What else can I find on this blog?

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.

Thanks for stopping by!



Louisiana Genealogy Blogs
louisianagenealogy@yahoo.com

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Monday, September 20, 2010

On this day.....

In 1973 singer Jim Croce was killed in an airplane accident at Natchitoches, Louisiana. From URL
More from GenDisaster 

Prior to 1946 listing of plane wrecks from the US Coast Guard:
http://www.check-six.com/lib/Coast_Guard_Aviation_Casualties.htm

Navy Flight 86 Disappearance:
http://www.check-six.com/Coast_Guard/5_June_1942_PBY_Disappears.htm


See also previous post for information about the above links regarding First Cemetery Cameron Parish
I don't know if the pilot (assumption) was ever identified or even if the type of plane he flew was ever identified (he was found still strapped into his seat.) I am left to wonder if this unknown burial in First Cemetery in 1946 was a member of the US military or US Coast Guard.  It seems more likely given the time period and looking at the statistics that this is true.  Hurricane Audrey 1957 left two markers in this cemetery. I sent an email out to Calcasieu in hopes that more is known concerning this burial that just isn't online, even though the transcript indicated Cameron Parish.

In 1946, the skeleton of an airplane pilot  
still fastened in his seat belt was

found on Broussard Beach. His unidentified  
 remains were buried here.

Plane Crash Info 1945

More photos of Hurricane Audrey from Cameron Parish 1957

My Memories of Cheniere au Tigre

If you haven't already, please read the newest edition of Damon Veach, Cajuns, Creoles, Pirates and Planters.

It is there that you will find the title, My Memories of Cheniere au Tigre, by Zoe Lynch.

UL Lafayette Special Collections - Genealogy

The University of Lafayette offers several genealogy collections that include:
No.
  COLLECTION
2

Voorhies Family Papers
3

Watson Family Papers
7

Paul Debaillon Collection
8

Givens and Hopkins Families Papers
12

Joel Fletcher Papers
13

Rees Family
22

DeClouet Family Papers
23

Henri Louis Ducrocq Papers
26

Lucille Mouton-Griffin Papers
27

David Reichard Williams Papers
28

Walter J. Burke Papers
30

Harry Lewis Griffin Papers
40

Alexander Mouton Papers
43

Edith Garland Dupré Papers
45

Jefferson Caffery Papers
48

Labauve and Pischoff Papers
55

Weeks Collection
65

Gebert-Ray-Lee Papers
74

Kate O'Bryan Conrad Papers
90

Barnett Studio Photographs [Freeland Collection]
96
  Clyde L. Rougeau Papers
109
  Pearl Mary Segura Collection
127
  Marie del Norte Theriot Collection
145
  Albert Tate, Jr. Collection
162
  Hannie Family Collection
213
  Pierre Bellevieu Papers
214
  Thomas Arceneaux Papers
219
  Dudley J. LeBlanc Collection
254
  Vita Reaux Collection
 
A number of family genealogies have been deposited in the miscellaneous manuscript holdings:
 
MSS No.
  NAME
3
  Labranche Family Records
5
  Dunbar Family Records
35
  Pierre Olivier Duclozel Succession Records
36
  Dupré Family Records
42
  Frugé Family Genealogical Records
45
  Hebert Family Genealogical Records
49
  Evert Bancker Smedes Succession Records
50
  St. Mary Magdalen Church Cemetery Records
74
  Roy Family Genealogy
77
  Smith Family Genealogy
78
  Thibodeaux Family Genealogy
82
  Yentzen Family Benealogical Materials
88
  Herman Otto Dommert (Egan) and Allied Families
92
  Melancon Family Genealogical Materials
111
  Delery Family Genealogical Material
115
  Derbes Family Papers
117
  LeMoyne Family Genealogical Records
137
  Hebert Family Genealogy
142
  Armand Family Records

American Museum of Natural History - Louisiana

AMNH Object: EARRING [50 / 3800]

I just visited the online digital collections of the American Museum of Natural History and I've found some very beautiful objects, too, like Louisiana Native baskets and this silver earring.

The museum offers several collections to browse online.

Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans

Gen. Research Soc. of N.O.
Monday September 20, 2010
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA

Notes:
Questions or information members have or would like to present.
Also information and discussion about the genealogical seminar sponsored by the New Orleans Public Library, which will be held in October, will be presented.

