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Name: Kimberlyn Michalec <>
Date: 2014-02-21
City and State: Aransas Pass TX
Surnames: Salinas
The reason I am writing is that my Mother "Rita Viator Herndon Salinas was born in Crowley LA and I would like to give information for your genealogy library.

Rita Viator, born 9-5-1927 Crowley, LA died: July 21, 2011 Aransas Pass, TX
Marriages: Thomas Herndon, est 1940; Joe Salinas, December 21, 1957
Parents: Oleaus H Vistor and Belva Bergeron
Siblings: Audrey Viator Broussard, Belmo Joseph Viator, and Leona Carol Viator Zandi Hunt
Children: Ronald Brooks Herndon, Virgil McCloud Herndon, Brenda Joyce Herndon Tabor McKinney Ray, Kimberlyn Kent Salinas Michalec

If you would like more, I would like to give it to you. Please Advise, God Bless


Name: Kathy Burnette <>
Date: 2013-07-31
City and State: Shreveport, Louisiana
Surnames: Boston
Hello, the query button wasn't working, so will ask my question here. My grandparents James Dwight and Maude May (Scott) Boston lived in Acadia parish in the early 1900's. He worked for the railroad. They had a daughter in 1907 that only lived a few months, Clara Acadia Boston, I was trying to find out where she is buried. I appreciate any help in this. Thank you for any help!!!

Name: Robyn Wolverton <>
Date: 2013-02-19
City and State: Chalmette, La
Surnames: Savoy, Higginbotham, Briscoe, Stanford


Name: Donna L. Tolliver <>
Date: 2012-04-28
City and State: San Antonio, Texas
Surnames: Mouton
Trying to find anything on the Mouton family. They were African American. I only have the son's name Clyde Edward Mouton born: 3 February 1932. He died 11 March 2002 in Texas. I am pretty sure the family remained in Louisiana. Only Clyde left.

Name: Deon Clement Cronkite <>
Date: 2012-04-23
City and State: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Surnames: Clement/Leblac
Clobule married Clodia Leblace in 1911, They had 3 children
August, Ogden, and Rena. My father was August Joseph Clement and is buried in the St Joseph cemetery. I understand Clobule at one time was a marshal of Rayne. I'm looking for articles or pictures of that time. also of Clodia


Name: Karen Rogers <>
Date: 2011-07-15
City and State: Kenner, Louisiana
My great grandmother, Liseman Miller Taylor appears in the 1900 census. She is married to Adam Taylor. He is 22, she is 21. She was born December 1878. Home in 1900 was Police Jury Ward 3, Acadia, Louisiana. She is a white female. they have been married 2 years. I know they went on to have 11 or so children. Adam is a plentiful name, but cannot find Liseman Taylor anywhere. Any ideas on where to go from here? Any help would be appreciated.

Name: Valerie Savoie <>
Date: 2011-06-22
City and State: New Orleans, Louisiana
Surnames: savoie, guidroz, lejeune, pelham, warren, parker, payne
I have a significant amount of information on Cole, Reeves, Lyles and Hendricks.

Name: Deborah Daigle Turkleson <>
Date: 2010-10-30
City and State: Houston, TX
Surnames: Daigle, Benoit, Leger, Matte, Fall.....
Nearly all of my ancestors were from the Church Point area. My parents left Louisiana in 1940 and moved to the Beaumont, TX area.

Name: Ernest Anthony "Tim" Besse <>
Date: 2010-09-26
City and State: Tallahassee, FL
Surnames: Besse, Boudreaux, Burnes, Fryou, Pelletier(Peltier), Acosta
I have recently visited Rayne, LA. Such a marvelous place. The librarian was most helpful in helping me find the research materials that I inquired about. She went "above and beyond" assisting me in locating where I could purchase these books. My hats off to Gene Thibodeaux for his remarkable historical recounting of Rayne - this book helps me to "bring to life" some of my ancestors.
I want to thank Mr. A.P. "Red" Quebodeaux for his tireless contributions which provide enormous research material to my genealogical efforts.


Name: Nancy Melancon <>
Date: 2010-08-14
City and State: Round Rock, TX
Surnames: Melencen/Melancon/Meloncon


Name: carol lavergne dilworth <>
Date: 2010-06-08
City and State: enid, ok
Surnames: lavergne, simon, benoit
i am glad i found this and wish everyone well. i am looking for info on my lavergne line starting with my grandfather ami lavergne born in morse, la, alcee lavergne, arnee amo lavergne, cosimier lavergne, eloi louis lavergne, louis lavergne,jr, louis lavergne, sr, louis de lavergne,jean lavergne, francois lavergne, francois lavergne, francois lavergne, arnoux lavergne. i have found out a lot about the louis lavegne who went to quebec then to la. but almost nothing about any of the others. can anyone help? thanks and have a great day.

i like the layout of this site. everything is easy to get to and read. thank you. carol


Name: Zelia Cline <>
Date: 2010-05-18
City and State: Crowley, LA
Surnames: Armentor, Klaus
Interested in Walter J Armentor and wife Carrye Klaus from neighboring St Landry parish. The Klaus' were Jewish. Max Klaus came at age 14 to Washington LA to live with his Aunt who operated a store in Washington. Max married Sarah Plonsky and reared a large family of girls, some never married, Carrye married Walter J Armentor and lived in Crowley. Looking for their burial place and any remaining relatives interesting in contacting other Klaus kin. Thank you for your kindness. Z

Date: 2010-03-23
City and State: baytown tx.
Surnames: Long /ROGERS PEDIGO

Name: Allison Marie Labbe <>
Date: 2010-03-21
City and State: Cyprss, TX
Surnames: Mother: Richard / Daigle
I can't wait to go through the site in more depth. Thank you for all the work that has obiously gone into this.

