Project: Louisiana Families

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Welcome to the Louisiana Families Project!
Pelican Flag in outline of Louisiana

This project is part of the United States History Project and Project:Louisiana


Louisiana Families Project


The mission of the Louisiana Families project is to develop profiles and family groups for those who lived in Louisiana prior to about 1900. We encourage everyone on WikiTree to find and connect with their cousins in Louisiana and by reviewing the profiles learn a little about Louisiana history.

How to Join the Louisiana Project

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Goals-Louisiana Project

In addition to the goals of its parent project Project: US History, the Louisiana Families Project goals are:
  1. All unsourced Louisiana profiles identified with Category Louisiana Unsourced Profiles (add either {{Unsourced|Louisiana}} or [[Category:Louisiana Unsourced Profiles]])
  2. All profiles with the project box {{Louisiana Family}} categorized by location (see Category:Louisiana for a list of parish categories)
  3. All earliest known heads of families identified with Category Category: Louisiana First Families
  4. Cemetery categories added as appropriate
  5. Veteran template added as appropriate
  6. Civil War units added as appropriate
  7. All duplicates merged into lowest number (ask Arborists Project for help)
  8. biography cleaned up and written, using the WikiTree Style Guide (can work with Profile Improvement Project for help)
  9. Attached to the main WikiTree family tree (ask the Connectors Project for help)

Louisiana Projects and Pages on WikiTree

Louisiana Families Project page
Category:One Name Studies serves as an index for Name Studies. You should also check Category:Louisiana_Families for surnames of interest. See also the project's space page, link follows.
Name Studies in Louisiana
Louisiana Place Study
Louisiana Acadian Coast
German Residents found in Louisiana 1724 Census
Louisiana Historical Place Names Note: needs to be worked on
The First 21 Acadian Arrivals in Louisiana Territory
Routes to Attakapas and the Acadian Prairies
Louisiana Early Inhabitants
First Nominal Census of Attakapas Post 1769

Project's Protected Profiles

Any profile protected under a project - a Project-Protected Profile (PPP) - must be managed by a project and have the project account as a manager. The project account for the Louisiana Families project is WikiTree-26. See Templates (below) for more information on project boxes and stickers.

To-Do or Task List

This table is for specific items that need to be completed, not for general goals like "merge all French duplicates". If you don't feel comfortable editing a wiki table but want to add a to-do item to the list, please list it below the table and one of the project leaders will integrate it into the table.

To volunteer to work on an item, find where it says Volunteer Needed right beneath the task you want to work on. Replace Volunteer Needed with your name and WikiTree ID (be careful not to remove the | at the start of the line).

