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HEBERT, Rev. Donald J. -- SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA RECORDS  CD 101, pre 1750 - 1900

This CD-ROM contains the CD version of Southwest Louisiana Records, volumes 1 to 31, covering records from the years before 1750 through 1900, originally published by Hebert Publications.

These are the church records of all baptisms/births, marriages and burials of the present day Lafayette and Lake Charles dioceses, as well as courthouse records of marriages and successions. Every effort has been made to produce an accurate reproduction of the genealogical information found in these volumes. Many additional entries are included which were not previously published, such as birth records of individuals baptized as adults. An effort has also been made to include as many corrections as possible.

The records are presented in a fully searchable database format. Searching can be done in a number of ways, but wildcard and multiple word searches are very useful.

Using the wild card search feature, the CD user is able to search on partial keywords. For instance, if looking for the name Thibodeaux, but uncertain about all the variations of the name in the records database, the user can search for thib*, which will find all records that have words that begin with thib and end with anything else. The user can also search by *deaux, which will find all records with words that end in deaux and begin with anything else. Also, the user can search by *ibode*, which will find all records that have words that have ibode and begin and end with anything else.

The user can also search by multiple keywords. For instance, to find Moise Hebert 1865, type in Moise followed by a space then Hebert followed by a space and then 1865. The program search engine will find and display any records that contain all 3 words.

In addition, the CD-ROM includes the supplementary information (introduction, forward, acknowledgments, maps, pictures, cattle brands, cemetery listings, etc.) from all 31 volumes. Published 2001, price: $ 375.00 {shipping included}

Note: SWLR CD 101 is designed to be used on computer systems that meet the following M I N I M U M requirements:

    Pentium 166 (or equivalent)
    32 Megabytes of RAM memory
    100 megabytes free hard disk space
    Windows version 95
    MS Internet Explorer 4.01 with service pack 2
    4 X speed CD-ROM drive compatible with 32-bit file system

 

de ' COUX, Russell and Jeannette  -- THE GENEALOGY OF A DECOUX FAMILY OF LOUISIANA BEGINNING WITH JACQUES DE ' COUX

Jacques Decoux - 1695        Joseph Decoux - 1732        Hilaire Decoux Sr. - 1778        Hillaire Decoux - 1829

Leo Decoux - 1860               Eugene Decoux - 1884        Andrew Decou - 1915            Russell J. Decou - 1939

Matthew Decou - 1961        Phillip M. Decou - 1996   Price: $40.00 {included}

 

HEBERT, Rev. Donald J. LOUISIANA FAMILIES IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS (1840s -1940s) Selected Genealogical Records of Louisiana and Acadian Families from Southeast Texas Church and Civil Archives

The main focus of this research, which began in February 1994, has been to present the documentation of southwest Louisiana families moving into southeastern Texas. With the publication of the series Southwest Louisiana Records it was logical to trace those many families that had moved on west into southeast Texas. The "Southwest Louisiana Records" series, now going into its 42 nd volume (1910) has been utilized extensively. The reader will find italicized notes placed in brackets within some records listed which refer to records found in the Southwest Louisiana Records series, showing the connections with Louisiana families. The records included in this volume span 1784 to 1972; but there are few records prior to 1840 and a few records after 1940. An index with all proper names is also incuded. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, 537pp, pub. 1999, price: $50.00 {$3.50}

 

ROBICHAUX, Jr., Albert J. Civil Registration of Orleans Parish, 1790 - 1833

We have only 500 copies to sell and we are not planning a reprint of this book.

Before 1990, the civil registrations of Orleans Parish were closed to the general public, but then opened to the public once the transfer occurred to the State Archives. Now, with the publication of "Civil Registration of Orleans Parish, 1790-1833 by Albert Robichaux, the civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths appear for the first time in any published format.

The author has painstakingly abstracted all genealogical and historical data, except reference to legitimacy, for all births, marriages, and deaths that occurred in Orleans Parish between 1790 and 1833. Although registration did not begin until 1819, there were late registrations of 72 births and 24 deaths that occurred between 1790 and 1818.

In total, this work contains more than 2400 entries that include names of parents, their occupations, places of nativity and residence, including specific street addresses as well as similar information for deponents and witnesses. More remarkable is that of the 1528 births included in this book, that occurred from 1790 - 1833, a total of 308, or 20 % include the names of the parental and maternal grandparents, sometimes their places of birth and residence. Although New Orleans and Louisiana are blessed with very detailed Catholic Church records, the civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths provide even more information.

In addition to recording births, marriages and deaths that occurred in Orleans Parish, this book contains registration events that occurred in other countries, states and parishes in Louisiana. Although the book contains names of Frenchmen, Germans, Acadians and Anglo-Saxons, it also contains a wealth of information on families from Santo Domingo and also of African-Americans. 1,016 pages. Price: $ 60.00 { $ 4}

 

ARSENAULT, Bona -- HISTORY OF THE ACADIANS

An excellent presentation, in English, of the Acadian history from the time of their arrival in Acadia up until the period following the expulsion from their homeland. It discusses the wars that were waged between the French and English, along with final expulsion in 1755 and settlement of the Acadians throughout Quebec, France, the American Colonies and Louisiana. [NOTE: The six volume set Histoire et Genealogie des Acadiens by Arsenault, written in French, is no longer available.] Paper, 6x9, indexed, 268pp, pub. 1966 (1988- 3rd edition), price: $31.00 {$3.50}

 

AYCOCK, Albert L. -- LOUISIANA DESCENDANTS OF SIMON AYCOCK, 1783-1981

Burrell Aycock, born about 1785 in North Carolina; a blacksmith by trade, migrated to Louisiana before 1808. He married Anna Pauline Gautreau in Plattenville, Louisiana in 1808. Their descendants are the subject of this genealogical work - a work including many collateral lines as: Adams, Allemand, Aucoin, Babin, Barras, Beadle, Belanger, Bell, Benoit, Bergeron, Bernard, Blanchard, Blythe, Bonvillain, Boudreaux, Bourg, Bourgeois, Breaux, Brignac, Broussard, Brown, Chauvin, Comeaux, Dansereau, Dugas, Fanguay, Gautreau, Guidry, Guillot, Hebert, Himel, Landry, Leblanc, McMahon, McNamara, Montet, Pitre, Porche, Roddy, Smith and Thibodeaux, etc. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, photos, charts, 373pp, pub. 1982, price: $30.00 {$3.50}

 

BARRON, Bill -- CENSUS OF POINTE COUPEE, LOUISIANA, 1745

This study is of importance to the genealogy of French Louisiana, detailing some of the earliest families of the province, with connections along the Gulf Coast, in Canada and in the Mississippi Valley. Included are the names of all members of the households, their relationships, ages, detailed economic data, as well as the amount of land under cultivation. The work is cross-referenced to two other major works on Pointe Coupee and is fully indexed. Paper, 6x9, indexed, 115pp, pub. 1978, price: $21.00 {$3.50}

 

BELTING, Natalia Maree -- KASKASKIA UNDER THE FRENCH REGIME

As one of the classic reference books for the French in the Mississippi Valley, this volume has been invaluable in locating and identifying families living in the Illinois country during the 18th-century. This edition contains a new preface by the author; up-dating the status of pertinent records on the subject. Most informative abstracts from parish registers and the 1752 Census make this book indispensable to the researcher of history and genealogy. Paper, 5 1/4x8½, indexed, 150pp, pub. 1948 (1975- reprint); Price: $25.00 {$3.50}

 

BERGERON, Rev. Adrien -- LE GRAND ARRANGEMENT DES ACADIENS AU QUÉBEC

This work was begun 60 years earlier about the settlement of the Acadians in the Quebec area after the exile. Approximately 280 Acadian families are included in this series of family histories and family genealogies, usually leading to the first ancestor in Acadia. It is worthy of note that the French-Canadian genealogical research is made that much easier because at least 90% of their origins can be found in the documentation of the National Archives, whereas the Acadian documentation has not been so extensive. Paper, 6x9, indexed, in French [yet easy to understand], in 8 volumes, 2,425pp, pub. 1981, price: $240.00 {$10.50}

 

BODIN, Msgr. George A. -- SELECTED ACADIAN AND LOUISIANA CHURCH RECORDS, Volume 1

An alphabetical listing of church records that are selected from various church archives in Louisiana. These selected records include baptisms/births, marriages and funerals from the earliest church records in Louisiana. This is a monumental work, enabling the genealogist and researcher to readily reconstruct a family chart when, otherwise, to find these records and the information they give would be scattered and difficult to locate. Paper, 8½x11, indexed, 397pp, pub. 1968, price: $15.00 {$3.50} NOTE: Volume 2 is no longer available

 

BONIN, Jestnair J. -- THE BONIN AND RELATED FAMILIES

The family genealogies are arranged chronologically with each generation having an easy-to-use cross-reference system, thereby making it rather simple to readily locate ancestors and/or descendants in the family. The Louisiana Bonins trace their ancestors to Antoine Bonin who was born in Grenoble, France in 1715. Married on 31 October 1740 to Marie Marguerite Tellier, Antoine Bonin sailed from new Orleans in 1764, and moved on to the Attakapas Country in 1765. The volume is a valuable asset to genealogical research on the Bonin and related families. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, 44Ipp, pub. 1988, price: $43.00 {$4}

 

BOURQUARD, Shirley -- MARRIAGE DISPENSATIONS IN THE DIOCESE OF LOUISIANA AND THE   FLORIDAS, 1786-1803

Although early church registers are the most complete ecclesiastical sources of marriage information for this period, this work fills in several gaps and provides rich detail that is not found in parish registers. A dispensation is a relaxation of the law in a particular case for the good of the petitioning parties. The church has guarded the integrity and sacredness of the marriage contract by developing detailed safeguards for the contracting parties, namely, impediments against marrying without three public announcements of a marriage, consanguinity or blood relationship, etc. These dispensations enlighten us as to the early history of this southern diocese. A dispensation will ordinarily give all parents and their parentage, in order to show the degree of blood relationship. We read on page 15-16, as an example, about a certain Victor Blanchard's petition for a dispensation since his fiancee is a close relative and yet "almost all of the inhabitants of Iberville are Acadians and related so it is difficult to marry someone who is not related. Paper, 6x9, indexed, 100pp, pub. 1980, price: $23.50 {$3.50}

 

BRASSEAUX, Carl A. -- ACADIAN TO CAJUN: Transformation of a People, 1803-1877

Much of Acadian history and interest has focused upon the dispersal of Nova Scotia's Acadian population in 1755, and the reestablishment of numerous exiles in Louisiana's bayou country. The transformation and development of Cajun life which followed has been completely overlooked by Acadian scholars. This work is the first to examine the various cultural, social and political changes involving Louisiana's large Acadian population between the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 to the end of Reconstruction in Louisiana in 1877. Few primary source materials, such as newspapers, correspondences, and diaries makes the work more difficult. Then too, the society's widespread illiteracy has not helped either. Note: see Brasseaux, "The Founding of New Acadia," a companion volume. Cloth and Paper, 6x9, indexed, illustrations, tables, 304pp, pub. 1993, price: $49.00 {$4}

 

BRASSEAUX, Carl A., with CLAUDE OUBRE and KEITH FONTENOT -- CREOLES OF COLOR IN THE BAYOU COUNTRY

This is the first serious historical examination of this distinctive multiracial society. Creoles of Color are rightfully among the first families of Southwestern Louisiana. Yet they often remained a people considered apart from the rest of the population. This is the first attempt to scrutinize this multiracial group through a close study of primary source materials. During the antebellum period they were excluded from the state's three-tiered society - white, free people of color, and slaves. Paper, 6x9, indexed, 192pp, appendices, illustrations, Price: $21.00 {$3.50}

 

BRASSEAUX, Carl A. -- QUEST FOR THE PROMISED LAND: Official Correspondence Relating to the First Acadian Migration to Louisiana, 1764-1769

Here we find a collection of correspondences which tell us much about the state's colonial growth, in particular, that of the Acadian migration. These English translations are of the most important manuscript materials dealing with the first large influx of Acadian exiles into the lower Mississippi Valley. Drawn from France's Archives Nationales and Spain's Archivo General de Indias, the component documents provide perhaps the best eyewitness account of Acadian immigration and settlement in South Louisiana. Cloth, 8½x11, indexed, 175pp, pub. 1989, price: $30.00 {$4}