My mom, Cheryl Ann Richard-Labbe (daughter of Alric Richard and Agatha Daigle) has a copy of Pointe de l'eglise, but it is so mildewed I can't stand the smell. Is it available in digital form for purchase?

Thank you,


Name: Margrett Fels <>
Date: 2010-02-26
City and State: Baton Rouge, LA
CARRON CEMETERY: Located outside of Eunice, on Celeste Road.
Does anyone know who owns this cemetery? Who donated it? It was probably named after Civil War veteran, Martin Carron.


Name: Antoinette M. Sexton- Bryant <>
Date: 2009-12-27
City and State: Deer Park, Texas 77536
I was born in Jennings (1958). My mom's name is Annie Velma Schexneider(1939-1987). Her mom's name was Emma Simon-Schexneider (1907-1998). Need Info help on my Grandfather Eldridge Schexneider (1898-1950)

Name: jacqueline gremillionturnage <>
Date: 2009-11-03
City and State: west monroe,la
Surnames: gremillion,charrier
could you tell me if you have any info on the gremillion,charrier, lamoine, families of avoyelles parish. all my kin folks came from down south la. my father came from octave ludger, francis octave, valerian, francois louis, louis, toussant gremillion. my mother came from simon, jean baptiste, belizaire, louis antoine, louis antoine, louis charrier from hessmer,la. I HAVE INFO BUT I AM NOT GOOD WITH THE COMPUTER. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY OF MY KIN.


Name: David Benoit <>
Date: 2009-10-17
City and State: Pawtucket R.I
Surnames: Benoit, Godek,
I am searching for any descendents of Augustine Benoit (1728-1783) and Pierre Olivier Benoit (1735-1787) who were deported to Louisiana in 1755. Please contact me with any info.

Name: Paula Meyers <>
Date: 2009-10-08
City and State: Lafayette
Surnames: Boutin, Hills, Meyers


Name: Edward J, Boudreaux <>
Date: 2009-09-08
City and State: Brimley, (Saulte Ste Marie) Mich.
Surnames: Trahans;Broussard; Marjolet; Boudreaux


Name: Aquanetta Lewis <>
Date: 2009-07-29
City and State: San Bernardino, CA
Surnames: Richard, Senegal, Batiste, Guidry
My maternal grandmother's name = Willie Mae Batiste (Richard), Her parents = Theo Richard & Azena Senegal. Sisters = Barbara Ray (Richard) & Verdis Richard. My grandfather's name = Gus Joseph Batiste, His parents =Abraham Batiste & Autamese Guidry. Sister = Ida Julian (Batiste) They had many relatives. Hometown was Rayne, La. they married and moved to California in 1942.
Internment for Willie Mae is Our Mother of Mercy in 1979. She was Catholic. Internment for Gus is Rayne Protestant Cemetery in 1969. Any info would be greatly appreciated.


Name: Calice Breaux, Jr. <>
Date: 2009-03-21
City and State: Rayne, LA
I am the son of Calice Breaux, Sr. and Amelie Melancon faternal grandson of Joseph Breaux and Anna Benoit and maternal grandson
of Jules Melancon and Alice Sonnier. I would like to have contact by
e-mail with anyone researching either families at


Name: Wallace Arnold <>
Date: 2009-01-20
City and State: Clinton, MS
Surnames: Winters - Chick/Cheek
Thanks to your organization, the people at the Acadia Parish Library, and the Acadia Parish Court House, I have uncovered a wealth of information on my wife's gg-grandparents, John Allen and Elizabeth Chick Winters.
I am still finding bits and pieces from the parish website at LAGENWEB.
Thanks faor all the good work that all of you do.

Wallace Arnold


Name: Aaron Hill Jr. <>
Date: 2008-12-24
City and State: Anderson, Indiana
Surnames: Bias
I have used your library, while visiting in Crowley. It is very nice and I look forward to visiting you again.

Name: Rick Clarke <>
Date: 2008-03-26
City and State: Mobile, Alabama
Hi, I'm a visitor to your site and found it very interesting. I would love to come there and go through the historical section of your library. My Great Grandfather was Elijah Cabot Hayes and I believe he has a book there in your archives. I think our family has copies of the manuscript as well. Keep up the good work!

Name: Sheila Cart <>
Date: 2008-02-20
City and State: Iota, LA
Surnames: Hebert
I am looking for any information on the relatives of Mathurin (Maturin) Hebert (nicknamed "Blanc"). He was a Jayhawker in the Civil War. He and his wife (?) and his son (Benoit died 5/1929 at 67 yrs. old) were buried in the Quebodeaux Cemetery near Mermentau (graves no longer marked). Benoit's wife was Marie Joicine Sensat. They had 8 children: Lucia (Joachin Clement), Lucien (Celima Pousson), Maturin (Cora Sensat), Benjamin (Amatile Cormier), Louricia (Paul Prejean, Sr.), Joashin (Beatrice Guidry - my grandparents), Felecian Emma Smith ?), Eluse (Rena Kibodeaux). The 8 children and spouses are all buried in St. Jos. Cemetery in Iota, LA. Thanks!


Name: Jay Finley <>
Date: 2008-02-19
City and State: Dayton, OH
Glad to find a genealogy site for Acadia Parish. The Allen County Public Library (ACPL) has next to no vital records in any of their holdings; only general history of the area of southern Louisiana. As they are the largest public genealogy library in the country, you would do well to make them more up-to-date with local records of Acadia Parish (and other parishes, if you have them OR pass the word to other parish organizations). Also, I find it curious that the first three names on my list of surnames are not amongst your member's list; yet all three were vital members of Acadia Parish. Crowley Motor Company was owned by John A. Finley for years and years.