Weekly Search Report louisiana.webng.com

         Top 5 Keywords
         ---------------
From: Sun Sep 12 00:00:00 PDT 2010
  To: Sun Sep 19 00:00:00 PDT 2010
(Not including common words such as "the")

        Count   Keyword
        -----   -------
         2    Barrilleaux
         1    Grimes
         1    Osborn
         1    Smith

         1    Ernest

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A couple hundred years of good thoughts - a revival

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064555/1877-11-17/ed-1/seq-2/

We could all use a few of these good thoughts.

 Most newspapers today rarely publish such things.  This was refreshing to read from 1877.

Somethings don't change!

Passenger Manifest, Confederate Applications, Louisiana Secretary of State

The Louisiana Secretary of State has a website about the Louisiana Archives Research and Passenger Manifests.  Please visit and read more about those arriving in Louisiana in 1851 and their posted FAQ.

Confederate Applications may also be searched here . Please visit this page for more information.
 Fee: $15.00 per individual & application.
Submit check or money order to: Secretary of State, Research Library, P.O. Box
94125, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125. Payment must be received before research
request will be conducted. Please do not send cash! Phone (225) 922-1208 for
assistance.
 This pdf document reveals what can be requested by mail and the fee schedule.

http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/Portals/0/archives/pdf/LH3ResearchLibraryFeeSchedule09.pdf

STATE OF LOUISIANA
SECRETARY OF STATE
P.O. BOX 94125
BATON ROUGE, LA 70804-9125
(225) 922-1000
www.sos.louisiana.gov
JAY DARDENNE
SECRETARY OF STATE
Research Library Email, Fax, Mail and Phone
Research Request
Fee Schedule

Catholic Records $5.00 per name per three volume search
- Archdiocese of New Orleans Sacrament Records 1718 - 1831
- Diocese of Baton Rouge 1707 - 1900
- Southwest Louisiana Records 1750 - 1910 by Father Hebert
- South Louisiana Records 1794 - 1920
Confederate Pension Applications $15.00 per individual & application
Military Service Records
- Confederate Soldiers from Louisiana $15.00 per individual
- World War I Discharge Records $15.00 per individual
Federal Census Records $10.00 per name per year search
- Louisiana Only
- Years 1810-1880, 1900-1930
-
Passenger Ship List Index $10.00 per name per series search
- Index to Passenger List of vessels arriving at Atlantic & Gulf Coasts Ports: 1820-1874
- Index to Passenger List of vessels arriving in New Orleans: 1853-1952
Naturalization Index: 1831 - 1906 $5.00 per name search
- Issued in the State of Louisiana
National Cemetery Indexes $5.00 per name per cemetery search
- Louisiana Only
- Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Chalmette and Port Hudson National Cemeteries
WPA New Orleans Cemeteries Index $5.00 per name per cemetery search
- 1700’s - 1940’s
New Orleans City Directories $7.00 per name per three year search
- Years 1805-1861, 1866-1908, 1910-1933, 1935

Baton Rouge City Directories $7.00 per name per three year search
- Years 1905-1906, 1908-1909, 1911, 1913-1916, 1918, 1922-1927, 1929, 1931-1934
Louisiana Voter Registration Lists $5.00 per name search
- 1898 & 1913
- Not all Parishes are listed
Colonial Documents* $15.00 per document search,
per series of records
- Avoyelles Parish Colonial Documents: 1786-1803
- Natchitoches Parish Civil Documents: 1723-1803
- St. Charles Parish Colonial Records: 1740-1803
- St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court Records: 1764-1803
- Opelousas Post Colonial Documents: 1766-1789
- Ascension Parish Conveyance Records: 1770-1803
- St. James Parish Colonial Records: 1782-1787
- St. John the Baptist Parish Original Acts: 1753-1798
* Colonial Documents Request must included name, type of records requested
and approximate date.
Charges for Bankcard Usage
Service charge for postal mail, email, $2.00 per bankcard transaction
fax and phone request
Fax charge for research request $1.00 per page ($10 maximum)
NOTE: Fees are for research and must be collected for both successful and
unsuccessful searches. No research will be conducted until payment is received.
Email, Fax and Phone Requests will only be taken with approved bankcard prepayment.
No other method of payment will be accepted for such orders.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Gee, I thought I was getting old but.......

