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Genealogy Meeting August 11, 2018

The next meeting of the Imperial St. Landry Genealogical & Historical Society will be on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Opelousas Public Library.
Our speaker will be  Cynthia M. Hofmeister, Professional genealogist, Abstractor, Landman. Ms. Hofmeister is the owner and primary researcher for Petro-Roots, L.L.C.
During her spare time Ms. Hofmeister is a Family History Consultant for the Opelousas Family History Center located at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints here. Currently she is trying to get the center up and running again and hopefully will be able to offer a series of genealogical classes for its members and the public.
Before leaving genealogy to pursue research in the Oil and Gas Industry, Ms. Hofmeister was actively involved in the genealogical community. At that time she specialized in the Salt Lake Family History Library’s collections, genealogical resources on the internet and genealogical conference planning. She often taught classes to various genealogical societies and libraries throughout the states of Louisiana and Utah. Such classes included African American Research;  Access The World’s Largest Family History Library From Home; Shaking Females From Your Family Tree; Junk Genealogy…Who Needs it?; just to name a few.  She was the director/programmer for two well received genealogical conferences held in Lafayette, Louisiana in 2004.
We invite any interested persons to attend & participate on all our meetings - while we hope you will join as a member - you do not have to be a member to fully participate in any/all discussions.
Coffee (& usually some sweets) served beginning around 9:30 am - come early & maybe discover a cousin or two while enjoying a cup or two with us. Meeting set for 10:00 am in the upstairs meeting room of OPELOUSAS Library at 212 E Grolee Street.