Task Volunteers Related Category Notes G2G link to Discussion
*Update example profiles if needed, Jean Baptiste Baham, Lorance Husser, Henry Heisser
*Update sources Jacqueline Girouard
*Sort out children of John Johnson, noting he is not man known as John L. "Saddler" Johnson. Create new profile for Saddler if needed. Contact Donna Storz Children have mostly been sorted; a couple of messages have been sent to managers to get their buy in on changing parents
*Connect the unconnected Bordelons Contact Donna Storz This well sourced tree may be helpful. Click on footnotes in narratives and cite tree and document footnotes that provide hard to find sources
*Work on the Anty/Antee Family of New Orleans & Natchitoches Contact Donna Storz Add spouses, etc. Develop profiles with sources, etc.
*Work on Metoyer children of Claude Pierre Thomas Metoyer and Marie Therese ditte Coincoin and other creoles of Natchitoches Contact Donna Storz Suggest using Forgotten People by Mills & other books by Elizabeth Shown Mills
*Work on relationship/children of Susanne Metoyer, fwoc & Jean Baptiste Anty Contact Donna Storz
*Work on the Lattier Family of Natchitoches Contact Donna Storz Add parents, etc. to existing Lattier profiles and connect them to one another.
*Clean up the Rachal's of Natchitoches Contact Donna Storz Add spouses, propose merges, add sources, etc.
*Clean up the assorted Leandre Manuel profiles Contact Donna Storz Many lack dates causing duplicates to be made and causing unnecessary locking of profiles privacy setting
*Merge Louisiana Duplicate Profiles Inform Donna Storz which surname you're working on Chose a Louisiana surname and search for profiles under that surname and propose merges for the duplicates you find. Ex: Andrus, Babin, Broussard, etc.
*Source Louisiana Profiles Contact Donna Storz Louisiana Unsourced Profiles See Louisiana Unsourced Profiles. OR, add {{Unsourced|Louisiana}} to project profiles that have no verifiable sources.
*Identify Unconnected Profiles Contact Donna Storz Louisiana Unconnected Profiles Find those residing in Louisiana and Add [Category: Louisiana Unconnected Profiles] in double brackets to profiles. See List of ALL profiles ID'd as unconnected
*Connect the unconnected of Louisiana by adding well-sourced profiles for their family members that will connect them to main tree Louisiana Unconnected Profiles and Louisiana Unlinked Profiles See: Louisiana Unconnected Profiles and Louisiana Unlinked Profiles or you can chose a surname to focus on such as Unconnected Broussards
*Connect the Castain family of Louisiana to main tree See: Castain Family Tree This is the only specifically Louisiana family on the Connector's Project list of unconnected trees. Note these profiles currently aren't open, but I've begun process to get them open.
*Add the project account, WikiTree-26 as a manager of all Louisiana Families project-protected profiles (PPP). To volunteer contact Jacqueline Girouard If you are a profile manager, (1) add {{Louisiana Family}} template to the profile. (2) Select the privacy tab, then trusted list, add to the trusted list; go to the trusted list again and make the Louisiana Project a profile manager. (3) if the trusted list is long, review the names. If they appear inactive (no contributions for over 1 year), you may remove them from the trusted list.
*Add the project account, WikiTree-26 as a manager of all

Louisiana First Families.

To volunteer contact Jacqueline Girouard Same instructions as Project Protected Profiles (PPP)
*Review known Louisiana families - edit biography to meet guidelines or add a Category:Louisiana Maintenance Categories as needed.
*Monitor and maintain the top-level Category:Louisiana, to include taking action to remove any people profiles added. Liz Shifflett Category:Louisiana Liz is also project liaison to the Categorization Project for Louisiana.
*Review profiles included under the project's category Louisiana Families and add location categories as appropriate (parish category if city/town not known, see list at Category:Louisiana).
*Add residence city categories to profiles with source.
*Add cemetery categories to profiles with source.
*Include Louisiana profiles that need research or editing under the appropriate subcategory of Category:Louisiana Maintenance Categories (if one of them is appropriate; if not, add the profile to [[Category:Louisiana Maintenance Categories]]. Give a holler if you think we need to add additional maintenance categories (via G2G, tagged Louisiana, or the Google Group). Unsourced Profiles category, Louisiana Unsourced Profiles The major maintenance category across WikiTree is the Unsourced Profiles category. Our project's unsourced profiles are under Louisiana Unsourced Profiles
Work on your own Unconnected List
Connect the Gallien's to main tree COMPLETED Donna Storz All Louisiana-connected Galliens (other than living people) have been connected.
Sort out the Etienne Daigle's COMPLETED Chris Hampson Daigle-465 d'Aigle-1035 Daigle-854 Daigle-853 Daigle-189 Daigle-1032 Daigle-491 Daigle-851 Daigle-569 Daigle-478 Daigle-476: Add spouses, propose merges, connect generations. Daigle-851 into Daigle-569 merged; remainder are valid profiles. See Space: The Two Daigle Families of Louisiana


Project Boxes

Project Boxes are required to be displayed on any profile that the project manages, and vice versa - if the project manages a project, the project box must be displayed. And either way, the project account is a manager. For Louisiana Families, that would be WikiTree-26; for Louisiana Categories, that would be WikiTree-28.
The Project Box for the Louisiana Families project is Template:Louisiana_Family. To use it on a profile, just put the following text on the profile, above the biography:
{{Louisiana Family}}
This will display the project box and add Category:Louisiana Families. Please add other appropriate categories below the Project Box template (some are given in above; also add a location category - the parish categories are listed on the Louisiana category page).
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... ... ... lived in Louisiana.
Join: Louisiana Families Project
Discuss: louisiana
The Project Box for the Louisiana Categories project is Template:US_History, and links to the Project:Louisiana page. You can also use it on profiles managed by the Louisiana Families Project. Please add a category parameter (usually a parish category, but see this page for information about categories to add for Louisiana notables, such as politicians and famous musicians). This template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be PPP'd and managed by the project. It is not for every single person from Louisiana.
To use it on a profile, put the following text on the profile, above the biography, editing the category a appropriate:
{{US History
| sub-project = Louisiana
| category = Unknown parish, Louisiana
This will display the project box and, if the category parameter is not changed, add Category:Unknown parish, Louisiana. Please add other appropriate categories above the Project Box template (some are given in above; the parish categories are listed on the Louisiana category page).

