Common Naming Patterns of Anglo Families

I posted this way back on December 21, 2012. While looking for something else I ran across it again and thought it is time for a repost. The Fall 1996 issue of THE UPPER CUMBERLAND RESEARCHER contained the following note from THE LEFTWICH HERITAGE on common naming practices: The 1st son was usually named after … Continue reading Common Naming Patterns of Anglo Families

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Point Lookout Cemetery at The Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as Angola

I wrote this 5 years ago when I had maybe two followers. It was brought to my attention this afternoon and I was reminded that only one thing has changed, there are a whole lot more people reading what I have to say. Both cemeteries are the same. One has markers and the other doesn’t. The citizens of Rapides Parish are still trying to save the Dairy Barn and they still don’t care about the souls in the cemetery.

If by chance you want to donate, there is a Go Fund Me page at https://www.gofundme.com/CLSHCemetery.

Shiloh to Canaan

I posted this on the website/blog of Central Louisiana State Hospital Cemetery Preservation Committee.  I am putting it here because I want everyone to know how the State of Louisiana values its citizens who have a mental illness.  Apparently it is less than the people they lock up for murder, rape and child molestation.

I hope you all will take a moment to read this.  It is a cause very dear to my heart.  There are several people from Union Parish buried in this cemetery.  It is an issue that everyone in Louisiana should be aware of.

Point Lookout Cemetery at Angola Point Lookout Cemetery at Angola

I feel that I must begin this post with a disclaimer.  What I am about to write is my own thoughts and words and mine alone.  In this instance I am not writing as a member of the committee and I do not speak for the committee. …

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Happy Birthday to Us

Shiloh to Canaan is 5 years old today! Thank you to all of our readers and contributors. A special thanks goes out to Gene Barron and the family of Edna Liggin. I hope you all keep coming back to read about Union Parish and the people who made the place it is. DS Upshaw

The Life of Marine Sergeant Joseph Davis Caskey: Fearless, Fallen but Not Forgotten

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Family Tree Picture Frame With 10 Frames I would love to have one of these to show off all my ancestors. Crafted of fine metal material Family Tree with 10 photo frames Each frame holds one 2x3 photo The frame opening is 1.5 x 2.5 Measures Approximately 20" High X 18" Wide

Genealogy and the Law: A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian

(click on the picture to purchase from Amazon) Kindle Edition - $9.99 Paperback Edition - 24.95 Our ancestors lived in a different world than we do now. Many of the customs and laws were different than we know.  Understanding the rules they lived under will be a huge advantage when researching.  This book will gives … Continue reading Genealogy and the Law: A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian