Pointe de l'Eglise: Acadia Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc.

Acadia Parish, Louisiana

About the Society

The Pointe de l'Eglise Genealogical and Historical Society was organized in the Fall of 1989.

The Society was formed:

  • To bring together persons who are researching their family history;
  • To promote fellowship and cooperation among them;
  • To foster, stimulate, and share ideas, information methods and practices in family research.
  • To collect, preserve and make available to interested persons, material on family history with special emphasis on research data concerning past and present families in and around Acadia Parish, Louisiana.
  • To encourage those officials in charge of public records and genealogical collections to preserve them and make them accessible to interested persons.
  • To encourage respect for and the preservation of the family unit.

Membership Eligibility and Dues Schedule
The society welcomes anyone interested in seeking their family lineage and anyone interested in preserving history of our parish through documentation.  If you are not yet a member of the Society, we invite you to attend one or more of the meetings, if feasible.  If you wish to join, please download, complete and mail a Membership Application along with payment (US funds) for your choice of membership.  Membership is effective for the current calendar year when dues are received and application for membership is presented.  Members receive the quarterly newsletters, "A la Pointe", for the year of their membership. Membership dues are noted on the Membership Application.

Collection and Disposition of Society Funds
The Society survives on membership dues, volunteer work of members, and funds collected from sales of books published in the name of the Society (e.g., Acadia Parish Cemetery Listings; Funeral Record Abstracts) and public donations.  Funds in excess of expected operating funds are typically transferred to the Acadia Parish Library system to improve the range and depth of genealogical and historical research material available to the public.

Quarterly Newsletter
The Society has published a quarterly publication , "A la Pointe", which is mailed to members each February, May, August, and November. The mailing schedule is timed to allow for its arrival prior to the quarterly meeting.

Meeting Schedule
Regular meetings are held on the second Saturday of February, May, August and November.

If you have questions or comments about the Society, you may leave an email message at this site, or mail comments to: Bryant W. Walker.

Click here for the "Committees" page.



imageThe next MEETING of the Acadia Genealogical and Historical Society will be on Aug 13, 2016 at the Acadia Parish Library, 1125 N Parkerson Avenue in Crowley, La. at 9:30 am.

Guests and prospective new members are always welcome. See you there.

imageThe new 2015 PRICE LIST of the Acadia Genealogical and Historical Society records is now available. Click on "Publications Price List" in the Site Menu.

imageThe Obituary Index update is complete and includes all 2014 Obits for Acadia Parish. Click on "Obituary Project" in the Site Menu.

We have added 1,176 land transaction records to the Point Noire historical records section contributed by Winston Boudreaux.  Click on "POINTE NOIRE" in the Site Menu.

We have also added 112 BIOGRAPHIES contributed by Gene Thibodeaux.  Click on "BIOGRAPHIES" in the Site Menu.

AGHS Officers

- Prisident

- Vice President

Susie Faul - Treasurer

Gene Thibodeaux - Newsletter Editor

Lauralie Mackey - Librarian/Historian

- Redording Secretary

Thelma Richard - Corresponding Secretary

- Media Coordinator

Founding Members

Winston Boudreaux

Fr. Bob Courville

Gercie Daigle

Glenn Gremillion

Irma Gremillion

Anita Guidry

Owen Guidry

Myrtle McGee

Clarisse Villmont