Name: sharon gibson <>
Date: 2008-02-19
City and State: okemos, michigan
Surnames: deshotel,fruge,brown,mallett
I am looking for death dates and cemetery location for Pierre and Genevieve Manuel Deshotel. I've made 5 trips to SwLa and been researching for years. All my relatives to these lines are gone and no current connections to the Deshotels. My Aunt Agatha Deshotel Huntington lived in Welsh til 1980's. Contact me please with any info-gladly pay. Olivier Deshotel, her father was married to Marcelite Credeur, born 1860 son of Pierre 1822.


Name: Julie Holland Johnson <>
Date: 2008-01-16
City and State: Reeves, LA
Surnames: Hetzel, Hertzog


Name: Harold J Blanchard <>
Date: 2008-01-06
City and State: Elberta, Alabama
Surnames: Blanchard, Leger, Carrier, Miller
I grew up around Richard. I like the upgrade to the site, thanks.

Name: Wendy <>
Date: 2007-12-29
City and State: Washington
Surnames: Leckelt
The information was helpful. Especially the history. I am trying to better understand Iota and the surrounding areas from which my family came from. I am still looking for a census map that breaks the counties up into individual parts (i.e. police jurisdictions, etc.) as noted on the census records. This would help me understand place of residenc from one decade to another. I hope to visit Louisiana next year. At that time, I plan to do more research of local documents available.

Thank you!


Name: Alvenia T. Thibodeaux <>
Date: 2007-12-23
City and State: Lake Charles,La.
Surnames: Doucet-Leleux-Istre-Abshire-Leger-Simon
Would love to corresdpond with ayone researching these families!


Name: Belinda Doucet Miller <>
Date: 2007-12-20
City and State: Montz, LA
Surnames: Doucet, Beard, Gaspard, Jeffers, Robison, Brown


Name: Brandon Dansby <>
Date: 2007-11-19
City and State: Pearland, TX
Surnames: Ancelet
Just starting on the Ancelet family history search. I would appreciate any help that anyone could send me. My grandfather's name was Saul L. Ancelet. That is about all I know. Good site, and thanks in advance for the help.

Name: theresa m mosby <>
Date: 2007-11-17
City and State: lancaster, Pa.
Surnames: Ceaser
Hello, I just picked up an old copy of the newsletter and saw an inquiry by Rosa Fields asking for info on her ancestor Prien Caesar. Her email addy is no longer working. How can I go about finding her? Can you all help me?
Thank you,
Theresa M. Mosby
ps: I am a subscriber


Name: Cheryl & George Junot <>
Date: 2007-09-28
City and State: Sulphur Louisiana
Great website and very informative!

Name: steven firmin <>
Date: 2007-09-13
City and State: dallas, tx
Surnames: ferreh


Name: Mary Comeaux Odell <>
Date: 2007-09-08
City and State: Weir, TX
Surnames: Dore' - Frederick - Comeaux- Richard
It's been great to check out the web site even though it didn't give me any information I needed. I am stuck making a connection on the Frederick side. Found my g-grandfather Felecian and grandmother unknown name in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Crowley.
My g-mother has been differcult to locate. My brother lives in Crowley and has been looking. Ada Frederick Dore' 1900-1942.
Bouville Dore' was my grandfather. Trying to make a connection to Felecian's parents with no luck. I am about to give up on them. I am very frustrated. I search everyday. I am at a loss of where he came from and who his parents were. On my Comeaux side I have gone back to the year 1652 with Pierre Comeau. AWESOME. God bless you all and thanks for the web site it's great.


Name: Laurie Aube' Bentley <>
Date: 2007-08-22
City and State: Fulshear, Texas
I would like to know if there is a data base of graves at Lyons Point Catholic Church Cemetary. If so, how do I access it. Thank you.

Name: elvin cormier rose <>
Date: 2007-07-24
City and State: canada
Iam looking for the cenis on henriette lapierre birth was 1804

Name: kim collins <>
Date: 2007-05-25
City and State: seattle washington
Surnames: collins;landry;leblanc;lastrapes;lewis;armstrong;domanague
these surnames are from both sides of my family if you have any information on any of the surnames please e-mail me....

Name: Jennie R. Grossetete <>
Date: 2007-05-24
City and State: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Surnames: Grossetete
My grandfather's name was Alfred Grossetete and his wife was Clothide Grossetete. I was wondering if there is anyone with the same last name. I might be related to them. Does anyone in Louisiana know how the town of Grosse Tete became? If anyone knows, please e-mail me.

Name: Jennie R. Grossetete <>
Date: 2007-05-24
City and State: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Surnames: Grossetete
My grandfather's name was Alfred Grossetete and his wife was Clothide Grossetete. I was wondering if there is anyone with the same last name. I might be related to them. Does anyone in Louisiana know how the town of Grosse Tete became? If anyone knows, please e-mail me.

Name: Amelia Lege Watson <>
Date: 2007-05-06
City and State: Lafayette,La.
Surnames: Chiasson
My mother's father was Elus Chiasson of Acadia Parish..lived in Morse,La. I have never been able to Find anything about his ancestors.His wife,my grandmother,was Amelia Daigle.I do have her "past" family.To whom must I see for information on the Chiasson Tree.Thanks,Amelia Lege Watson.

Name: Jacqueline R. Hihn <>
Date: 2007-03-28
City and State: St. Louis, Missouri
Surnames: Hihn and maignaud

I have certainly enjoyed this Web Site , my husband and I look forward to spending vacation in Acadia next year. I am most interested in the Maignaud Family, our family member Caroline Hihn married a Victor or Victorin Maignaud, raised a family and ran a wonderful hotel in Acadia. I believe the name was "Maignaud" Hotel. If anyone out there is a relation please feel free to contact me through our email.

Thank you kindly,

jacquie and Elmo Hihn


Name: Diane Jones Dorsey <>
Date: 2007-03-12
City and State: Sacramento, California
Surnames: Savoie
I am having difficulty find information about Adam Savoie and Josephine Ruffin. They were married 6 Sep 1911, license 6302. My grandmother was their daughter born in 1914. I understand from family members that the Silverwood cemetery is loaded with history of this family but I am unable to locate any information.

