The Search for James Russell Coplen and George E. Copeland Facebook Group is looking for a male Copeland or Coplen who has done or would be willing to do a yDNA test. We are trying to prove a relationship between James Russell and George. It may not prove they are brothers, but it would confirm (or … Continue reading The Search for James Russell Coplen and George E. Copeland Facebook Group
DNA is not going to fill in your tree. It will tell you who your relatives are. That is if they take the test also. You will have to do more than a little work to connect them to your tree. If you have a tree like mind that can be a chore. Both of … Continue reading DNA and Genealogy
For a limited time you can get a test for $54.99 with FREE SHIPPING! Ancestry DNA is an autosomal DNA test and will provide an ethnicity breakdown. It will also show relative matches to anyone in the database whom shares DNA with you. All of your family lines will be represented. It doesn’t matter about … Continue reading Ancestry DNA Kit $54.99 Today
https://youtu.be/jPHljc-4BtA The video is available for a $10 donation to the Union Museum of History and Art. The Museum will also mail the video for an additional $4 for shipping and handling. Union Museum of History and Art 116 N Main Street Farmerville, LA 71241
Bernice is wonderful little town in Union Parish. Please consider making a donation and/or joining the Bernice Historical Society. Individuals can join for $15 and a family for $25. Send to Bernice Historical Society at PO Box 524 Bernice La.
The Gazette April 4, 1900 And they think all of us in the south are ignorant heathens!
To the NFL players who took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem. So, you want to take a knee? Take a trip to Valley Forge in January. Hold a musket ball in your fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two. There won't be a doctor or … Continue reading Take a Knee
I wasn't able to post anything today, but don't be mad at me. I have a very good reason. To begin with our air conditioner went out. This is Louisiana and that requires an air conditioner. One that works. The repairman was here this afternoon and you all know what that is like. There is … Continue reading Pinterest
This house has been discussed on Facebook since August, 2015 and it is still going strong. It was posted in the group Remember Farmerville When by Robert Hendrick. Let's see if we can solve this mystery. If you know or think you know who this house belonged to or where it was located please comment … Continue reading Mystery House
If you are interested in entering or entering your child, print the application below, fill it out and send it to the address of the form. Dubach Chicken Festival Pageant ~ Dubach, Louisiana Saturday, September 16th – 10:00 am for younger girls and 7:00 pm for older girls DEADLINE TO ENTER IS SATURDAY, SEPT … Continue reading Dubach Chicken Festival Pageant
As you can see we are working on Shiloh to Canaan Obituaries and Memorials. We still have so much to post it seems we will never get caught up. But that is not a problem. We would be grateful for any you would like to send us. Just e-mail them to ShilohToCanaan@gmail.com. There are many … Continue reading What You Can Learn From Obituaries
Author Unknown Provided by Dorothy Farrar Carson Given to StC by Lucy Farrar Old records show that in the early part of the nineteenth century a Mr. Barnes from Alabama owned a large tract of land in the vicinity of present-day Lillie. In 1840 Wince Farrar and his wife Mandy, with their slaves and other possessions, migrated … Continue reading The History of Lillie
The Museum needs help from the citizens of Bernice and Union Parish. Volunteers are needed to help during Museum hours starting after Labor Day. This is a great way to help preserve some of the memories of Bernice. Contact Cathy Buckley if you are interested and she can give you more details.
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Shiloh to Canaan now has a dedicated page for reunions. It is brand new so it only has a couple of things on it now. You can send in articles of reunions that were held in the past. Pictures of these would be wonderful. Even a scan of a reunion held many, many years ago. … Continue reading Reunion Page
The Gazette October 10th, 1894 From the Front Page: Clean the paint of the room thoroughly and set in the center of the room a dish containing four ounces of brimstone. Light it and close the room as tight as possible, stopping the keyhole of the door with paper, to keep the fumes of the … Continue reading To Destroy Bed-Bugs
September 26, 1894 Don't keep all your sweet smiles for us. We honor you when we see you can bestow them on your own sex. Don't look at another woman's gown as you cross the street in front of a cable car. Some man is sure to risk his life to save yours. Don't forget … Continue reading A Man’s “Don’t” to Women
The Gazette June 20, 1894 Pay as you go. Do not 'fool' in business matters. Do not kick everyone in your path. Learn to think and act for yourself. Keep ahead rather than behind the times. Use your own brains rather than those of others. Do not meddle with business you know nothing about. Have … Continue reading How to Make Money
Don't you wish we had prices like that now? This is a ad from Gibson's Super Market in Marion. The date is June 3, 1965.
In 1803, when the United States bought the Louisiana Territory from France, Territory of Orleans - now the State of Louisiana - was divided into nineteen parishes, the most northerly of which was Ouachita Parish. In 1839 Union Parish was created out of the northern part of Ouachita Parish, and Farmerville was made the parish … Continue reading The Beginning
Thursday, July 28th, 2016 Treasure Hunt - Sponsored by Louisiana Lottery 7:00am Listen to Z107.5 WHAT a MELON Heroes Watermelon Decorating 2:00pm Union Parish Library Baby, Tiny, Little, Petite, and Junior 6:00pm Miss Watermelon Pageant Farmerville High School Auditorium Union Parish Voter's League Banquet 7:00pm Farmerville Recreation Center Friday, July 29th, 2016 Treasure Hunt - … Continue reading 53rd Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival Schedule of Events
From Shiloh to Canaan Kitchen The Louisiana Watermelon Festival is held on the last weekend in July in Farmerville. The Farmerville Jaycees started the festival in 1963 as a way to promote the watermelon industry. I remember going to the festival every year as a kid. It was so much fun. It seemed like everyone in … Continue reading Louisiana Watermelon Festival