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.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Where is Ocatahoola Parish?



Harrisburg, Ocatahoola parish is mentioned in the above 1832 title:
A new universal gazetteer:
containing a description of the principal nations, empires, kingdoms, states ... of the known world .. (Google eBook)
Front Cover
Richard Brookes, John Marshall
0 Reviews
Printed for W. W. Reed & Co., 1832 - 799 pages




40 mi NW of Natchez lies Ocatahoola Parish.

More interesting

Let's talk about the weather....



My favorite part.....

"It seldom has more than one day of freeze during the year and its winter temperature averages fifty-eight. It has more hours of sunshine than any city of the North or West, and for nine months of the year its skies are as bright as those of Italy."



Standard history of New Orleans, Louisiana:
giving a description of the natural advantages, natural history, settlement, Indians, Creoles, municipal and military history, mercantile and commercial interests, banking, transportation, struggles against high water, the press, educational ... (Google eBook)
Front Cover
Henry Rightor
0 Reviews
Lewis Pub. Co., 1900 - Nature - 743 pages

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

How to submit a cemetery report

How to submit a cemetery report

If you have found a cemetery that is NOT listed with the Louisiana Cemetery Board as an ACTIVE cemetery and that contains graves 50 years of age or older, and is unkept, abandoned or neglected or otherwise UNKNOWN, a  report should be filed with the Regional Louisiana Dept. of Archaeology, the Louisiana Attorney General, and the local Sheriffs office. You may find a list of contacts here. Recent updates to Louisiana cemetery law require reporting within 72 hours.

If the cemetery is ACTIVE and is accepting burials, then it falls under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Cemetery Board. The Louisiana Cemetery Board can be contacted online, in addition to the local police, Sheriff, and Louisiana Attorney Generals office.

The online form for submission through Louisiana Cemetery Preservation website can be found here or you may send an email to louisianacemeteries@yahoo.com
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Please answer as many of the following questions as possible when making a submission via email:
Cemetery Name    
Parish    
Driving directions    
Condition description    
Earliest record    
Your name, address, email    
Organization    
Todays date    
Alternate cemetery name    
GIS GPS Location    
Does the cemetery have a sign?    
Is the cemetery access road public or private?    
Are burial records available?    
Source of burial records:    
Source of photo:    
Approximate number of internments    
Overall condition of markers    
Most common surnames found
Other comments

See examples: Saving Graves Louisiana Archived Reports.

http://louisianacemeteries.x10hosting.com/index/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=35:cemetery-reports&Itemid=62&layout=default

Archived cemetery reports from Louisiana Saving Graves
Current cemetery reports from Louisiana Cemetery Preservation

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Mail Planes II


First mail airplane
1925. First mail airplane to arrive from New Orleans sitting on an airfield. Image of a mail airplane, the first to arrive from New Orleans, sitting on an airfield in Chicago, Illinois. A crowd is standing in the background. Text on image reads: First mail plane from sunny south, New Orleans. Chicago Daily News Photo from: Hello New Orleans URL

The book below indicates that the first mail plane came to New Orleans in 1912,
but the Hello New Orleans photo, above, cite that the first flight was in 1925.  
Included on Hellow New Orleans were photos of the pilots:
Lieutenant V.J. Meloy and Captain Herbert Fox, pilots of first mail plane from
New Orleans 1925.

It is impossible to create the second air mail trip to New Orleans in 1912,
if the first flight was in 1925. So who is right?

Hello New Orleans? or the Louisiana Writers Project?




























GEO. MESTACH AND HIS BOREL-MATHIS MONOPLANE
Collection of Robert D Mestach, 1-7-05
Great nephew of George Mestach
From: 
http://earlyaviators.com/emestach.htm







 

Updated: Louisiana Surnames - Louisiana Researchers

Whoa!  I get a surprise everytime I look at the list. It's up to eight pages now and still growing......

 I've freshened up the website to match the blog.


 You can check out the Louisiana Surname - Louisiana Researchers here.

http://louisiana.webng.com/surnames.html

Louisiana mailboat 1975

Pearl River Highest since 1874

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=WV8mAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BwEGAAAAIBAJ&dq=louisiana&pg=4916%2C3929057

Suffrage Louisiana Senate 1920

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

I will be busy preparing desserts and making preparations for our Christmas dinner and as I am cooking, I keep in mind all of those years spent as a child in grandmothers kitchen. And as I keep stirring the sweet concoction that I will pop into the oven I recall that my favorite spice was cinnamon. I loved to help grandma sprinkle the cinnamon. Once, I tossed back the whole jar and found out quickly that cinnamon doesn't taste the same in large quantities. (Cough. Cough. Hack.)

I wonder what mishaps these children will have to tell in later years?

Nevermind riding behind me on that toy and tripping me as I turn around with the bowl... or eating all of the cookies as fast as I can bake them.

I love the Christmas mess!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

U Boats and Gulf of Mexico in Google Newspaper Archives

August 5, 1945 - U-Boat Raft found in Gulf of Mexico

June 27, 1942 - Torpedoed vessel limps into port

May 16, 1942 - U-Boat boldly brings war to mouth of Miss.