 

BRASSEAUX, Carl A. -- "SCATTERED TO THE WINDS" Dispersal and Wanderings of the Acadians, 1755-1809

The dispersal of the Acadian population - better known as the Grand Derangement - is unquestionably the pivotal event in Acadian history. This particular work by Brasseaux provides an overview of the tragic episode, providing detailed accounts of the dispersal, Acadian life during the exile, the ensuing migrations and the ultimate transplantation of various Acadian groups in widely separated geographic areas. Examined in this work is the impact of the Grand Derangement, (the Dispersal), upon the Acadians in each of the Eastern seaboard colonies, post-dispersal Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, England, France, St. Domingue, Louisiana and others. Written in collaboration with E. Garcia and J.K. Voorhies. Paper, 6x9, indexed, maps, 84pp, pub. 1991, price: $11.00 {$3}

 

BRASSEAUX, Carl A. - THE "FOREIGN FRENCH" - 19th Century French Immigration Into Louisiana, 1820-1839 - Volume 1

This book examines the political, social and economic problems that prompted thousands of these 19th-century French emigrants to migrate to Louisiana. Included is an alphabetical listing of the 8,264 Frenchmen known to have arrived at New Orleans between 1820 to 1839. This volume is part of the first phase of a program designed to identify the French immigrants and to focus upon the immigrants' adaptation to life in Louisiana, their cultural survival and their many contributions to Louisiana. Each immigrant is identified by age, sex, occupation, place of birth, date of arrival and destination. The eight appendices and lengthy introduction gives much information about these immigrants of the early 19th-century. Cloth, 8½x11, indexed, appendices, tables, 600pp, pub. 1990, price: $48.00 {$3.50}

 

BRASSEAUX, Carl A. -- THE "FOREIGN FRENCH" -19th Century French Immigration Into Louisiana, 1840-1848 - Volume 2

The steady increase of French immigration to Louisiana swelled from 8,264, between the 1820-1839 period to 11,563 during the period of 1840 to 1848, a direct response to the fundamental economic and political changes following the French Revolution of 1848. The arrangement of material includes each immigrant being identified by age, sex, occupation, place of birth, date of arrival and destination. Cloth, 8½x11. indexed, charts and tables, 387pp, pub. 1992, price: $33.00 {$3.50}

 

BRASSEAUX, Carl A. - THE "FOREIGN FRENCH" - 19th Century French Immigration Into Louisiana, 1849-1852 - Volume 3

The floodtide of French immigration, augumented by refugees from the Revolution of 1848, continued unabated into the early 1850s as Gallic emigres from all walks of life debarked at New Orleans. Port authority records indicate that over 30% of all known French immigrants at New Orleans for the years 1820-1852 entered between 1849 and 1852. These immigrants sought a haven from the economic and political instability of their native land which followed France's 1848 Revolution. Cloth, 8½x11, indexed, five appendix sections, 340pp, pub. 1993, price: $33.00 {$3.50}

 

BRASSEAUX, Carl A. -- THE FOUNDING OF NEW ACADIA - Beginning of Acadian Life in Louisiana, 1765-1803

Very little has been written about the settlement of the Acadians in Louisiana. So much has been said and written about the Acadian exile and dispersal that their later history has been ignored. The Louisiana Acadians have remained one of the most neglected of America's subcultures. This book by Carl Brasseaux, the assistant director and curator of the Colonial Records Collection of the Center for Louisiana Studies and assistant professor of history at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, provides a critical account of early Acadian culture and development in Louisiana and the reasons for its survival. This has been possible with the aid of university research projects which have recently brought forth previously scattered and untapped collections of primary sources to Louisiana. These materials have enabled scholars to reconstruct early Acadian settlement patterns and ways of life. Paper, 6x9, indexed, 230pp, pub. 1987, price: $18.00 {$4}

 

BRASSEAUX, Carl and Glenn CONRAD -- THE ROAD TO LOUISIANA: The St. Domingue Refugees, 1792-1809

This work consists of essays examining the migration, resettlement and contributions of approximately 10,000 Saint Domingue refugees who migrated to Louisiana in 1809. These newcomers were subsequently joined by far smaller numbers of French. These immigrants were largely responsible for the establishment and success of the state's sugar industry, the French opera, newspapers, schools and colleges, and ultimately the antebellum French flavor of New Orleans. These refugees also contributed Creole cuisine, Creole language, okra and voodoo to their adopted homeland. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, tables and charts, 306pp, pub. 1992, Price: $27.00 {$3.50}

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BROUSSARD, James and James Michael GADDY -- THE CHURCH AT LAKE CHARLES, LA, 1850-1910

The combination of two thesis papers, edited by Rev. Donald Hebert in 1976, present a history and development of the Lake Charles settlement. This is a valuable aid in understanding the early history of Lake Charles. Since all church records were lost in the disastrous fire of 1910, it is extremely difficult to reconstruct a family history. The Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, along with the parish courthouse, burned in that tragic fire. So many records (beginning in 1859-1869) were lost and this brief history of the Church of Lake Charles gives the reader a glimpse of how much was lost. Paper, 6x9, not indexed 125pp, pub. 1976, price: $13.00 {$3}

 

CAILLOUET, Sr. Consuela -- A BLESSED GIFT OF GAB

The memories of Sr. Consuela are preserved in her book- her funny stories, her fond memories, her friends and fellow sisters (Mount Carmel Sisters), her family and her ministry. Born 29 July 1890 in St. Mary Parish near Franklin, La., Pauline Marie Caillouet, child of T. Pierre Caillouet and Annette M. Burguieres, entered Carmel on 15 August 1914 - she was 24 years old then. This is her story - a story of someone who has lived and enjoyed life in Carmel for over sixty-five years. Paper, 6x9, not indexed, 110pp, pub. 1980, price: $17.00 {$3}

CAPUDER, Lawrence Jr. -- 1896 IN LE PETIT PARIS, price: $30.00 {3.50}

CONDOW, James E. -- THE DEPORTATION OF THE ACADIANS

An excellent treatise on the story of the Acadian Exile, including the political factors which led to the actual deportation of 1755. The small booklet, only 14 pages, develops the story of the Exile in a very clear and concise manner. Paper, 6x8½, 14pp, written in both french and matching english text, maps and illustrations, pub. 1986, price: $3.50 ($1}

 

CONRAD, Glenn R. -- DICTIONARY OF LOUISIANA BIOGRAPHY

The Dictionary of Louisiana Biography features 2,500 biographical sketches of the most prominent figures in Louisiana history. Written by over 350 Louisiana historians and genealogists, these sketches detail the ancestry, vital statistics and accomplishments of famous Louisianians of every walk of life: politicians, physicians, attorneys, explorers, civil rights and women rights activists, jurists, soldiers, pioneers, land and town developers, religious leaders, writers, actors, criminals, etc. Some of the more notable sketches: Louis Armstrong, Huey Long, General Beauregard, Bienville, O'Reilly, Nathan Abshire, LaSalle, Iberville, etc. A massive index including over 30,000 names makes the dictionary easy to use and indicates family and business connections to many people. Glenn Conrad, director of the Center for Louisiana Studies at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, is editor of this monumental work. He is a member of the USL History department and has published extensively in Louisiana studies. Cloth, 8½x11, indexed, in 2 volumes, 1,132pp, pub. 1988, price: $80.00 {$5.50}

 

CONRAD, Glenn R. -- LAND RECORDS OF THE ATTAKAPAS DISTRICT, Volume 1, the Attakapas Domesday Book: Land Grants, Claims and Confirmations in the Attakapas District, 1764-1826

This volume traces the settlement of the Attakapas District of colonial Louisiana through the extant land records. Individual entries - arranged by township, range and section - indicate the name of the original property holder, the manner in which the property was acquired, the person to whom the property was subsequently transferred and the identity of the landowner who finally applied to the land claims commission for a title. This study examines the variety of official colonial land concessions, unofficial settlements and the subsequent claims of private ownership to land in the Attakapas District, the present-day parishes of St. Martin, Lafayette, Vermilion, Iberia and St. Mary. Cloth, 8½x11, indexed, maps, tables, 458pp, pub. 1990, price: $33.00 {$3.50}

 

CONRAD, Glenn R. -- LAND RECORDS OF THE ATTAKAPAS DISTRICT, Volume 2, Part 1 Conveyance Records of Attakapas County, 1804-1818

In 1804 the United States Congress addressed itself to the newly acquired land of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Land laws were designed to segregate private property from the public domain so that the latter in time could be sold for the benefit of the nation. Therefore, every landholder had to provide evidence of proprietorship for the lands he claimed as his own. For most Louisiana proprietors this proved to be a painless task. Most possessed evidence of some kind of their French or Spanish land concessions. For those who could not prove ownership, it was merely a matter of waiting for Congress to liberalize the initial land laws. In the end, a land claimant needed only two neighbors to depose that he had occupied and cultivated the land in the period before the Purchase in order to receive a certificate of ownership. Cloth, 8½x11, indexed, tables, maps, 506pp, pub. 1992, price: $33.00 {$3.50}

 

CONRAD, Glenn R. -- LAND RECORDS OF THE ATTAKAPAS DISTRICT - Volume 2, Part 2 Attakapas St. Martin Estates, 1804-1818

Part 2 of the second volume in this series examines the estate records of the Attakapas County for the period 1804-1818. Attakapas County, originally included the present-day parishes of St. Martin, St. Mary, Lafayette, Vermilion and Iberia; St. Mary estates are not included in this volume for the period after 1811, since these have already been published. These estate records contain a broad range of documents, including last wills and testaments, succession inventories and sales, etc. The raw data gleaned from these records has been carefully analyzed by the author as part of his ongoing narrative of everyday life in the old Attakapas District. This series is a must for genealogists, abstractors, attorneys, historians and anyone interested in life in South Louisiana in the first half of the nineteenth century. Cloth, 8½x11, indexed, appendices, tables, 298pp, pub. 1993, price: $28.00 {$4}

 

CONRAD, Glenn R. -- ST. JEAN-BAPTISTE DES ALLEMANDS: Abstracts of Civil Records of St. John the Baptist Parish to 1803

A guide to the earliest civil records of St. John the Baptist Parish in Louisiana known as the Second German Coast. This volume of abstracts of genealogical data during the colonial era is divided into: a) the translation of the original acts of the parish for the colonial era, 1753-1803, and b) a partial genealogy of some families of the parish, one of the earliest settled areas of Louisiana. These early colonists had come from all regions of Germany, from Bohemia, Switzerland and even Hungary. Cloth, 8½x11 , indexed, 335pp, folded map included, pub. 1992 (2nd edition), price: $28.00 {$4}

 

CONRAD, Glenn R. - ST. CHARLES PARISH: Abstracts of the Civil Records of St. Charles Parish, 1770-1803

This volume consists of hundreds of abstracted civil records from St. Charles Parish, including mortgages, land and slave conveyances, letters of procuration, contracts, probate inventories and sales, acts of manumission, receipts, and tutorship records. Cloth, 8½x11, indexed pub. 1983, a reprint, 544 pp., folded map included, price: $30.00 {$3.50}

 

CONRAD, Glenn R. -- THE GERMAN COAST: Abstracts of the Civil Records of St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes, 1804-1812

This book includes the conveyances, procurations, marriage contracts, successions and receipts of the civil records of both St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes, the Second German Coast. This is a sequel to the previous volumes about these two parishes. The area of the German Coast was one of the earliest settled areas is what is today the State of Louisiana. Most of the pioneers were German-speaking from Alsace, the Rhineland and Switzerland who had been recruited by John Law and his Company of the West for settlement in the New World. By 1804 the German Coast had been settled for eighty years. Cloth, 8½x11, indexed, 226pp, pub. 1981, a reprint, price: $23.00 {$4}

 

