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The Letters of Antoine Garrigues de Flaujac

The St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery in Opelousas, Louisiana has many old graves including the one of Louis Paul Antoine Marie Joseph Garrigues de Flaujac, famed hero of the Battle of New Orleans. A native of France, Garrigues de Flaujac eventually settled in Opelousas and became a leading citizen in the community. 

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Still Rising: Free People of Color in St. Landry Parish EXHIBIT AT OPELOUSAS MUSEUM

On Thursday, March 30, the Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center hosts a reception for a new exhibit, Still Rising: Free People of Color in St. Landry Parish.  The scholars who created the exhibit will give brief presentations as visitors enjoy the display.

On Saturday, April 1, presenters will provide in depth information on Free People of Color in St. Landry Parish.

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Researching Local and Family History – Part Two

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Research

CAROLA LILLIE HARTLEYContributing Writer This week we continue with part two of Researching Local and Family History. Family Reunions A good way to get more information if you are doing genealogy research is to attend family reunions. The reunion can be of your own family, or even other families (with approval from the organizers.) Many Read More…