If you follow @lagenealogy on twitter, you've noticed a few Louisiana family tweets, family reunions and you will get a few links to genealogy news articles from Louisiana and the world. I love family reunions and the different t-shirts that are made all around Louisiana.
Louisiana Genealogy Blog Forum
Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association will host an all day seminar on August 10, 2013. Event will be held at the Broadmoor United Methodist Church (Pearce Activity Hall), 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Featured speaker is John Sellers. Topics are: (1) Researching Your Ancestor's Plot of Dirt: Adventures of Courthouse Land Research, (2) Women, That Gender You Can't Do Without, (3) Your Ancestors Own Cousins and Their Value to Your Research, and (4) Researching Newspapers in Cyberspace. Cost is $40 and includes lunch and syllabus if preregistered by August 5. Limited Seating and preregistration highly recommended. For more details and a printable registration form, go to http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laaltga/ or email Jim Johnson at email@example.com.
Blogs I've read - Pics I enjoyed
I have to admit, I have been very busy with my own family in the last month. I haven't read very many Louisiana genealogy blogs of late. I did manage to venture out & found a few family reunion websites. Smith Family & Green Family . Lots of new family reunion websites are cropping up!
Gunfight in Louisiana - Rapides Parish
I would love to hear more about this gunfight. I wonder what started the fight? You can search this blog to find more duels in Louisiana here & here is a link to the Dueling Oaks. I found another duel in front of a church at the Algiers Historical Society. LAGenWeb also posts a transcript of Northwest Louisiana, "Duel on the Cane".
"I'm tring to find more information about Peter Perkins (1878-arond 1920) of Rapides Parish. Peter and my great grandfather, Osborn Willis, had a gunfight in 1916 resulting in Osborn's immediate death and Perkins dieing a couple of years later. Can anyone give me more information about Perkins, where he died or whatever other information you may have about him?" RootsWeb