... ... ... is a part of Louisiana History.
Join: Louisiana Project
Discuss: Louisiana


If you wish to recognize Louisiana ancestry on a profile which is not to be managed by the project (born or arrived in Louisiana after 1900), a sticker is appropriate. A sticker aligns to the right on a wide screen and will stack above the text on a mobile device. Place the stickers above or within the text that the sticker complements, but place it under the biography section, not above it.
Project Sticker - recognition without project-management
Louisiana Families Project Logo
... ... ... lived in Louisiana.
To add the Template:Louisiana Sticker, place the following anywhere in the text below the Biography heading:
{{Louisiana Sticker}}
Migrating and Nonmigrating Ancestor Stickers
Template:Migrating Ancestor can be used on the profiles of people who immigrated to Louisiana. For someone who migrated from France to Louisiana, copy/paste the following text onto the profile (above the text it is enhancing):
Flag of France
... ... ... migrated from France to Louisiana.
Flag of Louisiana
{{Migrating Ancestor
| origin = France
| origin-flag = Flags.png
| destination = Louisiana
| destination-flag = Louisiana_Families_Project_Images-1.png
Note: Whether or not you use the sticker, you should add Category:French Immigrants to Louisiana to these immigrants' profiles.
For Category:English Immigrants to Louisiana (or others), you'll need to change the "origin =" and also the "origin-flag =" - e.g.,
origin = England | origin-flag = Flags-3.jpg
To find the file name for a specific Flag image, check out
(that last was just one link among several listed under the table on Category:Flag Images).
The following template uses an image of Louisiana's current flag.
For someone who lived only in Louisiana, you can use the Template:Nonmigrating Ancestor template:
describe the image
Native of Louisiana
{{Nonmigrating Ancestor
|ToolTip=Flag of Louisiana
|addinfo=Native of Louisiana
describe the image
Native of Louisiana
born 1924, Jefferson Parish
This template is fairly flexible in allowing additional information (not a lot, or it looks weird). :This example added a second line with "<br>born 1924, Jefferson Parish"

{{Nonmigrating Ancestor
|ToolTip=Flag of Louisiana
|addinfo=Native of Louisiana<br>born 1924, Jefferson Parish
Descendant Sticker
If you never lived in Louisiana but your ancestors did, you could use Template:Descendant to add a sticker to your profile that links to your ancestor. Following is some coding for the Descendant sticker that has been tailored for the Louisiana project. The first example uses the project logo and the second th flag from the US History template.
For example, replace the WikiTree-ID placeholder text with your "Louisiana First Family" ancestor in the following to tailor the displayed sticker for your use:
|image=US_State_Flag_Images-21.png|imagetext=Flag of Louisiana
|id=[[WikiTree-ID|Ancestor's Name]], [[:Category:Louisiana_First_Families|Louisiana pioneer]]
Louisiana Families Project logo
Descendant of Loius Marie Chauvin.
If you want to link to your ancestor, but not a category, that's fine too:
|image=Louisiana_Families_Project_Images-2.png|imagetext=Louisiana Families Project logo
|id=[[WikiTree-ID|Ancestor's Name]]

Name Field Guidelines

The Louisiana Families & Louisiana Categories projects follow guidelines posted by Project:Quebecois, which call for "the particules de, des or du" to be included in the Last Name at Birth (LNAB) field when appropriate (see this section of the Quebecois Project page for details). Both the Quebecois Project's guidelines and information posted by the Acadians Project say that "dit" names do not go in the LNAB field.
Those Acadian families who were deported from Acadie beginning in 1755, and subsequently emigrated to Louisiana beginning around 1764, will use the naming convention established by the Acadian Project. Acadian Families. The family surname will remain with that spelling for at least 1 or 2 generations when census workers and parish priests began adopting a different spelling. Some WikiTree genealogists will be able to find documents that prove how the family spelled its name but that is rare. Most people neither read nor write and spelling did not matter to them.
There are other projects that may overlap: Southern Colonies, Westward Ho!, French Roots come to mind.

