Monthly Archives: May 2011

Memorial Day 2011

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTPROCLAMATION NO. 43 BJ 2011________________________________________________________________________________LEGAL STATE HOLIDAY – NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY________________________________________________________________________________WHEREAS, the people of Louisiana recognize and honor on National Memorial Day theheroic men and women who sacrificed their lives through military service; WHEREAS, National Memorial Day provides an … Continue reading

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Lafourche Parish Heritage Society

I was happy to read about the Laforuche Parish Heritage Society recently in the Daily Comet. The LAGenWeb Lafourche Parish website also announces a few surnames commonly found around the parish. Here is the RootsWeb mailing list archive page for … Continue reading

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Jean Batiste LaFleur

Neal Bertrand, posted this photo of Jean Batiste Lafleur, on my facebook wall asking if anyone had any connections. Neal says, “The caption on this photo reads “Jean Batiste LaFleur.” Does anyone know him, his spouse, when he lived, etc? … Continue reading

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Louisiana flood 1912

Louisiana Flood – 36 hours after the crevasse (LOC),Bain News Service,, publisher. Louisiana Flood – 36 hours after the crevasse, [1912] NOAA – Mississippi River History below Red River Landing, Louisiana1912 March-May $70M damage along the MS River [Hoyt], New … Continue reading

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1937 flood Louisiana livestock

Livestock being moved from lowlands under the supervison of the Civilian Conservation Corps near White Hall, Louisiana during 1937 floods URL LOUISIana Digital Library                    

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Louisiana Derby 1943

A history of the Fair Grounds home of the Louisiana Derby  

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Two new Louisiana genealogy blogs added

Jarrell Family Connections and Rester Family Connections These two Louisiana blogs are written by Karla Cook, who also has a website travel blog.  She uses a Family Tree Maker Genealogy site, too decrying her Southern Roots!  Both of her blogs … Continue reading

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Louisiana 1927 Flood from LSU Oral History Online

Listen and read more about the 1927 flood from What Endures – LSU Libraries Special Collections T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History Blog and Podcast.  

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Report of the Mississippi River Commission and Acadiana

United States. Mississippi River Commission0 ReviewsG.P.O., 1884 – Nature The picture says it all doesn’t it? I believe that since 1884 there is still no answer to the problems associated with the flooding of the Mississippi River.  Much time has … Continue reading

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