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"Natchitoches Church Marriages, 1818-1850. Translated abstracts of registers 11 and 12, St. François des Natchitoches. Covers free population of all ethnicities."

"Natchitoches, 1800–1826 Translated abstracts of Register 5, St. François des Natchitoches. Covers whites, blacks, and Indians—free and enslaved."

"Natchitoches, 1729-1803. Translated abstracts of the colonial Catholic registers of St. François des Natchitoches. Covers whites, blacks, and Indians—free and enslaved."

"Natchitoches Colonials. Censuses, military rolls and tax lists, 1722–1803. Covers free population of all ethnicities."

Historic cemetery in Natchitoches, Louisiana

Natchitoches Meat pies in the making!! Cane River Cook Book

"Ethnicity and the Southern Genealogist: Myths and Misconceptions Resources, and Opportunities. Generations and Change.  (Mercer University Press)."

"Missionaries Compromised: Early Evangelization of Slaves and Free People of Color in North Louisiana. Cross, Crozier and Crucible.  (Archdiocese of New Orleans)."

Melrose, LA St Augustine Catholic Church by army.arch, via Flickr

3. North northeast (front) elevation, with scale - St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Highway 484, Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, LA

“A masterpiece! You may never look at American history the same way again.”—Historical Novels Review xxiii, 583 pp

Cane River Creoles – St. Augustine Catholic Church

Church Street in Natchitoches, Louisiana - an incredibly charming town filled with reminders of the French colonial era and the region's distinctive Creole culture. This is the view from the balcony of the Church Street Inn.

"Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian. The classic “briefcase edition,” now in its 16th printing.  124 pp."

"Marie Thérèse Coincoin (1742–1816): Cane River Slave, Slave Owner, and Paradox.  Chapter 1, Louisiana Women (University of Georgia Press)."

Chris Rose New Orleans Quote - He wrote "One Dead in Attic" about the aftermath of Katrina in NOLA - Great book


Courir de Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday Run). Church Point, Louisiana

Natchitoches Louisiana

Art From Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter by Kathy Whitehead, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator),

Marie Thérèse ditte Coincoin, (1742-1816) was a free médecine, planter, and business woman in Natchitoches Parish. She was freed from slavery by her master Claude Thomas Pierre Métoyer, with whom she had ten children. Her descendants established a community along the Cane River. Look her up! Portrait by Jules Lion, a French free-man-of-color living in New Orleans. (More portraits at link by another free-man-of-color in that era, Julien Hudson)