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St. Michaels Cemetery

St. Martin de Tours Church to Repossess St. Michael Cemetery Spaces!
St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville is in search of descendants of some of its cemeterys oldest residents.

Debbie Hebert, bookkeeper and cemetery administrator for the church, said several plots in the churchs cemetery are either abandoned, in disrepair or have never been issued a title and the church is following the proper procedures to notify family members before other action is taken.

The Louisiana Cemetery Board governs the operations of cemeteries in the state and requires that for a period of 25 years, a list of these funeral plots must be published in a local newspaper in an effort to notify family members of their maintenance needs and current states.

The church also is required to send a registered letter to the last known family contact.

After the required attempts to contact decedents have been met, the cemetery authority is allowed to transfer ownership of the gravesites.

Stanley LeBlanc, born in New Iberia and currently living in Dallas, is concerned about disturbing these historic final resting places.

Heavily involved with a similar issue at St. Nicholas Cemetery in Patoutville, LeBlanc, who is an authority on the Teche Areas genealogy, said it is a gray area and the church should proceed with a great deal of care and caution.

One of LeBlancs main concerns is the difficulty in finding descendants two or three generations down a family line who may be unaware of ancestor names or where the final resting place of their ancestors might be.

Leblanc said many of the surnames printed on the St. Michaels Cemetery list are of those families that were original settlers in the area and their burial sites represent a great deal of rich history.

Published gravesites:

Aurilien Doucet

Prosper Lopez

Jules Champagne

M/M J Jules Babin

Arthur Gaudin Jr.

Teles Peltier

Camilia Elridge

Oreste Peltier

Valsin Bernard

Mrs. Anthony Albert

Adolphe Dugas

Clovis Romero

Rita Romero

M/M Evalture Bonin

Celestine Lavergne

William Montfort

Mrs. Eliante Dugas

Charles Blanchard

Adler Boudreaux

Jennifer Crocker

Rene Potier

C.M. Olivier

Felix Berard

Charles Theriot

Winston Smith

Adolph LaSalle

F.N. Vincent

Laurent Broussard

Septime Lasseigne Est.

John Ducloset Mouton

Mrs. Eloise Courville

Octave Price

Florence L.F. Savoy

Joseph Jean Rodriguez

Wilfred Lawrence

Clet Castille

William Eastin


Albert Barras Est.

Jules Francoise

Darcourt Dugas Jr.

Celestine B. Dugas

John F. Franz

Alosia Eastin

Arthur Gaudin Sr.

Preston Boudreaux

Louis J. Bienvenue

Mrs. Eudolie Guilbeau

Lee Wiltz

Mrs, Gustave Menard

Lester Journet

Martha Gagne

Martin Cazine

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Johnston Family Tribal Pages

JOHNSTON - Georgia to Louisiana
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Louisiana Genealogy

LAGENWeb has uploaded a bunch of interesting records this month from several Louisiana parishes. My Yahoo Group, Louisiana Genealogy Blogs, has posted a link to the archives available. Some of the uploads were for the following parishes: Tangipahoa
East Baton Rouge

I also surfed upon an interesting on-line story from Louisiana Road Trips. Surf in to read historical articles and stories from Louisiana!

I began testing the timeline at Our Story today. Surf over and see a few Family Tree Circles, Louisiana related, genealogy articles.

Louisiana Tribal Pages

I've added all of the search results from Family Tree Circles from Louisiana to my subscriptions. Family Tree says that it will notify me of updates to these journal pages. I've also created a site on Tribal Pages. They were in the news today on PR Web. Where did I come from?
For those of you who have not tried out Tribal Pages, you should really check them out! They have a unique mapping from Google maps that allows you to track your ancestors across the globe. Check it out here.. I've used the Family Tree Circles search results as an example and since I did not enter complete birth or death dates the mapping does not fully function, but you can get the general idea from their site. It also posts a list of all of your surnames that you are researching, has a guestbook, and an event calendar.