Sunken German U-boat found in Gulf of Mexico

June 3, 1945 - Secret Weapon in UBoat War

April 2, 1971 - Uboat with mercury

July 17, 1942 - U Boat toll rises
July 17, 1942

May 1, 2009 article - 59 on the seabed Gulf of Mexico

April 27, 2003 - U boat crew member recalls

January 7, 1943 - Nazi's say UBoat up Mississippi

July 16, 1942 - Allies take steps to curb ruthless UBoat war

November 22, 1946 - President dives 440 ft in captured Nazi sub

July 25, 2004 -Shipwrecks may shed light on Gulf history

April 1963

July 28, 2008 NPR

August 2, 2001 - Uboat sunk Gulf of Mexico 

June 2, 1946 - Magnetic finger

May 20, 1958 - Sunken sub hunt

October 18, 1941 - Mexico check on Gulf U Boat tip

January 30, 1946 - Uboat treasure

January 30, 1942 - Uboat sunk

July 1946 - Three landing ships missing from Panama to Gulf of Mexico LSM 484 LCI 883 LC ff 656


See Also WGHA Library
Louisiana: Southwest Louisiana: Kinfolks. Vol. 23, No. 1, 1999. Published quarterly by the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 5652, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70606. ISSN 0742-7654, Soft cover, 8x11, Pages 1-56, Indexed, Fair Condition. CONTENTS: Society News/Society Library; Calendar of Events; January "Show and Tell" Program; November Program; Confederates in Mexico; Immigration/Emigration/Migration; Newton, La.; Natali Memoirs; From Our Readers; Early Southwest Louisiana Cattle Brands; Catholic Cemetery, Lake Charles, La.; World War II Memories; Red Cross Prisoner of War Bulletin; German Prisoner Camps of WWII; The Gulf Coast & the U-Boat Menace; Haskell House Letter & Article; Lake Charles News Items; Calcasieu Parish "Firsts"; How To Write a Better Query; Information from Exchanges; Queries; Book Reviews; Charts-Bess O'Neal and Emma Mae Weeks; 1999 Officers, Kinfolks Staff & Patrons.

Greater New Orleans Archives - PDF Newsletter offering U-Boat handouts

HNOC PDF Mystery of U 166

Monday, December 20, 2010

Louisiana and Arkansas Railroad

Trains
Louisiana & Arkansas Railway
Louisiana & Arkansas' first ancestor, Louisiana Railway & Navigation, built between New Orleans and Shreveport during 1896-1907, and extended to McKinney, Texas, near Dallas, in 1923 by acquiring a Katy branch. A southwestern Arkansas logging road begun in 1896 had been renamed Louisiana & Arkansas Railway by 1906, and in 1928 LR&N and L&A merged, taking the L&A name. Kansas City Southern acquired all L&A stock in 1939 and operated it as part of the system, but kept L&A as a subsidiary until 1995.

History of Avoyelles Parish, Corinne L. Saucier
Pelican Publishing, 1998 - History - 542 pages
Google Books



Texas State Historical Association


The Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Company was chartered in Delaware on July 7, 1928, to acquire the old Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Company and to acquire and lease the Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company. This formed a system with routes from Shreveport, Louisiana, to New Orleans; Hope, Arkansas, to Alexandria, Louisiana; and from Minden, Louisiana, to Shreveport. In 1934 the company merged the LR&N. The principal office was originally in Shreveport, but was subsequently moved to Kansas City, Missouri. On July 1, 1939, the L&A merged its Texas subsidiary, the Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas Railway Company, into the parent company.

Lawsuit
ARKANSAS SOUTHERN R. CO. v. LOUISIANA & A R CO, 218 U.S. 431 (1910)

Read more about this railroad from the archives of Coffey/Coffee Call 

Louisiana Railroad Depo Photograph Collection PDF
Special Collections - LSU Libraries - Finding Aid - Hill Memorial Library
Photographic copies of postcards depicting Louisiana railroad depots.


CONTAINER LIST
Location: D:79
Folder 1 Abbeville (undated): Southern Pacific Alexandria (1909):Texas and Pacific/ Missouri Pacific Alexandria (1978): Louisiana and Arkansas Alexandria (1978): Texas and Pacific Amite: Illinois Central Anococo: Kansas City Southern Archie (1940): Louisiana and Arkansas Avon Folder 2 Baldwin: Texas and New Orleans Bastrop: Arkansas, Louisiana, and Missouri Bastrop: Missouri Pacific Baton Rouge (1960): Illinois Central/Missouri Pacific Baton Rouge (1971): Kansas City Southern Benson (1983): Kansas City Southern Bernice: Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad Berwick: Texas and New Orleans Bunkie: Texas and Pacific Folder 3 Caspiana: Texas and Pacific Church Point: Missouri Pacific Clarence: Louisiana and Arkansas Colfax: Louisiana and Arkansas Collinston: Missouri/Pacific Coushatta: Louisiana and Arkansas Crowely: Missouri/Pacific Crowley (1910): Oregon and Nebraska Crowley (1956): Southern Pacific Cullen: Louisiana and Arkansas Cypress (1941): Texas and Pacific Folder 4 Delhi (1966): Illinois Central DeQuincy: Kansas City Southern
DeRidder: Kansas City Southern DeRidder: Southern Pacific Des Allemands (1942): Texas and New Orleans Dido: Atchsion and Santa Fe Donaldsonville: Missouri/Pacific Dubach Folder 5 Elizabeth: Santa Fe Elton: Missouri Pacific Eunice: Missouri Pacific Eunice: Southern Pacific Ferriday (1940): Louisiana Midland Ferriday: Missouri Pacific Fisher: Kansas City Southern Florein: Kansas City Southern Frankliln: Southern Pacific Franklin (1941): Texas and New Orleans Folder 6 Gonzales (1940): Kansas City Southern Gretna: Southern Pacific Gretna: Texas and Pacific Good Hope: Illinois Central Gueydan: Southern Pacific Hammond (1966): Illinois Central Haynesville: Louisiana and Northwestern Hodgo Holly Ridge: Illinois Central Homer: Louisiana and Northwestern Hornbeck: Kansas City Southern Houma: Texas and New Orleans Folder 7 Ikes (1921): Santa Fe Independence: Illinois Central Jeanerette (1939): Texas and New Orleans Jennings: Southern Pacific Kentwood: Illinois Central

