Family – a definition best left alone

Would you argue about the definition of a family? In genealogy, I have found that there are some confusing aspects to the definition. Do you include divorced family members, for instance? How about adopted or legal family members? It is all up to you, in my opinion, how or if you include adopted, legal or divorced members in your family genealogy. That’s personal, isn’t it? Professional historians may disagree. BUT.

Five years ago, Louisiana went through a disaster that reminded us all of what a family means. Some of us understand more deeply what being a family means. There are no rules. There are no guidelines. There are no boundaries or limits when it comes to family…

For the record, Katrina ISN’T MY FAMILY. I know ya’ll disowned that B**** ,too.


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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One Response to Family – a definition best left alone

  1. Jennifer says:

    I keep everyone on the Gulf Coast in my prayers. Every time we’ve been back to NOLA (and made the drive to Bama where more family lives) I’m impressed at the resilience I see. I feel for the fishermen, now, too, as I am the g-daughter of a fisherman myself. But the great state of Louisiana thrives because and endures despite, so I don’t worry too much. 😉

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