Each year the Lafourche Heritage Society presents a one-day seminar on topics relating to genealogy and history. Past presenters have included historians, genealogists, archivists, prominent community members, and researchers, who have spoken on a wide range of topics relating to Louisiana history. The event also features booksellers as well as exhibits created by Society members to highlight their history or genealogy. Participants and members are invited to bring their family history charts to share information.

2023 LHS Seminar

The 45th Annual Genealogy & History Seminar was held at the Thibodaux Regional Wellness Center on August 5th, 2023. Speakers were:

Albert Robichaux Jr. – spoke about doing research on los IsleƱos de Canarias and findings from his recent trip to the Canary Islands.
Jay Schexnaydre – spoke about the villages of many German Coast progenitors that the GACHGS visited in 2022.
Gayle Breaux Smith – spoke about the history and genealogy of the BREAUX family in relation to our Acadian hisotry.
Nathan Rabalais – spoke about Louisiana Legends and Folklore

John Lafargue awarded the 2023 Historic Preservation Awards to Josh & Maria Albares for their home at 528 Canal Boulevard and Jeffery Markel & Don Kasten for their home at 920 Jackson Street.

Vice-President and Seminar coordinator, Elizabeth “Beth” Plaisance received the Himel Service Award.

The 2023 seminar was a huge success with 90 attendees! Please plan to attend in 2024!

Some photos of the 2023 Seminar are below

Photos of Annual Genealogy and History Seminar – 2022