Example Profiles

These Louisiana profiles meet guidelines for Wikitree. Some of the others shown as examples in the various categories do not - there is work to be done.

  1. Jacques Chauvet
  2. Columbus C. Irvin
  3. Peter Edwin Bocage
  4. Emile Lefrere
  5. Francois Lemelle



NOTE: this list isn't updated often. To see the complete list, go here

  • Morris Simon - Paternal line descends from Guillaume Simon and Jeanne Roy as well as many German-Acadian Coast families and most Acadian lineages based in the "River Parishes."
  • Michelle Saucier Ladner- My Saucier family was one of the original families in Louisiana having come with D'Iberville in 1699. Here are a just few names I have worked on; Orillion, Roth, Dugas, Landry, Melancon, Dubuisson, Wiese, Grimshaw, Withan, Menge, Hingle, Castanedo, Fernandez, and Delherbe.
  • Keith Hunter - I am researching the ancestors, descendants and families of John Milliken Parker former governor of Louisiana. The late governor's grandfather, John Milliken, was supposedly from Logan County, KY. according to the Rev. G.T. Ridlon's substantial work in 1907. Hopefully there is some definitive proof and citations somewhere backing up that research to Logan County. As an aside, I may do some research to the Crochet family who are/were friends from New Orleans.
  • John Beeson -Researching Monzingo, Bradley families in Louisiana.
  • Jacqueline Girouard -Currently, I lead the Louisiana Project and co-Lead the Acadina Project. I was born in DeRidder, Louisiana hospital but we were rice farming land south of Lake Charles. Dad's people settled in the Attakapas area and Mom's along Bayou Lafourche. Almost everyday, I check the list of merges I've proposed to see if any can be merged, I check the family activity feed to see what changes have been made to our Louisiana profiles; I check on any G2G questions that relate to our project; I answer any emails or questions. Then, I either work on the +3,000 profiles I manage based upon the change date, updating the profiles as needed, or, I pick an ancestor and look for suggested edits that appear to be errors. These last two efforts often lead me to spend hours of work sourcing or researching to resolve issues. I participate in Date Base Error challenges and look for duplicates to be merged.
  • Adrienne Tomkins I'm researching the Lafargue and King families of Avoyelles Parish. Currently working on my BCG certification, I'm dedicated to accuracy and detail in my profiles (none of which are ever going to be "complete", and many of which aren't even CLOSE right now). Also a member of the Magna Carta, Southern Colonies, Scottish Clans projects.
  • Amy Bumgardner McAndrews I am originally from South Louisiana although most of my family was from North Louisiana. I am currently working on surnames; Harris, Baker, Bumgardner, Kendrick, Kitterlin, Patton, and Glover. All are primarily from North Louisiana; Claiborne, Bossier, and Caddo parishes. I am also working on the Cemeteries Project and creating categories. I would like to work on some Louisiana musicians and chefs.
  • Sally Stovall I have family members from and still are in Louisiana I would like to add. When I have completed them, I will work on Unsourced Families.
  • Liz Shifflett I am a descendant of Louis Chauvin, the head of one of the Chauvin families that settled Louisiana. His daughter was baptized February 27, 1773 at St Francis, Point Coupee. My gr-gr-grandfather Watkins was a Methodist minister in New Orleans (1837-46), and my Dad lived in Darnell, Louisiana around 1925-30, where his father "was working as a bookkeeper for the Chicago Mill and Lumber Co. [H]e was a deputy sheriff, as far as I know the only one in Darnell; the Sheriff was at the Parish seat, Oak Grove." (quoting my Dad)
  • Jillaine Smith One of my brick walls is a Louisiana family-- my great-great-grandmother, Henrietta Lowrie Albert was born in 1866 to Edwin Lowrie (b 1845) and Laura or Henrietta Grosch (b abt 1845). I have a theory about Edwin, but can't find a thing about Laura-Henrietta Grosch. I have been unable to tie her to the other Grosch families of New Orleans.
