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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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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Of Cats and Islands and Cyprus and Presidents and Turkeys

Have you ever heard of a place in Louisiana called Cat Island?  I haven't. Now where did that name come from? Bobcats maybe? There is a story in there somewhere! You can take a virtual tour of Cat Island from the Louisiana Public Broadcasting website. Cat Island is open year round. While I was watching the video, this shot caught my eye.  Doesn't it look like a woman standing to the right inside the tree?

President Thomas Jefferson said this about Louisiana on November 14th, 1803. "Of the province of Louisiana, no general map sufficiently correct, to be depended upon has been published, nor has any yet been procured from a private source.....*Louisiana*... appears to have been but imperfectly explored."

You know that maps of any kind were treasures to be hidden or stolen by pirates and theives. Maps were always safegaurded by navigators.

Cat Island was named on October 27, 2000 as the 526th refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Cat Island also hosts the largest Cyprus tree in the Nation.

Other interesting sites visited today include:
Have you read the latest issue by Damon Veach?  Cajuns,Creole, Pirates and Planters has posted a few querys about Louisiana surnames like: Oberlin, Harrington, Saunier, Landry, Wright, LeBlanc, Hayes, and Coon from Nova Scotia to Washington state and Texas.

Louisiana Travel has posted a brief histories of Civil War sites in Louisiana.  Enjoy them here.

I don't know about ya'll but......I'm lookin for a good Turkey this year. It's too bad I dont hunt. But then again, if I did, I'd probably go hungry anyway!  To inject the turkey or not to inject the turkey this year is the question on my mind.

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