Name: Tammy Quibodeaux Raikes <>
Date: 2007-02-25
City and State: Memphis, TN
Just looking for info on my ancestors.

Name: john singleton <>
Date: 2007-02-10
City and State: lake charles, la
E.L.Savoie, in Crowley 30+ years in the early and mid 1900s, was my maternal grandfather. My paternal grandfather, also in Crowley, was Claude Singleton. I have a pretty good genealogy on the Savoie, Hebert, and Belton side but am trying to build the Singleton side. I have numerous old photos (many of which I have digatized) and will email a few to Bryant Walker. I recently retired and as soon as I can finish repair/remodel work on my Rita damaged house, I would like to devote time to this genealogy project.

Name: Holly Bossley <>
Date: 2007-01-15
City and State: NYS
3 BOSSLEY brothers married 3 WAINWRIGHT sisters. Some stayed in LA and some moved to TX. Any info is greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.


Name: Tammy Quibodeaux Raikes <>
Date: 2006-12-17
City and State: Brunswick, Ga
Surnames: Quibodeaux Kibodeaux


Name: Warren Ralph McClelland <>
Date: 2006-09-21
City and State: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Son of Warren E. McClelland, Joseph Luther McClelland, William A. McClelland

Name: Pamela Bodoin <>
Date: 2006-07-16
City and State: Austin TX and MonteVerde Costa Rica
Surnames: Bodoin, Baudoin, Van Slyke
Joseph A. Bodoin (Baudoin) married Emma Campbell VanSlack (Van Slyke from Vermilion/Abbeville) in 1914 in Acadia Parish. Thank you for marriage records...easy to find, easy to use.
Am looking for any information on Baudoin/Bodoin, born abt. 1871. In 1920 they lived in Texas, Jefferson County. I could not pull up your census records today. The "A" is for Aliface (sp?). Did he return to Acadia and die there?
Any information is gratefully appreciated. These are my grandparents. There is conflicting data on birthplace of my father Ilton Haden 1915; he could also have been born in this parish. Thank you, Pamela Bodoin


Name: Sheila Hebert Cart <>
Date: 2006-05-02
City and State: Iota, Louisiana
Surnames: Cart, Hebert, Richard, Guidry
Searching for the names of the children of Louis Theogene Richard & Celestine Trahan, who were married in Rayne, LA on Jan 18, 1872. I am also looking for information on Clinton "Todd" Guidry who was married to Eva Doucet on Feb 6, 1893 in Rayne, LA. They had 2 or 3 sons - one named Wilson or Wilton who lived in Rayne. Clinton Guidry's parents were Jules Guidry & Pamela Lyons.

Name: Sheila Hebert Cart <>
Date: 2006-05-02
City and State: Iota, Louisiana
Surnames: Cart,Hebert, Richard
Searching for the names of the children of Louis Theogene Richard & Celestine Trahan, who were married in Rayne, LA on Jan 18, 1872.

Name: Lori Domingue <>
Date: 2006-03-07
Surnames: Domingue
Looking for information on Luma Domingue, wife Pearl Smith.

Name: Jaime Padgett <>
Date: 2006-01-12
City and State: groveton Texas
Surnames: Hoffpauir
I am very excited in finding this website....I only wish my grandmother was still here with us(Marylyn Hoffpauir)

Name: Verda (Miller) Shanks <>
Date: 2005-12-29
City and State: Denham Springs La.
Surnames: Daigle, Miller,Meche,Woods,Savoy,Dupre


Name: Verda (Miller) Shanks <>
Date: 2005-12-29
City and State: Denham Springs La.
Surnames: Daigle, Miller,Meche,Woods,Savoy,Dupre


Name: Wanda Hebert Seago <>
Date: 2005-12-16
City and State: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Surnames: Hebert, Ebert, williams, Humphrey
Indian information

Name: Michael Jude Matte <>
Date: 2005-11-22
City and State: Lafayette, LA
Surnames: Matte, Lavergne, Cormier, Abshire, Opry
I would really like to find out some info on the Mattes from Church Point, Louisiana. I have little info on them because my grandfather died with out telling anyone.

Name: Harold Prejean <>
Date: 2005-11-17
City and State: Lafayette, Louisiana
Surnames: Sylvestre, Deville, Bertrand
Great Site

Name: pearl barbier <>
Date: 2005-10-28
City and State: merryville,la
i enjoy this site, and visit often

Name: Verna Magers <>
Date: 2005-09-14
City and State: Independence, Missouri
Surnames: Magers
Looking for information on my greatgrandfather Nathan Magers.

Name: Daniel Linam <>
Date: 2005-08-25
City and State: York, PA
Surnames: Linam and Givens
Great site. Thank you for your efforts to help those of us interested in researching ancestry.

Name: Sam Franc <>
Date: 2005-08-02
City and State: Florence, OR
Surnames: Klump, Klumpp, Klumps
I am researching the Klumps who lived in and around IOTA for my daughter who married one of them.
They seem to have changed their name several times or the census takers did it for them.
Anyway the first one I have is John Klumpp b.1858
Married Helena
Had 5 children
Jacob is the one coming down.
Jacob married Adolicia Bertrand Nov. 29, 1910
They Had 2 girls.
He married Agnis about 1927 and had J.C.Klump
He was born in Iota Mar 13, 1928
J.C. went in the Navy and moved west.
My daughter married one of his sons.
I woukd like to find out anything I can about the earlier Klumps and confirm any dates of births, marriages and deaths.


Name: ida mae wilson johnson <>
Date: 2005-08-01
City and State: opelousas,louisiana
Surnames: sam
I would like to find research on my grandfather Matt Wilson in OPelousas ,Louisiana. Married and had three sons MATT.JR ,HANNON Wilson their was a third son but I don't know his name.