  • Earl Grant-Lawrence - I'm Researching Minor, Long, Charles, Madison, Francois surnames from my family and anyone from St. Bernard's Parish especially those with connections to a town named Fazendeville. My family has history in the parish back to abt 1824. Slaves, Italians, islenos, Hatians and Dominicans somehow came together in the largely Spanish speaking parish and I've wanted to know how. I joined the group to research my family ties, but also to research St. Bernard's parish from its founding.
  • Barry Folse I am from St. Charles Parish, but now live in Texas. I'm most interested in my father's side, where I'm researching the families of the original German Coast settlers (Matherne, Schexnayder, Oubre, Haydel, and Foltz).
  • Shasta Gaither I am from St. John the Baptist Parish. My mother's family is from St. John/St. James and Ascension Parishes. My father's side is from Avoyelles Parish. I am researching many aspects of my family tree. One of the lines I am researching is the Mollere line, while in Ascension Parish, where a Mollere married a lady from the Canary Islands. Trying to prove a Spanish line where you are completely clueless is a challenge!
  • Mike Arledge My Louisiana branches are mainly from Ouachita, Winn and Caldwell Parishes. Last names include McHenry, Butler and Banks (Austin C. Banks specifically). My Arledge's didn't get the Louisiana until 1910ish. My grandmothers side, the McHenry, Butler and Banks, have been in La. since the early-mid 1800's. Austin C. Banks, my fourth great grandfather, was in the 28th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Gray's) during the Civil War. After the War, he was one of the first Judges in Winn Parish.
  • Allan Thomas I will be concentrating on the pioneers of Spanish West Florida and the Florida Parishes of Louisiana. I've collaborated on two projects that represent this area, one Southern Colonies, Spanish West Florida and War of 1812 Louisiana Another page I'm aware of that needs some TLC and would be an asset to this project is U.S. Southern Colonies, Louisiana
  • Jerry Baraboo Bonjour Louisanne C'est Bon Magnifique ! .. The short list of surnames I'm "currently", researching that have French-Spanish Louisanne -Louisiana (upper-lower-east) circa 1699 to the present; are Baraboo de Barbeau de Baribeau de Barribeau de Barbeaux de Barbot de Barbu de Brette de Menard de Dorrell de Rochon dit Boisdore dit Bois Dor dit Barbaud dit LaFontaine dit Poitevin. Working on adding correct categories. Working on the Barbeau, Boisdore, Lastrapes, Rochon and Spanish Louisiana 1812 War veterans. Baraboo-1 13:40, 2 September 2016 (EDT)
  • Stephanie Logan Falls Resident of Texas. Early surname interests (south LA territory): D'Auterieve, Mayronne, DeMonberault, Bunel, St Laurent, LeBlanc. Later surname interests (Bossier, Red River, Claiborne, Caddo, Bienville Parishes): Logan, Vance, James, Goodwin, Norris, Davis, Carr, Bailey, Turner, Warren, and McCoy.
  • Carolyn Martin Researching my grandfather's family. His father moved to Louisiana in 1886, married and had 14 kids, so I am sure I have tons of Stewart cousins. Grandpa was born there in 1900.
  • Josh Varnado I research the Varnado line in Louisiana and all over the US. My family has huge history in Washington Parish as one of the first families there.
  • Charles Vickers Aimee Richard, my grandmother, (b: 29 Mar 1903, d: 13 Jan 1971), the daughter of Cleus (sp) Richard and Zoe Blanchard, is the starting point to my journey in finding the remainder of my elusive ancestors. I am willing to learn, to share what I find, and to help along the way.
  • Michelle Breaux My ancestors were brought to Maryland during The Great Expulsion by way of a ship called The Dolphin. Then made their way to French settled areas in Louisiana along the Mississippi River.
  • Martha Leger I have lots of family in Louisiana. Including Beaugh ,Richard , Savoie , Peck , Some came from Canada , Germany . among other places . I would like to fill in the blanks & info from other members. I will do anything I can to help. just let me know what you want me to do. thanks to all of you for all the help you have given me. Martha
  • Kristine Cerniglia I was born and raised in New Orleans, La. Ancestor was Vincent Alexandre also known as Vincent Alexandre dit Chenet. There seems to several different information for my ancestors either because of the same name being used in several generations or the way the Alexandre and Chenet surname was used interchangeable as well as changed. Most of the first Louisiana family members seem to all live around each other, so if anyone has anything or needs anything from me let me know. Happy to help. I am not currently in Louisiana but my family is still down there and will be heading down for any of the holidays and can look up any sources first hand, just message me.
