Genealogy Group Updates

Updates in Louisiana genealogy and Yahoo groups:

The West Bank Genealogical Society will be hosting their Christmas Party on December 15th at 11:00 A.M. at Jake’s Seafood Restaurant, 2730 Mt. Kennedy Drive, Marrero, LA.

David Cosby of Daily Uploads USGENWEB has updated Lafourche Parish cemetery listings, but the URL’s provided include a few bad characters.  Here are the good links and I sent him an email with the bad URLs maybe he didn’t realize it. :

LAA – Louisiana Adoption Advocates received a personal reply from Sen. Mary Landrieu:

December 7, 2012

Dear Mrs. Lew:
Thank you for contacting me regarding Louisiana Senate Bill 155 (SB 155). As you know, this bill was recently defeated in the Louisiana state legislature. Though this is a state bill and therefore not within my jurisdiction as a United States Senator, I appreciate you taking the time to write me and would like to respond to the concerns you raised.
As a mother of two adopted children, I understand the pain experienced by adoptees longing to find their biological relatives. Still, I recognize that SB 155 would have violated the confidentiality pledged to birth mothers of adopted persons. Louisiana is contractually obligated to uphold its agreement with a biological parent, regardless of how far in the past the agreement took place.  The Louisiana Adoption Registry now in existence to connect willing adoptees and willing birth parents is not perfect. Consequently, I want to work with advocates on both sides of this issue and the Department of Children & Family Services to improve the registry so that it is more effective in reconnecting biological relatives. I invite you to be part of this effort.
As Co-Chair of the Congressional Adoption Caucus and Co-Chair of the Congressional Foster Care Caucus, I believe that all children deserve safe, permanent families. I am deeply committed to making our state and our nation’s adoption systems efficient. Please know that I welcome any further input from you or similarly concerned citizens of Louisiana.
Again, thank you for contacting me about this important matter. I trust you will continue to contact me about issues of mutual concern. Please visit my website at http://www.landrieu.  more information on other legislative issues. 
With warm regards, I am
Mary Landrieu
United States Senator
P.S. For a recap of my week in Louisiana and Washington, D.C., be sure to sign up for my weekly eNewsletter by visiting http://go.usa. gov/2sb.  And for my latest updates, like my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter.

There is also this Query posted to the Louisiana message boards.  It is great when we can all lend a helping hand to one another!

I was wondering if anyone out would like to take a picture of a headstone for me
 (Carollton Cemetery). Please contact me at anarumery5 at netscape dot net. Thanks,–Ana


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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