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Posted by: Rose E. Wells (ID *****1995) Date: October 22, 2004 at 13:12:35
In Reply to: Re: FONTENOT BOOK... by Phillip Fontenot of 761

Dear Phillip,

Thanks for writing.

Guide to Confederate Military Units 1861-1865 by Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr. Library of Congress Call#E565.4 B32

DAR Patriot Index/National Society of The Daughters of The American Revolution, Centennial Administration Lib. of Congress Call#E255.D36 (3 volumes)

You should have no trouble using either one.

The Fontenot book is out-of-print. Corrections and additions to the book will be published in La Voix des Prairies the quarterly newsletter of the Evangeline Genealogical & Historical Society, P. O. Box 644, Ville Platte, LA.

1) Information in the Fontenot book came from the first 35 volumes of Southwest Louisiana Records by Rev. Donald J. Hebert. Before he died, Fr. Hebert published 41 Volumes, beginning with the year 1750 and ending with the year 1909. To see his obit and a list of his publications go to

2) The late Judge Albert Tate and the Evangeline Genealogical & Historical Society commissioned Louisiana native, Robert B. Ardoin who lives in France, to do research in France. Robert's research is housed in the Evangeline Parish Library in Ville Platte, LA.

3) Additional information was provided by individuals who submitted their family files.

I am a French-speaking native of Ville Platte, LA. I have lived in Birmingham since my marriage to Ed Wells in 1954.

Thirteen-years ago, I retired from the University of Alabama in Birmingham where I was an editorial assistant in the Office of the Sr. VP for Health Affairs. I have now completed my own family research and am available to do research for others. My fees are modest and my resources are the best.

Best regards,
Rosie Morein Wells
Birmingham, AL

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