News and Events


DNA Bootcamp: Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA Project
Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
South Regional Library, 1601 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA


Registration for this free event will be required through the Lafayette South Regional Library. Registration will begin on Monday, February 26 when the library opens at 9:00 am. To register, those interested can either call the library at (337) 981-1028 or go to http://lafayettepubliclibrary.evanced.inro/signup/Calendar, find the program on the calendar (March 10) and click on it. A window will pop up; click VIEW MORE and it will take you to the place where you provide your name and contact info to register for the program.

DNA Bootcamp: How DNA helps you find pathways to your ancestry with Marie Rundquist and Deadra Doucet Bourke of the Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA Project. In the DNA Bootcamp, you will learn about the types of DNA tests, the tools and the techniques that can help you with your genealogy questions -- with real-world examples, of interest to individuals researching Acadian and Native family lines

Established in 2006, The Acadian Amerindian Ancestry Project builds upon the historic surnames and the mtDNA and Y DNA haplogroups of our Acadian and Native American ancestors of 17th-century Acadia (and later diaspora regions), and adds a new dimension: Family.

Research Opportunities at the Louisiana State Archives
Presentation by Kathy Pellerin at the 17 August 2017 Meeting

Using Fr. Hebert's Southwest Louisiana Records
Presentation by Brenda Fuselier at the 19 January 2017 Meeting

The Main Library's Genealogy Collection
Presentation by Dr. Sam Lollar, July 2016 Meeting
Handout from LGS October 15, 2015 meeting

Guest speaker, Dr. Eddie Palmer of ULL, spoke about the history of the Old Spanish Trail. .

Flyer for Donald Arceneaux's new book

Don Arceneaux spoke about his new book, “Attakapas Post in 1769” .

Handout from LGS Meeting on September 17th

Herb Scheuermann played a video by Professor John P. Colletta of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy on genealogy resources available in public libraries. The handout contains links to these valuable resources.



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