Let the library help you go down memory lane by looking at your past yearbooks, then your parents' yearbooks, and maybe even your grandparents' yearbooks.
Revolutionary War Ancestors
Do you have ancestors who were in the United States during the Revolutionary War? How about celebrating July 4th by looking into these Revolutionary War ancestors? The men and women who have become known as Patriots put their lives in danger by supporting the move toward independence. What actions did these ancestors participate in to…
1950 US Census & Genealogy
Accessing and Indexing the 1950 US Census for genealogical research
A brief user guide to the newspaper database NewspaperArchive, which has a new design.
Research Corner: Probate Records and Wills
According to FamilySearch, probate records are "court records created after an individual's death that relates to a court's decisions regarding the distribution of the estate to the heirs or creditors and the care of dependents." This process occurred regardless of whether an individual died with a will, meaning that they died testate, or without a…
Spotlight on History: The Mardi Gras Massacre
In the early 1970s, a plan to widen U.S. Highway 190 was proposed. This widening, in order to accommodate a curve in the road next to a shopping center parking lot, would necessitate the removal of an oak grove containing a three-hundred year old oak. The grove was believed by some to be the site…
Spotlight on History: Early Celebrations of May Day in St. Tammany
A look at how May Day was celebrated in St. Tammany in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Spotlight on History: Father Adrien Rouquette, Part Three
This is part three of a four-part series on Father Adrien Rouquette, the poet-priest. This installment focuses on Rouquette's relationship with the Choctaw Indians.
Spotlight on History: Father Adrien Rouquette, Part Two
This post, second in a series on Father Adrien Rouquette, will focus on his book of English-language poems, Wild Flowers, Sacred Poetry, which was inspired by Bayou Lacombe.
Spotlight on History: Father Adrien Rouquette, Part 1
The early life of Father Adrien Rouquette, poet, author and priest.
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