In my mailbag

I’ve made a small attempt at dressing the blog for the holiday.  I hope it cheers you as you read the blog.  I attempted to alter the css, however, my alternate website was not co-operative in uploading my gif images.  So…..I opted for the simple alternative.

New indexed records for Louisiana: U.S., Louisiana, Eastern District Naturalization Petitions, 1838-1861 (Index only. Data courtesy of  from AnceStories blog, 15 November 2010.

M. B. Slaughter 11th Louisiana Infantry – Headstone photo – Shepardstown, West Virginia See also URL Acadians in Grey

Louisiana Cemeteries and Folklore – Louisiana Graveyard Rabbit

Leaf Stem Branch and Root – St. Landry Parish, Louisiana 1837, Robert Rankin

Louisiana on the Eve of the Civil War

The sesquicentennial, the one hundred fiftieth anniversary, of the American Civil War begins in 2011. A new exhibit in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room at Dupré Library, UL Lafayette, examines Louisiana on the eve of that great conflict. Materials drawn from the holdings of the Louisiana Room, the Rare Books Collection, and the University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collections explore the political, economic, and cultural situation in the state during the 1850s. The exhibit features antebellum books, magazines, letters, diaries, drawings, and maps, as well as more recent publications. Labels provide enlightening explanations of many items on display. Louisiana Room Librarian Jean Kiesel created the exhibit.

“Louisiana on the Eve of the Civil War” will remain on display through January 2011. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For Jefferson Caffery Reading Room hours, call 482-6031.

From the Archives Announce 30 Nov edition of USGENWEB Archives Newsletter that can be found here:

30th November, 2010, The USGenWeb Archives Newsletter,
Week Ending November 29th, 2010

Madison Parish Census Records
 Lafayette Genealogical Society
This is a friendly reminder about your Lafayette Genealogical Society meeting
for Saturday, December 4, 2010, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the South Regional
Library.  Our guest speaker will be Mr. Lawrence Cramer, who will talk about the
Germans of Roberts Cove and German Fest.

Are you planning to attend the Lafayette Genealogical Society’s end of year
banquet?  Please, I need your RSVP by Tuesday, December 5, 2010.  I have
received only a few email acknowledgments. The price for the banquet is $20.00
per person, which includes an excellentdinner, tax and gratuity.  You can pay
Ms. Brenda Fuselier now or at the door.
The end of year banquet will be Thursday, December 9, 2010 beginning at 6:30
p.m. in the Offshore Room (up stairs) of the Petroleum Club located at 111
Heymann Boulevard in Lafayette’s Oil Center.  Our special guest speaker will be
Dr. Barry Ancelet, Chairman of Modern Languages and Director of UL’s Center for
Acadian and Creole Folklore.  We also have a really great dinner menu planned
for you. It promises to be an enjoyable evening.  I hope to see you there.
William J. Thibodeaux – From LALGS 

Also this controversial story from LALGS about the housing of genealogical collections.   
Moss Grove Plantation query.  Moss Grove Plantation June 1888 Tensas Parish Louisiana, mortgage fell thorugh and plantation was sold.  Google Books, Southern Reporter, Vol 34, Alabama. Supreme Court, Florida. Supreme Court, Louisiana. Supreme Court, Mississippi. Supreme Court, Alabama. Court of Appeals, Louisiana. Courts of Appeal, West Publishing Company published, 1903.


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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