  • Donna Storz I'm currently focusing primarily on Natchitoches Parish as I've recently added several new source books. I'll work on sourcing, connecting, etc.
  • Karen Kay My father's family all come from Louisiana. Jena area, East Felicana Parish, Vernon Parish, Natchitoches Parish and Sabine Parish. Kays, Roberts, and further back, Cobbs, who I think migrated from SC area around early 1800's. I still have quite a few distant cousins living there, as well as a few great aunts and uncles. Glad to join you!
  • Roz (Drusch) Allen My Louisiana roots run deep as both of my parents were from Gramercy, St. James Parish. My mother's maternal grandparents were Waguespack & Simon and her paternal grand parents were Haas & Bouy. The Haas side immigrated from Germany in the 19th century. My father's side is a bit more sketchy with more ancestors in the New Orleans/Gretna area and most immigrated in the 19th century. I am primarily interested in the German Coast and the "river parishes". I appreciate any help you can offer!
  • Jason Tilley I am looking for details into the ancestors of Delbuart Wills and Lillian Mae Rićhard. I also am a descendant of Clovina Reist and Clarinda Richardson, who has links to the Mizell family.
  • Kirsten Rose My paternal grandfather's family were Jewish settlers in New Orleans. Surnames include Rose, Sacerdote, and Hirsch.
  • Heather St. Marie My family has roots in Louisiana for a very long time. I have some work provided to me by a family historian tracing that side of the family to two Hebert brothers leaving France for Nova Scotia. Eventually one of the widows landed in New Orleans and settled in Lafourche Parish, where my family's been ever since. I'm most interested in the St. Marie side because I have no information there.
  • Crispin Reedy I am interested in Yates and Richardson families in Washington, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa parishes. I have a lot of family in the area. I'm especially interested in John Mousley and his brother William Henry. I also have a lot of Richardson family.
  • Misty Rish Musco- Entering families of Giroir, Albarado, Cavaliere/Cavallero/Caballero, Serrin, Musco, Rish, Boatner, among others. This is my husbands family, my paternal family and my step-mom's family.
  • Adam Hollier- I am of the Hollier decendants of Louisiana. Luc Claude Hollier b. 02 Sept. 1735 d.11 Aug. 1808 at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish.
  • Lynn Wiggers - I grew up on Boeuf Prairie, Franklin Parish, and have been working for several months now to trace the families of the original pioneers, mostly Scotch-Irish, who settled there 1804 - 1830, Buies, Bowdens, Bowies, McDonald, Moore, Grayson, Dailey, and Corbitt among others. I also have some deep roots in East Feliciana Parish that I have spent a lot of time researching, Thompson, Taylor, Courtney, and Lea to name a few. And then, I have some really deep roots, apparently, in Natchitoches going back to the original fort there, Vascocu, that I've yet to sink my teeth into. Always something to do in genealogy.  :-)
  • Bethany Figueroa - I am looking for more information on our great-grandmother Azely Whitney (now Soto) and her sister Amely and their parents William Henry Whitney & Mary. Mary is listed as Tibodo on Azely's death certificate. Im assuming its actually Thibodeau. Henry is showing to be born in Houma LA and Mary and Azely show born in Louisiana - Iberia area.
  • Christopher Dawson - Most of my immediate family originates from SE Texas, and in tracing my maternal grandmother's lineage, I've found that she's descended from the DuChamp family that founded the city of St. Martinville. Also, my adopted father grew up in Lafayette, and while his roots have been interesting to trace back, they appear to be mostly from Missouri.
  • Lisa Brooke - I'm researching the Honeycutt and Feazel families of Union Parish.
