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Louisiana Lecturers-Louisiana Topics
The annual seminar of the Louisiana Genealogical and Historical
Society will be held on Saturday April 28th, from 9-4, at the Days Inn
Conference Center, 10245 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge.
Mary Linn Wernet, Head Archivist of the Cammie Henry Research
Center, Northwestern Louisiana University, Natchitoches, will present
"Illuminating the Lives Before," an introduction to the resources at the
"Who Were the 700 Louisiana Students at a Kentucky College in the
1800s?" will be the topic of Emory Charles Webre, MRE, New Orleans
native and St. Louis teacher.
Wilbur Meneray PhD., Tulane University Assistant Dean for Special
Collections, will offer insights into "The Ethnic Diversity of
A topic of interest to all genealogists, "Genealogical Standards:
What Are They? How Do They Concern Me?" will be presented by Houma
native and professional researcher Claire Mire Bettag, CGRS.
Registration is $17.50 for members and $27.50 for non-members
until April 1st ($22.50 and $32.50 after that date). The meeting and
seminar will include coffee breaks, lunch, and free parking. On-site
registration will be from 8-9 a.m.-"early bird" door prize at 9.
Hébert Publications, Banner Press, and others will have books for sale.
Send registration to P.O. Box 82060, Baton Rouge, LA 70884-2060.
Membership in the Society is $25.00 yearly and includes the Register,
the quarterly publication with 100 interesting pages in each issue.
Saturday, May 19, 2001
<A HREF="http://usersa.usunwired.net/mmoore/lghs/sonsdau.htm">THE SONS & DAUGHTERS OF THE PROVINCE AND REPUBLIC OF WEST FLORIDA 1763 -- 1810
P. O. Box 82672
Baton Rouge, LA., 70884-2672
The West Florida Society announces that its annual meeting this year will be
held on Saturday, May 19, 2001 at the Oakley State Commemorataive Area park
near St. Francisville, LA. The park is located between St. Francisville and
Jackson on LA Hwy 965 which is between U.S. Hwy 61 and La Hwy 10.
The public is invited to our buffet luncheon and the program to follow. Prior
to lunch there will be a short discussion about our Society, and the program.
Lunch will be served in the pavilion area from 11:30 to 12:30. The program
will start at 1:00 p.m. and will feature the West Florida Volunteers who will
demonstrate camp life, music, Louisiana vintage dancers, black powder
demonstrations, blacksmithing, and other crafts contiguous to the time 200
years ago when West Florida was under French, English, then Spanish rule. To
enjoy the buffet and program contact Mrs. Eleanor McVea, ph 225 - 658-4636,
or Mr. Will Joffrion, ph 225 - 387-4060 for details on costs and making
The West Florida Society is a genealogy group with ancestors in West Florida
going back to the period prior to 1810 when there was an uprising against
Spain and the area became a separate republic for a short period of time.
After a few months the republic or province of West Florida joined the United
States. The Society is interested in promoting the history, culture, and
tradition of this important area that contributed to the rich heritage of
those states comprising West Florida. Our goal is to publicize this period in
our history and acquaint the public with our organization, and offer
membership to those interested in joining our Society.
The Sons & Daughters of the Province and Republic of
West Florida 1763 - 1810
Organized 1991 - Jackson, Louisiana
The objectives and purpose of this organization is to perpetuate the memory
of the character, deeds and heroism of the inhabitants of The Province &
Republic of West Florida prior to December 07, 1810; to collect and preserve
records, documents and relics pertaining to the history and genealogy of West
Florida prior to December 07, 1810; to bring into association descendents of
the Republic of West Florida; to inculcate patriotism, and to enjoy in other
educational, historical, genealogical, patriotic, literary and social
Who is Eligible for membership?
Membership is open to men and women 18 years or older, who can prove lineal
descent from as ancestor residing between 1763 and December 07, 1810, on land
in that part of the Province of West Florida, as it was governed by both
England and Spain, south of the 31ST parallel, east of the Mississippi River,
north of the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Maurepas, and west of the Apalachacola
River. Also eligible are lineal descendants of ancestors who settled east of
the Mississippi River as far north of the 31ST parallel as the mouth of the
Yazoo River (above present-day Vicksburg, Mississippi) and south of a line
running due east from the mouth of the Yazoo across the state of Alabama
south of the present day Demopolis to a point on the west bank of the
Chattahoochee River near present-day Columbus, Georgia, and west of the
Chattahoochee River, between 1763 and March 30, 1798.
What are the membership dues?
The initiation fee is $15.00.
Yearly dues are $10.00.
Life membership is $100.00 plus $15.00 initiation fee.
Supplement lines may be added for $5.00 each.
The annual assembly of all members of the society is generally held in the
month of May in Louisiana (usually the third Saturday of May)
Historical tours of the vicinity will be planned if possible.
A noon luncheon will also be planned.
The tour and luncheon will be "Dutch Treat".
Print, complete and mail to this <A HREF="http://usersa.usunwired.net/mmoore/lghs/sodaform.htm">form</A> if interested in becoming a member.
I am developing a website for Louisiana Parish and
need someone that is familiar with this parish information to take a look
and see if anything needs to be corrected or added. Especially the
Local Genealogical Societies. Its located at
Thanks in advance.
Southeastern Genealogy Online
DAR SPEAKER IN ST. TAMMANY: The St. Tammany Genealogical Society has
scheduled its next meeting for March 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Tammany
Branch Library, 310 West 21st Avenue, Covington, La. Their speaker will be
Diane Gustafson, Regent for the St. Tammany Chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution, speaking about the DAR.The society also has a Web site:
We need files to upload in the UsgenWeb Archives Louisiana.
Anyone may submit files. TEXT FORMAT:
Guidelines for Submitting Files to the LAGenWeb Archives
Types of files for the Archives include:
Federal Census (free, slave, mortality, agriculture, veterans... schedules)
4.divorce (or under court?)
Court records (county, federal, civil, circuit, probate....)
Church records (members lists, baptisms...)
Newspapers (obits, marriage & birth announcements, local events...)
Prison Records (got some proven moonshiners in my tree - the rest is just
rumor )Military Records (rosters, muster rolls, service records, pension
1.Revolutionary 2.Civil War, 3.Indian Wars 4.Mexican 5.Spanish-American 6.War
of 1812 7.WWI 8.WWII 9.Korean 10.Viet Nam 11.Persian GulfLand Records (deeds,
land transfers, federal land grants, surveyor's records...)
Tax Records (land, property, state, federal, local....)
Local Directories (phone books, old county and city
directories....)Occupational (?) (Mining inspector's reports, Accident
reports, railroad reports, company newsletters....)
Educational (?) (school histories, newsletters, school census, yearbooks?)
Ship ListsTax lists