Gee, I thought I was getting old. Compared to the Old Ursuline Convent, which is circa 1752 per some documents about the building  and estb. 1727 as an organization to educate women in other documents, I am a young whipper snapper. Can you imagine what the former inhabitants of the convent would say about the signing of the Constitution?   I know a few nuns of the convent enjoyed Louisiana oysters. Sister Madeline Hachard 1730.  Where was the convent prior to its location in 1752?  301 Chartres Street. The Archdiocese of New Orleans was est. 1793.

Here are a few items I've read recently about the convent.
Google Book
Another Google book
About.com
Wikipedia
FrenchQuarter.com
Third Google book
Fort Rosalie
 De Batz, Hachard, France, oysters, Louisiana history, Ursuline Convent, Indians,



  In 1735 a French artist, Alexander de Batz (1685 - 1737), created this water color. The caption reads, "Indians of several Nations bound for New Orleans 1735."  - URL

Search the Peabody museum online for Louisiana artifacts. Enter "Louisiana" in the search form.

Search LOUISiana Digital Library 
Ursuline Chapel

Acadian history presentation at Terrebonne Main Library

Leryes Usie will give a slide-show presentation titled “Acadian History, Culture, and Deportation from Acadia to Louisiana” at 6 p.m. Sept. 23. The event will be in the large meeting room at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma.  --  Daily Comet

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mailbag Query about Algiers Coin

Trying to find following info if possible. A friend of mine found a hexagon shaped 50 cent coin with the inscription"Mrs T J    Kennedy grocery Algiers.La" Would like to know where it was located. I moved to Algiers in 1945 and I can't remember this grocery was located. Please inform me if you find out anything.
Thanks! 

Algiers Historical Society
http://algiershistoricalsociety.org
algiershistory@yahoo.com

Kevin Herridge, President
cockney@bellsouth.net

Amy Hubbell, Past President
amyhubbell@aol.com

Frank Wagner, Vice President/Secretary
custer1012@cox.net

Russ Van Dyke, Treasurer
235 Lavergne St.
New Orleans, LA  70114

(504) 227-8249
banjoruss@yahoo.com



Coffey/Coffee Call June 2007 search hit, "T. J. Kennedy" but ?
Louisiana Postcards - "LAKE CHARLES / CHARLESTOWN (CALCASIEU PARISH). "K5TIP" QSL card with US map background, mailed there 1959 by operator T. J. Kennedy, good edges. $2.00 l"


I know nothing of historical dubloons or coins, but I know more about T Kennedy in the Louisiana Census now that I have searched. 


  • T.H.Kennedy 55yo Lawyer 9th Ward Orleans Parish 1870 Census Male White
  • T.C.Kennedy 36yo Physician  2nd Ward Orleans Parish 1880 Census Male White (living w/father W.H. Kennedy also Physican + several siblings
  • T.C.Kennedy 41 yo born in Alabama (living w/wife Isabelle) parents b. South Carolina Haynesville Clairborne Parish 1900 Census
In the 1900 Census on the first page there was another Mrs. Kennedy but the transcription is unclear. T.C. Kennedy, above,  was on the second page of the entry.  See the jpg. I can't read it.


  • T.F. Kennedy   48yo (living w/wife and 1 daughter)b. MS Farmer Vernon Parish 1920 Census
  • T.G. Kennedy ?yo Claiborne Parish 1920 Census listed as Boarder no age given Ward 4?
There was a grand total of 5 hits 6+ listings in the "T Kennedy" search, but no Mrs. T. J. Kennedy was obvious. Now if you take the T out of T Kennedy and just broaden the search a little you can max out the Census search probablities with over 400 Kennedy's  in Louisiana 1920.


1910 Census

KENNEDYTAYLOR27MWLALAORLEANS3-WD NEW ORLEANS1910
Boarder/Lodger  on Corondolet St.

Here is an entry that proved difficult as well.


All entries below the HOH {which was a woman whose name I can barely read} state that the residents were BOARDERS.  The entry immediately following the HOH (55yo female) distinctly appeared to be "Son" and then "BROTHER". That is the image above.  I left off the first entry, which could be PRENTISS. Her name may be PRENTISS, Caroline K. Next in line was her son, George K. PRENTISS? and then the entry that confused me: Brother? or Boarder near Kennedy, Thomas S. Male White 65 yo? All 9 entries that followed the last showing here stated boarder with four of those sharing two surnames.

