Lafitte Society’s Jack Watson Guest Speaker At Genealogical Society

LIBERTY, March 13, 2013 - Jack Watson of Galveston and Vice-President of the Lafitte Society will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, March 19th meeting of the Liberty County Genealogical Society. 

Mr. Watson was raised in Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas and is a graduate of McNeese University in Lake Charles.  He was an Air Traffic Controller for 12 years, followed by a 29 year career as an investment advisor for Edward Jones Investments.  After retirement, he moved to Galveston to pursue his love of historical research, especially the pirate and privateer, Jean Lafitte.  His program for LCGS will be “JEAN LAFITTE AND HIS 30 MONTHS ON GALVESTON ISLAND AND HIS POSSIBLE/PROBABLE CHILDREN.” 

The Lafitte Society is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the study of the privateers Jean and Pierre Lafitte and their contemporaries, and to the geographical locales and chronological era associated with them.  The primary goal of the Lafitte Society is education and proliferation of information concerning the Lafittes and their historical times.  Although established in Galveston, Texas, the Society is not simply a group of connoisseurs and history buffs with a focus on Galveston Island.  Active participation of members from various locales is encouraged and special events are held in other locations.

The Liberty County Genealogical Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month in the DAR meeting room behind the historic Cleveland-Partlow House on Grand Avenue at 10:00 a.m.  Guests are welcome and membership is encouraged.  For more information, please email:  libertygenie@yahoo.com .

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