Date: 2005-07-30
City and State: PINEVILLE, LA
Surnames: CEASAR

Name: Dorothy Akins <>
Date: 2005-07-27
City and State: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Surnames: Barousse, Hayes, McBride, Perrodin
I would like to contact anyone researching the above families.

Name: Cindy Abadie <>
Date: 2005-07-03
City and State: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Surnames: Blanchard
Interested in Guilliame Blanchard. I think he camew from Maryland to Louisiana around 1763

Name: Julie Vincent <>
Date: 2005-06-28
City and State: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Surnames: Demerist/De-Merist
Looking for information and links for the name Demerist or De-merist. The family I am searching on behalf of live in England. They think the name may be of French Canadian or Acadian origine but they know nothing beyond that.

Thanks for anything.



Name: Harold Myers <>
Date: 2005-06-26
City and State: Texarkana, TX
Surnames: Lyons, Dunman
I am from New Iberia. Ancestors include Martin Thomas Lyons (thought to be from Church Point), father was Alex Lyons, mother Melissa Dunman. Siblings: Lilly, Agnes, Ada, Bessie.
I think I found sister, Agnes, in the cemetery on S. Main this weekend. Didn't have time to check other cemeteries.

Would love to attend your meeting in August. My membership app will be in the mail tomorrow.

Thanks for any input.

Harold "Trey" Myers


Name: Joel Pickett <>
Date: 2005-06-20
City and State: Greenville, Ohio
Surnames: LeBlanc, Benoit
I am looking into the Andrew D. LeBlanc family.

Name: Wilyne Laughlin <>
Date: 2005-05-25
City and State: Baytown, Texas
Surnames: Laughlin, Meche, McClelland, Weatherford
My sister and I plan to visit Crowley soon. We hope to be able to purchase some of the books about the cemeteries and families of the parish in the 1800s.

Name: Nina Rose Carazo Snapp <>
Date: 2005-05-24
City and State: Baton Rouge, LA
Surnames: Hebert, Broussard, Langlinais
So far this is the first place I have found a gravesite that I was looking up. Can any other information be found on this website about a person found in one of the cemeteries listed.


Name: Kasey Gilbert Clark <>
Date: 2005-05-23
City and State: Houston, Texas
Surnames: Gilbert, Guilbert, Leblanc, Mire, Trahan
I would like to be listed in the websites for surnames. My father's family came to Acadia Parish from France in the early 1700s before the Acadians arrived. However, the rest of the branches of my tree are definitely Acadian. My website can be found at I thank you for whatever can be done.

Name: Robert Lee Fox <>
Date: 2005-05-22
City and State: Bridge City, Texas
Surnames: Fox, Wirtz, Sittig, and Roy
Looking for information about my grandfather's (philemon fox) first wife Lottie (bennett) Fox. She died in the early 1900's in Acadia Parish (hear say) supposedly buried in McCain Cemetery??? Any help would be appreciated.

Name: Barbara McCleary <>
Date: 2005-05-12
City and State: Ft.White, FL
Surnames: Broussard, Istre,Simon,Viator,Sellars
Great, thanks for all your efforts,time etc. Spent the year 2000 in the Lafayette area gathering data and have some loose ends and want to correct some errors on my family that is out there. Not sure how to do that. WIll be sending my membership to your organization shortly. Again thanks....

Name: Alvenia Thibodeaux <>
Date: 2005-04-12
City and State: Lake Charles,La.
Surnames: Abshire Cemetery
If you have someone buried in the Abshire Cemetery between Crowley and Kaplan,La. PLEASE contact me.--Thanks!

Name: Robin Edwards <>
Date: 2005-04-09
City and State: Baton Rouge, La
Surnames: LeBoeuf, Sonnier, Frey
Hello and thank you for your hard work in preparing this site. I have been looking for information on individuals buried at Frey Cemetery near the Mowata community and Iota. Specifically, I am looking for information on Theogar and Maria (Sonnier) LeBoeuf. There is also a Gilbert, Theogene, and T.D. LeBoeuf who are buried inbetween and around my great-grandparents. If anyone has information, please contact me and share what you know. Thank you, Robin

Name: Janis B. <>
Date: 2005-03-31
City and State: Sulphur, La.
Surnames: Ogea, Reed, Langley, Naquin
My mother was born and raised in the Bayou Nezpique area. Her ancestors, last names Reed and Langley, were pioneer families of what is now Acadia parish.

Name: J W Certain <>
Date: 2005-03-17
City and State: Alba, Tx
Surnames: Savoie/Savoy
Searching for someone that has a listing of gravesites in Old Our Lady of Sacred Heart Cemetery, Church Point, Acadia Parish, La

Name: Henry Larcade Jr. <>
Date: 2005-03-16
City and State: Port Arthur, TX 77642
Surnames: Larcade Couvillon
I am beginning research on the Larcade and Couvillon family trees. Would appreciate any assistance. Thank you.

Name: Yvonne Y. Robinson <>
Date: 2005-03-15
City and State: Humble, Texas
Surnames: Sonnier, Lavergne, Douget, Stoddard,Monceaux,Robinson
Thanks for all hard work the volunteers have put into this! Especially I thank Thelma Richard & Red Quibodeaux. Red gave me information on Kibodeaux/Quibodeaux and Thelma on the Lavergne & Stoddard/Stradard and showed me how to get started searching ancestors. Only now I'm hooked! Addicted to ancestor searches!

Name: Aaron Hill <>
Date: 2005-03-09
City and State: Anderson, IN
Surnames: Bias, Hill
Visited the Crowley Library. Very excellent material. Each time I am in Crowley, I look forwarded to visiting the genealogy section.

Name: Marie Murrell <>
Date: 2005-03-07
City and State: Saline, MI 48176
Surnames: Simon, Richard, Hanks
I enjoy reading all about Louisiana Cajuns as I am cajun also.