KENNEDYTHOMAS S65MWLALAORLEANS10-WD NEW ORLEANS1910

The 1900 Census was pay dirt providing a  T. J. Kennedy.
KENNEDYTHOMAS J36MWLALAORLEANS15-WD NEW ORLEANS1900


















T. J. Kennedy b. July 1864 Louisiana parents b. Ireland 35 yo Married 11 years
Wife's name Mary with two sons.  John H. 11 yo and Thomas J. J. 5yo. Mary was the mother of 8 children 2 deceased children.  And when looking at the place of birth of her father it appears to read AT SEA whereas Mary's mother was said to be from Ireland. There were also two tenants and three other boarders living with them on Atlantic 6th Pct. Orleans Parish.


1900 Census Orleans Parish
Thomas J. Kennedy - grocer

 
Here is where I read "AT SEA" in the second large column for the item that is Mary E. Kennedy wife's father.
And on second look it appears that Thomas J. Kennedy is a grocer. The census lines include 3, 4, 5 & 6, which remain unmarked here and the street appears to be named Atlantic. If you cant see the last item in the row, click on the image or open it in its own url.






1900 Census Orleans Parish
Thomas Kennedy boarder Galvez St. 40yo Single.
Thomas Kennedy assistant  Howard St. 37 yo b. 1863 single 6th Pct.

I suppose I am on a tangent since the query was concerning the location of Mrs. T. J. Kennedy's grocery and here I have provided census information for nearly every T Kennedy in or near Orleans Parish! Oh my! I'm going to have to cut back on that coffee.  Perhaps someone should go to the library. I am quite simply having too much fun.  There were other Kennedy's noted to be boarders living with a McDonough or McDonald (female hoh).

On September 18th Algiers Historical Society Meeting :
Meetings are held 10 a.m. every 3rd Saturday of the month (unless otherwise stated) at the Carriage House behind the Algiers Courthouse.
 
Karen Leathem of the Louisiana State Museum will be making a
presentation on their current Hurricane Katrina exhibit.


More from ORLEANS RootsWeb mailing list on Kennedy:
Deaths - From the New Delta – New Orleans – Spetember 25, 1890 page 4
John T. Kennedy, 25 years, 82 Congress.























































Veterans History Project

What was in my mailbag today? A whole lotta mail that I didn't read and I still have to sort out my Google Reader b/c Bloglines is closing.  I successfully procrastinated the completion of this task. ;) If you were on Facebook today, I apologize.  I nearly burned up the news wall with various findings from my Google reader.
You'll have to go read my Facebook wall b/c I'm not reposting it hear with the exception of the following:

I thought that the Veterans History Project link should appear. So I added it to my Louisiana Genealogy links, which appear towards the bottom of this blog.  Have you looked into its archives to read or listen to stories told by Louisiana Veterans?  Louisiana appears over 2,000 times in this archive. And I am proud to say that "Louisiana" appears more than a search of  the term, "Mississippi".  (I hate to brag, but its true (for now - I know they are adding more.)) I know that our great state has more than just 2,000 Veterans. From what I could see of the archive, there are more Veterans stories being added to its database each day and those that cannot be accessed, yet, were noted as being .... in processing....so I will be patient.

You must be careful to select ALL in the feature search to the left.  I made that mistake at first search and shocked myself with a bupkiss result that I knew should not appear.

For those of you who would prefer that this blog be apolitical stop reading now.

At the risk of ticking off say.... a few readers....EVEN OBL. I'm publishing something that was in my mailbag about the War on Terrorism.  I'm sure that the email was sent in light of the recent 9/11 nine year anniversary. I found the following statement provoking:
Only five defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

1. Jesus Christ  2. The British Soldier. 3. The Canadian Soldier.  4. The US Soldier, and  5. The Australian Soldier  One died for your soul, the other 4 for your freedom



Of course, the author of the email had the order messed around a bit as all were under British authority at one time......Mistakes were made. We fixed that. [Thank you, to a few dead ancestors.] And former PM Tony Blair apologized for burning down our library, although, very very late. I read this email after searching the Veterans History Project. It was a good day, even tho the beginning of the email really saddened me; I read on to THE END.


