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, January 28, 2014
7:00 PM
cancelled due to ice storm & closed highways
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
7:00 PM
Speaker: Jeff Roux
Topic: "Davis Crevasse 1884 -- A Ship Steams Through It"
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
7:00 PM
Speaker: Jack Belsom
Topic: "Research Using Archdiocese of New Orleans Sacramental Records & Archives"
Tuesday, July  22, 2014
7:00 PM

Speaker:  Jay Schexnaydre
Topic: "Keating:  An Irish Name for a French Louisiana Family"


Jay will discuss the research of his great-grandmother's Keating family.   A traditional Irish name, the Keating family of St. John the Baptist Parish has roots in France, Saint-Domingue, Mauritius, Philadelphia and Delaware, not to mention Ireland.   Find out how Jay remarkably uncovered the background of this family back 1,000 years and has reunited cousins from around the globe.   This presentation will encourage you to search in places you've never thought would yield results and how persistence pays off.   All Keatings are invited to attend.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014
7:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Topic: "TBA"
Saturday, October (day TBA), 2014
Time: TBA

Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA
Location: TBA

Directions to the St. John the Baptist Parish Library


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