CONRAD, Glenn R. -- THE CAJUNS: Essays on Their History and Culture

A collection of thirteen essays dealing with the historical and cultural development of Louisiana's large Acadian population. These essays discuss the Acadian attitudes toward education, building traditions, politics, language, folklore and religion, etc. These essays tell the story of the Cajuns from the time of their exile to the present. These are realistic portrayals of the Cajun role in shaping contemporary Louisiana. Essays are written by: Barry Ancelet, Vaughan Baker, Carl Brasseaux, Malcolm Comeaux, Glenn Conrad, Gabriel Debien, James Dorman, Perry Howard, Hosea Phillips, Patricia Rickels, R. Warren Robison, Msgr. Alexander Sigur and Jacqueline Voorhies. This is an extremely well done presentation of the Cajun contribution to southwestern Louisiana life. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, photos, 262pp, pub. 1983 (3rd edition), price: $28.00 {$4}

 

CONRAD, Glenn R. -- FIRST FAMILIES OF LOUISIANA

As the book's title indicates, these are the families that came to the Louisiana Colony between the years 1717 to 1731. These people had to learn survival in a world so different from the Old Country from where they came, namely, Frenchmen, Germans, Englishmen, Irishmen and Bohemians. Some of these came voluntarily, still others were prisoners who were forced to go to Louisiana. Their task was to clear this damp, forested land, and create homes and areas for farming. This two-volume work gives some of the lists which record the arrival, the pursuits, the joys and sorrows of these first families of Louisiana. The listings include essentially, those immigrants who arrived here between 1717 to 1732. [see also Rachel Mills' publication, Index to First Families of Louisiana] Cloth, 8½x11, in two volumes, not indexed, 490pp, pub. 1970, price for both volumes: $70.00 {$5.50}

 

DAIGLE, Jean - L"ACADIE DES MARITIMES - published under the direction of Jean Daigle, the Centre d'études acadiennes [Center for Acadian Studies] in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada has launched a monumental work. This encyclopedia of Acadian Life in the Maritime Provinces has no equal. It is a reference work on the Life of the Acadians in the Maritime Provinces, including: a) 878 pages of text in the French edition (soft cover); 859 pages in the English edition (hard cover); b) several thousand references; over 30 University specialists have contributed; c) 39 pages of selected bibliography and 18 pages of thematic index; d) geographical charts, tables, statistics and illustrations; e) penetrating analysis by 17 scientific disciplines; f) Contents include: Historical synthesis 1604-1763; Historical synthesis 1763-1990; Traditional Culture in Acadia; Acadian Folklore; Acadian Literature; Acadian Music; Economy of the Acadians from Colonization to the present; Acadian politics.

French Edition: Soft cover, 878pp, 39 pages bibliography, heavily footnoted, indexed, all in French, pub. 1993, Price: $47.00 {$3.50}

 

de ' COUX, Russell and Jeannette  -- THE GENEALOGY OF A DECOUX FAMILY OF LOUISIANA BEGINNING WITH JACQUES DE ' COUX

Jacques Decoux - 1695        Joseph Decoux - 1732        Hilaire Decoux Sr. - 1778        Hillaire Decoux - 1829

Leo Decoux - 1860               Eugene Decoux - 1884        Andrew Decou - 1915            Russell J. Decou - 1939

Matthew Decou - 1961        Phillip M. Decou - 1996   Price: $40.00 {included}

 

d'ENTREMONT, Rev. C. J. -- HISTOIRE DU CAP-SABLE DE L'AN MIL AU TRAITÉ DE PARIS, 1763

Notwithstanding the title, this is a history of all Acadia, with numerous excursions into New France and in New England. It contains many unpublished documents, dealing directly with the history of the first century and a half of old Acadia. The author has dedicated a good part of his life to the research of this history and the results are amazing. He gives in detail all the history of Cape Sable, from its establishment up to the end (Treaty of Paris). Several chapters are dedicated to the genealogical background of the Acadian families in southern Nova Scotia. The set includes four volumes of the history, all written in French, and a fifth volume which consists of an extensive index of 27,300 entries. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, in 5 volumes, in French, 38 maps, illustrations, 2,620pp, pub. 1981, price: $170.00 {$10.50}

 

DOUGET, Susan Burleigh -- SOUS CETTE PIERRE REPOSE - Tombstone Inscriptions of the Old St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery, Opelousas, Louisiana

A most helpful contribution to many genealogists. For the cemetery of the St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas, Louisiana includes approximately 4,000 plots in its cemetery. The author has painstakingly copied every tombstone inscription and translated all non-English [mostly French] inscriptions into English. The author has made accessible to the researcher, the location and identification of so much valuable genealogical information not heretofore available. Each plot is identified and mapped out along with the complete inscription. A remarkable work and an important contribution to persons doing research with St. Landry parish ancestry. Cloth, 8½x11 indexed, photos, maps, illustrations, history, 515pp, pub. 1992, price: $43.50 {$3.50}

 

FOLEY, Rosalind -- ONE MILE AN HOUR - The Priestly Memories of Rt. Rev. Msgr. William L. Teurlings

Father Teurlings is a legend in the places where he lived, and many stories about him abound. He was an extraordinary person who labored in an unusual locale. His first church parish consisted of one hundred and twenty miles of coastal lowlands where Louisiana meets the Gulf of Mexico. Born in 1872 in Holland, Teurlings arrived in the USA in 1895, having been ordained to the Catholic priesthood the year before in Louvain. His pastoral assignments included: 1895- in Abbeville; in 1895- Cameron; 1898- in Washington and 1906- Lafayette. He either built or improved several churches and schools in Lafayette; namely, St. John's Cathedral, St. Paul, Cathedral School, St. Genevieve Church and School. St. Patrick and St. Leo. His death in 1957 ended his many years of pastoral ministry. He had said of his first pastorate in Cameron, "I suppose Cameron was my real initiation...I guess I was a pioneer.... They gave me much, those three hard, lean and difficult years. But how I loved those good people leading the simple life! " Cloth, 5½x8½, indexed, 104pp, 1958 (1985 reprint), price: $20.00 {$3}

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FONTENOT, Keith and Rev. Donald J. Hebert -- SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA COURTHOUSE INVENTORY - Volume 1 - St. Landry Parish

The author, Keith Fontenot, has located nearly 50 various types of records in the local courthouse in Opelousas, LA. This volume contains an inventory of each of these record types or series; describing each series as follows:

1) a description of the contents of the record series

2) inventory of the number of volumes available in the series (also including the years found in each volume)

3) listing of the Index available for the series

4) actual physical location of these records in the courthouse

5) actual examples of documents in this series - usually including a translation.

As courthouse archivist, Mr. Fontenot has dedicated years of service to providing the researching public with easier access to many of these documents. Too many researchers limit themselves to researching only the marriage, succession or conveyance records in order to locate civil records of genealogical and/or historical information and documentation.

This volume, as well as future volumes in this series, may well open up new avenues of research and may provide additional information in order to develop a family history. As archivist, Mr. Fontenot is certainly the person best suited to lead the researcher into new areas of discovery.

Rev. Hebert, known for his interest in genealogy and in the location of church and civil documents, began this new series on courthouse inventory in order to help researchers find new and heretofore unknown records which may add information to a family history. Editing such a project as this may well create new interest in searching for those hard-to-find family members.

Some of the record series included in "Southwest Louisiana Courthouse Inventory - St. Landry Parish. Louisiana" along with their beginning dates, are as follows:

Surveyors Registers-1914                      Assessment Rolls-1896                 Birth Certificates of foreign born

Bonds-1847                                          Charters-1914                              Civil District Suits-1813

Coroner's Inquest-1855                         Criminal Records-1895                 District Court Minutes-1823

Divorce-1827                                        Donations-1827                            Land Abstracts-1830

Livestock Brands-1855                         Mineral Leases-1920                     Miscellaneous Records-1854

Mortgages-1827                                    Naturalizations-1823                     Notarial Acts-1818

Notarial Adoptions-1938                        Nurses Certificates-1926              Oath Books-1904

Original Acts-1845                                 Partnerships-1848                         Physicians Register-1882

Plats-1909                                             Probate Court Suits-1827              Protest Affidavits-1829

Sheriff Sales-1810                                 Tax List-1805                                 Tax Mortgage Records-1927

Tax Sales-1926                                     Trade Names-1919                         Veteran Books-1917

Voter Registrations-1898                       Probates-1807                                 Marriages-1807

The Appendix includes lists of the Assessors, Clerks, Recorders, District Attorneys, District Judges and Sheriffs. There are also chapters on Land Survey Measurements, Louisiana Real Estate History, Slave Records, and a listing of available Microfilm Collections. An excellent guide to what records are available in the local courthouse. Cloth cover, 6x9, indexed, illustrations, 523pp. Price: $50.00 {$3.50}

 

FONTENOT, Mary Alice & Paul B. Freeland -- ACADIA PARISH, LOUISIANA, Volume 1 - A History to 1900 and

FONTENOT, Mary Alice -- ACADIA PARISH, LOUISIANA, Volume 2 - A History - 1900 to 1920

This reprint of the classic two-volume history of Acadia Parish traces the region's development from the earliest history known to 1920. Individuals who were foremost in the development of the area are included in these two volumes. Numerous historical overviews of the establishment and development of the principal towns and villages of Acadia Parish are recounted. Included are the settlement of the area's notable Acadian, French, German, Lebanese, Italian and Midwestern immigrants, early dance halls, civic and political organizations, horse racing, parades, dances and oral traditions.

Genealogists and historians will be particularly interested in the numerous lists and biographical sketches of prominent parish citizens. The volumes include many rare photographs, as well as maps and illustrations of the parish as it developed to 1920. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, 377pp (volume 1); 369pp (volume 2), 1998 reprint, price: $25.00 for each volume {3.50 for each volume}; may be purchased separately

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FONTENOT, Mary Alice and Kathleen Toups -- THE GENTLE SHEPHERD - A Memoir of Bishop Jules B. Jeanmard. This is both a biography and a memoir. The authors have used biographical highlights of Bishop Jules B. Jeanmard's episcopacy, along with recollections supplied by relatives, friends, neighbors and priests. It is not intended to be a definitive record of his life, but some of the incidents are recalled from the life of this first native of Louisiana to become a bishop. "His interest was constant and personal...his inspiration was palpable...everything in this young diocese bears the stamp of Bishop Jeanmard upon it...he has truly been its father" {Msgr. Alexander Sigur}. We read about what a great bishop Jules B. Jeanmard was to this diocese. For many of us who never knew him or hardly knew him this is a wonderful Memoir of the first bishop of the Lafayette Diocese. This young bishop suddenly found himself head of a new diocese rather distant from the former see in New Orleans; ministering to the people with a clergy made up of priests mostly from Europe and Canada; the challenge must have been great. The book illustrates well that Bishop Jeanmard was a strong voice when that voice and leadership was sorely needed. In 1998, the Lafayette Diocese celebrates its 80th anniversary; Bishop Jeanmard was its first bishop from February 1918 until his retirement in March 1956; for over 37 years! "He was an inspiration...he was understanding, compassionate, available, approachable, an extremely holy man...he was one of the saintliest men I have ever known. He was a first edition--a part of us forever--a miracle of God's grace" {Msgr. Irving A. DeBlanc} Just a short time prior to his death, Bishop Warren Boudreaux wrote these comments about Bishop Jeanmard's life: "Bishop Jeanmard was a man of great tenderness and gentleness...a man of vision...in addition to his promotion of racial justice, he was very strong in promoting social justice...He had a great sense of humor." Cloth, 6x9, 317pp, 168 photos, color dustjacket, 37 page detailed index, price: $35.00 {3.50} - available in early November 1998

 

FORSYTH, Alice D. -- LOUISIANA MARRIAGE CONTRACTS, Volume 2 Abstracts from Records of the Superior Council of Louisiana, 1728-1769

These marriage contracts span the greater part of the French colonial era, and from the earliest years of the Spanish regime. These civil records are especially important since they help to bridge the gap of missing church records for this period of transition of the Louisiana Colony from French to Spanish rule. The author was archivist at St. Louis Cathedral for many years and is renowned for her important contributions to early Louisiana research. Paper, 6x9, indexed, 187pp, pub. 1989, price: $33.00 {$3.50}

 

FORSYTH, Alice D. -- LOUISIANA MARRIAGES: I - A Collection of Marriage Records from St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans During the Spanish Regime and the Early American Period: 1784-1806