  • Britni Boudreaux Aucoin - Currently residing in Lafayette, LA and am in love with all things Cajun! I am researching the following families: Paternal Grandfather - Boudreaux, Paternal Grandmother - Broussard, Maternal Grandmother - Boudreaux, Maternal Grandfather - Thibodeaux, Spouse's Paternal Grandfather - Aucoin, Paternal Grandmother - Bailey, Maternal Grandfather - Toups, Maternal Grandmother - Metrejean. All of our grandparents were born in either Iberia, St. Mary, or Terrebonne Parishes. Grandparents and other family members on both sides have done research in the past and will be sending me the info. I want to get as much of it online as possible to share with future Cajuns!
  • Patricia Boudra - Born in New Orleans and raised in New Orleans and Slidell. My maternal line immigrated to New Orleans from Germany (Buchelberg, Hinterweidenthal, Dahn) in the 1850s and 1860s. Surnames Ripp, Fis(c)her, Puster.
  • Joyce Rivette - I was born and raised in Metairie, and descend from 19th-century Swedish, German, and Irish immigrants, based around Orleans, St. Helena, and Tangipahoa parishes. This includes the following family surnames: Bjorkgren, Steidtmann, Fulda, Murray, Sharkey, and Wells. My husband's family is half Acadian/Cajun (Rivette, Lanclos, Lagrange, et al), centered around St. Landry parish; and half English/German (Coles, Gergenson, Holden), coming to mix in with the Louisiana Cajun culture in the 19th century. I'm currently working on a project to help clear up inconsistencies on WikiTree for the south Louisiana RITTER family, and to document their relationships and origins.
  • J Hand -
  • Mary Ann Brandt Jensen - Born and raised in East Baton Rouge Parish, married and moved to Livingston, but have very strong roots in Saint Tammany Parish and to a lesser extent in Washington and Tangipahoa parishes and earlier in Orleans Parish. My research is based primarily in the families of the Waldheim, Bush, Talisheek, Covington, Madisonville areas of Saint Tammany Parish, especially the Dutsch, Schech, and Metz families and related families married into them (which means just about everybody prior to about 1925). To a lesser extent, I am working on other Louisiana profiles, primarily Acadian, who are related to my husband's French Canadian ancestors. I tend to work on improvements to these French Canadian Louisianians as I can. Will help people locate records in the Catholic registers of what is now the Quebec area of Canada, and to a lesser extent, can help some with locating records in the Catholic registers of France being posted by the departmental archives in France. Can also help some with the early French naming patterns and customs.
  • Chris Hampson - I do actually have a connection to Louisiana, I was hired out of the Royal Australian Air Force to be a consultant at Avondale Shipyards, up-river from New Orleans; a most interesting introduction to the United States! My reason for joining this project is a good friend who was born and raised in Eunice, she has Acadian, Quebecois, Welsh, Canary Islands, French and American heritage. So interestingly different to my normal areas of research ;)
  • Shae Simpson - I’m fairly new to the genealogy scene but sincerely loving it. I was born in Metairie, LA but grew up in Bay St. Louis, MS. I tried making a home in South Carolina, Oklahoma and even Texas for a bit, but I always came back. I currently live in Biloxi. I am a first generation Mississippian but my family is deeply rooted in Louisiana. Hans Caspar Dubs and Marie Kittelere are my paternal seventh Great Grandparents. At this time, I’m working on my paternal side. I often take the long way ‘round and end up working on profiles that are very far removed from my direct line but I figure that these people were family to someone and they deserve a profile that is nicely formatted and sourced. I try my best to stay focused but do come across more than a few profiles that I was in the middle of working and got sidetracked. If anyone comes across one that I haven’t touched in a bit, please holler at me - literally or figuratively - and I will get back to it. I manage the Toups Name Study and it’s two subcategories, Toups - Baudoin Marriages and Toups Clan. The first is dedicated to recording the many marriages between the Toups and Baudoin families. The second is dedicated to all of the people who are included in the Neil Toups book The Toups Clan and how it All Began: A Detailed Four Hundred Year Genealogy of the Toups (Dubs) Family.

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