Starting Sept. 5, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: U.S. States: Louisiana Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: I am trying to trace my french creole roots
Posted by: Dennis Lee (ID *****9017) Date: April 02, 2012 at 11:44:58
In Reply to: Re: I am trying to trace my french creole roots by Taylor Tolbert of 18878


You are most welcome. And please thank your parents for me: they seem to have raised a most polite, well educated young lady.

If I may offer one more piece of advice, since you seem to be enthusiastic about what you're finding about your family history: NOW is the time to do this. Take a MP3 or tape recorder and go talk to the oldest members of both sides of your family. They won't be with you forever, and when they're gone... you'll have missed your chance (like I did!). Listen to their stories and their lives, you'll learn SO much. And you'll have it recorded for when you're their age and can't remember all that stuff.

Genealogy is fascinating. It got me interested in history, something I detested back in school. Suddenly, when you find one of your ancestors was involved in some historical event or situation, you want to learn more about it. And more and more and more. As a part-Cajun, I was always interested in why they came to Louisiana - and found out. Stuff like that...

Anyway, best wishes with your search. The Clayton Library is a wonderful resource right there in Houston (down by Main and Montrose on Caroline Street). People there may be able to help you even more.

Dennis Lee
Wimberley, TX

Notify Administrator about this message?
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network