Encompassing the historical period of dramnatic population movement to the lower south, these records detail family relationships among the early Anglo-Americans, the Creole-French, Spanish and Germans, as well as the first Acadians to arrive in this area. These are the records of Volume 2 of the St. Louis marriages. Due to the state of deterioration they were abstracted and are now published for all researchers to appreciate their contents. These twenty years were a time of upheaval, growth and change in the colony. Paper, 6x9, indexed, 198pp, pub. 1977, price: $33.00 {$3.50}

 

GREMILLION, William Nelson & Loucille E. -- COMMENTARIES ON SOME AVOYELLES FAMILIES

The authors have gathered commentaries on ten families, all interrelated to some degree. These commentaries contain some history, some biography, and much genealogy. In most cases the family is traced back to its European origins. The information for the colonial period is almost entirely from primary sources, the church and the civil records of the times, namely, of Avoyelles, Pointe Coupee, and St. Landry parishes. These following ten families make up the contents of this work: The Rabalais family, Joseph Joffrion family, the Ducote family, the Dominique Coco family, the Guillaume Gautier family, the Bordelon family, the Gremillions of Avoyelles, the Lemoine family, the Normand-Gaspard relationship, and the Edwards family. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, 306pp, pub. 1982, a reprint, Price: $30.00 {$4}

 

GREMILLION, William Nelson & Loucille E. - SOME EARLY FAMILIES OF AVOYELLES PARISH, LA, Volume 1

A genealogical study of the early generations of 36 family groups, amplifying what was begun in the first book, Commentaries on Some Avoyelles Families. The families included in this volume are all French-speaking families who helped establish and populate the Avoyelles Post and Avoyelles Parish, namely, Armand, Barbin, Boftz, Bordelon, Chatelain, Coco, Dauzat, Decuir, Ducote, Duplechin, Dupuis, Edwards, Eliche, Frederic, Gaspard, Gauthier, Goudeau, Gremillion, Guillot-Firmin, Joffrion, Juneau, Laborde, Lacour, LeDoux, Lemoine, Marcotte, Mayeux, Moreau, Merrow, Normands, Plantevignes, Plauche, Rabalais, Roy, Scallan, Soileau. Most of the material presented here is from 1850-1860. The Catholic church in Avoyelles Parish was established in 1797. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, 400pp, pub. 1982, a reprint, Price: $43.00 {$3.50}

 

GREMILLION, William Nelson & Loucille E. -- SOME EARLY FAMILIES OF AVOYELLES PARISH, LA - Volume 2

This second volume has twenty-six family groups with their genealogies during the colonial period of Avoyelles. This material first appeared in the Avovelles Journal of Marksville, LA from 1981-1983. The families include: Aymond, Berlin, Bernard, Broussards, Carmouche, Charrier, Chenevert, Couvillon, Bellevue, Desselles, Dubos, Dubroc, Cagnard. Gremillions, Guillory, Jeansonne, Laborde, Lacheney, Malbert, Mayeux, Ponthieu, Poret, St. Romain, Tassin. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, 421pp, pub. 1982, a reprint, Price: $43.00 {$3.50}

 

GRIFFITHS, Naomi E.S. -- THE CONTEXTS OF ACADIAN HISTORY, 1686-1784

The frist study to connect the Acadian experience with the heritage of ideas the migrants brought with them from Europe. Griffiths explores the creation and endurance of the Acadian community and the ways in which the Acadians differed from the people of New England and New France. One result of the war between England and New France for the domination of much of North America was the deportation of the Acadians from their homeland in 1755. The author examines the implications of this deportation for the survival of the Acadiacommunity. A most impressive piece of work, Griffiths is able to present a thoughtful and mature assessment of the formative period of the Acadian experience. She is intent upon placing the Acadians in the proper contexts, something that really has not successfully been done before; so often they have been presented in a vacuum. Paper cover, 158pp, pub. 1992, indexed, 6x9, Price: $24.00 {$3}

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HARPER, John N. -- MOTHER CHURCH OF ACADIANA

A history of St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas, Louisiana. here is a valuable contribution to an appreciation of the development of this "Mother Church of Acadiana." The successive growth and development of this colonial parish is seen through the appointments of each successive pastor who ministered to the people of this area and throughout Southwest Louisiana. The many (over 85) first-time seen photographs enhance the book's appearance and value. Each pastor's administration is described in much detail with an analysis of the role each priest had in the growth of the Catholic faith in this community. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, 130pp, pub. 1993, price: $29.00 {$3.50}

 

HEBERT, Rev. Donald J. -- A GUIDE TO CHURCH RECORDS IN LOUISIANA, 1720-1975

This volume has two major sections: a) Catholic Church archives in Louisiana for the period, and b) Protestant and Jewish church records and archives. Both sections list the churches located in each civil parish in the state, although the Catholic Church section is more complete and updated from the 1942 WPA publication from which this material was taken. Each church is described by giving the date of establishment as well as what dates each church register includes. This is an invaluable aid in locating records for any given area in the state. Two appendices are included - an historical account of the Catholic Churches of Opelousas and Lafayette - each containing a detailed history of its foundation and development over the years. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, 361pp, pub. 1975, price: $29.00 {$3.50}

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HEBERT, Rev. Donald J. -- ACADIAN FAMILIES IN EXILE

The Seven Ship Lists Transporting the Acadians to Louisiana in 1785 AND "EXILED ACADIANS - AN INDEX"

This volume includes two books in one:

Part One: A compilation of both the Lists of Embarkation from France as well as the Lists of Debarkation in Spanish Louisiana of the seven ships which transported the Acadian exiles to Louisiana in 1785. These were brave individuals, who continued their search for peace and prosperity until they found it - a period of thirty years in exile before finding it. This was the world's largest trans-Atlantic colonization project on the North American continent. This collection of lists & rolls have been preserved in archives not always accessible.

Part Two: A separate index has been put together of five (5) books relating to the Acadians during the exile journey which followed the 1755 expulsion from Nova Scotia. The author has gathered in a single master index the names included in the following five works on Acadians in Exile: (1) by Albert J. Robichaux: Acadian Exiles in Nantes, Acadian Exiles in Chatellerault, Acadian Exiles in St-Malo; and (2) by Rev. Donald J. Hebert: Acadians in Exile, and Acadian Families in Exile and Exiled Acadians - An Index should prove very useful to the researcher of Acadian ancestry. These two authors have worked jointly for several years in making available the ecclesiastical records of the Acadians during their exile in France. There are 25,025 separate indexed entries. This index will greatly facilitate the location of many Acadian ancestors. Hard cover (laminated color cover), 8½x11, indexed, some illustrations, 343pp (part 1 = 131pp; part 2 = 212pp), two books published in a single volume, pub. 1995, price: $45.00 {$3.50}

 

HEBERT, Rev. Donald J. -- ACADIANS IN EXILE, 1700-1825

Here is the result of research actually done in the archives of France. This collection of genealogical records of the Acadians is taken from the French registers for the years before, during and after the Exile. The Municipal and Departmental Archives and Libraries researched include Boulogne-sur-Mer, Morlaix, Bordeaux, Cherbourg, La Rochelle, Quimper, Vannes, Paris, etc. This volume includes abstracts of baptisms, marriages, funerals and a small number of marriage contracts which pre-date the exile of 1755. An invaluable aid in making a connection between the Acadian ancestors and their later descendants in Louisiana and elsewhere. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, maps and illustrations 791pp, pub. 1980, a reprint, price: $65.00 {$3.50}

 

HEBERT, Rev. Donald J. -- HISTORY OF SAINT ANTHONY PARISH (1902-1983) including a HISTORY OF ST. EDMUND SCHOOL (1911-1983)

This is the author's third church history that he has written, based upon interviews and research of the churches he has served as pastor over the past several years. The history of St. Anthony Church and its School, St. Edmund's, is divided by each pastor's administration and ministry there. Most people will connect the events of the past with individual pastors. History, when told with an orientation towards the contributions made by individuals and leaders of a church, can be most interestingly told. In her foreword to the book Amanda Lafleur writes, "In reading this account, I was touched by the warmth and love our forefathers bore for each other, and for the Church; the cajun humor, the stubbornness of our people when Eunice was a prairie....I am sure that the lives of our forefathers will come alive and leap from these pages." Cloth, 8½x11, indexed, 763pp, pub. 1983, Price: $45.00 {$3.50}

 

HEBERT, Rev. Donald J. -- HISTORY OF ST. JOSEPH CHURCH - Cecilia, Louisiana, L'Eglise de la Grande Pointe, 1891-1976

A brief history and pictorial of the Catholic Church in Cecilia, Louisiana, a small rural town in St. Martin Parish. The use of church records, journals and other notes enabled the author to write this brief history of St. Joseph's. Each chapter consists of the individual pastor's administration, a logical division of these 85 years of history; the community and its people are described with their joys and difficulties through that time span. The crop failures, the floods, the progress seen in each ensuing generation is appreciated with this backward glance into time; into our history. Paper, 8½x11, not indexed, 48pp, pub. 1976, price: $5.00 {$2.50}

 

HEBERT, Donald - IMMIGRATION FILES (NATURALIZATION) OF SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA, 1840-1929

These naturalization records of 1,750 persons as found in the courthouses of several Southwest Louisiana parishes contain hard-to-find genealogical and biographical information which is of great importance to researchers. Abstracted from courthouses at Abbeville (Vermilion Parish), Lafayette (Lafayette Parish), Lake Charles (Calcasieu Parish), New Iberia (Iberia Parish) and Opelousas (St. Landry Parish), these records are now more readily available to many researchers. Each person listed will ordinarily have the full name, date and place of birth, date and place of arrival in the U.S. Usually the age and occupation are given, and sometimes physical features are included with names of parents, spouse and children. These names include hundreds of Southwest Louisiana families. Paper, with plastic-comb binder, 8½x11 , indexed, 176pp, pub. 1990 - second printing, price: $33.00 {$3.50}

 

HEBERT, Rev. Donald J. -- INDEX OF NEW ORLEANS CONFIRMATIONS, 1789-1841

The publication of Confirmaciones added another valuable contribution to the area of genealogical research. The painstaking efforts of Alice Forsyth, who first published the work in 1967, gave us another source book for constructing genealogies. The author of this index has arranged the indices into several categories, namely, persons being confirmed, parents, sponsors, other names, churches and settlements. This index is a useful companion to the original publication of Confirmaciones. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, 120pp, pub. 1984, price: $25.00 {$3}

 

HEBERT, Rev. Donald J. LOUISIANA FAMILIES IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS (1840s -1940s) Selected Genealogical Records of Louisiana and Acadian Families from Southeast Texas Church and Civil Archives

The main focus of this research, which began in February 1994, has been to present the documentation of southwest Louisiana families moving into southeastern Texas. With the publication of the series Southwest Louisiana Records it was logical to trace those many families that had moved on west into southeast Texas. The "Southwest Louisiana Records" series, now going into its 42nd volume (1910) has been utilized extensively. The reader will find italicized notes placed in brackets within some records listed which refer to records found in the Southwest Louisiana Records series, showing the connections with Louisiana families. The records included in this volume span 1784 to 1972; but there are few records prior to 1840 and a few records after 1940. An index with all proper names is also incuded. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, 537pp, pub. 1999, price: $50.00 {$3.50}

 

HEBERT, Rev. Donald J. -- RESEARCHING ACADIAN FAMILIES

This booklet, a guide to researching Acadian families, is written in two parts: a) the Acadian history as it unfolds from the 1604 initial establishment in Nova Scotia, to the Acadians in exile after 1755, through the French Revolution and resettlement in Louisiana and other parts of the world, and b) a listing of selected archives and sources for Acadian research. An appendix includes information about sources for research and a chronology table of Acadian history. A list of recommended books is included for the researcher. Paper, and with a stapled binding, 8½x11 , not indexed, tables, illustrations, 31pp, pub. 1987, price: $15.00 ($2.50)

 

HEBERT, Timothy -- ACADIAN-CAJUN GENEALOGY

If you are of Acadian descent, this book will direct you to answer questions like: Where did my ancestors live? Why did they migrate to Louisiana? When did they arrive? Where did they settle? The book directs you to answers to these and many other important questions. The contents include (1) guide to both Canadian and Acadian genealogical literature; (2) an introduction to basic genealogical techniques and South Louisiana resources; (3) guide to using the Federal Census reports as well as cemetery, courthouse, and military records; (4) examines the church and civil records for the 1700s through the 1800s; (5) provides a how-to guide for consolidating information gathered by research. Numerous supplements provide practical information to beginning and veteran genealogists. Paper, 6x9, 146pp, pub. 1993, price: $15.00 {$3}

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HEBERT, Rev. Donald J. -- SOUTH LOUISIANA RECORDS

This collection of abstracts of church and civil documents from the Catholic and Protestant churches and both courthouses of Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes was published in 1978 thru 1985, (volumes 1 thru 12). The goal was to make records and their location available to the researcher to more easily do genealogy research. The author, a priest of the Lafayette Diocese, cataloged these vital statistics from baptisms/births, marriages and funerals as well as courthouse successions and marriages into a collection of records that would become enormously important to the genealogist of this area in South Louisiana. This collection is in twelve (12) volumes, spanning the years 1794 to 1904 along with some supplementary records. Each volume numbers from 400 to 600 pages, each is arranged alphabetically and is used very much like a dictionary. Volume 12 is a much smaller volume, (only 160pp), containing supplementary material such as, additional entries, corrections and church inventories. This set is complete; no more volumes anticipated.