LOUISIANA RAILROAD DEPOT PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION Mss. 4161
1909-1983
Kinder (1939): Missouri Pacific LaFayette (1967): Southern Pacific Lake Charles: Kansas City Southern Lake Charles (1967): Southern Pacific Lake Providence: Missouri Pacific Folder 8 Leesville: Kansas City Southern Lettsworth: Texas and Pacific Lockport (1943): Texas and New Orleans Luling: Texas and Pacific Mansfeild: Kansas City Southern Many: Kansas City Southern Maringouin: Texas and Pacific Mermentau (1967): Southern Pacific Merryville (1921): Santa Fe Folder 9 Monroe (1968): Illinois Central Monroe (1905): Missouri Pacific Montgomery: Louisiana and Arkansas Morgan City: Southern Pacific Morgan City: Texas and New Orleans Napoleonville (1943): Texas and New Orleans Natchez: Missouri Pacific Natchitoches: Texas and Pacific Newellton: Missouri Pacific Folder 10 New Iberia: Southern Pacific New Orleans (1906): Illinois Central New Orleans (1915): Louisville and Nashville New Orleans (1915): Texas and Pacific New Orleans (1968) New Roads: Texas and Pacific Nitram (1921): Santa Fe Norco: Lousiana and Arkansas Oakdale (1968): Missouri Pacific Oakdale (1921): Santa Fe Folder 11 Oberlin: Missouri Pacific Opelousas: Missouri Pacific Opelousas: Southern Pacific Patterson (1939): Texas and New Orleans Plaquemine: Texas and Pacific Pleasant Hill (1942): Texas and Pacific Ponchatoula (1968): Illinois Central Port Allen: Texas and Pacific Port Barre: Missouri Pacific Folder 12 Payne (1939): Texas and New Orleans Reserve: Illinois Central Ruston: Rock Island and Illinois Central St. Francisville: Illinois Central Schriever: Southern Pacific Shreveport (1910): Texas and Pacific Shreveport (1968) Folder 13 Slidell: Southern Sorrento: Louisiana and Arkansas South Mansfield (1915): Texas and Pacific Spring Hill: Louisiana and Arkansas Tallulah (1968): Illinois Central Tallulah (1968): Missouri Pacific Tangipahoa: Illinois Central Urania (1909): Missouri Pacific Folder 14 Vinton (1967): Southern Pacific Villa Platte: Missouri Pacific Vivian (1968): Kansas City Southern Welsh: Southern Pacific Winfield: Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Winnsboro: Missouri Pacific Wisner: Missouri Pacific


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Crash Gulf of Mexico Google Newspaper Archive

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=lTUbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iUwEAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=3082%2C4093265
22 Die in Crash of Fortressess Sep 12, 1943



http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DK4qAAAAIBAJ&sjid=k2QEAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=3062%2C1402242

Rescue Crews find Wreckage of Navy Blimp
April 23, 1944



http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8nQzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nE4DAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=5489%2C6983692

Six Airmen Lost After Crashing in Gulf of Mexico
Feb 11, 1944



http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=c-5cAAAAIBAJ&sjid=u1kNAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=5145%2C2304180

Sgt.Stafinski Listed Missing In Plane Crash
Feb 7, 1944


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eswLAAAAIBAJ&sjid=H1UDAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=2788%2C1836969

Three Soldiers Drown, 7 Missing in Gulf Maneuver
July 12, 1945


Cpl. Stoddard Reported Missing in Plane Crash

Pay-Per-View - Hartford Courant - Sep 16, 1944
20. son of Mrs. Carrie Stoddartt of 384 Welhcistleld Avenue, has been reported missing a plane crash over the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Associated ...
Reported Missing‎ - Hartford Courant (Pay-Per-View)



Gulf Hurricane Subsides As It Strikes Into Florida; Damage...

$3.95 - New York Times - Oct 8, 1946
Having blown itself out in the Gulf of Mexico, the tropical hurricane that ... He said seven small banana boats, about twenty Coast Guard crash boats and ...


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=c9M0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=oE4DAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=6265%2C713399
Search for Two In Gulf Given up
Feb. 21, 1944


GIFT OF LIBRARY TO HONOR WAC LOST IN CRASH

Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - Aug 5, 1945
TO HONOR WA C LOST IN CRASH. In memory of WAC 1A Eleanor Campbell Nate ... bomber on which they were passengers was lost In a night over the Gulf of Mexico ..



http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XF9PAAAAIBAJ&sjid=w04DAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=7101%2C7016271
Sponge industry Expects Wartime Boom to Continue
Sep 16, 1945


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GAMaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=piMEAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=2154%2C5433567
Saves Three From Death by His Three Mile Swim
Aug 14, 1944


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-QgtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2NUFAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=2804%2C2613504
Storm Blowing
Oct 7, 1946