Name: Putnam <>
Date: 2005-01-28
I'm looking for a friend I was in the Air Force with who was from Iota. His name is Fredrick Charles Ritter. Does anyone know anyhing about his whereabouts ? I would appreciate any information.


F Putnam


Name: vance lebeouf jr <>
Date: 2005-01-27
City and State: groves tx.
Your site is very educational and enjoyable by my family and I.



Name: Terry Tregre <>
Date: 2004-12-19
City and State: Denham Springs, LA 70706
Surnames: Bienvenu
Seeking info on George Bienvenu of Rayne, LA, my Grandfather.

Name: John-Christopher Ward <>
Date: 2004-12-19
City and State: New Orleans,La.
Surnames: Hanks,Frederick,Simon,Menard
If you can share any family info on these names, it would be great!

Name: Ken Gashette <>
Date: 2004-12-04
City and State: May, Texas
Surnames: Bellome, Gachet(Gashette),Bertrand, Arnaud
just started research

Name: Phyllis (Leger) Nicholson <>
Date: 2004-11-29
City and State: Lake Charles La.
Surnames: Leger, Sonnier, Doise, Courville, Figurant, Nicholson
Looking for sonniers, G mother Lorena sonnier m Louis leger, her parents Numa Bertio Sonnier m Celestine Leger, G parents Aurelien Sonnier and Malinne Darbonne.

Name: David McCullough <>
Date: 2004-11-12
City and State: Belcher, Louisiana 71004
Surnames: McCullough, Hopkins
Appreciate all your work and the real efforts needed to carry on this project !!! Thank you all so much, David McCullough

Name: John Brittain <>
Date: 2004-10-31
City and State: Lufkin, Texas
Surnames: Brittain, Langston, Davidson
my parents were married in Acadia Parish in 1946.
my grandfather is said to have been liveing at an Oddfellows home in Crowley at the time.
i would like to find wore info. about my family.
you have a great site .


Name: Robert Slade <>
Date: 2004-10-16
City and State: Marlton, NJ
Surnames: Thibodeaux
My father name was Robert Berkley Thibodeaux and he was born in Philadelphia in 1940 and put up for adoption. He was adopted by the Slade family. I was able to get his adoption record but that is all. His father's name was Hubert Louis Thibodeaux and born in Louisianna around 1908. I'd love to find an old picture of his father or determine if he has any half brothers.

As far as this web site goes it is excellent and very well organized.

Would greatly appreciate any help or guidance in trying to track down this information.


Name: jan bellon sheridan <>
Date: 2004-10-02
City and State: ragley,la.
Surnames: bellon,sheridan,guillory,brown
thank you very much ,this has been interesting.

Name: Tiffany Ballard <>
Date: 2004-09-29
City and State: Houston, TX
Surnames: LeJeune
Your site has been very helpful to me. I live in Texas and had no idea how to go about getting records from Louisiana.

Name: Kathleen Stagg <>
Date: 2004-09-25
City and State: Opelousas, La.
Dear Members, I just returned from your Genealogy Day and discovered that I left 2 books that I purchased. They are both from Provincial Press (Guillory Manuscripts and Northern Evangeline Parish Census). After I purchased the books the only two booths that I purchased anything from was the Alexandria Gen. Library table and Father Hebert's table. If anyone turns in the books (both were shring wrapped) would you please let me know and I will send the funds to mail them to me. Thanks so much for your help. Kathleen Stagg, P. O. Box 981, Opelousas, La. 70571.

Name: Patricia Simpson Miller <>
Date: 2004-09-20
City and State: Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Surnames: Simpson, Gauthreaux, Hebert, Butler, Morein, Miller, DeSoto, Waters
My great-grandparents lived in Church Point as my grandfather was growing up. He used to tell me stories about Church Point. His parents were Jerome Gauthreaux and Mary Elisida Jeansonne Gauthreaux.
Good luck on your Genealogy Day. Wish I could attend.

Pat Miller
110A Live Oak Drive
Belle Chasse, LA 70037


Name: lacyl pedigo bryant <>
Date: 2004-09-13
City and State: baytown tx. 77520
Surnames: pedigo/ long/ rogers
Iam trying to find my long family he was a lay minster at pilgrim rest baptist church his name was john j. long he was married to catherine marie rogers. Ireally love your site.

Thanks Lacy


Name: Stacy Miller <>
Date: 2004-08-23
City and State: Dayton, TX
Surnames: Stewart
I am just starting to research my family tree. There is a lot of mystery in my family and I would like to talk with someone with an interest in the surname of Stewart. Right now all I have is a lot of broken branches :) Anything would be of help to me. Thanks Stacy

Name: Katharine Coe <>
Date: 2004-08-20
City and State: Bellevue, NE
Surnames: Duhon, Simon, Marjolet
Great site, I am looking for information on Lazarre Duhon & Zulma Cormier. Lazarre's second marriage was to Agnes Simon, my grandmother. I am also looking for information on the Simon liniage. Feel free to contact me if you can help or have ideas. Thank you.

Name: Germaine Thibodeaux Weaden <>
Date: 2004-08-16
City and State: Victoria TX
Surnames: Thibodeaux, Barousse, Rivet, Higgenbotham, Colligan, David, Daigle
Having difficulty going any further back than my great-great-great grandfather, Jean Barousse. Believe his father's name was Pierre Barousse.Looking for info from there back...Thank you! Germaine Thibodeaux Wearden

Name: Gladys <>
Date: 2004-07-23
City and State: Martinsburg, WV
Surnames: Melanson
I enjoy the site very much. It does contain some interesting information. I am searching for ancestrial information for my family genealogy. I have a difficult situation with my mother-in-law. She was born in Evangeline, LA. and adopted there in 1907. She was raised by the William Heywood family. They moved to Michigan when she was about 14 years old. When she was in her 50's she learned that her birth mother was dead, but that she had 1/2 brothers whose names were Lewis, Joe, and Clifford Melanson and a 1/2 sister, Ruby Melanson McCoy. I would very much like to discover who was the mother of this family, for she would be my mother-in-law's birth mother also. I understand that adoption records are sealed, but I have also heard that they can be opened when all involved parties are desceased, which they are in this case. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I would appreciate any information that might be of assistance. Thank you.