The South Louisiana Records series with the Corresponding Dates:

Vol.1 1794-1840    $40.00 Vol. 7 1881-1885    $50.00
Vol.2 1841-1850    $50.00 Vol. 8 1886-1890    $50.00
Vol.3 1851-1860    $40.00 Vol. 9 1891-1895    $50.00
Vol.4 1861-1870    $40.00 Vol.10 1896-1899    $50.00
Vol.5 1871-1875    $40.00 Vol.11 1900-1903    $50.00
Vol.6 1876-1880    $40.00 Vol.12 1904-1920    $25.00

Cloth, 6x9, indexed, in 12 volumes, maps, charts, each volume has 450 to 600pp, pub. 1978-1985. Shipment costs: $40.00 vols. {$3}; $50.00 vols. {$3.50}; Volume 12 {$3.50} Prices vary due to reprint size and costs!

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HEBERT, Rev. Donald J. -- SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA RECORDS series

This collection of abstracts from church and civil records are taken from the Southwest Louisiana parishes of Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Cameron, Calcasieu, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion. The volumes in this series include Catholic and Protestant church records and civil courthouse records of genealogical and historical value. This series is ongoing; each of the individual volumes in this series includes a certain span of years; each volume numbers about 400 to 900 pages and is arranged alphabetically; used very much like a dictionary.

The Volumes With Their Corresponding Dates and Prices:

Vol. 1-A (1750-1800)     $50.00 Vol. 15 (1881-1882)         $40.00 Vol. 32 (1901-1902)          $50.00
Vol. 1-B (1801-1810)      $50.00 Vol. 16 (1883-1884)         $50.00 Vol. 33 (1903-1953)          $55.00
Vol. 2-A (1811-1818)      $50.00 Vol. 17 (1885-1886)         $50.00 Vol. 34 (1901-1902)          $50.00
Vol. 2-B (1819-1825)      $50.00 Vol. 18 (1887)                  $50.00 Vol. 35 (1903)                    $40.00
Vol. 2-C (1826-1830)      $50.00 Vol. 19 (1888)                  $50.00 Vol. 36 (1904)                    $40.00
Vol. 3 (1831-1840)         $50.00 Vol. 20 (1889)                  $50.00 Vol. 37 (1905)                    $40.00
Vol. 4 (1841-1847)         $50.00 Vol. 21 (1890)                  $40.00 Vol. 38 (1906)                    $40.00
Vol. 5 (1848-1854)         $50.00 Vol. 22 (1891)                  $40.00 Vol. 39 (1907)                    $40.00
Vol. 6 (1855-1860)          $50.00 Vol. 23 (1892)                  $40.00 Vol. 40 (1908)                    $40.00
Vol. 7 (1861-1865)         $50.00 Vol. 24 (1893)                  $50.00 Vol. 41 (1909)                    $40.00
Vol. 8 (1866-1868)          $50.00 Vol. 25 (1894)                  $50.00 Vol. 42 (1910)  note            $50.00
Vol. 9 (1869-1870)         $40.00 Vol. 26 (1895)                  $50.00 Vol. 43 (1911)  note            $50.00
Vol. 10 (1871-1872)        $40.00 Vol. 27 (1896)                  $50.00 Vol. 44 (1912)   note            $50.00
Vol. 11 (1873-1874)        $40.00 Vol. 28 (1897)                  $50.00 Vol. 45 (1913)  note            $50.00
Vol. 12 (1875-1876)        $40.00 Vol. 29 (1898)                  $50.00 Vol. 46 (1914)  note            $50.00
Vol. 13 (1877-1878)        $40.00 Vol. 30 (1899)                  $50.00 Vol. 47 (1915)   note            $50.00
Vol. 14 (1879-1880)        $40.00 Vol. 31 (1900)                 $50.00 Vol. 48 (1916)  note            $50.00

Note: Volumes 42 through 48  are not yet published, but are in our future plans

Cloth, 6x9, each volume is arranged in alphabetical order, 41 volumes available, maps, charts, pub. 1974 thru 1998. Shipment costs: $40.00 vols. {3}; $50.00 volumes {3.50}; prices vary due to reprint sizes and cost

 

HEBERT, Rev. Donald J. -- SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA RECORDS  CD 101, pre 1750 - 1900

This CD-ROM contains the CD version of Southwest Louisiana Records, volumes 1 to 31, covering records from the years before 1750 through 1900, originally published by Hebert Publications.

These are the church records of all baptisms/births, marriages and burials of the present day Lafayette and Lake Charles dioceses, as well as courthouse records of marriages and successions. Every effort has been made to produce an accurate reproduction of the genealogical information found in these volumes. Many additional entries are included which were not previously published, such as birth records of individuals baptized as adults. An effort has also been made to include as many corrections as possible.

The records are presented in a fully searchable database format. Searching can be done in a number of ways, but wildcard and multiple word searches are very useful.

Using the wild card search feature, the CD user is able to search on partial keywords. For instance, if looking for the name Thibodeaux, but uncertain about all the variations of the name in the records database, the user can search for thib*, which will find all records that have words that begin with thib and end with anything else. The user can also search by *deaux, which will find all records with words that end in deaux and begin with anything else. Also, the user can search by *ibode*, which will find all records that have words that have ibode and begin and end with anything else.

The user can also search by multiple keywords. For instance, to find Moise Hebert 1865, type in Moise followed by a space then Hebert followed by a space and then 1865. The program search engine will find and display any records that contain all 3 words.

In addition, the CD-ROM includes the supplementary information (introduction, forward, acknowledgments, maps, pictures, cattle brands, cemetery listings, etc.) from all 31 volumes. Published 2001, price: $ 375.00 {shipping included}

Note: SWLR CD 101 is designed to be used on computer systems that meet the following M I N I M U M requirements:

    Pentium 166 (or equivalent)
    32 Megabytes of RAM memory
    100 megabytes free hard disk space
    Windows version 95
    MS Internet Explorer 4.01 with service pack 2
    4 X speed CD-ROM drive compatible with 32-bit file system

 

JEHN, Janet -- ACADIAN EXILES IN THE COLONIES

In tracing those elusive Acadian ancestors it is important to know their history; where they travelled and lived; where did the Exile take them. Those unfortunate people had a very difficult time in trying to get their lives together; they must have been a courageous and sometimes stubborn lot in order to have survived such an ordeal. This book of records and lists of the Acadians in exile in the Colonies can be quite helpful in locating ancestors who were sent to those areas. Among the areas listed for the location of Acadians are Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Guyana in South America, etc. Paper, plastic-comb binder, 8½x11, indexed, illustrated, 372pp, pub. 1977, price: $31.00 {$3.50}

 

JEHN, Janet - CORRECTIONS and ADDITIONS TO BONA ARSENAULT's Histoire et Généalogie des Acadiens

Many readers and researchers of Acadian families have shared their findings with Jehn, especially the corrections and precisions made on the work by Bona Arsenault. Quoting Arsenault from the Foreword which he wrote for this particular book, "It seems to me that often-times the accurate solution to the most obscure genealogical problems lies somewhere in an unknown private drawer or in some remote archive files, out of a timely reach. " Jehn's book is one attempt to make these corrections known. Paper, plastic-comb binder, 8½x11, indexed, 143pp, pub. 1988, price: $31.00 {$3.50}

 

JETTÉ, René

DICTIONNAIRE GÉNÉALOGIQUE DES FAMILLES DU QUÉBEC, 1621-1765

A one-volume collection of genealogical records of French families of the Province of Quebec, dating from the earliest records, 1621 to 1730. The sources for this compilation includes the Catholic Church parish registers of Quebec (83 parishes), Forts (5), Confirmation records, Register of the Sick at Hotel Dieu in Quebec (begun in 1689), genealogical writings and research, marriage contracts (from 47 Notaries) as well as Census listings (8 listings). Yet, the Catholic Church parish registers hold the bulk of this genealogical compilation; records beginning in 1621 from "Notre Dame de Quebec" in Quebec. There are over 250,000 records or acts in these church registers prior to 1760. All acts of baptisms, marriages and funerals were systematically reread, translated and arranged in this monumental work. This Dictionnaire Généalogique is arranged alphabetically within family groups, giving all pertinent information and genealogical data of each member of a family. Written in French yet easy enough to read, this volume is a "must" for any serious researcher of the French-Canadians of Quebec. Cloth, 8½x11 , indexed, in French, 1,205pp in a single volume, pub. 1983, price: $260.00 {$5.50}

 

KONDERT, Reinhart -- GEILENKIRCHEN TO ACADIA PARISH: A History of the Germans of Roberts Cove, 1880-1987

Roberts Cove was founded in the 1880s by a handful of German-Catholic immigrants seeking to escape the "Prussianization" of Germany and the turmoil occasioned by Bismarck. This German community has preserved its identity to the present and the author examines the social, cultural and religious mechanisms that allowed this small group to endure. The work also includes almost 60 pages of genealogical materials furnished by Fr. Charles Zaunbrecher. Paper, 6x9, indexed, photos, 159pp, pub. 1988, price: $19.00 {$3.50}

 

LANDRENEAU, Lynn -- THE LOUISIANA COTTON FESTIVAL, 1953-1992

A complete history of the Louisiana Cotton Festival, giving details of the scheduled events, including names of participants, winners and club sponsors. The work gives much background on the development of various phases of the Festival. Each year's king and queen, the courts, Miss Ville Platte, Tournoi Court, Cotton Pickers, Tournoi winners, Art Show, Flower Show and Pet Show winners and the Contredanse dancers all are listed. Many photos and illustrations make the book a real treasure of the almost forty year history of the Cotton Festival. Cloth, 8½x11, indexed 435pp, pub. 1992. Price: $53.00 {$3.50}

 

LEBLANC, Dudley J. -- THE ACADIAN MIRACLE

Senator LeBlanc's interest and love of his own Acadian heritage resulted in his first book published in 1927, The True Story of the Acadians. This book, The Acadian Miracle, is the result of his interest in the story of the Acadians. Senator LeBlanc was born in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana in 1894; elected Representative in 1924; ran for Governor in 1932; elected Senator three times, 1940, 1948 and in 1964. In 1926 he introduced legislation appropriating funds to buy land for Evangeline State Park in St. Martinville, Louisiana. As President of the Association of Louisiana Acadians, he organized pilgrimages with the Louisiana Acadians going to Nova Scotia; these trips were made in 1930, 1936 and again in 1963. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, photos, includes census lists, militia lists, etc., 427pp, pub. 1966, price: $21.00 {$4}

 

MADUELL, Jr., Charles R. -- 1770 - 1804: MARRIAGE CONTRACTS, WILLS AND TESTAMENTS OF THE SPANISH PERIOD IN NEW ORLEANS

New Orleans was fortunate to have the Spanish legal mind introduce a system which is in many facets continued even today. From 1770 to the present one finds countless documents in the Notarial Archives relating to real estate transactions. Since marriage contracts often involve property transfers given to the marriage as a dowry, these documents also are found in these archives. Family researchers do not usually use the Notarial Archives because so much time is consumed in searching for an item of particular interest. This compilation is an attempt to make the information easier to find. For this reason the writer has only compiled and indexed wills and marriage contracts and related matters; all arranged in alphabetical order. Paper, 6x9, indexed, 85pp, pub. 1969 (1984 reprint), price: $25.00 {$3}