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=lTUbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iUwEAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=3082%2C4093265
22 Die in Crash of Fortressess Sep 12, 1943



http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DK4qAAAAIBAJ&sjid=k2QEAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=3062%2C1402242
Rescue Crews find Wreckage of Navy Blimp
April 23, 1944



http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8nQzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nE4DAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=5489%2C6983692
Six Airmen Lost After Crashing in Gulf of Mexico
Feb 11, 1944



http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=c-5cAAAAIBAJ&sjid=u1kNAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=5145%2C2304180
Sgt.Stafinski Listed Missing In Plane Crash
Feb 7, 1944



http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DK4qAAAAIBAJ&sjid=k2QEAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=3062%2C1402242
Rescue Crews Find Wreckage of Navy Blimp
April 23, 1944
New Orleans
Houma hangar
9 of 10 missing



http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eswLAAAAIBAJ&sjid=H1UDAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=2788%2C1836969

Three Soldiers Drown, 7 Missing in Gulf Maneuver
July 12, 1945


Cpl. Stoddard Reported Missing in Plane Crash

Pay-Per-View - Hartford Courant - Sep 16, 1944
20. son of Mrs. Carrie Stoddartt of 384 Welhcistleld Avenue, has been reported missing a plane crash over the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Associated ...
Reported Missing‎ - Hartford Courant (Pay-Per-View)



Gulf Hurricane Subsides As It Strikes Into Florida; Damage...

$3.95 - New York Times - Oct 8, 1946
Having blown itself out in the Gulf of Mexico, the tropical hurricane that ... He said seven small banana boats, about twenty Coast Guard crash boats and ...


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=c9M0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=oE4DAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=6265%2C713399
Search for Two In Gulf Given up
Feb. 21, 1944


GIFT OF LIBRARY TO HONOR WAC LOST IN CRASH

Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - Aug 5, 1945
TO HONOR WA C LOST IN CRASH. In memory of WAC 1A Eleanor Campbell Nate ... bomber on which they were passengers was lost In a night over the Gulf of Mexico ..



http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XF9PAAAAIBAJ&sjid=w04DAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=7101%2C7016271
Sponge industry Expects Wartime Boom to Continue
Sep 16, 1945


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GAMaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=piMEAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=2154%2C5433567
Saves Three From Death by His Three Mile Swim
Aug 14, 1944


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-QgtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2NUFAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=2804%2C2613504
Storm Blowing
Oct 7, 1946



http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QuQhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iGQEAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=2824%2C2165127
Six Army Fliers Reported Lost South of Venice
Feb 6, 1944
List of missing names
4 Survivors found in life raft


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=1ugnAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_WkDAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=3164%2C1726521
Corliss airman Missing in Crash - Aug 23, 1944
10 missing crewman of four engined bomber found in Gulf of Mexico.
Search included Staff Sgt. Joseph E. Wacker of 3275 Tuxedo St. Coriss. Sister Dorothy WACKER WAVES
Brother Ray New Guinea Wacker


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Xuc-AAAAIBAJ&sjid=KU0MAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=5076%2C2252905
Inquirey Planned In Air Crashes
Feb 22, 1939
Tuscaloosa News


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CVsyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5bYFAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=5594%2C1834405

2 victims of Plane Crash Found in Gulf
Nov 22 1942
6 man crew - 2 bodies found from Page Field on Tuesday.
Missing Listed Presumed Lost
17 miles from Florida.


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=b3ccAAAAIBAJ&sjid=j2QEAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=2844%2C4143638
Two Inquiries Ordered Into Crash of 8 Planes in Fog Near Pensacola
Feb 22, 1939


Cont.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=b3ccAAAAIBAJ&sjid=j2QEAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=1948%2C4151310

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eswLAAAAIBAJ&sjid=H1UDAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=2788%2C1836969
Three Soldiers Drown, 7 Missing In gulf Maneuver
July 12, 1945
Dog Island

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=m0xPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bk0DAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=2329%2C5060945
Bomber Crashes Near Clearwater
Sep 28, 1942

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CO8ZAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5iIEAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=3238%2C2901123
Angry Seaman Boards Sub, Bawls Out Captain
New Orleans LA
May 22, 1942


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CO8ZAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5iIEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6611%2C3047220
Men Trapped Below Drown as Ship Sinks
May 22, 1942
36 missing
30 Believed dead

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=LAdPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ak0DAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=2171%2C4106555
Plane in Gulf Off Sarasota
Mar 28, 1942




http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/access/419320311.html?dids=419320311:419320311&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:AI&type=historic&date=May+15%2C+1943&author=&pub=Los+Angeles+Times&desc=Texas+Air+Crash+Takes+Lives+of+15+Army+Flyers&pqatl=google
May 15,1943
Los Angeles Times
Biggs Field Army air bae near here said 15 men killed in collision of two Army bombers One parachuted safely.
Texas Air Crash Takes Lives of 15 Army Fliers


Fourth Army Plane Crashes In 36 Hours
The Sun (1837-1985) - Baltimore, Md.
Date:     Feb 14, 1941
Start Page:     17
Pages:     1
Text Word Count:     167

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/baltsun/access/1676511802.html?FMT=CITE&FMTS=CITE:AI&type=historic&date=Feb+14%2C+1941&author=&pub=The+Sun+%281837-1985%29&desc=Fourth+Army+Plane+Crashes+In+36+Hours&pqatl=google





http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=oKgiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=aq8FAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=5203%2C1724271
Army Pilots Lost at SEa Cadet Killed
Feb 2, 1942

2 Army Air Corps officers fell into theGulf of Mexico recorded as lost at sea.


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=7QUoAAAAIBAJ&sjid=8iIEAAAAIBAJ&dq=crash%20gulf%20of%20mexico&pg=3717%2C1921610

Crippled Plane flew 2,000 miles (without a pilot)

February 24, 1943

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Louisiana Genealogy Blog: Missing Air Crew Reports Updated

