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Dear Readers,

Louisiana Genealogy Blogs - Help create links to other genealogy blogs in Louisiana! If you have a Louisiana genealogy blog, please send me a link. You can find links to other genealogy blogs from a variety of sources below this blog. There are links to news stories about genealogy in Louisiana (when that Google thing works - tx Google!) and genealogy tags from Word Press, Louisiana posts from Cousin Connect, and posts from the genealogy community at Live Journal. You may also find other networking websites linking here interested in genealogy and a whole slew of other genealogy blogs. Most of the Louisiana Parishes RootsWeb mailing lists are found linked to the left. I have found these to be the most helpful. Maybe, you will, too.

Let me know if I can be of any assistance to you. Feel free to post to the forum or the Louisiana Surname - Louisiana Researchers list and if you're feeling rather adventurous, you can join the Yahoo!Group, too. I try to update the surname list on a monthly basis. You can read the entire four and one half pages of the Louisiana Surnames Louisiana Researchers list here. And if that is giving you trouble (it does sometimes), go here.

I would like to encourage other Louisiana genealogy bloggers to copy the profile I created from Blogger. It assists others in finding you in every parish in Louisiana! There are useful social tools like Add This at the bottom of the blog.

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Coat of Arms, Louisiana Tombstone Project, Saving Graves and Iberville Parish Keeper

If you've surfed enough, you've likely seen ads for your coat of arms. I can't verify that any one particular surname has a general coat of arms. A fellow twitter genealogy researcher, Bucky2, has clarified how to find your coat of arms and has a few things to say about them. Here is his Family Tree profile. He also posted the GIF. Sometimes I can't help myself! One of children came home with a project requesting our family coat of arms. The option of making their own coat of arms is exciting! Should I add a few more arms?

Bucky2 on "Coat of Arms": Before incorporating a coat of arms into your family history, it is important to note that sharing a surname does not necessarily mean that you share the right to a coat of arms. There is, for example, no such thing as a coat of arms for all people whose surname is LARIOU. A coat of arms can only be granted to an individual and, as such, arms are associated with specific lineages rather than surnames. Similarly, many families with different names, LARIOU, LAFONTAINE, FONTAINE, may share the same coat of arms. To claim a coat of arms as part of your family history, you must trace your lineage to the individual to whom the coat of arms was granted.

I found an Iberville Parish grave keeper's blog today and added it to the Bloggers list. She works on the parish project at Find A Grave. Also Saving Graves is back on line in case you haven't surfed in lately,you should surf in, sign up, and see what's new. The Louisiana Tombstone Project is up and running. Recent emails from my subscriptions indicate over 300 added photos. Here are the links.

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