 

MADUELL, Jr., Charles R. -- 1804-1820: NEW ORLEANS MARRIAGE CONTRACTS

Extracted from the early notarial records of New Orleans, this addition to research literature in Louisiana includes the names of the bride and groom, their parents, places of origin, date of contract, notary's name and reference notations. Containing approximately 2,600 names, the index is computer-organized for easy use. Many Creoles were arriving in Louisiana immediately following the slave revolts in Santo Domingo. This book is essential for any researcher of the period. Paper, 6x9, indexed, 145pp, pub. 1977, price: $29.50 {$3}

 

MADUELL, Jr., Charles R. -- 1820-1830: MARRIAGES AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS OF NEW ORLEANS

Marriage records have always been a prime source for researching family ancestry, for through a marriage document the researcher can ascertain much information on both families. The marriage contract usually provides a listing of the property transfers involved. Paper, 6x9, indexed, 150pp, pub. 1969 (1984 reprint), price: $25.00 {$3}

 

MADUELL. Jr., Charles R. -- 1830-1840: MARRIAGES AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS OF NEW ORLEANS

The recorder of mortgages for the city of New Orleans is the custodian of several hundred volumes containing the manifold real estate transactions of the city from the early 1800s to the present day. Among these are six volumes in which are found property transfers in the form of donations, sales, notes, gifts and some miscellaneous records dating from 1820 through 1863. These are probably the most important transactions of the early city under the American rule, since these records contain the early real estate transfers of the property owners of large tracts of land and show a record of how these tracts were split up into real estate developments. Among these records one finds a wealth of genealogical and historical data, such as: marriage contracts, acts of donation and philanthropies of notable people. There were at least 34 notaries practicing during this period, whose records of marriage contracts are extremely useful. This fourth volume in this series by Maduell brings to a close the work he did in researching the civil archives of New Orleans. Paper, 6x9, indexed, 260pp, pub. 1969 (1980 reprint), price: $30.00 {$3}

 

MADUELL, Jr., Charles R. -- SPANISH CITIZENS ENTERING NEW ORLEANS, 1820-1865

January 1820 marked the beginning of official registration of immigration into the United states through the various ports. In Louisiana the principal port was New Orleans. Most immigrants of Spanish descent made their first appearance in New Orleans aboard small cargo vessels carrying less than ten passengers. After 1830 the real influx of immigrants began. This listing is compiled from passenger lists supplied by the ship officers and furnished to the Bureau of Customs of the U.S. This particular volume is made up of two separate books originally published in 1966. This 1980 reprint combines both books into one volume, namely, Volume 1 (1820-1840) and Volume 2 (1840-1865). Paper, 6x9, indexed 159pp, pub. 1968 (1980 reprint), price: $29.00 {$3}

 

McCARTHY, Sr. - ANOTHER ABBEVILLE - Bicentennial of Father Megret

Father Antoine Jacques Desiré Megret, more popularly known to the people of Vermilionville [Lafayette] as the Abbe Megret was born on 23 May 1797 in Abbeville, France. Father A.D. Megret was to become the founder of Abbeville, Louisiana. He was ordained a priest at Coutance on 22 September 1822. He was well known in France as a talented writer. He consecrated his life to the Foreign Missions in Louisiana. At the outset of 1842, he was accepted as a Capucin Missionary and was cordially received by Bishop Antoine Blanc of New Orleans. On 10 March 1842, Megret leaves New Orleans in order to replace Fr. Joseph Billon, curé de l'eglise Saint Jean l'Evangeliste à Vermilionville [pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church at Vermilionville (Lafayette)]. Father Megret becomes pastor on 15 April 1844. Bishop Blane wants all parishes with a pastor to accept the authority and discipline of the Church. At this time in Louisiana, many church parishes are governed by des marguilliers [parish trustees], members of a civil council charged with the administration of all affairs of the parish. Often these laymen and pastor worked together in a quite harmonious way. This was not to be the case in Vermilionville as Fr. Megret arrived. The trustees rebel against the pastor, and he becomes a victim of their violence. Hence the reason for his eventually going farther south to establish a new church totally under his control, the church he would name St. Mary Magdalen in Abbeville, Louisiana. On 12 February 1844, the pastor gives to his town the name of his native city in France .

In Autumn of 1853, a terrible epidemic killed many people in Louisiana. This all began in August 1853 when Abraham Mirech came to Vermilionville from Havana and died the following day, victim of yellow fever. This frightening vomito negro [black vomit] as it was often called, killed over thirty inhabitants of Vermilionville during September. On 5 December 1853, Father Megret himself died of the epidemic, his being the last or seventy-third death. From a population of 100 persons at Vermilionville, only twenty-seven remained. Un Autre Abbeville - Bicentenaire du Pere Megret was written in French by Sister Mary Theresa McCarthy and published by La Société des Antiquaires de Picardie in Amiens, France in 1996. The English translation Another Abbeville has been rendered by Rev. Donald J. Hebert Paper, 5 1/4x 8 1/4, 10pp, illustrated, pub. 1996, includes the original publication in French and the ten page translation into English. Price: $18.00 {$1.50}

 

MELANÇON, Mertie Simon - SIMON AND ANCESTORS

The marriage between Jean Baptiste Simon and Marie Madeleine Aucoin on 13 November 1785 at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans begins this family history. Their nine children were born between 1786 and 1807. This collection of family records and other genealogical material includes in particular, their five sons, namely, Charles, Jean Baptiste, Louis, Beloni, and Eloi. Each chapter is divided by the ensuing generations, until the ninth generation of descendants which comes up to the mid-1990s. Hard cover, 6x9, over 225pp, several photos, indexed, Price: $30.00 {$3.50}

 

MILLING, Chapman J. -- EXILE WITHOUT AN END - Acadian Exiles in South Carolina, 1755-1764

Originally published in 1943, this riveting account of the Acadian exiles' experience in South Carolina unfolds the story of their journey, arrival, trials and miseries as an unwanted people. It is a heartbreaking story, yet it tells of the determination of a people to survive and go on with their searching - a search for family, for friends and for freedom. South Carolina received over 1,000 Acadians from Nova Scotia. Dr. Milling researched many fragmentary records in order to piece together the story of these unfortunates. The appendix section includes several lists which identify many Acadians who arrived in South Carolina. We read, with a sense of remorse, the anguish of this tragic odyssey. These were a courageous people, although they had few friends who would accept them. Perhaps this was the underlying reason for their continual search for family, a search in order to find a place they could call home and be at peace. Their quest was for a simple and peaceful life for themselves after having suffered so much for so many years. Paper, plastic-comb binder, 8½x11 , indexed, 64pp, pub. 1943 (1990 reprint), Price $28.00 {$3.50} 

 

MILLS, Donna -- THE FIRST FAMILIES OF LOUISIANA - An Index

A name index of individuals found in Glenn Conrad's First Families of Louisiana, a 1970 publication; an important addition to the use of Conrad's First Families of Louisiana. Paper, 8½x11, 89pp, pub. 1992, price: $24.00 {$3}

 

MILLS, Elizabeth Shown -- NATCHITOCHES: Abstracts of the Catholic Church Registers of the French and Spanish Post of St. Jean Baptiste des Natchitoches in Louisiana, 1729-1803

This work is a painstaking study of the first five books of baptisms, marriages and burials from the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. Recorded are not only the names of principals and witnesses, but occupations, names of parents, relationships, nicknames and other information. Careful editing has assured preciseness in locating places of origin in foreign countries. This work is of prime importance to the genealogist with interest in the Mississippi Valley and to the scholars of social history who value candid and factual documentation on colonial life in the United States. Paper, 6x9, indexed, 524pp, pub. 1977, price: $37.00 {$3.50}

 

MILLS, Elizabeth Shown -- NATCHITOCHES CHURCH MARRIAGES, 1818-1850 Translated Abstracts from the Registers of St. Francois des Natchitoches Louisiana

Marriage registers in the civil parish of Natchitoches, from which all of Northwest Louisiana was carved, do not begin until 1855. Of the 681 marriages recorded in the Catholic Church of St. François in the period 1818-1850, 15% (103) involved at least one Angle-American party. Another 17% (115) of these marriages involved at least one Spanish-Creole, almost always a Texan. Nearly 15% (101) of these marriages involved free people of color. Used thoroughly, the Catholic records of the Parish of St. François have much to offer genealogists of all ethnic backgrounds. Paper, 6x9, indexed appendices, 231pp, pub. 1985, price: $30.00 {$3.50}

 

NOLAN, Charles E. -- BAYOU CARMEL: THE SISTERS OF MT. CARMEL

This may well be the most authoritative, objective and readable history of a local religious community yet published. "Bayou Carmel" is a narrative history of the Sisters of Mount Carmel of Louisiana. This work follows the community from the arrival of the first sisters in New Orleans in 1833 until the end of the controversy concerning Sister Apoline and the closing of the Oklahoma missions in 1903. The Carmelite Order itself began on Mount Carmel in Palestine during the Crusades. The first apostolically-oriented (or active sisterhood) Carmelite community of women was founded in Italy in 1724. While this work is primarily a history of religious, every effort has been made to link the sisters' experiences with the general history of Louisiana. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, illustrated, maps, notes and bibliography, 202pp, pub. 1977, price: $23.00 {$3.50}

 

NOLAN, Charles F. -- MOTHER CLARE COADY: Her Life, Her Times and Her Sisters, 1916-1931

Bishop Leo de Nechere, in 1833, invited the first Sisters of Mount Carmel to migrate from France to New Orleans. This work continues what Mr. Nolan began in an earlier work, "Bayou Carmel," wherein he wrote a thorough account of the Sisters of Mount Carmel and their work in Louisiana, British Honduras and Indian Territory during the 19th century. It spanned the years 1833 to 1903. The present work is dedicated to the years 1916-1931, during the three term regime of Mother Clare Coady, Superior General. Mother Coady was a born leader and had a firm grasp of the needs of her community. She found consistent ways to meet these needs. Mother Clare's community has long turned to newer directions, responsibilities, challenges and ministries than she could have foreseen before her death in 1935. Yet her work remains, in the memories of those who knew and esteemed her, and through these pages recapturing her life and epoch. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, 235pp, pub. 1983, price: $25.00 {$3.50}

 

PERRIN, William Henry -- SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL

A few hardy coureurs de bois and Indian traders had penetrated the lands of the Attakapas and Opelousas Indians in Southwest Louisiana in the first half of the 18th-century, but it was not until the coming of the Acadians in large numbers in the mid-1760s that the land began to be cultivated and the beginnings of large vacheries [cattle slaughtering] were established. Followed by settlers of Anglo-Saxon origin, encouraged by the Spanish government, the pioneers slowly carved their settlements out of the wilderness and the vast prairies and registered their cattle brands. In 1891, Perrin undertook a publication with the announced intention of presenting the area to the outside world in its true light, a frankly promotional endeavor. This was to be Perrin's last publication, he died in September, 1891. There are two main sections in the book: a) the historical presentation of each civil parish, and b) the biographical presentation of the better-known persons in each civil parish. Here the reader can find some brief biographical information on some of the most wellknown and influential people in each parish; people of wealth, those of influence and importance, doctors, attorneys, businessmen, priests, ranchers, farmers, etc. The civil parishes included are Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion. The four parishes not included, due to the fact that they were not yet established, were Allen, Beauregard, Evangeline and Jefferson Davis. The biographical section is especially valuable for the genealogist and the historian. Cloth, 7x9½, indexed, illustrated, 814pp, pub. 1891 (1971 a reprint), price: $40.00 {$3.50}

 

POINTE DE L'EGLISE Genealogical Society -- CEMETERY LISTINGS - ACADIA PARISH Volume 1

The 22 cemeteries listed in this volume are located in and around the Church Point area in Acadia Parish. Eleven are family cemeteries and eleven are church cemeteries. Large cemeteries are divided into sections; added notations give more precise information as to the location of each burial plot. Each cemetery is described along with its own history. Paper cover, plastic comb binding, 8½x11, indexed, 200pp, pub. 1994, price: $21.00 {$3.50}

 

POINTE DE L'EGLISE Genealogical Society -- CEMETERY LISTINGS - ACADIA PARISH Volume 2

