Pointe de l'Eglise: Acadia Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc.
Acadia Parish, Louisiana
Accomplishments of the Society
If you or someone you know have family connections to Acadia Parish and have an interest in genealogy, consider the following discussion points about our Society:
A support network of members having similar historical interests in Acadia Parish families and events. A Membership Contact List is distributed annually as a communications aid to member.
Newsletter Á la Pointe, published and distributed quarterly to members.
Research assistance is provided to new researchers locally; and, to remotely located researchers. Lookup/reproduction support is also offered in return for a small donation to the Society (e.g., locate and provide copies of obituaries or court records).
Acadia Parish Probate
The index contains about 27,435 entries. It has been published and made available for reference in Acadia Parish Library system and is for sale through the Society. Also, an index of records through 1997 continues to be available on the Internet in the Acadia Parish Archives at http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/acadia/court.htm.
Over 52,000 Acadia Parish Marriage Licenses (1887-2004) indexed, published in five volumes and made available for reference in Acadia Parish Library system and for sale through the Society. Similar information on records from 1887-1999 is also available in the Acadia Parish Archives on the Internet at http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/acadia.htm
Obituaries from 1870 to the present
Over 81,000 entries from area newspaper archives, extracted, assembled, indexed, published and available in Acadia Parish Library system. As an outgrowth of this effort, an abstracted index is being developed for sale to the public. An index of obituaries is now available on this web site at Obit Project
Acadia Parish Library Support
Support at the library is provided by the Society through our financial and book donations, and our volunteer research efforts. For example, we purchase and donate “family books” to the library and donate at least three copies of each book we publish, so that a copy is available to all library patrons for reference in the main library in Crowley and the branch libraries in Rayne and Church Point.