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State of Louisiana
Les Guédry d'Asteur
News Release
Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Guidry family gathers along Bayou Lafourche!!

Les Guédry d'Asteur, the family association of all descendents of Claude Guédry and Marguerite Petitpas from Old Acadia, will hold its next meeting in Galliano, LA on Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 pm at the South Lafourche Parish Library; 16241 East Main Street (LA 308); Galliano, LA.  This is just behind the Burger King at the Galliano bridge.  

Our large Guédry family is found throughout the United States, Canada and even into Europe.  Over the years the original Guédry surname has evolved into several variations including Guidry, Guedry, Gaidry, Guildry, Geddry, Jeddry, Labine and LaBean.  Despite these changes, we remain one family and have family reunions every few years in the U.S. and Canada.  In Louisiana we are primarily Guidry, Guedry and Gaidry.  

In 1999, over 60 Acadian families, including the Guidry's, held reunions in southern Louisiana during the 2nd Congrès Mondial Acadien (World Acadian Congress), a worldwide assembly of Acadians.  The Guidry family is planning its next reunion during the Grand Réveil Acadien (Great Acadian Awakening), which will take place 7-16 October 2011 across southern Louisiana. 

At our meeting on August 6th we'll finalize plans for our Guédry Reunion being held at the Cut Off Youth Center in Cut Off, LA on October 8, 2011.  We'll also learn about other events our family will have during mid-October including a Swamp Tour and an Historical Acadian Tour.  Martin Guidry, president of Les Guédry d'Asteur, will present an audiovisual presentation on the history of the Guédry family in Acadia and Louisiana.

The meeting is free and open to anyone with an interest in the Guédry (Guidry, Guedry, Gaidry) family.   Whether you are an avid family historian or just interested in learning a bit more about your family, come on out and visit with the Guidry family, hear about our Reunion plans and enjoy the presentation.  We especially invite all of the many south Lafourche Guidry's to attend and show your visiting cousins that Lafourche hospitality and strong family ties.

For more information on the meeting and the organization, Les Guédry d’Asteur, contact Martin Guidry at 225-755-1915 or by email at  guidryrm@cox.net .  Or visit our web sites at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~guedrylabinefamily/aboutus.html  and http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~guidryrm/Guedry-Labine .

For more information on the Grand Réveil Acadien 2011 and a schedule of activities, see their website at:   http://www.gra2011.org/ .

The South Lafourche Parish Library is located just off LA Highway 308 at the Galliano Bridge (behind the Burger King). 




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