The 26 cemeteries in this second volume include both private family and church cemeteries mostly in the area in and surrounding Rayne in Acadia Parish. Cemeteries are indexed in a single listing; cemeteries each described by location, etc. Paper cover, plastic comb binding, 8½x11, indexed, 246pp, pub. 1994, price: $25.00 {$3.50}

 

POINTE DE L'EGLISE Genealogical Society -- CEMETERY LISTINGS - ACADIA PARISH Volume 3

The cemeteries included in this volume are from the Crowley area. These include the Old Crowley Cemetery, Woodlawn Cemetery, Resthaven Cemetery, and Odd Fellows Cemetery. This is a compilation of all headstones and markers and was published in order to serve as an aid in locating specific graves. The researcher is reminded to consult church and civil records in order to confirm the information found on the grave markers. Cemetery and/or burial information often need verification because of the fact that information given regarding a person's age or dates were often taken without verification. Church records have been found which indicated the age of an individual as being 80, whereas the person was only 60 years old at the time of death. Therefore the author's caution about verifying cemetery records is well warranted. The entire book is arranged alphabetically - indicating the individual's name, date of birth and death, location in the particular cemetery, with additional notes. Paper cover, plastic comb binding, 8½x11, 242pp, indexed, pub. 1995, price: $25.00 {$3.50} 

 

POIRIER, Pascal -- LE GLOSSAIRE ACADIEN

This new edition of Poirier's classic dictionary of the Acadian language or vocabulary was first published by the Centre d'études acadiennes. This present critical edition has been greatly enhanced through the significant work of Pierre M. Guérin of the Department of French Studies at the Université de Moncton. The author, Pascal Poirier lived 1852-1932, and spent a lifetime in gathering a French Acadian dictionary of the Maritime Provinces in Eastern Canada. On January 1st, 1925 Poirier wrote: "I have spent fifty years now in collecting and safeguarding the meaning of words from being forgotten." The reader might well regret to learn that the entire text of this dictionary is written in french, thus making it practically impossible for many to use it. An examples taken from the Glossaire Acadien will show how useful the work is: see page 336 - "rabourer is used often by the Acadians rather than the usual french word labourer for plowing. "Poirier's notes on this word: "They use rabourer in Anjou, France and in several other departments of France, notable along the Moselle River." The work includes a listing of common expressions used in the Acadian language. Cloth, 6x9, 504pp, pub. 1993, price: $40.00 {$4}

 

POLLARD, Nora Lee -- THE BOOK OF CLOUATRE

This St. James, Louisiana family is traced to Joseph Clouatre, born in Maryland in 1760 of Acadian parents. He married at St. James in 1785 to Marie Poirier. This is their family - the succeeding generations that can be traced back to these two progenitors. Cloth, 5½x8½, indexed, 180pp, pub. 1974, price: $30.00 {$3.50}

 

POLLARD, Nora Lee -- THE BOOK OF LANDRY

In this work the author has traced the family of Joseph Landry and his wife, Marie Anne Cormier - both were Acadians. They married about 1768 and settled in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Their ten children are the subjects of this compilation of records, charts, relationships and history. The marriage dispensation obtained for one of their children, Marie Magdaline, indicated her parents and grandparents, thus enabling the research to locate Joseph Landry's parents. Cloth, 5½x8½, indexed, 252pp, pub. 1979, price: $30.00 {$3.50}

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ROBICHAUX, Albert J. -- ACADIAN EXILES IN CHATELLERAULT, 1773-1785

One of the basic challenges of any genealogy research, and Acadian research is no different, is to make connections with, and join each succeeding generation of ancestors. The Acadians, during, the years of their displacement, dispersal and resettlement, left records of their baptisms, marriages and burials in many places. This particular book is about one of those places. Here is where many of the Acadian families were brought and left there to fend for themselves, although the French government did do much to alleviate their fright and their plight. In the Departmental Archives of Vienne, located in Poitiers, France, nearly 200 family groups can be identified from the vital statistics records of baptisms, marriages and burials. These records are all included in this book on the Chatellerault Acadians. There is also a word-for-word translation of over 40 marriage records between 1773-1785. Between October 1775 and March 1776, 1,369 persons (Acadians mainly) departed in four convoys from Chatellerault to Nantes. Some remained in the Poitou area and have descendants there today. Before September 1772, Nantes had an Acadian population of three families, comprising a total of seven persons. With the failure of the Poitou settlement, 1,369 Acadians departed Chatellerault for Nantes, where they remained for ten years. Nantes remained an important center of Acadians in France until their departure on the Le Bon Papa in 1785 for Louisiana. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, 205pp, pub. 1983, price: $35.00 {$3.50}

 

ROBICHAUX, Jr., Albert J. -- ACADIAN EXILES IN NANTES, 1775-1785

The author has collected the birth/baptism, marriage, and death records of those Acadians living in Nantes, France during the period 1775-1785, when the majority of them embarked for Louisiana. There are 824 church records that have been transcribed from eleven churches and one hospital; each record has been referenced in order to identify its source. The task of developing a family ancestral chart is made very easy with the records included in this publication. Marriage records have been transcribed in their entirety. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, 292pp, this is a new reprint of the 1978 edition, price: $35.00 {$3.50}

 

ROBICHAUX, Albert J. -- ACADIAN EXILES IN ST-MALO, 1758-1785 - in 3 volumes

After the fall of Louisbourg in northeastern Canada, thousands of Acadians were transported from Isle St-Jean, Isle Royale and Gaspé to France. In 1763 they were joined by the Acadians who had been living in the port cities of England since 1756. By far, the majority of those exiled to France resided between 1758 to 1774 in the many small parishes near St. Malo. For the past 200 years these records of baptisms, marriages and burials have not been available in published form. For five years Mr. Robichaux researched numerous French archives to compile this three-volume work. The difficulty of locating exact church parishes around St. Malo makes this work a vital tool in documenting Acadian lineages. To ensure that the work would be as complete as possible, census records between 1758-1773 were carefully analyzed. Specifically, Acadian Exiles in St. Malo, 1758-1785 contains the dates of baptisms, marriages and burials of all Acadians which were found in 33 different towns around St. Malo. More than 3,000 entries were found and all information of a genealogical nature were extracted. The information was arranged into two main sections: Part 1 (including volumes 1 and 2) is arranged into 925 family groups detailing their records of vital statistics from their arrival in France until their departure to Poitou or other destinations; Part 2 (volume 3) contains a word-for-word translation of over 300 marriages. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, illustrated, 1,192pp, pub. 1981, price: $100.00 {$5.50} for the set of 3 volumes; or $38.00 {$3.50} for separate volumes

 

ROBICHAUX, Jr., Albert J. "Civil Registration of Orleans Parish, 1790 - 1833

We have only 500 copies to sell and we are not planning a reprint of this book.

Before 1990, the civil registrations of Orleans Parish were closed to the general public, but then opened to the public once the transfer occurred to the State Archives. Now, with the publication of "Civil Registration of Orleans Parish, 1790-1833 by Albert Robichaux, the civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths appear for the first time in any published format.

The author has painstakingly abstracted all genealogical and historical data, except reference to legitimacy, for all births, marriages, and deaths that occurred in Orleans Parish between 1790 and 1833. Although registration did not begin until 1819, there were late registrations of 72 births and 24 deaths that occurred between 1790 and 1818.

In total, this work contains more than 2400 entries that include names of parents, their occupations, places of nativity and residence, including specific street addresses as well as similar information for deponents and witnesses. More remarkable is that of the 1528 births included in this book, that occurred from 1790 - 1833, a total of 308, or 20 % include the names of the parental and maternal grandparents, sometimes their places of birth and residence. Although New Orleans and Louisiana are blessed with very detailed Catholic Church records, the civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths provide even more information.

In addition to recording births, marriages and deaths that occurred in Orleans Parish, this book contains registration events that occurred in other countries, states and parishes in Louisiana. Although the book contains names of Frenchmen, Germans, Acadians and Anglo-Saxons, it also contains a wealth of information on families from Santo Domingo and also of African-Americans. 1,016 pages. Price: $ 60.00 { $ 3.50}

 

ROBICHAUX, Albert J. -- COLONIAL SETTLERS ALONG BAYOU LAFOURCHE, 1770-1798

This book includes seven census lists, including those of 1770, 1777, 1788, 1791, 1795, 1797 and 1798 of the area which now comprises the civil parishes of Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche and Terrebonne. Each census gives the names of all the family members, their age and an account of their personal property. Paper, 6x9, indexed, 229pp, (1980 reprint of the 1974 edition), price: $30.00 {$3}

 

ROBICHAUX, Albert J. - GERMAN COAST FAMILIES - European Origins and Settlement in Colonial LA

After five years of research, this book includes the findings as they relate to the origins of the families recruited by John Law in 1720. The book is divided into three parts; namely, The Historical Background of the German Coast, The German Coast Families arranged in family groups, and Appendices such as the 1724 Census of the German Coast. The combination of documentation in French archives, the contemporary accounts of journalists, the church registers in Austria, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and Louisiana have provided a more accurate account of the migration of the German families. Cloth cover, 8½x11, indexed, maps, illustrations, 550pp. Price: $55.00 {$4}

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ROBICHAUX, Jr., Albert J. -- ITALIAN-AMERICAN ROOTS, 1851-1861 Volume 1

Although Italian immigrants were found in Colonial Louisiana, the massive immigration to America did not occur until after the Civil War. The church records of the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, the Diocese of Baton Rouge, and the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux reveal that the majority of the Italian immigrants to South Louisiana were from Alia, Catania, Cefalu, Palermo and Ustica. A brief history of Italian Immigration is also part of the publication. This new publication contains the Civil Registration of births, promises of marriage, and deaths of the town of Alia on the Island of Sicily, Italy for the period 1851 through 1861. Arranged alphabetically by the name of the person whose birth, promise of marriage, or death was recorded, the data includes names of parents, their occupations, place of birth and residence, and dates for over 4,000 entries. Although books have been written about how to research Italian ancestors, as well as list of passengers arriving in New York, this is the first one that locates the immigrants in their place of birth; thus, it is destined to be considered a forerunner in Italian research and a must addition to the library of anyone pursuing the same. Cloth, 6x9, 565pp, pub. 1994, price: $40.00 {$3.50}

 

ROBICHAUX, Jr., Albert J. -- LOUISIANA CENSUS AND MILITIA LISTS, 1770-1789

An important collection of source material from the archives of Spain, this book contains the 1770 Militia List of New Orleans, the 1777 Census for New Orleans, the 1770 Militia List of the German Coast, the 1784 Census of the Second German Coast, the 1785 Militia List of St. Charles Parish, the 1770 Census of "inhabitants below New Orleans," and the 1789 Census of the Lafourche area - which Census includes so many of the Acadians that were transported from France to Louisiana in 1785. The index contains approximately 1500 names of early Louisiana colonials. Paper, 6x9, indexed 161pp, pub. 1994 (3rd printing of the 1973 edition), price: $32.00 {$3}

 

SAVOY, Harry J. -- SAVOY, SAVOIE, SAVOIS FAMILIES of LOUISIANA

The Savoye families began arriving into Louisiana in 1765 and by 1767 they appear to have settled here. Eventually most who had gone to the Carribean area resettled in Louisiana. The last large contingent of displaced Acadians came to Louisiana from France in 1785. This 1995 revision of the 1989 edition provides a rather comprehensive study of the Savoye family: 1) before the Acadian expulsion, 2) first generation Louisiana Savoyes, 3) the five Acadian Savoye family groups and their Louisiana descendants, 4) other Louisiana Savoys, 5) Black Savoye families. Paper cover, plastic comb binding, 180pp, 8½x11, indexed, 1995 revised edition. Price: $24.00 {$3.50}

 

SEYMOUR, Geneva B. -- 1850 CENSUS OF CALCASIEU PARISH, LA.

The 1850 Federal Census is most useful since so many of the ecclesiastical and civil records do not exist for Calcasieu Parish. The 1850 Census was also the first census of the 19th-century to list the names and ages of members, although wives' maiden names are not given. Paper, 6x9, indexed, 100pp, pub. 1980, price: $23.00 {$3}

 

SEYMOUR, Geneva B. -- 1860 CENSUS OF CALCASIEU PARISH, LA.

