Meeting on June 9, 2001
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The meeting was held at Opelousas General Hospital at 10:00 am. Our guest
speaker Mr. Rhyn L. Duplechain,
Assessor for the St. Landry Parish was greeted by Etha Amling, the
vice-president, since the president Estelle Perrault couldn't be at the meeting.
Mr. Duplechain gave us a very interesting
overview of the work of his office and how it relates to our genealogical research. He
brought several old maps of Opelousas and some new maps showing the
technology now used to display the land and who owns what property. It was
exciting to see how a grid of a map can be overlaid on an aerial photo. He
invited the members to visit his office for all questions regarding real estate
properties. Office hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. We thank Mr. Duplechain
for his lively and entertaining presentation.
After the presentation Mr. Duplechain answered several questions from the audience
and then the assembly broke up into several smaller groups. The meeting ended at
about 12:30 pm.