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Acadian-Cajun Timeline, 1603-1805

The following historical timeline of events relating to the Acadians-Cajuns was extracted from the Maine Name Lists and Louisiana Name Lists books, written by my good friend, William Dollarhide. The area of present Maine was at one time claimed by both the French colony of Acadia and the English colony of Massachusetts Bay. After the […]

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A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online Louisiana Name Lists

A little over a year ago, William Dollarhide and Family Roots Publishing created a new series of guides, or quick reference sheets, for genealogists. The series, titled A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide, now includes several titles, including: A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Colonial Wagon Roads to 1750 A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: American Migration Routes, 1750-1800 A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Dollarhide’s Rules […]

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The Louisiana Digital Media Archives Launches with 1600 Digital Video Clips

The following teaser is from the March 12, 2015 edition of theadvocate.com: One video at a time, Louisiana Public Broadcasting and the Secretary of State’s Office are preserving the past. Federal marshals escorting Ruby Bridges as she integrated New Orleans public schools; President John F. Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald distributing information on Bourbon Street; […]

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Louisiana Names Lists – Published & Online Censuses & Substitutes 1679-2001 – Sale Extended Thru March 19

Louisiana Name Lists – Published and Online Censuses & Substitutes 1679-2001 is now in print and shipping with a FREE immediate PDF download eBook. The Name List book is 99 pages in length and as with his earlier volumes, it’s loaded with information. Sale for 25% off Extended Through Midnight EST Thursday, March 19, 2015 […]

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New Orleans’ Oldest Cemetery to Be Closed to the General Public Due to Vandalism

The following excerpt is from the January 27, 2015 edition of Reuters.com: Reuters – New Orleans’ oldest cemetery will soon be closed to visitors without an official escort or familial ties to the deceased, the result of a spate of vandalism that has included the tomb of voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Vandalism is not a […]

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PBS Series Genealogy RoadShow Features New Orleans Feb. 3

The following excerpt is from the January 30, 2014 website of the Philadelphia Tribune: The PBS series “Genealogy Roadshow,” now in its second season, continues at 8 p.m., Feb. 3 on WHYY, with an engrossing episode emanating from the New Orleans Board of Trade. “Genealogy Roadshow” stars genealogists Kenyatta D. Berry, Joshua Taylor and Mary […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 3.7 million indexed records and images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,395,009 images from the Canada, Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760–1993 collection; the 396,405 images and 396,405 indexed records from the US, BillionGraves Index […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 39.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Italy, Mexico, Spain, & the SUA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 39.5 Million indexed records and images to Collections from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 24,856,324 indexed records and images from the U.S., New York, New York Passenger and Crew […]

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FamilySearch Adds Close to 1.5 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from Chile, Honduras, Jamaica, and the United States

The following was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added close to 1.5 million indexed records and images from Chile, Honduras, Jamaica, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 953,730 indexed records from the Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880–1999, collection, the 242,722 indexed records and images from the U.S., Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, […]

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Pictorial History of Evangeline Parish, Louisiana to be Published

The following excerpt is from an article published in the August 4, 2013 edition of Evangeline Today. Two authors are finding photographs of Evangeline Parish they will include in a book chronicling the parish’s history, as part of a national series by Arcadia Publishing. … Author Jane Vidrine, a lifelong resident of Belaire Cove, has […]

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Louisiana Adoption Search Angel Helps Adoptees

The following teaser is from an excellent article in the July 6, 2013 edition of lobservateur.com: LAPLACE [LOUISIANA] – Brenda Frisard, a retired postmaster from LaPlace, is what one might call a “search angel.” Thousands of Louisiana adoptees search for information on their parents every year. Some are able to find what they need, but […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: Old Southwest Genealogy Research

Like so many children, for generation past, I grew up playing variations of good guys and bad guys. Sometimes it was cops and robbers, other time the Republic vs. the evil Empire (Star Wars reference), and then there was cowboys and Indians (before the days of political correctness). The setting for many of these games […]

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Card Carrying Cajuns a Possibility in Louisiana

The following excerpt is from the May 13, 2013 edition of kosu.org: A bill making its way through the Louisiana Legislature would let Cajun citizens celebrate their ancestry by customizing their driver’s license, adding the phrase “I’m a Cajun” below their photograph. It would cost $5 to add the message; the money would go toward […]

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FamilySearch Adds 8.5 Million Records From Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, and the United States

The following news release is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch added 8.5 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Included are 2,897,940 additional index records and images for the new New York State Census of 1855 collection, the 1,070,807 index records and images from the Texas Birth Certificates collection from 1903-1935, and […]

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FamilySearch Adds New Collection for Ohio County Births from 1841-2003

The following is from FamilySearch.org: FamilySearch added an additional 2 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 995,820 indexed records and images in the new Ohio County Births from 1841-2003 collection, and the 363,235 indexed records for the United States Index to General Correspondence of the […]

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