Louisiana Genealogisphere

From my mailbag this morning:

West Bank Genealogy Society Yahoo Group

WBGS Membership Meeting
Saturday May 23, 2009
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Westwego Library, 635 4th St., Westwego, LA

Speaker: Rita Tonglet
Topic: Colonial Louisiana Research

GENCOM – (Bossier and Caddo Parishes) Computer Genealogy Group – North Louisiana
This genealogy group escaped me until this morning.

LADESOTO and Louisiana GenForum post needs help locating Snider Cemetery in DeSoto Parish. Snider cemetery is NOT located on Martin’s site, LA-Cemeteries.com, however, there are several UNKNOWN cemeteries with one cemetery listed in the vacinity of Mansfield, Louisiana. Additionally, USGS lists several locations with that surname, but not in DeSoto Parish:

Snyder Memorial Museum

546730 Building Morehouse 324644N 0915340W LA Bastrop 45 148 01-JAN-1993
Snyder Cemetery

549265 Cemetery Madison 321447N 0910932W LA Somerset 26 85 01-APR-1993
Snyder Brake 541678 Swamp Franklin 320658N 0913556W LA Como 19 62 01-DEC-1991

Did you know that there is a Digital Library of American Slavery? Well, the library boasts over 2,410 entries for the state of Louisiana from 1775 – 1867.

Underwritten by a “We the People” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Digital Library on American Slavery is a cooperative venture between the Race and Slavery Petitions Project and the Electronic Resources and Information Technology Department of University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The Digital Library offers a searchable database of detailed personal information about slaves, slaveholders, and free people of color. Designed as a tool for scholars, historians, teachers, students, genealogists, and interested citizens, the site provides access to information gathered and analyzed over an eighteen-year period from petitions to southern legislatures and country courts filed between 1775 and 1867 in the fifteen slaveholding states in the United States and the District of Columbia. Digital Library on American Slavery

Slave recalls her time spent in Louisiana post from LAORLEAN list.

Flickr: George A Cummings

GeneaBlogie’s Louisiana research:

Sometimes when you run up against a brick wall, you may have to go a long way in a parallel or perpendicular path to get around the brick wall. True in physics, true in life, true in genealogy. In illustration of that point, we’ve been trying for a long time to get past the brick wall represented by my great-grandfather, Richard William Gines, who was born in Bossier Parish, Louisiana in about 1860. He lived most of his life in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, and presumably died there between 1900 …. more

Read more about Acadian Books from the acadianroots blog.


About Louisiana Genealogy Admin

I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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