February 23, 2012



The population of southeast Louisiana provides a rich source for genealogy studies.  However the relocations associated with Katrina has adversley affected the local community of genealogists. 
As one step to help rebuild our community, a Facebook group named the Greater New Orleans Genealogical Group has been created with the following purpose.

"The purpose of this group is to promote regional genealogy discussion in several ways. Local genealogy groups are invited to post information about themselves including meeting times and locations. Individuals can post questions which might be answered by other members. Researchers may share tips and sites for others. Sponsors can publicize events and meetings that may be or interest.
The parishes this site targets includes Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany and Washington. Other parishes are welcome to participate."

We are just getting started and we welcome any suggestions that would improve the concept.
Members of the West Bank Genealogical Society are invited to join this group.  Just type the group name in the Facebook search box and then select join.  Please inform your members about this group and encourage then to participate.

I am a board member of the Jefferson Genealogical Society and JGS supports this effort.
Frank Bordelon

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