The rest of the email read as follows, which is not safe for liberals.
NEVER FORGET

    
   This was written by a Canadian woman, but oh how it also applies to the
U.S. , U.K. . and Australia  
  


   THIS ONE PACKS A FIRM PUNCH  
  

   Here is a woman who should run for Prime Minister!  
  
Written by a housewife in New Brunswick , to her local newspaper. This is
one ticked off lady...  


Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not
started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001
and have continually threatened to do so since?  
  
Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered that day, in
downtown Manhattan , across the Potomac from the capitol of the USA and in a
field in Pennsylvania ?  
  
Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning
or crushing death that day, or didn't they?  
  
And I'm supposed to care that a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured
by a justice system of the nation they come from and are fighting against in
a brutal insurgency.  
  
I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for
incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.  
  
I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start
caring about the Holy Bible , the mere belief of which is a crime punishable
by beheading in Afghanistan ..  
  
I'll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off
Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.  
  
I'll care when the cowardly so-called 'insurgents' in Afghanistan come
out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding
in mosques and behind women and children.  
  
I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of
nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.  
  
I'll care when the Canadian media stops pretending that their freedom of
speech on stories is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the
ground or their families waiting at home to hear about them when something happens.  
  
In the meantime, when I hear a story about a CANADIAN soldier roughing up
an Insurgent terrorist to obtain information, know this:  
  
I don't care.  
  
When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not
to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank:  
  
I don't care.  
  
When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and
fed 'special' food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that
his holy book is being 'mishandled,' you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts:  
  
I don't care.  
  
And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled 'Koran' and
other times ' Quran .' Well, Jimmy Crack Corn you guessed it, 
 
I don't care!!  
  
If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to all your E-mail
friends.  Sooner or later, it'll get to the people responsible for this ridiculous behavior!  
  
If you don't agree, then by all means hit the delete button. Should you
choose the latter, then please don't complain when more atrocities committed
by radical Muslims happen here in our great Country!  And may I add:  
  
Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference
in the world. But, the Soldiers don't have that problem.'  
  
I have another quote that I would like to add, AND.......I hope you forward all this.  
  

   One last thought for the day:  
   Only five defining forces have ever offered to die for you:  
  
1. Jesus Christ   
2. The British Soldier.   
3. The Canadian Soldier.   
4. The US Soldier, and   
5. The Australian Soldier  
   
One died for your soul, the other 4 for your freedom.  
  

   YOU MIGHT WANT TO PASS THIS ON, AS MANY SEEM TO FORGET ALL OF THEM.  
   AMEN!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Louisiana Veterans State Cemetery at Leesville

The Ft. Polk newspaper has published that there will be a new State cemetery built at Leesville, Louisiana. This project was fully funded and will provide 595 standard burial plots; 1,190 preplaced crypts; 264 cremains gravesites; and 256 columbaria niches. - "Located in Leesville, the site is adjacent and west of Fort Polk and is located immediately west of La Hwy 467, just north of Jeane Chapel Road, and immediately south of property owned by Northwestern State University." '

City of Leesville  
Fort Polk Home of Heros



Something pretty this way comes......

My Google Feeds are ugly & two obits: Bloglines and Vox blogs

My Facebook feed provided vital information concerning Bloglines recently. Bloglines is going the way of MSN Groups, Yahoo Geocities, and AOL's Hometown. I am uncertain what will happen to the javascript links provided on this blog by Bloglines and loathe the undertaking of sorting those links inside my Google feed reader. I quite simply do not have the time to sort out over 200 feeds into catagories. And so, much of the functional service that this blog provides may soon disappear with regards to the Louisiana Genealogy links to the left assigned by my Bloglines feed. You will find the list to the left and towards the bottom Bloglines provides a link to its doomed service. The Google Feed is NOT as pretty and would disturb my eyes. Google feeds are JUST too ugly. By October 2010 the internet will lose a valuable service to our Louisiana Genealogy Blog and see the death of yet, another internet service, Bloglines.

Vox blogging service will be deleted as well in the very near future. Vox is no longer accepting new blogs and has begun its outsourcing, if you will, of its blog services to TypePad. Vox will cease to exist by the end of September 2010.

The internet is full of broken links when it comes to GeoCities and AOL Hometown. I really hate that these service providers could not provide redirection or archiving.

