Category Archives: Louisiana History

>The Great Louisiana Hurricane of August 1812

>”Nearly 200 years before Hurricane Katrina, a major storm hit the coast of Louisiana just west of New Orleans. Because the War of 1812 was simultaneously raging, the hurricane’s strength, direction and other historically significant details were quickly forgotten or … Continue reading

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>Warren Parish and Warren place name, Louisiana

> A general digest of the acts of the legislature of Louisiana:passed from the year 1804, zo 1827, inclusive, and in force at this last period, Volume 2 (Google eBook)Front CoverLouis Moreau Lislet0 ReviewsLevy, 1828 See also LAGenWeb Archive … Continue reading

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Washington Parish native Jesse Bankston 103, died Thanksgiving Day

Jesse Bankston dies at 103  read this at The Advocate Capitol News Bureau. He was involved in having Earl Long committed to a mental hospital and was born in Mount Hermon, Louisiana, Washington Parish.  Funeral services will be held at … Continue reading

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Today in 1893 – Huey P. Long was born. Here is a biography online. And here is an excerpt from a newspaper found online. Today is Huey Long’s Birthday August 30th. – From a 1973 edition available on LSU … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Algiers Historical Society Meeting

Saturday July 17, 201010:00 am – 12:00 pmLocation: rear of Old Algiers Courthouse, 225 Morgan St., Algiers, LA Notes:Michel-Antoine Nicolas returns to talk about the Basques and their part in Louisiana’s history.

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Lucretia Brainerd and Almira Brainerd on Ancient Faces in Louisiana

There are many mysterious photos from Louisiana posted on Ancient Faces. There are at least 36 photos posted from Louisiana. One of those photos posted is of a Miss Almira Brainerd. The photo was found in Louisiana. More information from … Continue reading

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