In my mail bag: Bananna Bayou, Books, and Meetings


What’s new in the louisianagenealogisphere:

Posted on the LAVERNON RootsWeb mailing list:
Strother Re-union 2010

It is STROTHER REUNION time again for the DEACENDANTS of the 1840-1850’s RAPIDES PARISH STROTHERS
the REUNION will be SATURDAY APRIL 24 2010 in the COMMUNITY CENTER (across the street from the the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH) in downtown ELIZABETH ALLEN PARISH LA. ELIZABETH is about 10 miles WEST of OAKDALE ALLEN PARISH LA. TRAVELING on LA HWY 10 either WEST or EAST at the CROSSROAD of LA HWY 112 (BLINKING LIGHT) TURN SOUTH TO ELIZABETH (about 2 miles)
The doors open at 9:30 AM. MEAT will be provided, just bring a COVERED DISH
There will be a MEMORIAL SERVICE for FAMILY MEMBERS who have passed away since the 2009 REUNION.Please let us know of such cases known to you, so they can be included in the MEMORIAL SERVICE
QUESTIONS: Smoothyn@bellsouth.net – OR – rudolphjohnson3987@att.net
P S
We are looking for last name STROTHER MEN for DNA TESTING. To date there is no known connection between some of our STROTHER FAMILES and any other STROTHERS
A GREAT GRANDSON of our ALEXANDER ASARIA STROTHER had DNA TESTING — RESULTS — NO CONNETION TO ANY OTHER TESTED STROTHERS, DID SHOW A CONNECTION TO THE BLOUNT (Blunt) FAMILY LINE
INFORMATION: PAM STROTHER DOWNS; psdowns@bellsouth.net –OR — RUDOLPH JOHNSON; rudolphjohnson3987@att.net

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Grand R’veil Acadien / Great Acadian Awakening 2011 October 7th – October
16th Come when the weather is nice and cool
(Louisiana)

Event mission: to awaken the population of Louisiana, primarily those of
Acadian descent and the youth, to the realization that we are losing our
language, culture, and coastal lands, and to seek support, partnerships,
solutions and concerted plans of action through large gatherings with
Acadians from all over the world.

Planned Schedule:

October 7, 2011 Unveiling of Acadian Monument in New Orleans, LA
October 8, 2011 Showcase New Orleans area
October 9, 2011 Opening ceremonies in Houma, Louisiana
October 10, 2011 Showcase Houma area
October 11, 2011 Ceremonies in Lake Charles, Louisiana
October 12, 2011 Showcase Lake Charles area
October 13, 2011 Ceremonies in Lafayette, Louisiana
October 14, 2011 Showcase Lafayette area.
October 15, 2011 Festival des Acadiens et Cr’oles
October 16, 2011 Closing ceremonies Lafayette, at Festivals Acadian et
Creole
( http://www.festivalsacadiens.com)

The event will focus on showcasing the regional culture and developing
closer ties between all Acadians throughout the world by hosting:

Family Gatherings – Seminars – Lectures – Many Other Cultural Activities
Come celebrate and help preserve the Acadian culture!!

For More Information Contact
Ray Trahan, Louisiana Acadie President
Phone: (337) 288-2681
Email: beaufile@bellsouth.net

Posted to the LAVERMIL RootsWeb list

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St. Helena Parish is full of Millers today. I have two great-aunts (sisters)
who married MILLER brothers. I do not recognize any of the names in your
query, but for what it’s worth: My grandfather’s sister, Lucy Alma CHAPMAN
married Seymour MILLER, s/o Simon MILLER and Margaret FOREST. Seymour had
several brothers, Latimore, Fillmore, Theodore, and some other “mores”.
Latimore marred Lucy’s sister, Adeline CHAPMAN. They are all buried in
Hillsdale Baptist Church Cemetery not far from Amite, Louisiana. My CHAPMAN
genealogy contains 80 MILLER names, and my MORGAN gen. has 43.

