Monthly Archives: January 2011

>John A. Amelung stockholder and President Fireman’s Charitable Association

> the young widow, Amelie Mercier, who married Judge Canonge the former wife of John A Amelung?  Not likely considering the dates, however, John Amelung is noted to have passed from an article in The New York Times in September … Continue reading

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>Gutta Percha and telegraphs during the 1850’s Louisiana

>Somehow or another I was led to the term, “gutta percha”. What the heck is “gutta percha?” Evidently, it is rubber!  I see now that gutta percha was used in many things including military uniforms of the Louisiana Zouave during … Continue reading

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>Hand molded sun dried brick

>I started the day with an online tour of the Historic Kent Plantation House. I wonder who made the hand molded sun dried brick (1840-1860) and then retrieved an article decrying how brick was once made. Brick and clay record, … Continue reading

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>Arpent French vs. Arpent Spanish

>My genealogy friend at Acadian Ancestral Home has a genealogy term that you must know when researching land. What is a French Arpent of land? Read it here. The definition from Google Books sourced below, indicates that nearly 100 perches … Continue reading

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>Where is the German Coast in Louisiana?

> And don’t forget migrations to and from Louisiana from our neighbors in TEXAS.

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>Louisiana migrations

>Have you visited the Migrations Project website? You may search by surname or by state and parish.If you use the parish links below be sure to scroll down in order to view the correct data link as the entry page … Continue reading

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>Church records

>This photo was posted to RootsWeb last week, by VTrahan, in the parish message boards. The poster believes that St. John the Baptist  burned down in 1908. Look at all of the people!  How wonderful to have an old photo … Continue reading

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