A companion volume to the 1850 census of Calcasieu Parish. The 1860 Federal Census includes the same information as the 1850 Census with the addition of the Post Office address and the value of personal property. Paper, 6x9, indexed, 158pp, pub. 1980, price: $23.00 {$3}

 

SEYMOUR, Geneva B. -- THE LEBLEU BOOK

Barthelemy LeBleu married at Pointe Coupee on 16 October 1769 to M.J. Lamirande. The author has traced their descendants through the use of church records in order to create a family outline that is very well researched. The work includes some of this family's history from 1676 to 1981. An index of 4,400 names makes it easy to identify each family member. Paper, 6x9, indexed, 433pp, pub. 1981, price: $37.00 {$4}

 

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY -- THE CIVIL WAR VETERANS of IMPERIAL CALCASIEU PARISH, LOUISIANA (Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis Parishes)

This collection of existing information, documented by records and enhanced by family collections, of all the men, both Union and Confederate, who had a connection with old Imperial Calcasieu Parish. In 1840, the parish of Calcasieu was cut out of St. Landry Parish. Attempts have been made to locate all records available for the Civil War veterans of Southwest Louisiana. This book includes 1400 veterans who lived in Imperial Calcasieu Parish. The majority were Confederates. Several soldiers served in both the Confederate and the Union armies. Cloth, 6x9, pub. 1994, 491pp, indexed, Price: $45.00 {$4}

 

TANGUAY, Msgr. Cyprien -- DICTIONNATRE GÉNÉALOGIQUE DES FAMILLES CANADIENNES, 1608-1760

The author, Cyprien Tanguay, was born 15 September 1819 of Pierre Tanguay and Reine Barthell. He was ordained to the priesthood on 14 May 1843. This monumental work is unique in that it gives us the genealogy of all French-Canadian families since the establishment of the colony around 1608 until 1760. However, some records of the early 1800 are also included. It is an alphabetical listing of each family and contains the principal dates of the history of each family; the date and place of the marriage of the parents, the place and date of the birth and marriage of each child, as well as the date and place of death of all individuals. In his epilogue, written over one hundred years ago (May 1890), Monsignor Tanguay explains his method of cataloging such an immense quantity of church records; remember, nothing like this had ever been done.

Tanguay stated in May 1890, "It has been a quarter of a century: upon the request of the Canadian government, and with the approval of Monsignor Baillargeon, bishop of Tloa and Archdiocesan administrator of Quebec...that I began the great work which has absorbed since then, my time and my work. "Later on he would add, "Twenty-five years of labor ends today.... In order to put this Dictionary together, I copied each family on separate sheets or summaries. Therefore, it was necessary to have no less than 122,623 of these summaries. Each family summary contained at least ten (10) acts or records, which adds up to a total of 1,226,230 separate acts of church records, or 1,220,000 dates of baptisms, marriages and funerals." The rest of the total number were from other sources. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, in 7 volumes, in French, 4,400pp, pub. from 1871-1890 (1975 reprint), price: $345.00 {$15.50}

 

TERREBONNE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY -- SOUTH LOUISIANA ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS

A recent publication containing corrections found in the South Louisiana Records, the twelve volume series published by Rev. Donald J. Hébert. The corrections and additions also include corrections and additions for the series entitled "South Louisiana Vital Family Records," a series published by the Terrebonne Genealogical Society. Additional records consisting of civil records of births, deaths from Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes are included. All entries of additions and corrections are entered alphabetically, thus enabling the researcher to make the appropriate corrections and additions where indicated. Cloth, 8½x11, indexed, 228pp, pub. 1993, price: $37.00 {$3.50}

 

VanVORST, Maxine -- ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANT: Eastwood - Morris

This family history and genealogy work begins with an introduction which lists acknowledgements, references and sources for the research involved. Several pages are devoted to an explanation of terms and abbreviations used throughout the book as well as an explanation as to how to understand the book's format. The Chapter Index helps indicate which families are included in this genealogy. These are: Andrews (Andrus), Bihm, Bird, Bosman, Brok, Cardin, Chae, Code, David, Denney, Eastwood (several chapters), Edwards, Gilliam, Hargrave, Hayes, Hoag, Jackson, Joiner (several chapters), Jones, Lanier, Lawson, Lejeune (see Young), Lumpkin, Lyons, McCoy, McLean, Morris (several chapters), Novlesky, Pozarnsk, Reddell, Ritter, Schultze, Sloan, Trahan, Watkins, Watson, Williams, Young (several chapters), Zackopyko. The many photos which illustrate this family history have reproduced very well and include pictures of the family members over the years. The older pictures are always of interest as one marvels at the expressions of that era. Hard Cover, indexed, 120 photos, Price: $40.00 {$3.50}

 

VIDRINE, Jacqueline Olivier -- LOVE'S LEGACY: The Mobile Marriages Recorded in French, Transcribed with Annotated Abstracts in English, 1724-1786

This volume consists of transcriptions and translations of the marriage registers of the oldest French colonial church parish on the Gulf Coast. These records contain information about virtually every early Louisiana colonist. Love's Legacy, a compilation of early church records from Mobile, Alabama, constitutes a convenient alternative to the original documents that are not readily available nor easily readable. The most significant materials incorporated into Love's Legacy are the entries from the French (1726-1763), British (1763-1780) and Spanish (1786) periods in the marriage registers. Cloth, 8½x11, indexed, 432pp, pub. 1985, price: $33.00 {$3.50}

 

VINCENS, Simone -- LES INDOMPTÉS

Several years of research have gone into this work in order to reconstruct the life of the 55 Acadian families who were residents in Pennsylvania from 1755 to the end of that century. The title Les Indomptés, which could be translated as The Unconquered is written with enormous empathy for the sufferings of these poor unfortunates. Written entirely in French, the work deals with the details of deportation and then describes the life and ways of survival of the families who were in Pennsylvania. The book has genealogical tables and lists of names, births, marriages, deaths and disappearances of these Acadians. The author, a native of Paris, France, studied at the Sorbonne. She received her doctorate in French literature from the University of Colorado. She taught French at Millersville University in Pennsylvania prior to her retirement. In this book Ms Vincens unfolds for us the dramatic events of those turbulent years in Acadian history. Her first publication, Madame Mantour et son Temps was about an Algonquin Indian in 17th-century Canada. While doing research at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania the author discovered manuscripts about the French Neutrals of Philadelphia, thus arousing her curosity about these French people. These were the Acadians of 1755 who were deported to Philadelphia. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, in French, 283pp, pub. 1990, price: $30.00 {3.50}

 

VINCENS, Simone -- MADAME MONTOUR ET SON TEMPS

Simone Vincens, in Madame Montour et son Temps, presents a fascinating insight into the adventurous life of a peasant's daughter who was able to become a powerful force in the achievement of better relations between Indians and Whites. An extraordinary woman, Isabelle Montour (1667-1752), is sometimes called the "Queen of the Iroquois." The daughter of a French soldier and an Algonquin mother, Isabelle received a limited education, and at 16, was married to a fur trader. Following him to the Western posts, she became one of the first settlers in the village of Detroit in 1701, and as a young widow, engaged in the trade herself. A Canadian girl did not ordinarily become a coureuse de bois, but the Indian lifestyle would be more appealing to her. Speaking French, English, Algonquin and Iroquois, she became the first agent and personal interpreter for governors of the New York Colony and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Through this intriguing character the book provides an evaluation of the Canadian, French, English and Indian politics of America. Paper 6x9, indexed, in French, illustrated, 331 pp, pub. 1979 (1992 reprint), price. $35.00 {$3.50}

 

WEST, Robert C. -- AN ATLAS of LOUISIANA SURNAMES of FRENCH and SPANISH ORIGIN

This is Louisiana's first compendium of early families. It includes the collected knowledge of all known data from church, civil and other sources in Louisiana during three centuries, from the founding of the French colony in 1699. This Atlas provides a basic reference to 100 families who pioneered settlement in Louisiana. Dr. West has traced the migration patterns from original settlement through most of the twentieth century. Accompanying maps for each surname depict the current distribution of present-day concentrations of the families in Louisiana, the Gulf Coast and Eastern Texas. Paper cover, 8½x11, 225pp, illustrations and maps, general index, pub. 1986, Price: $45.00 {$4}

 

WHITE, Stephen -- ACADIAN FAMILY NAMES

A most interesting presentation of the Acadian family names. The author contends that 75% of Acadian family names of the original colony no longer exist, due to the loss incurred at the time of deportation while at sea, disease, and other reasons. Many Acadian names changed such as: Wells for Dupuis, Strahan for Trahan, White for LeBlanc, Lanneau for Lanoue, etc. Although this booklet has only a few pages, the author has detailed information revealing much about the Acadians and their family names. Paper booklet, stapled cover, 6x9, English with matching French text, 24pp, pub. 1992, price: $3.50{$1} 

 

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WHITFIELD, Irene Therese -- LOUISIANA FRENCH FOLK SONGS

The 114 songs in this book are representative of three different French cultures in Louisiana; the Louisiana-French, the Acadian or Cajun-French and the Negro or Creole-French. The songs were collected by a lifelong resident of Louisiana who has travelled all over the state, copying songs on recording equipment. In this work, tunes are usually provided for each song collected. Verses are given as fully as possible, both in the appropriate dialect and as translated into standard French. Paper, 5½x8½, indexed, 177pp, pub. 1939 (1981 reprint), price: $20.00 {$3}

 

 

WINZERLING, Rev. Oscar -- ACADIAN ODYSSEY

One of the great tragedies of modern history was the mass deportation of thousands of Acadians from their homeland in 1755 by the British government. Some of these exiles were deported to hostile English colonies, some were sent to England, while some found their way to French possessions. Many of these eventually found their destiny in Louisiana. The book, Acadian Odyssey, is the story of those Acadians whose fate took them to England, where they were settled in Liverpool, Southampton, Falmouth and Bristol. Arrangements were made in 1763 for their removal to France, but these promises were never kept. However, after twenty years in France, they did succeed in leaving France; Spain sent approximately 1,600 Acadians to New Orleans. In a work of such few pages, Fr. Winzerling has presented a remarkably full account of this neglected aspect of the Acadian story. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, footnoted with family lists, 224pp, pub. 1955 (1981 reprint), price: $25.00 {$3}

 

WOODS, Gregory A. -- ACADIANS IN MARYLAND

Many Maryland Acadians sought refuge in Louisiana between 1766-1769. Never before has the Maryland Acadian experience been so thoroughly detailed. Narratives, charts, maps and detailed analyses makes this the most important study ever on the exiles who settled in Louisiana in the 1760s. The author has gathered hundreds of baptismal, marriage, and death records. Cloth, 400pp, indexed, pub. 1996, price: $35.00 {$4}

 

WRIGHT, Porter and Barbra -- THE OLD EVERGREEN BURYING GROUND

Porter and Barbra Wright have succeeded in writing an excellent history of the Evergreen and Bayou Rouge community by way of this listing of cemetery headstones. The working index of nearly 1,000 graves will guide the researcher to locating the exact position where graves and headstones are located. While most cemetery books are content with a listing of people buried with the pertinent dates of genealogical interest, the Wrights have gone a step further. This compilation, while still listing all pertinent information found on the headstones, includes a "write-up" or brief biography of as many individuals as possible. This is a somewhat new and quite useful approach to publishing cemetery listings. It is a delightful presentation of the people of Bayou Rouge Baptist Church and Evergreen. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, 209pp, pub. 1990, price: $35.00 {$3.50}

 

YOUNG, John A. -- THE LEJEUNES OF ACADIA AND THE YOUNGS OF SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA

The author has taken up the account of the Lejeunes in Acadia with the arrival of Pierre Lejeune, his unnamed wife and their three children, namely, Edmee, Pierre and Catherine. In the historical section the author continues through with the deportation of the Acadians in 1755. The genealogical material presented begins with the descendants of the three children named above. The book continues with many charts and lists indicating the descendants of the Pierre Lejeune who first settled in Acadia as well as the account of the exile and migration to Louisiana of this Acadian family. The genealogical arrangement used makes the research of individual names, through an excellent name index, an easy task. Cloth, 6x9, indexed, charts, appendices, 1,034pp, pub. 1991, price: $50.00 {$3.50}

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