The notation of the issue(s)
referred to is as follows. There is a two or three letter abbreviation
for the name of the periodical. Then the volume number is given, followed
by a period. Next is the issue number, followed by a colon. The last number
is the page number. For example, an article found in volume 4, issue number
2, page 253 of L'Heritage would appear as HER 4.2:253. If the article is
continued, you will find the continuation numbers on the next line as such
... (+ 3.1:64, 3.2:114, etc.). When an article is continued for many (5-6
or more) issues, I've just put the first, second, and last occurance. You
can always work backwards to find preceding occurances (the previous issue
is listed on the continuation, but not the succeeding one).
INFORMATION ON THE PERIODICALS:
There are some details that
you should know about some of these periodicals. Acadiana Profile*
is not a genealogical publication, but it has some articles on Acadian/Cajun
genealogy that I feel should be included. Likewise, only pertinent articles
from the Louisiana Genealogical Register* and Le Baton Rouge*
are included. The Acadian Genealogy Exchange has many queries and
small pieces of data not included in this index. [Note: Queries were not
indexed for any periodical. Check a surname index for such information.]
If the material was a half a page or more, it was counted as an article
and was included. The Annual Genealogical Institute Proceedings*
are the speeches from seminars given by LSU in the past. The Deep Delta periodical only lasted for 4 volumes and then went out of publication.
The Louisiana State Courier has 2 volumes, and Les Memoires Du
Bayou Lafourche has 7 volumes. By the way, Les Memoires went
by the name of La Societe des Cajuns for the first issues. Also,
please note that quite a few articles in the New Orleans Genesis extend over many issues ... and the articles often skip issues here and
there. Articles from the French-Canadian and Acadian Review* were
included only if they were pertinent to French Canadians with Louisiana
descendants or dealt with Acadian ancestors. The same goes for the periodicals: Genealogist*, La
Societe Historique Acadienne*, and Memoires de la Societe Genealogique
Canadienne-Francaise*. Please note that La Societe Historique Acadienne and Memoires de la Societe Genealogique Canadienne-Francaise are
written in French! I have translated the titles for you, but you are on
your own with the rest. Please remember that only 'articles' are included
in this index. It is not a surname index, and it does not index queries
and pedigree charts. If you come upon an article that doesn't give the
location of the information, looking at the periodical in which it's found
will often tell you about the location. For example, the "Greenwood Cemetery"
article doesn't give a location, but the fact that it's found in St.
Mary Links tells you about where the cemetery is located. In the FAMILY/PEOPLE
section, more than one person's name is some times mentioned. I have listed
the articles according to the first person mentioned. I have also cross-referenced
this section so that you are referred elsewhere if someone is not the first
name mentioned, but is in the title of the article.
* Articles were not fully indexed. Only articles pertinent
to Acadians or Cajuns or the Acadiana region of LA were indexed.