  1. Update can be read here along with the reason behind this post. URL 
  2. 12/18/2010 Update:  URL Louisiana Newspapers at Hill Memorial Library include Lake Charles Daily American Press February 15, 1901 - present Microfilm #410. 
  3. Lake Charles Army Flying School - Wikipedia Article  "...Budget cuts in 1946 forced the inactivation of the 47th Bomb Group, and the airfield was inactivated on 31 December. The airfield was reassigned to Air Technical Service Command for disposition. It subsequently was turned over to the City of Lake Charles on 28 February 1947...."
  4.  Another pilot, Andrew Scully  1943
  5. U Boats 1943 December 21 - total number of ships lost in Gulf of Mexico to date: 40
  6. 12/25/2010 update:  First Cemetery Transcription additional source: Home Demonstration pamphlet. 
  7. According to the 1946 city directory for Lake Charles, Dr. E. L. Clement was the Calcasieu Parish Coroner in 1946.  According to his obituary, Dr. S. O. Carter was the Cameron Parish Coroner in 1946. 
    The address for the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office is Dr. Terry Welke, 707 B Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles, LA 70601.  Their phone number is 337-477-7537.
    The address for the Cameron Parish Coroner's Office is Dr. Richard Sanders, 4479 W. Creole Hwy, Creole, LA 70632.  Their phone number is 337-542-4201. (per Linda K. Gill, Calcasieu Library, Genealogy Associate)
     
  8. 02/16/2011 Update: 
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04-11-2011 Update:
9. World War II service personnel buried at sea.
10.  Family Reference Samples
11. Louisiana Family Reference Samples - Requested 30+

There are records on Footnote concerning Missing Air Crew Reports. Of the 78,750 missing in action of World War II, Footnote provides that there are 946 Missing Air Crew Reports with words Gulf of Mexico. Given the specific date, prior to 1946, more information is determinable.

Upon looking at other internet public databases of Missing Air Crew Reports, the reports themselves require either a plane tail number or a persons name. Some websites have indicated that flight path information is also included in the MACR reports, however, flight path information is NOT indexed by the National Archives Records Administration to my knowledge. The relatively small number of MACR records pertaining to The Gulf of Mexico does offer a challenging opportunity to index the 946 available records for flight path, place of origin and destination along with plane tail numbers, type of plane and personal names of the World War II missing near, around or traversing over The Gulf of Mexico.


"Gulf of Mexico" 946 records
"Gulf of Mexico" & "Louisiana" 60 records
"Gulf of Mexico" & "Texas" 12 records
"Gulf of Mexico" & "Florida" 83 records
"Gulf of Mexico" & "Mississippi" 19 records
"Gulf of Mexico" & "Alabama" 47 records

This was a search on Footnote for records dated and prior to 1946.

http://www.footnote.com/page/1918_wwii_missing_air_crew_reports/

The MACR information pamphlet available at the URL
http://www.archives.gov/research/microfilm/m1380.pdf

This pamphlet reveals that the microfilmed record for 1945 is available only through March 1945, but that a copy of this record includes earlier records from 1939.

Microfiche Contents
5983 Air Crashes by Dates: January–March 1945

NARA offers its research rooms which have digitized versions on Footnote of these records OR they are available for order at $7.50 each plus shipping. The online NARA ordering website indicates that it is possible to order this in CD or DVD format.

M1380AE: 5983(1) 1 $7.50 $7.50 which also include data of earlier years of September 1939 - March 1945.

About these records excerpts from the above pamphlet pdf:
In late 1946, the function of collecting MACRs was transferred to the Identification Branch of the Memorial Division, Office of the Quartermaster General. Between 30 and 40 percent of all incidents even after the May 1943 directive were not reported through filing an MACR. About 100 case files are missing, most of them within the 15000–16708 range. They were removed from the series in the 1940s by the staffs of the records custodial units and never returned. The series order indicated MACR# 16605 which is within the range of microfilm pamphlet description identified as missing at least 103 records. Even with that records loss the Footnote website search indicates a small 963 records from which to interpret results for those MACR's that contain The Gulf of Mexico. These records can be searched for free at a NARA Research facility or Presidential Library.



http://www.archives.gov/locations/


5969 MACR # 16605
5970 Air Crashes by Dates: 4 September 1939 – 31 December 1942
5971-1 Air Crashes by Dates: 3 January 1943 – 31 December 1943
5971-2 Air Crashes by Dates: 3 January 1943 – 31 December 1943
5972 Air Crashes by Dates: 1 January 1944 – 29 February 1944
5973 Air Crashes by Dates: March 1944
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5974 Air Crashes by Dates: April 1944
5975 Air Crashes by Dates: May1944
5976 Air Crashes by Dates: June 1944
5977 Air Crashes by Dates: July 1944
5978 Air Crashes by Dates: August 1944
5979 Air Crashes by Dates: September 1944
5980 Air Crashes by Dates: October 1944
5981 Air Crashes by Dates: November 1944
5982 Air Crashes by Dates: December 1944
5983 Air Crashes by Dates: January–March 1945

Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs), compiled 1942 - 1947
ARC Identifier 305256 / MLR Number A1 2109B
Series from Record Group 92: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774 - 1985

This series consists of Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs) relating to Army Air Forces planes (and occupants) that were officially declared destroyed or missing in action during World War II. The basic document in each case file is usually the MACR form (AFPPA-14). For military personnel the information on the form covers their full names, grades, army service numbers organizations, and home stations. For civilians, if any, the information on the form covers their full names, positions, and employers. For the aircraft, it covers the date and hours the plane was lost and classified by the commanding officer as lost. Also contained on the MACR form is a statement that the emergency addressee of each occupant has been notified or that the home station commander has been requested to make such notification. Some reports include the name or names of persons with some last knowledge of the aircraft. Few MACRs forms contain all of this information, especially those prepared in 1943 and 1947.

