Regular meetings of the Society are held in the months of January, March, May, July, and September at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the St. John the Baptist Parish Library, 2920 Highway 51, LaPlace, Louisiana.  Any changes in the meeting date or place are listed in the Schedule of Meetings and Special Events.  The October meeting is our annual Oktoberfest dinner at a location to be announced.  


Upcoming Schedule of Meetings and Special Events for 2014:



Tuesday, September 23, 2014
7:00 PM

Speaker: Eddie Boyd, M.S., Pharm. D., Emeritus Associate Professor, Univ of Michigan
Topic: "African-American Home Remedies"

Dr. Boyd, a resident of Destrehan, recently published a book on the years of research he conducted of home remedies of the African-American community throughout the entire country.   Having grown up in rural Mississippi Dr. Boyd learned from first hand experience the benefits of such practices as using lemons and onions to cure a cold or alcohol and vinegar for arthritis.   Dr. Boyd will discuss his research method and the practical aspects of compiling his book as well as some background on individual remedies.
The GACHGS will also will be celebrating its 35th Anniversary with refreshments and birthday cake at our September meeting.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 11 AM

Speaker: Michael N. Henderson
Topic: Got Proof? My Genealogical Journey through Documentation
Location: Ormond Plantation - New Sarpy, Louisiana

Deadline for payment is October 10th
send check payable to "GACHGS" to
Mary Duhé
107 Cadow St
Paradis, LA 70080

Directions to the St. John the Baptist Parish Library


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