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Louisiana Hisrory Exhibit
An exhibit about the 1810 West Florida revolt will open with a public
at 4:00 P. M. Thursday at Sims Memorial Library.
Southeastern Louisiana University campus in Hammond.
The exhibit will remain up through June and may be viewed weekdays from
8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Tangipahoa Historical & Genealogical Society
Meeting: First Saturday of Each Month -- 11:00 A M
Next Meeting: Saturday -- March 02, 2002
Tangipahoa Parish Main Library
739 West Oak Street
Tangipahoa Genealogy Library
200 East Mulberry Street
Amite, Louisiana 70422
Phone: (985)748-7559 Fax: (985)748-2812
Branch Manager: Lenore Johnson
Hours: Monday thru Friday -- 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
I want to call your attention to a new free (no advertising)
volunteer-based resource for on-line genealogy. The US GeoGen Project
combines the use of geographic information systems (hand-held GIS locator
devices) and genealogy to assist researchers to find site of interest. The
first places to be added to the on-line database are cemeteries. I
volunteered to coordinate the process of establishing sites for Louisiana
parishes. (I grew up in Acadia Parish and much of my research is done in
I created preliminary tables of the cemeteries in every parish but I know
that these are incomplete. I used the US Geological Survey's Geographic
Names Database to get the cemetery locations. This list omits many old
cemeteries, most new cemeteries and almost all family cemeteries. I would
like your help to gather the names and locations of the cemeteries that
aren't listed. Even if you can't provide the location, it would be very
helpful if you could provide me with the names of cemeteries that are not
on my list.
I'm involved in this project because of a frustrating experience I had
several years ago. I spent several days on two separate trips to Louisiana
trying to find an old cemetery. No one I asked had ever heard about
it. Although I eventually found it and found a grave marker for my
ancestor, I've never forgotten the frustration at knowing the general
vicinity but not the exact place to look. With the low cost of GIS devices
(Wal-Mart sells very good ones for less than $125) it is possible to
directly go anywhere if there is proper information posted about location.
Please look at what I've done with Acadia Parish to see what is
possible. I have the exact locations of some cemeteries and I'll have the
locations of the other Acadia Parish sites listed soon. From each cemetery
with a known exact location you may click on the blue icon to get a map
showing the exact spot. Also, clicking on the cemetery name brings you to
a page by the local genealogy society to get more information or to order
books of grave marker transcriptions. There are other possibilities for
linking to local groups.
Let me know what you think,
David Lawrence -- David.Lawrence(a)SDSU.edu
Director, Center for Injury Prevention Policy and Practice
Graduate School of Public Health
San Diego State University
6505 Alvarado Road, Suite 208
San Diego, CA 92120
Voice: 619-594-3691 Fax: 619-594-1995
Subj: WILLIAMS and Everitt
Date: 2/9/02 8:22:42 PM Pacific Standard Time
From: <A HREF="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">rojo1611(a)earthlink.net</A>
I believe that Alta Zera Williams was either born and/or married in St.
Helena Parish, LA.
Alta Zera Williams, born June 19, 1813 in LA; died January 11, 1890 in
Bevilport, Jasper County, TX. She was the daughter of William Williams.
William Williams had several grown and near-grown children when he came to
Bevil's Settlement. The eldest, Stephen, who was called Stephen Jr., married
Jane Wilson, daughter of William Wilson, but not until after his brother
Richard had married Jane's older sister, Rebecca. Altazera, oldest daughter
of William Williams, was the wife of Stephen H. Everitt, and Penelope, the
second daughter was James H. Blount's wife. Richard Williams, not to be
Confused with his uncle of the same name, lived on his grant on the Sabine
River between Bevil's and Hickman's Ferry. He went to Galveston County,before
1850. The Everitts lived southeast of Bevilport on what is now FM 1747. A
centennial monument marks the site.
She married (1) Stephen Hendrickson Everitt Bef. 1835. He was born November
26, 1806 in Poughkeepsie, Duchess County, NY, and died July 12, 1844 in New
Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. She married (2) Randolph Columbus Doom 1847. He
was born January 07, 1811 in Caldwell County, KY, and died December 05, 1881.
Duncanville, TX (just south of Dallas)
Subject: Social history of Adams County and the Church Hill area of
The Natchez Historical Society requests submissions for an upcoming book on
the social history of Adams Co. and the Church Hill area of Jefferson Co.
Submissions may be biographies , family histories, church histories,
community histories, and the like.
The histories should focus on people who resided in this area at any time in
the past, including those who lived in the area for a time,as well as those
recently settling there.
Submissions must be no longer than 500 words, and one picture may be
submitted. There will be a fee for additional pictures to be included.
Submissions should be mailed to NHS Family History Project, PO Box 180,
For additional information, contact Candace Bundgard, phone 446-4899, email <A HREF="mailto:email@example.com">
or Barbara Haigh, email <A HREF="mailto:Lucyana@telepak.net">Lucyana(a)telepak.net</A>
A tentative deadline for submissions is April 1,2002.
The book may be purchased by pre-order only, and information will follow with
We have a slight change in plans for our February meeting. It seems that the
Library will be closed (they have a holiday for Mardi Gras). But we still
plan on having our meeting.
Our meeting will be held at 5:30 at the Bogalusa YWCA building, which is
immediately behind the Bogalusa Library.
Programs for the year 2002 will be announced by Program Chairman Sylvia
She has chosen a Washington Parish historical theme for the coming year. The
Society is dedicated to preserving the history of the families of the
Washington Parish area and has recently been selected by the Washington
Parish fair Association to chair the Genealogy Exhibit Committee at the Fair
The program for this meeting will be the Washington Parish Fair Genealogy
Project and will focus on plans for the exhibit for the October 2002 Fair.
All families with a significant amount of information on their heritage are
invited to submit their family name for consideration in this exhibit.
Guidelines will be discussed.
Please try to invite anyone that you may know that is interested in Genealogy
and Family History to attend our meeting.
I am planning on sending out cards or calling all members that I can about
the change in this months meeting place, if you see any members or anyone
interested in attending please tell them about it.
See you at the meeting,
The Sons & Daughters of the Province and Republic
of West Florida 1763-1810
Annual Council Meeting
Luncheon & Garden Tour Reservation Form
Saturday, May 11, 2002
11 a.m to approximately 3 p.m.
The festivities will start with the annual Council Meeting at 10:30 a.m. at
the Oxbow Carriage House Restaurant. This restaurant is located behind the
Myrtles Plantation home in St. Francisville, Louisiana. The general
membership meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:30,
after which Roger Busbice will speak about the "History of West Florida."
All are invited to tour the Sheri McDaniel gardens located on the Lake
Your payment of the $19.00 fee will reserve your spot. The lunches come with
a sensation salad, carmel custard, and iced tea. Please make your entree
selections below by indicating the total number of people choosing a
____ Sauteed Breast of Chicken Divan with pan juices & red current
demi-glaze. Set on roasted garlic mashed potatoes & vegetable medley.
____ Fried Catfish Filets served with shoestring French fries, cocktail &
____ Shrimp Etouffee served on steamed rice.
City ______________________________State __________ Zip + 4 _____________
Phone __________________________E-mail _______________________________
__________ Number of reservations times $19.00 equals $_____________Total
To help with name tags, give the names of all persons attending. Please make
sure your reservation is in our hands by April 29, 2002. Send this form and
$19.00 each to West Florida Society – Post Office Box 82672 – Baton Rouge,
Questions? Call Barbara Strickland (225) 766-3018 or E-mail bcomeaux(a)aol.com
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