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

Acadia Parish, Louisiana

Cemetery List

In 1990 the Pointe de l'Eglise: Acadia Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc., began a project of compiling a listing of tombstone inscriptions from one old cemetery. The project grew to five volumes over the following ten years and includes almost all known cemeteries in the parish. Volume V includes a supplement to the previous four volumes.

The purpose of the project has been to provide a source of information for persons doing genealogical or historical research, or both, as well as for those interested in keeping family records. Among their goals was to identify as many unmarked burials as possible.

The listing in each volume is arranged in alphabetical sequence by name of the deceased and includes:

  • Name of deceased
  • Title
  • Dates of Birth and Death
  • Military Information
  • Grave Location (Cemetery Code, Section, Row and Plot)
  • Miscellaneous Notes

Moving into 2009, we began to receive requests for listings of individual cemeteries. We saw this as potential for obtaining outside cooperation from those making the request (e.g., respective cemetery committees). Also, we had an opportunity to expand upon the range of information contained in the listing (e.g., maiden name, names of parents and spouse), as well as to incorporate names of those who passed on since we last recorded the cemetery. As such, we have researched obituaries, funeral records and other sources in an effort to develop a more complete picture of the deceased, in many cases.

  • Grave Location (Cemetery Code, Section, Row and Plot)
  • Name of deceased, including Maiden Name, if applicable/available
  • Title
  • Dates of Birth and Death
  • Age at Death (If calculated, could be +/- one year of actual age at death)
  • Name of Parents
  • Name of Spouse
  • Military Information
  • Miscellaneous Notes

There is always more to be done. Meantime, we decided to present the information in the same order as the sites in the cemetery; and, we included an alphabetical cross-reference from name to grave location to help users locate the respective grave sites. Reports on our expanded efforts have been favorable. So far, we have published the following individual cemetery listings:

  • April 2009 - St. Leo IV Catholic Cemetery, Roberts Cove, was published.
  • November 2009 ' Estherwood Memorial Cemetery was published and includes marked burials through 1 September 2009.

The Acadia Parish Cemetery Listings, Volumes I through V, as well as St. Leo IV Cemetery book and Estherwood Memorial Cemetery book are available for sale. Please see the order form for price and availability. Revenues from sales support the Society's programs which include the purchase of genealogy-related research equipment and material for placement into the Acadia Parish Library system. Additionally, copies have been donated to the Acadia Parish Library for use in the reference library of the larger Acadia Parish libraries -- Crowley, Rayne and Church Point.

For those interested in one or more cemeteries found in our original five volumes of Acadia Parish Cemetery Listings, the table below cross references the cemetery name to Cemetery Volume. (Following the cemetery name is a date that suggests the most recent gravesite found at the time the cemetery was inventoried when the listing was published.)



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