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2015 Annual Cemetery Tour and Seminar


2015 Annual Cemetery Tour and Seminar

Registration has officially opened for our revamped annual seminar, being held this year on Saturday, May 30th!

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This year we are excited to announce that the format has changed from seminars past; you will be able to register for our seminar as either an all-day or afternoon-only event.

The all-day event (8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) will include a morning bus-tour of Metairie and Cypress Grove cemeteries, followed by lunch at Greenwood Cemetery and two fantastic lectures in the afternoon, at a cost of $50 per person. Bus reservations are limited to the first 25 individuals to register prior to May 22, 2015 – early registration is strongly encouraged.

For individuals interested in attending the afternoon session only (11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), we are pleased to offer admission at a reduced cost of $15. Boxed lunches will be available for an additional $10, with lunch beginning at 11:45am, and the first speaker beginning at 12:45pm.

As always, we are thrilled to have two amazing speakers joining us for the seminar:

Sal Serio, curator of the American Italian Research Library at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie, will be presenting first on family genealogical research: “Cemeteries and Obituaries is a big asset in family research”.

Deborah Burst, author of the recently published “Louisiana’s Sacred Places: Churches, Cemeteries and Voodoo,” will share her presentation: Discovering Feliciana Cemeteries: From Plantation Monarchs to Civil War Heroes.