingue history and genealogy have been presented on both a local and national level.  Ms. Elmwood has been conducting genealogical research for over 40 years and, as part of this research, has traveled to France to visit several French record repositories.


Augusta Elmwood is currently serving on the Board of the Louisiana Historical
Society and is an active member of the Jefferson Parish Genealogical Society.  She is the founder of the Jefferson Parish Genealogical Society’s Saint-Domingue Special Interest Group (SIG) which meets biannually.  As part of her endeavors for this SIG, Ms. Elmwood manages a database of Saint-Domingue family names and maintains a website dedicated to helping others with Saint-Dominque genealogical research.