Posted on the LASTHELE RootsWeb list

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There is an article in today’s TP announcing that they are working on the air conditioning in the upstairs of the EB library. The reference room there will be closed for about a month.

Some reference materials will be available by 24 hour advanced request in reference downstairs.

Microfilm not available until after construction completed.

Just a heads up if anyone is planning a trip to that location.

Posted on LAORLEAN RootsWeb list

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Hi folks
I’m also having some trouble locating a family tomb/crypt. Mary
Dalton Sinclair died Feb. 23, 1924, and her son sent a telegram to his
family indicating that he would be burying his mother “in the family
crypt” at Metairie cemetery. I’ve been corresponding with a
descendant who managed to get a cemetery certificate #13310,
indicating that Mrs. Mary D. Sinclair was buried in Section 96, lot
142-143. However, the owner of the lot appears to be a Mrs. M. J.
Reise (possibly Reiss or even Russ). I’ve checked the cemetery index
which you wonderful folks make available, and I have found all three
of those names in Metairie (but not in that lot), and Mary D.
Sinclair’s name isn’t recorded with any one of them. We have no idea
how she might be related to any one of these names, as her maiden name
was Smith (or possibly Dalton, and Smith was from a previous
marriage). There isn’t a record of a Sinclair plot that I can find,
so I’m really at a loss as to where she is buried. Does anyone have
any suggestions or ideas?

Posted to LAORLEAN RootsWeb Mailing list.

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West Bank Genealogical Society

Algiers Historical Society
Saturday April 17, 2010
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Algiers Museum, 225 Morgan St. Algiers

Notes:
Saturday at 10 am, the Algiers Historical Society will present Algiers native Michael Henderson – a terrific writer, speaker and historian. He’ll be discussing his Creole ancestry and some amazing discoveries from his research, which has included at least one recent trip to France. The free event will be held at the Carriage House behind the Courthouse. Do come by to enjoy the presentation, coffee and goodies.

Also Treasures from the Point, the worlds best porch sale, will be happening throughout the Point on Saturday. Hazel and the Delta Ramblers, Algiers Point’s favorite old time/bluegrass band, will be playing from 9-12 on the porch of one of the participating houses. See if you can find them.

Finally, RiverFest is happening both Saturday and Sunday, right outside the Courthouse! The schedule is in the files section under Algiers.

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Gen. Research Soc. of New Orleans
Monday April 19, 2010
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
(The next reminder for this event will be sent in 2 days, 4 minutes.)
Location: Whitney Bank Metairie Road Branch meeting room

Notes:
APRIL 19, 2010
7:30 PM
WHITNEY NATIONAL BANK
METAIRIE ROAD BRANCH
1441 METAIRIE RD.
METAIRIE, LA

The speaker will be Dalton Woolverton, a member of GRSNO who has done extensive family history research. He will present his research on St. Louis Cemetery #2. He requests that if you have family buried in St. Louis #2 and are interested in information, please forward the surname to him before the meeting date. His email is dalton@woolverton. org.

On May 17, the speaker will be Kara Brockman from the Notarial Archives. Please mark your calendar for these two meetings.

If you enter the Whitney Bank from Codifer, there is ample lighting in the parking lot from which the meeting room can be accessed.

We encourage you to bring a friend who might be interested in these presentations or in getting started on their family history research.

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http://www.crt.state.la.us/archaeology/laprehis/lapre.htm
Prehistoric Indians of Louisiana

http://www.crt.state.la.us/archaeology/laprehis/paleo.htm

Banana Bayou

I found this site interesting. I have an Meso-Indian point which looks much like the first one pictured here from the crt website. Of course, it was found near a creek and a local Louisiana river. According to the site, the Indians of this era traveled extensively near water sources.

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Nursing in the Storm book signing:
April 17 1PM Barnes & Noble
5705 Johnston St. Lafayette, LA

The authors of this book devoted a significant portion of a chapter to the work of Levees.org.

See also http://levees.org/2/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Book-signing-Lafayette.pdf

From Louisiana Book News Yahoo Group

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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