Meetings: Algiers Historical Society – West Bank Genealogical Society

From my Louisiana mailbag:

Algiers Historical Society Meeting

Our October meeting is tomorrow,  Sat, Oct.16th, 10 a.m. at  the Carriage House behind the Algiers Courthouse.

Howard MARGOT, of the Historic New Orleans Collection, will give a presentation on the soon-to-
be-released on-line, key-word-searchable version of the Vieux-Carré Survey, which documents (legally,
 photographically, architecturally) every lot and every structure in the French Quarter. Many of the images (e.g.,
 Notarial Archives Plan Book Plans) depict architectural types like Creole Cottage, Shotgun, etc. that can be found in Algiers from the same periods.

Hope to see you there.

Next month, Nov.20th – Wendy and Kevin will give a presentation on our 2009 trip to “Acadia” (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick
 and Prince Edward Island, Canada), in search of her BLANCHARD Cajun ancestors. Not to be missed! Aiyeee,

 Please watch Amy’s Thursday column in the ‘Times-Picayune’ for any changes in details.


  The 2010 Algiers Point Tour of Homes   The Algiers Point Association’s 37th annual Home Tour will take place Saturday, October 16th and Sunday, October 17th, from 11am to 5pm each day.  One of New Orleans’ most beautiful and historic neighborhoods – and, at 12 feet above sea level, one of its safest – Algiers Point’s wonderful homes are showcased in this annual event.  This year’s tour will showcase seven distinctive homes with a range of architectural and renovation styles as well as three churches.  In different ways, the homes – and their owners – represent the unique character of this beautiful neighborhood. They are all within an easy walk – one to five blocks – of the Algiers Ferry Landing, making it particularly easy for visitors to join us by coming across on the Canal Street Ferry. Each home will be staffed by volunteers who can answer questions about the neighborhood and about the home.  A map will be included in the brochure received at registration. Take the bridge or the Canal Street Ferry, a fantastic five-minute ride from downtown and the French Quarter, which runs until midnight every night.  The ferry departs the East Bank at 15 and 45 minutes after each hour, and the West Bank on the hour and half hour. Tour tickets are $12 per day in advance, $15 on the day of the event. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling (504) 361-0736, by mailing checks payable to “Algiers Point Association” to Steve Summers, 235 Olivier Street, New Orleans, LA 70114, at the Whitney Bank on 501 Verret Street, at Vine & Dine on 141 Delaronde, at Aunt Leni’s on 323 Verret Street, and at Tout de Suite on 347 Verret Street or by visiting <> . During the tour, tickets can be purchased at the registration table in front of the Algiers Courthouse on 225 Morgan Street. Proceeds will benefit non-profit organizations and efforts in Algiers Point to promote tourism and to improve the quality of life in Algiers Point. For more information, please call the tour Chairperson, Nathalie Bastin at 504-361-0736 or



Algiers Historical Society

Kevin Herridge, President

Amy Hubbell, Past President

Frank Wagner, Vice President/Secretary

Russ Van Dyke, Treasurer
235 Lavergne St.
New Orleans, LA  70114

(504) 227-8249

From the West Bank:
WBGS Membership Meeting
Saturday October 16, 2010
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Westwego Library, 635 4th Street, Westwego, LA

Our annual “Order of the Good Times” Bring a dish that your ancestor would have brought as the host of the Good Times along with a tale as to how he/she obtained it.
If you do not wish to participate, come for the fun and eats.


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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