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

Acadia Parish, Louisiana

Accomplishments of the Society

If you or someone you know have family connections to Acadia Parish and have an interest in genealogy, consider the following discussion points about our Society:

Support Network
A support network of members having similar historical interests in Acadia Parish families and events. A Membership Contact List is distributed annually as a communications aid to member.

Á la Pointe, published and distributed quarterly to members.

Web Site
Our web page and can be found on Rootsweb at: https://sites.rootsweb.com/~lapehgs/ and on LAGenWeb’s web site at: http://www.theusgenweb.org/la/acadia/ with links to Rootsweb query boards and other genealogy-related sites.

Research Assistance
Research assistance is provided to new researchers locally; and, to remotely located researchers. Lookup/reproduction support is also offered in return for a small donation to the Society (e.g., locate and provide copies of obituaries or court records).

Acadia Parish Probate Index 1887-2000
The index contains about 27,435 entries. It has been published and made available for reference in Acadia Parish Library system and is for sale through the Society. Also, an index of records through 1997 continues to be available on the Internet in the Acadia Parish Archives at http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/acadia/court.htm.

Marriage Index
Over 52,000 Acadia Parish Marriage Licenses (1887-2004) indexed, published in five volumes and made available for reference in Acadia Parish Library system and for sale through the Society. Similar information on records from 1887-1999 is also available in the Acadia Parish Archives on the Internet at http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/acadia.htm

Obituaries from 1870 to the present
Over 81,000 entries from area newspaper archives, extracted, assembled, indexed, published and available in Acadia Parish Library system. As an outgrowth of this effort, an abstracted index is being developed for sale to the public. An index of obituaries is now available on this web site at Obit Project

Acadia Parish Library Support
Support at the library is provided by the Society through our financial and book donations, and our volunteer research efforts. For example, we purchase and donate “family books” to the library and donate at least three copies of each book we publish, so that a copy is available to all library patrons for reference in the main library in Crowley and the branch libraries in Rayne and Church Point.

Reference Books

Click here for our "Reference Books" page on this site.




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