In addition to the MACR form, MACRs include one or more other kinds of documents. Often present is an "Individual Casualty Questionnaire" (AFPPA-11) completed by a witness to the loss of a single crew member. After listing the name, rank, serial number, and crew position of the casualty, and the number, date, and destination of the mission, the respondent, who was not a crew member himself, indicated when and where the casualty bailed out of the plane and where he was last seen. The questionnaire usually also includes the source of this information and any explanation the respondent might have had of the casualty's fate. Another kind of document found in many case files is the "Casualty Questionnaire" (AFPPA-12), which, unlike the "Individual Casualty Questionnaire," was completed by a member of the crew who had survived the crash or loss of the aircraft and who responded to questions concerning the flight itself and all the remaining members of the crew. Many files also contain at least one "statement," a brief narrative account of the occurrence, signed by a member of the crew or an eyewitness to the crash.

Other kinds of records found in the case files include aerial photographs of the crash site and of the aircraft, annotated maps of the flight pattern and the location of the crash, and related correspondence. Files documenting losses of aircraft over German occupied Europe often include German documents, mostly Luftgaukommando reports captured at the close of World War II, or English translations of extracts from these documents. These records often indicate which, if any, crew members survived and the place of their incarceration. In addition, the burial location of dead airmen is sometimes given.



More about this information from the NARA website to include a Name Index which the description states:

Name Index to the Series Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs), compiled 1942 - 1947
ARC Identifier 641086 / MLR Number A1 2109A
Series from Record Group 92: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774 - 1985

This series serves as the name index to the series "Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs), 1942-1947 (ARC Identifier 305256). Most of the cards include only name (surname, first name, middle initial, or "NMI" for "no middle initial"), service number, and MACR number. About 40 percent of the index cards include the notation "No MACR," or have a blank space for the MACR number. Overwhelmingly the names in the index are for Army Air Force (AAF) personnel who were crew members of missing aircraft.

The cards at the beginning of the index (from Aaberg to Biederman) include more information than just the name and serial number. These cards often include the nature of the casualty or loss and sometimes the place at which it occurred. Some of these additional annotations include abbreviations.

A few of the index entries are for names of passengers such as U.S. Military Academy cadets, Army nurses, U.S. Navy officers, foreign paratroopers, merchant seamen, war correspondents, members of the Red Cross, commercial airline personnel, and civilian instructors.

The index is incomplete and includes names of AAF casualties not referred to in a Missing Air Crew Report, either because a MACR was never filed or because the casualty was not related to an aircraft loss.


Referencing earlier posts:
Louisiana Genealogy Blog: Missing Air Crew Reports
Louisiana Genealogy Blog: On this day.....

Contact information
Provide information about an American missing in action from any conflict, or have an inquiry about MIAs
DPMO
2600 Defense Pentagon
Attn: External Affairs
Washington DC 20301-2600  


U.S. Air Force

USAF Missing Persons Branch
550 C Street West, Suite 15
Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4716
Tel: 1 (800) 531-5501
Website: http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/library/airforcepowmias.asp

U.S. Army

Department of the Army
U.S. Army Human Resources Command
Attn: AHRC-PDC-R
200 Stovall Street
Alexandria, VA 22332-0482
Tel: 1 (800) 892-2490
Website: https://www.hrcapps.army.mil/site/active/TAGD/CMAOC/cmaoc.htm

U.S. Marine Corps

Headquarters U. S. Marine Corps
Manpower and Reserve Affairs (MRC)
Personal and Family Readiness Division
3280 Russell Road
Quantico, VA 22134-5103
Tel: 1 (800) 847-1597
Website: http://www.usmc.mil

U.S. Navy

Navy Personnel Command
Casualty Assistance Division
POW/MIA Branch (PERS-624)
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055-6210
Tel: 1 (800) 443-9298
Website: http://www.npc.navy.mil/CommandSupport/CasualtyAssistance/POW+MIA+BRANCH.htm

U.S. Department of State

Overseas Citizens Services
U.S. Department of State
4th Floor
2201 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: Phone: (202) 647-5470
Website: (none provided) 


Feb 21,2014 UPDATE: 
Joseph F. Baugher

 URL: http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1941_5.html

41-34998/35172  Martin B-26C-20-MO Marauder

35118 lost 7/24/1944 while on routine training flight over Gulf of Mexico from Lake Charles, LA AAF 
 base.  Plane never found and all 6 crew declared dead.
 
 
NOAA Weather report 1943 - http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/mwr_pdf/1943.pdf
NOAA Weather report 1944 - http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/mwr_pdf/1944.pdf
NOAA Weather report 1945 - http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/mwr_pdf/1945.pdf
NOAA Weather report 1946 - http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/mwr_pdf/1946.pdf
 
 
Year by year hurricanes and tropical storms - http://weather.unisys.com/hurricane/atlantic/
 
A hurricane 1943 July 26, 27, 28 1943
 
Tropical storm #2 July 24-26, 1944
Tropical Storm #6 Aug 9-11th, 1944 

Tropical Storm #2 1945 July 19 (West Gulf of Mexico)
Hurricane #5 1945 Aug 24-29th (West Gulf of Mexico)

Tropical storm  passed near Cameron Parish in June 13-16th, 1946.
 








Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Death of a southern duelist Joseph Pepo Lluta / Llulla March 1888

See also Dueling Oaks .   Pepe owned St. Vincent de Paul cemetery where it is rumored he buried his victims.  Photos of Lulla and his tomb are here along with a local obituary notice.

It is odd to note the various spelling of his name from both Llulla and Lluta.

The NY Times offers this story of a duel / assassination attempt upon Llulla.  It is reported that Llulla was the lone resident of Grand Terre after retiring there after 1878, however, NYT newspaper archive reports that Sgt Hooten and Sgt Walsh (Ordinance Sgts ) transferred in and out of Fort Livingston in 1881. Still other reports from 1974 declare that all guns were dismounted in April 1872.  This NYT article reveals that  all big guns and other heavy armament were left at Fort Livingston "owing to the lack transportation". NYT Feb. 17, 1889.


American Heritage

A report from Ft. Livingston 1862 Feb. 23

Ordinance Sgt. Hooten & Sgt. Walsh Ft. Livingston 1881


"All of the big guns were left at the fort ..." Feb. 1889


Louisiana National Historic Places

Read NCPTT's clean up effort at Fort Livingston.

 You can see why anyone would have a problem with transportation with this photo from this pdf file pertaining to the erosion on the island and hurricanes.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Steam engines and sugar kettles 1829 Zacharie & Co New Orleans

Zacharie & Co sold West Point Foundry Sugar Kettles and many other items like horizontal steam engines.  It is interesting to note that remnants of sugar kettles were found in Red River Dams. You may read more about Zacharie & Co from the Texas State History website.
"Stephen Zacharie, a Louisiana financier and former cashier of the Bank of Louisiana. Zacharie's son, James W. Zacharie, at the time was principal of Zacharie and Company, which financed some of Schatzell's business ventures. James W. Zacharie encouraged and financed Schatzell in a commission import-export warehouse in Matamoros, beginning in November 1828."

 The West Point Foundry is located in New York. Here is a photo and more from 1975 edition of the Society for Industrial Archeology newsletter, Vol. 4 Number 6 that shows an example of a West Point Beam Engine built possibly in 1861 from a plantation called Manati in west San Juan. West Point Foundry history.


 "The decorated steam engine is the only West Point Foundry beam engine
known to survive. It is also the only known 6-column beam engine by any
American manufacturer. Additionally, it is one of only eight beam engines
of American manufacture known to exist anywhere."  -A NATIONAL HISTORIC
Manatí, Puerto Rico, February 10, 1979



I wonder what became of the 20 HP steam engine that Zacharie & Co posed for sale in 1829 in Louisiana that came from West Point Foundry, New York? Did it get shipped somewhere else by boat or did it remain in Louisiana?

If you read the article available from the Texas History link you see a mystery:

"John Schatzell Zacharie was made residuary legatee in Schatzell's will, and afterwards became a prominent lawyer and antiquarian of New Orleans. When Schatzell died on October 23, 1854, at Corpus Christi, his will and certain other papers in a leather satchel kept in the corner of his bedroom vanished so that he was declared intestate."





June 1835 Probate Zacharie

Testimony taken before the Select Committe on Mexican cliams
- Feb. 26, 1852 claims arising from the illegal capture of schooners, Julius Ceasar, Champian, and Louisiana.

Civil War Letter to Carrie Zacharie, New Orleans


Caroline E. Zacharie vs. Elizabeth Waldrom , Cases argued and decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Texas, Volume 54 Texas. Supreme Court, Alexander Watkins Terrell, Alexander Stuart Walker Hutchings Print. House, 1881.

Caroline E. Zacharie, James Waters Zacharie
- Amelia Louise Howard

US Declaration - Sworn statement - J W Zacharie 1865


Google Books - Cash for Blood
Tippacanoe, Balloon, Intelligence, (Slave Manifests Baltimore)

LAORLEAN RootsWeb mailing list, 2008 - Book excerpt from James S. Zacharie 1900, "New Orleans -- Its Old Streets and Places" "Adress delivered by the Honorable James S Zacharie at the meeting of the Louisiana Historical Society, held at Tulane Hall, University Place, New Orleans, Wednesday, January 17th, 1900" : " Old Cemeteries, VOLII PART III pgs 56-58.

J. S. Zacharie, a Mexican commission agent.

Ship arrivals, Daily Picayune November 19, 1850

James Schatzell Zacharie birth - Father, James Waters Zacharie - Mother Caroline Deare Jan. 17, 1844

Sheriff's Sale, Zacharie 1875

Stephen Zacharie, Baltimore, Maryland

Schooners Rebecca, Constitution, Scott, and Susan.
- waylaid by Mexico

See also The Great Louisiana Hurricane of August 1812 tag, Schooner Rebecca

Friday, December 3, 2010

Shark in Pointe Coupee 1878 J. D. Vignes


Vignes search BLM GLO Records reveal three land patents with five owners, two of which were widows owning same property in Pointe Coupee - two dates pre-date the time range of 1878.

Patentee
VIGNES, G, widow
DECOUX, H widow 1/21/1845
Document 597 LA
Twp - Rng Aliquots Sec. # County
004S - 009E 29 Pointe Coupee

Patentee
VIGNES, VEGER 12/15/1846
Document 2941 LA
Twp - Rng Aliquots Sec. # County
004S - 008E Lot/Trct 2 70 Pointe Coupee


Vignes in Google Books


The above mention of land purchase in March 1868 by J. D. Vignes does not appear in BLM GLO records website. The BLM GLO site has been renovated.