Name: Alvenia Thibodeaux <>
Date: 2004-07-09
City and State: Lake Charles,LA
Surnames: Rogers-Meeker
Searching for info on an Antoine "Frenchy" Rogers and wife-Maude Meeker. They resided in Crowley,La.

Name: Linda K Weir <>
Date: 2004-07-08
City and State: Palo Alto, CA
Surnames: Laurents, Hudson
I have collected information on my grandfather's ancestry, and would be glad to share it, and hear from others who have the same family roots. His name was Jules Henry Laurents, from Calcasieu Parish (I believe). My grandmother, from the same area, was Mary Belle Hudson.

Date: 2004-07-07
City and State: HAMSHIRE TEX
Surnames: SIMON,

Name: Leeana Boudreaux <>
Date: 2004-06-24
City and State: Scott,La.
Surnames: Doguet,Menard, Boudreaux ,Smith ,Lyons, Doucet,Thibodeaux,Touchet,Gary,Romero, Miller,
I am willing to share with any one who wants to share. I would be very interested in old photos of family names above.

Name: Sid Lyons <>
Date: 2004-06-22
City and State: Gurley, AL
Surnames: Lyons, Lecoq, Blanc
Researching Lyons family, My grandfather was Lyman Lyons of Melville (near Baton Rouge); his father was Lyman Constantine Lyons, Pvt, 8th LA Inf, CSA. Would like to hear from anyone researching these families.

Name: Earl Gates <>
Date: 2004-06-17
City and State: Lafayette, Louisiana
Surnames: Gates/Laird

My name is Earl Gates acting president of the Lafayette Genealogy Society. We are getting an article reported in the newspaper Advertiser. The reporters name is Judy Standford phone is 337-289-6407. She wants to write an article about genealogy. She does this by phone and she wanted to know some information. I talked to her about an hour, the library talked to her about an hour, the people at the family history center talked to her about an hour. She wanted more information and I am contacting all local genealogy societies to talk to her to promote Genealogy.

Have your president give her a call.

Earl Gates


Name: Lisa Hanks <>
Date: 2004-06-14
City and State: Houston Texas
Surnames: Hanks, Quibadeaux/Kibedeau
I have been interested in finding out more about my Cajun family. Our snag has been in 1907 my great grandfather Clesmae of Jennings was born (Mermantau? surrounding area) but changed our last name to Hanks, because of a family indiscretion. I don't know what are name was previous to his changing it, and wish to find out more. I don't know if this site could help since most of what I want is family secret it seems. Hope any one can help. Thanks - Lisa Hanks

Name: John Kilgore <johnlkilgore@hotmail.copm>
Date: 2004-06-10
City and State: Cayuga, Indiana
Surnames: Wright
Trying to find information on Prier Wright, his Uncle Salmon Wright, they both were involved it the rice industry. Seeking info about them and their decendents. Families they married into were Wynn and Jacobs. Any help would be appreciated,

Name: Margaret Fontenot <>
Date: 2004-05-25
City and State: Baytown,Tx
Surnames: Babineaux/Rogers
My Mom is the daughter of Alvin Babineaux and Sedia Roger of Church point

Name: Vickie Bott <>
Date: 2004-03-30
City and State: Florissant, MO
Surnames: Richard,Lacour,Begneaud,Bonnette,Bordelon
I am searching for any info on my ggrandfather, Robert Richard,from Crowley. He married Aurore Lacour 12/18/00.I don't have any parents or siblings on him.He lived in Lafayette after marriage and owned and operated a restaurant.

Name: Janet Ann Stewart Thomas <>
Date: 2004-03-27
City and State: Yakima, WA
Surnames: Mrs.
I don't have a comment yet as I haven't look around in the web site. I can say I came across a copy of Mary Alice Fontenot's Acadia Parish Historical and Genealogical Articles and very much appreciated reading about and learning more about my family,their friends, business associates and their culture in the early years of the settling of Acadia Parish.
Janet Stewart Thomas


Name: Bryant Walker <>
Date: 2004-03-24
City and State: Brunswick, Ohio
Nice web page. Easy to work with and user friendly. I hope to return to view all of your information.


Name: Robert Roy <>
Date: 2004-03-13
City and State: Gardner LA
Surnames: Bertrand,Broussard,Clement,Credeur,Guidry,Hebert,Istre,Lantier,Lejeune,Miller,Roy,St Germain,Thibodeaux,Trumps.
Having difficulty with different spellings of same person.also how does one find their Indian roots?

Robert Roy


Name: Anne Barousse Silas <>
Date: 2004-03-09
City and State: Houston, TX
Surnames: Andrus, Guidry,Johnson, Daigle
Hi,I received a notice from Thelma asking for $20 dues. I have asked my bank to send the amount, but I do not have your email address to inform the society. This is just a note to let you know it is in the mail. Please use these surnames in my membership. Please advise. Any questions, please email.


Name: Vianna M. Fontenot Abshire <>
Date: 2004-02-27
City and State: La Porte, Texas
Surnames: Treme, Bertrand, Leger, Hebert, Benoit, Kilchrist
Greetings/Blessings from the Houston area. Appreciate your fantastic efforts in assisting those of us who are attempting to lay the foundation of our "cajun" heritage and traditions, etc., in order to pass them on to our children/grandchildren. God Bless you, the Pointe de l'Englise Acadie Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc., & LAGenWeb's Acadia Parish Genealogy Site. P.S. My Daddy, Felix F. Fontenot, was born in Church Point, raised in the Kinder area & ended up in Lake Charles.