So I suppose this is an un-official obituary of sorts for Bloglines and Vox. I hope that I will find a solution to my feed display in the next few months. I enjoy being able to access my Louisiana RootsWeb lists, sites and blogs. Not every link here is from Bloglines. Many of my links will remain intact, but I fear and loathe change and much prefer the comfortable stability of familiar surroundings. I know you understand.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11, 2001 - September 11, 2010

On family: Every year since 9-11-01, with the exception of last year, I took my kids out of school. September 11th isn't a holiday. You don't get to eat cake or open presents. It is a day to reflect upon our freedoms. It is a day to ponder what it means to be an American. It is a day to mourn the loss of thousands. A day that many will not forget and a day to teach your children...at home: What does freedom mean? What is the price of freedom? Who are Americans? What does being an American mean? There's more to September 11th than death and destruction and terror. There's more to teach than just right and wrong and religious freedom. There are punishments for those who abuse their freedoms. There are punishments for those who abuse religion. And for the past few years, I've made attempts at teaching my children...because they were so young when the terrorists struck....because America has changed so much since the beginning of Afghanistan and Iraq....and because large sacrifices have been made in the name of freedom for many of us (Americans or not American) by anonymous, unsung heroes. Freedom isn't free.

This year Patriot Day falls on Saturday. School isn't in session today. Last year they both wanted to go to school when given the choice. They've grown up quite a bit since 2001. Back then, they were learning to write sentences and were way too young to totally understand the consequences of the day. They are still learning. I have great hopes for them both. America is young, and I have great hope in her, too.


Images from the 9/11 Archive


SFD remembers 9/11 attacks in the news.


Fox News was interesting, too.

The Advocate

Thursday, September 9, 2010

WhoDat chant

NFL Kickoff Parade







Full story


I enjoyed watching the game unfold and twitter unleash a bit of victory in true WhoDat fashion. W is good. But then it got better...... The Times-Picayune posted this video. The music is fantastic, the chants were awesome, and I can't believe the newspaper has a video. Whodathunk it, right? The Times-Picayune is a newspaper! This really made my night - I listened to this video about four times in a celebratory fashion.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Tulane manuscript and special collections online index

The Historic New Orleans Collection - Research Tools

Tulane University - 'History Detectives'
- August 27, 2010



Watch the full episode. See more History Detectives.
Search Tulane Special Collections Vertical files online:
http://specialcollections.tulane.edu/LaColl/VF.html

The Louisiana Collection’s Kenneth Owen has organized and indexed the collection, which includes more than 50,000 small printed items from the early nineteenth-century to the present. In celebration of this massive, several years-long project, Special Collections is pleased to announce an online index to the Louisiana Collection Vertical Files.

From the Tulane Special Collections website:

To preserve our past for future generations, Special Collections depends on the help of persons interested in preserving the unique culture of Louisiana. If you know of letters, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, or other Louisiana books or documents that should be saved for future students and scholars, please contact us.


Leon C. Miller, C.A.



Head, Louisiana Research Collection


Special Collections, Jones Hall


Tulane University


New Orleans, Louisiana 70118


70118-5682


ph: 504-314-7833


fx: 504-865-5761


lmiller@tulane.edu



"What kinds of materials does Special Collections preserve?"
A partial list of areas in which we specialize is at left (listed below) under "Special Topics," but to summarize, we acquire, preserve, and make available to the public publications and original documents about any aspect of Louisiana from its founding to the present, from anthropology to zoology. These can include original letters, diaries, scrapbooks, minutes, reports, and publications such as books, magazines, menus, brochures, flyers, and campaign literature.

Special Topics or Selected Topics
o African-American Studies


o Art

o Bureau of Gov'l Research

o Business

o Carnival

o Dissertations & theses

o Education

o Family History

o Food and Restaurants

o Jazz Oral History

o Jewish Studies

o Journalism

o LA Inspector Gen'ls Index

o Literature

o Maps

o Mardi Gras

o Medicine

o Military History

o Music, Dance, Theater

o Politics

o Political Ephemera

o Robinson Atlas

o Science and Technology

o Science Fiction & Fantasy

o Social Welfare

o Waterways

o Women

o World War I

o World's Fairs


Here is a listing of Tulane collection of Louisiana family history papers available in the Manuscripts department in Jones Hall:

Family Papers (over 50 items)


