|St. Mary Parish Verdun Genealogy|
Clara contacted me several weeks ago and asked me to help her research family history in St. Mary and Assumption Parishes. This was the first time I researched in both parishes. Most of my research has been in St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Orleans, and East Feliciana Parishes, Louisiana. For the Harrell family my genealogy research led me to Amite County, Mississippi and Darlington, South Carolina. My first stop was the clerk office's and local library. Assumption Parish Clerk of Court office is located in Napoleonville, LA., The staff there were friendly and helpful. Its alway good when you can locate the family records that you are searching for after driving two and a half hours to get there, you know I didn't want to come back empty handed.
The first books I want to look in was the oldest vendor and vendee records because the records that I
|Singleton Family Historians Claretha Hughes Day |
Clara Robertson conducting genealogy research
Listed in the the 1860 household are the following people;
Alexandre Verdine Male, 25., Wm Knight Male, 25., John Knight, M., 16, Auguste Barras M, 23., Theophile Tolmer, M, 22., Roselia Knight, F, 22., John Wesley, 1., Malinda Verdine, 50., Richard Verdine, 19., Lavina Verdine, 13., Rebecca Verdine., 10, Hyppolite Verdine. 7., William Verdine, 4., Elisabeth Verdine, 3., Mary Verdine., Marcelite Verdine, F., 80 and Felonise Verdine, 6.
It was good to see a family researching their family history. Clara's mother, aunt and double first cousin traveled together. Her mother has been researching the family history for many years. Whenever I see families like Clara Robertson and Leonard Smith lll working together collectively to research, record and document their family history is rewarding too me. It lets me know that some families do want to know about their own family history.