Name: Eva Richard <>
Date: 2004-02-16
City and State: Lafayette, LA
Surnames: Richard, Miller, Thibodeaux, Doucet, Clement
Love the site. Has much information. I especially like the photos that are on it. I am thinking of submitting unidentified pictures from my husband's 1895 album. Her name was Marie Adolfina Thibdeaux and she was married to Albert Richard in 1892. If anyone has a picture of Albert, I would appreciate them getting in touch with me. We have been unable to find one.

Name: Rosemary Spurgeon <>
Date: 2004-02-02
Surnames: Larcade
I am looking for any information concerning the lARCADE family name.

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Date: 2004-01-30

Name: Carroll Drake <>
Date: 2004-01-28
City and State: Ft. Worth, Texas, 76119
Surnames: Marson, Morrison
I have visited the research room in Crowley and would like to thank the people that was there and helped me. Winston Boudreaux was one of them. That sight is of great use, thanks again.
I am trying to make a definate connection of James Marson, married to Felicie Sanchez, to Pierre Eugene Augustine Marson. I need to make sure James Marson is one of his sons. James married Clara Louise Marson (spelled Morrison) in one of the jusuit books, book M, Page 444-445 in the genealogy room in Crowley. I know the Clara Louise Marrone is the correct one, becaus I had the birthdays before finding it there. It appears Filicie had married Eugene Marson also. I need to know if Eugene and James has the same father, Pierre Eugene Augustine Marson.
Any help I can receive will be much appreciated... Carroll


Name: Charles H. Wolcott <>
Date: 2004-01-22
City and State: Cypress, TX 77433
Looking for information on my grandfather, LeRoy Henry Wolcott, who died in an auto accident in Crowley on 1 January 1916.

Name: Wendy Richard <>
Date: 2004-01-09
City and State: Phoenix, AZ
Surnames: Richard
My paternal grandparents are Ravis Richard,Sr. and Eurella Richard (Richard). Eurella's mother was a Guidry from the Branch/Higginbotham area. My grandfather died at about the age of 39 of a heart attack. They had 8 children who were raised in the Richard/Church Point area. Have any info?


Name: Tracy Martindale <TEMARTI@MSN.COM>
Date: 2004-01-09
City and State: Middleburg, Florida
Surnames: Witherwax / Fontenot
Hellow, Just wanted to say that I love your web site, please keep it. I was wondering if you could help me out? I am currently trying to track down the closets Library to me that has the 41 volume of Herber Publications. I was wondering if you could tell me where I might locate them that I may go in and use them? Please e-mail me back to the above address.

Name: irma parker <>
Date: 2004-01-08
City and State: phil campbell,al.
Surnames: roy (roi)
please help trying to find my ggmothers and ggrandfather. don't know his except last name was richard. her name marie? roche. thank you. he had a rice plataion in kaplan,la. dont know where she is from.

Name: Melvin J. Kibodeaux Jr. <>
Date: 2004-01-05
City and State: Quitman Ga. 31643
Surnames: Kibodeaux Melvin J Jr.
Iam tring to find any of my fathers family

Name: Marvin Russell <>
Date: 2004-01-04
City and State: New Orleans, LA
Surnames: Leleux , Dautreuil
Actively seeking all descendants of Francois Leleux.

Great site! Merci to Red and all the committee!


Name: lacy pedigo bryant <>
Date: 2004-01-02
City and State: baytown tx77520
Surnames: long/ rogers /martin / pedigo / harrington / faulk/ hoffpauir
i think this is great iam the grand daughter of these names, my Father was Elry Pedigo and my mother was Julia Harrington i was born in crowley. my g grandfather was jhon w. pedigo he was killed in a runway accident in front of the court house in 1906 he was also a vol. fire man iam lacy lou pedigo bryant.

Name: Jean-Pierre Bertrand <>
Date: 2003-12-22
City and State: Boucherville, Québec, Canada
Very useful for searching our relatives living in Louisiana. Très utile et bien fait, ce site est un outil merveilleux. Merci

Name: alice (woods) bertrand <>
Date: 2003-12-20
City and State: beaumon, texas
Surnames: broussard, woods, breaux,leger,
thank you for the excellant information i find on this site

Name: Carolyn K. Jagot <>
Date: 2003-12-17
City and State: Metairie, La. 70003
I am interested in purchasing a book from you to donate to the library in New Orleans and couldn't find any other way to ask. I have a price of $40. for non.members but don't know if this price is still good. Also what would be the full charge including shipping. The book is GUIDRY FUNERAL HOME RECORDS(CROWN POINT, LA) 1955 TO 1999 (1037 RECORDS).
Thank you


Name: lynda schexnayder <>
Date: 2003-12-15
City and State: reed- bertrand - bello
Surnames: still lookin'
anyone who might know about odia bertrand's mother who died when odia was very young of leg cancer - her husband left her (my g grandmother) to be raised by pierre bello, his father in law. i think her name might be eugenie bello. odia bertrand married mack(mark) reed may of 1908 in acadia parish. thanx lynda

Name: Alvenia Trahan Thibodeaux <>
Date: 2003-12-13
City and State: Istre-Trahan-Doucet-Leleux-Abshire-Thibodeaux
Surnames: Yes--very much
Did this site provide helpful information? None
Red has done such a great job with this site and ALL the work he does for the Pointe de l'Eglise:Acadia Genealogical and Historical Society. He can not be thanked enough for ALL he does. THANKS and MORE THANKS!

Name: Winston Boudreaux <>
Date: 2003-12-10
Surnames: Yes
The website is one of the best in the area. Lots of infomation in archives and impressive society accomplishments in the parish. Thanks to all the hard working members, webmaster and volunteers that help other researchers. The list of available publications is also outstanding.