Acklen Family Papers 165 items 1825-1853

Arnous-Lessassier Family Papers 667 items 1810-1880

Artigues-Riecke Collection 141 items 1809-1968

Augustine-Wogan-Labranche Family Papers 56 items 1803-1923

Becnel-Armant Family Papers 125 items 1849-1881

Behan Family Papers 98 items 1857-1940

Berthelot Family Papers 142 items 1673-1889

Blanchard-Williams Family Papers 1,445 items 1867-1954

*Bouligny-Baldwin papers 142 items 1710-1921

Bowman Family Papers 272 items 1808-1955

Burruss Family Papers 101 items 1827-1902

Carpenter-Turley Family Papers 436 items 1893-1937

Chesnier Duchesne-Smith Papers 152 items 1850-1879

Clapp Family Papers 299 items 1897-1965

Cooley Family Papers 1,177 items 1890-1966

Coppee Family Papers 58 items 1847-1920

Craig, Fanny Leverich Eshleman Papers 104 items 1765-1958

Cross Keys Plantation, Tensas Parish, Louisiana, plantation, 6 linear feet (1829-1983). Correspondence, diaries, financial records, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting the Cross Keys Plantation of Tensas Parish, Louisiana, and the Watson, McCall, and Cook families. The plantation was run by women during most of its existence. Topics documented include soldiers' views of the Civil War and World Wars I and II, plantation life, the role of women in the South, southern agriculture, social life in the rural South, the homefront during World Wars I and II, and other subjects.

Cruzat Family Papers 625 items 1674-1939

Cummings-Black Family Papers 1,158 items 1840-1962

DeGas-Musson Papers 464 items 1837-1937

de la Vergne Papers 1,132 items 1741-1971

de la Villesbret Papers 2,711 items 1650-1918

Dickinson Papers 70 items 1803-1945

Drennan Family Papers 323 items 1860-1919

Everett Family Papers 216 items 1817-1924

Favrot Family Papers 2,000 items 1695-1905

Ferguson-Breeden Family Papers 74 items 1816-1924

Green Family Papers 235 items 1863-1937

Grima Family Papers 1,245 items 1783-1931

Hebert-Kirkland Papers 113 items 1793-1881

Hincks Family Papers 1,256 items 1811-1894

Hodges Family Papers 1,111 items 1793-1889

Hoehn-Muller Family Papers 248 items 1899-1939

Hursey Family Papers 636 items 1806-1918

Hutson Family Papers 12,488 items 1807-1955

Knobloch-Seydewitz Family Papers 174 items 1792-1859

Knolle Family Papers 963 items 1862-1942

Kostmayer, Margaret Yundt Collection 201 items 1830-1865

Labatut-Puig Family Papers 65 items 1800-1921





LaFargue Family papers, Manuscripts Collection 923, 1813-1917 (bulk, 1813-1870s) .3 linear feet (1 manuscripts box and 1 oversize folder). Correspondence, military records, marriage licenses, and other papers of a distinguished French Louisiana family noted for its contributions in a wide variety of fields, among them government, journalism, justice, law, medicine, and politics.







Lambert Family Papers 298 items 1798-1862



Landrum-Eldredge Family Papers 116 items 1855-1942



LeGardeur-Montegut Papers 83 items 1728-1880



McConnell Family Papers 4,565 items 1868-1934



Morse-Wederstrandt Family Papers 351 items 1789-1954



Nicholls Family Papers ca.7 cu.ft 1802-1963



Ogden Family Papers 423 items 1743-1918



Peters-Lemonnier-Lastrapes Collection 1,429 items 1711-1938



Pokory Family Papers 78 items 1822-1949



Pollock Family Papers 226 items 1827-1889



Provosty-LeDoux Family Papers 78 items 1822-1949



Roman Family Papers 266 items 1820-1884



St. Martin Family Papers 4,927 items 1834-1949



Schmidt Family Papers 1,274 items 1816-1916



Sizer Family Papers 117 items 1813-1849



Smith-Pullon Family Papers 118 items 1772-1887



Terhune Family Papers 52 items 1815-1938



Thiel Family Papers 1,395 items 1814-1953



Timberlake-Powell-Clements Family Papers 83 items 1855-1864



Upton Family Papers 137 items 1809-1931



Warren Family Papers 167 items 1813-1951



Weeks Family Papers 2,209 items 1775-1970



Willis-Kalling Family Papers 114 items 1862-1900



Wilmot Family Papers 278 items 1846-1962



Yard Family Papers 278 items 1815-1961


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