The next meeting of the Imperial St. Landry Genealogical & Historical Society will be on October 12, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Opelousas Public Library on 212 E
We are very lucky to have as a speaker Shera Broussard LaPoint, a noted genealogist who is also recognized for her knowledge & work with DNA.
This is an opportunity for getting around the brick wall in searching for our ancestors.
The public is always welcome to attend & participate in our meetings. Coffee will be ready about 9:30 am - so come early & maybe find a new relative over a cup.
Shera Broussard LaPoint is originally from Kaplan, LA. She is married to Dr. Paul LaPoint Sr. and they have called Bunkie home for 31years. They are the proud parents of 4 children and
grandparents of 8. She accidentally became a genealogy and DNA enthusiast after joining Ancestry after the death of her grandfather in 2003. Her passion for genealogy grew in 2015 when she
did an Ancestry DNA test for ethnic purposes. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogist, National Genealogical Society, Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Society,
Lafayette Genealogical Society and International Society of Genetic Genealogists. She is active on social media even creating her own Facebook group. She is a professional genealogist and a
popular genealogical lecturer. She has been especially focused on helping adoptees and people of unknown parentage find their family.
Shera was recently awarded the League City TX Police Department's Chief's Coin of Excellence for outstanding performance for her work in helping solve the case of Janet Doe found in the Texas
Killing Fields in 1991.