Monday, March 28, 2011

Terrebonne Life Lines: Our Own History and Genealogy Journal

Did you know there are great local genealogy resources published right here in Terrebonne Parish? One is Terrebonne Life Lines, a journal published quarterly by the Terrebonne Genealogical Society. A complete set, from 1982 to the present, is available at the Main Library.

If you're wondering how to find out if Terrebonne Life Lines includes articles you're interested in, just look in the index. Articles in the journal are indexed by subject, area, article title, and surname; and each reference in the index specifies the volume, issue and page. The journal covers a wide range of topics, including family histories, censuses, courthouse records, conveyances, burials, and more. The indexes are available in the print at the Main Library, but they are also available online; this means you can find interesting articles from home, and then come to the library to read them. Here are the links to the online indexes:

Examples of articles are “Early Settlers of Lafourche & Terrebonne” and “Yellow Fever Deaths, 1853.” There are others on local plantations, such as Ducros, Belle Grove, Augeron, Crescent Farms and Magnolia. Recent issues have included transcripts of oral histories recorded in the 1980s.

If you see something in the indexes that strikes your fancy, come to the genealogy room at Terrebonne Parish Library’s Main Branch and take a look!

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