Tag Archives: Acadian

In my mail bag: Bananna Bayou, Books, and Meetings

What’s new in the louisianagenealogisphere: Posted on the LAVERNON RootsWeb mailing list:Strother Re-union 2010 It is STROTHER REUNION time again for the DEACENDANTS of the 1840-1850’s RAPIDES PARISH STROTHERSthe REUNION will be SATURDAY APRIL 24 2010 in the COMMUNITY CENTER … Continue reading

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We knew she rocked…

“Two of America’s pop-culture icons — music superstar Madonna and TV powerhouse Ellen DeGeneres — are distant cousins with Canadian roots……the two women are 11th cousins with a common “10th great-grandfather” — Martin Aucoin of France — whose daughters emigrated … Continue reading

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Acadian Memorial Festival: Bayou Teche to Atchafalaya

Acadian Memorial Festival 2010 CONTACT: BRENDA COMEAUX TRAHAN, ACADIAN MEMORIAL CURATOR, 337.394.2258 The theme of the 2010 Acadian Memorial Festival is Acadians: Bayou Teche to Atchafalaya. The festival, a museum style celebration of the Acadian Settlers in Louisiana, will be … Continue reading

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Illiteracy or Census error, photo request, Acadian Festival 2010, National Cemetery Summit

Couple finds a more than century old gravestone. – This relates to Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. “William Ashworth, Deliede’s husband, was born in the 1890s in South Carolina into a family of mixed race. The family left and traveled west to … Continue reading

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How ’bout that, Louisiana

Here are a list of surnames found in the latest edition of the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society Library’s Genealogy News. I just loved this newsletter: Some of the surnames of Lebanese-Syrian pioneers who settled in southwest Louisiana include:AbdallahAbrahamAbrusleyAntoonAshyBarkateBoustany … Continue reading

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Parish genealogy blog updates

Thank you to all of those readers who have recently signed up on Facebook and friended me.  For those of you who have chosen to take the pledge and Pray for Our Troops, this story is well worth another read. … Continue reading

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Treaty of Paris, remained in effect until 2003

myNewOrleans.com – Louisiana Life, August 15, 5:55, by Jan Risher“Although the Great Deportation lasted from 1755 until 1764, legally the Order of Deportation, according to the Treaty of Paris, remained in effect until 2003.”

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