Panther 1878 Catahoula Parish

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Henrietta House, Henrietta Letter - Bayou Sara, Louisiana

Feliciana sentinel. (St. Francisville, La.) 1877-1892, March 02, 1878,

 More on Bayou Sara history. And another Louisiana tidbit found in the following Google Book out of Hahnville, Louisiana from C. M. Higgins August 3, 1886 about a solar wax collector.  Imagine that in 1886! Going green in Hahnville, LA hmm?

Cora Smith Maynard daughter of Issac N. Maynard


The stanza's are out of order, but numbered.  No record at F.A.G. Beautiful poem, don't you think? Cora was 19 years old when she died. This pdf file lists more information on Issac, who was manager and or assistant manager (as there are two Isaac N. Maynards father and son) of the New Orleans Clearinghouse Association. There is still more of Isaac N. Maynard, who became divorced in 1859 from Mary Baines, one year after the birth of Cora Smith Maynard. I'm not positive that Mary Baines was the mother of Cora with a middle surname such as Smith.  The earlier document of Confederate Military Manuscripts states that Isaac N. Maynard married Antionette D. Baines.  Is this Mary Baines? Still another pdf from the NYT on the business of the Association in 1893. In 1885 there appears to be an Isaac Maynard, Jr. and a Harry Maynard all living with Isaac N. Maynard at 218 Third Street.  The Association was located at 31 Camp St.
I would love to find Cora's burial.  I imagine it would be as elaborate as the poem. I wonder where she's buried?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Swamp land circa 1888 Louisiana

Proceeds of swamp land not an Indian trust fund.


Revised laws of Louisiana:
containing the revised statutes of the State (official edition, 1870) as amended by acts of the legislature, from the session of 1870 to that of 1896 inclusive, and all other acts of a general nature for the same period : all annotated with the decisions of the Supreme Court of Louisiana contained in annuals 39 to 48 and a part of 49

Oysters and crossing the line

Four part series in NOLA from the Colonial Spanish in Louisiana blog was a sad and interesting read. Here is recent history from the Congressional Record 2006 and a tidbit from 1886 in The Supreme Court Reporter, Vol 26, 1906.

In my mailbag

I've made a small attempt at dressing the blog for the holiday.  I hope it cheers you as you read the blog.  I attempted to alter the css, however, my alternate website was not co-operative in uploading my gif images.  So.....I opted for the simple alternative.


New indexed records for Louisiana: U.S., Louisiana, Eastern District Naturalization Petitions, 1838-1861 (Index only. Data courtesy of Footnote.com)  from AnceStories blog, 15 November 2010.

M. B. Slaughter 11th Louisiana Infantry - Headstone photo - Shepardstown, West Virginia See also URL Acadians in Grey
Louisiana Cemeteries and Folklore - Louisiana Graveyard Rabbit

Leaf Stem Branch and Root - St. Landry Parish, Louisiana 1837, Robert Rankin

Louisiana on the Eve of the Civil War

The sesquicentennial, the one hundred fiftieth anniversary, of the American Civil War begins in 2011. A new exhibit in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room at Dupré Library, UL Lafayette, examines Louisiana on the eve of that great conflict. Materials drawn from the holdings of the Louisiana Room, the Rare Books Collection, and the University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collections explore the political, economic, and cultural situation in the state during the 1850s. The exhibit features antebellum books, magazines, letters, diaries, drawings, and maps, as well as more recent publications. Labels provide enlightening explanations of many items on display. Louisiana Room Librarian Jean Kiesel created the exhibit.

“Louisiana on the Eve of the Civil War” will remain on display through January 2011. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For Jefferson Caffery Reading Room hours, call 482-6031.


From the Archives Announce 30 Nov edition of USGENWEB Archives Newsletter that can be found here:

30th November, 2010, The USGenWeb Archives Newsletter,
Week Ending November 29th, 2010

Madison Parish Census Records

 Lafayette Genealogical Society
This is a friendly reminder about your Lafayette Genealogical Society meeting
for Saturday, December 4, 2010, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the South Regional
Library.  Our guest speaker will be Mr. Lawrence Cramer, who will talk about the
Germans of Roberts Cove and German Fest.

Are you planning to attend the Lafayette Genealogical Society’s end of year
banquet?  Please, I need your RSVP by Tuesday, December 5, 2010.  I have
received only a few email acknowledgments. The price for the banquet is $20.00
per person, which includes an excellentdinner, tax and gratuity.  You can pay
Ms. Brenda Fuselier now or at the door.
 
The end of year banquet will be Thursday, December 9, 2010 beginning at 6:30
p.m. in the Offshore Room (up stairs) of the Petroleum Club located at 111
Heymann Boulevard in Lafayette’s Oil Center.  Our special guest speaker will be
Dr. Barry Ancelet, Chairman of Modern Languages and Director of UL’s Center for
Acadian and Creole Folklore.  We also have a really great dinner menu planned
for you. It promises to be an enjoyable evening.  I hope to see you there.
William J. Thibodeaux - From LALGS 

Also this controversial story from LALGS about the housing of genealogical collections.   

Moss Grove Plantation query.  Moss Grove Plantation June 1888 Tensas Parish Louisiana, mortgage fell thorugh and plantation was sold.  Google Books, Southern Reporter, Vol 34, Alabama. Supreme Court, Florida. Supreme Court, Louisiana. Supreme Court, Mississippi. Supreme Court, Alabama. Court of Appeals, Louisiana. Courts of Appeal, West Publishing Company published, 1903.


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