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CREOLE HOME GUESTBOOK ARCHIVE - VOL. I
September 20, 1997 - August 20, 1998

Name: Margaret Christophe - Aubert
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Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Lompoc, Ca
Time: 1998-08-19 10:21:54
Comments: I am originally from New Roads (Pointe Coupee Parish) LA. The gr gr gr grandaughter of Vincent Porche and Adelaide Carmouche (fwoc). Other maternal ancestral surnames of interest are: Amazon, Bougere, Decoux, Fabre, Kislin, Leduff, Poche, and Quintinne. These are all from Pointe Coupee Parish. Thanks for such a wonderful site - I ran across it by accident while surfing the Net looking for Creole "stuff".

Name: Robyn-Nicole Webb
Website: mi familia
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: alexandria, la.-- living in virginia
Time: 1998-08-19 06:12:19
Comments: Hi, everyone! I've visited this page many times, because I think it is wonderful. (I've even included it as a link on my web page.) My maternal grandmother and great-grandparents were born and raised on the Cane River, so I feel a strong connection to this place. I'm hoping to come down for the Metoyer family reunion in 2000! (I'm related to the Hicks, Cannon, Lacour, Rachal, and Metoyer families.) Email me if you want to chat! Bye for now! ~Robyn-Nicole

Name: John A. Metoyer
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From: California
Time: 1998-08-19 05:45:10
Comments: Just looking for a little family history.

Name: Panderina D. Soumas
Website:
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From: Bossier City (originally from New Orleans)
Time: 1998-08-18 14:35:49
Comments: I've signed in once but failed to mention/inquire that my Creole bloodline is from Felix Dumas out of Houma,LA. (my great-grandfather). There is a supposed link to the famous Dumas Heritage Museum in Houma. Aslo my paternal grandfather from Lacombe, LA. named Charles James Soumas who married Ollie Patsy Wooten Soumas resided in Mandeville, LA.....AGAIN....this site is really a blessing!for all who request knowledge and information. Panderina D. Soumas SOUMAS HERITAGE CREOLE CREATIONS "A Taste Of Creole History" (318)747-4068 (318)549-0327 fax#

Name: Panderina D. Soumas
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From: Bossier City (originally from New Orleans)
Time: 1998-08-18 14:15:37
Comments: Thank You for this opportunity to sign this guestbook. Though I presently live in Bossier City...my Creole bloodline roots are from New Orleans. I was searching for information on creole history in general and found this sight. I am pending a cookbook and I am doing some research on Cajun .vs. Creole....Again this sight was very informative and much needed......thank you ! Ms.Panderina D. Soumas SOUMAS HERITAGE CREOLE CREATIONS (318)747-4068 (318)549-0327 fax#

Name: Cherryl Forbes Montgomery
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Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Baker, LA
Time: 1998-08-18 00:39:21
Comments: I'm searching for Louis Martin who owned a plantation somewhere in Natchitoches parish before the Civil War. He had family ties in Lafayette Parish as well

Name: Judy Coutee
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From: Louisiana
Time: 1998-08-16 04:12:27
Comments: I was born with French ancestry and my father was adopted pictures of his mother show to be of creole desent.Please let me know if there is any information I can recieve or look up that will prove my ancestry.Hebert is my grandfathers name and Corner is the grandmothers name

Name: Kerri C. Veuleman
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From: Natchitoches
Time: 1998-08-12 18:56:32
Comments: I love and miss Natchitoches. I'm in Austin, TX now and regularly surf the net to find anything that has Natchitoches, LA on it.

Name: Mona Gills Collins
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From: Erwinville, Louisiana
Time: 1998-08-09 04:18:29
Comments: I am the daughter of Creoles from Lebeau and Maringouin, Louisiana. Great site!

Name: kathleen balthazar
Website: The Cane River Trading Co., Inc.
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Cane River/New Yor
Time: 1998-08-08 13:20:03
Comments: Janet, again I just want to say how much I enjoy periodically visiting this page. You have done a terrific job. I would like to have more information on the Metoyer 2000 Reunion as other branches of the Metoyer clan are also planning reunions that year. There will be one in Houston in the year 2000 and one in New Orleans. Does anyone have the dates of the big Metoyer reunion planned so conflicts may be avoided? Thanks.

Name: BOBBIE COLLINS
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From: NEW MEXICO
Time: 1998-08-04 04:03:41
Comments: I'M NEW AT THIS, BUT USED TO DRIVE TRUCK THRU LOUISANA AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THE COOKING -- MY BELLY SHOWS IT !!!!

Name: Rachal, John R.
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From: Alexandria, LA/Cane River/Sunnyvale, CA
Time: 1998-08-03 23:00:11
Comments: I am the son of Gertrude Coutee and Leroy Rachal, both born and reared in Isle Brevelle/Cane River Area. My father's nickname was 'Timer'. My father's parents were Sam and Margaret Rachal. My paternal great grandparents were Elizabeth Conant and John A. Rachal. The father of John A. Rachal was Louis, called 'Pa Pa Lewis'. Pa Pa Lewis had several sons and only one daughter. Besides John A., there were Ulysses S.(Chippy), Louis, ... Tunt Calm(?), among others. I don't know much about by mother's side of the family, except that her father was Collins Coutee, with a brother by the same name, sister Mary Lee, other siblings, and related to the Gallions and Bynogs.

Name: Eric S. Metoyer
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From: Chicago, IL.
Time: 1998-08-03 22:18:16
Comments: This is a great webpage. I wouldn't mind receiving future information of any up and coming events. Oh' I'll do the same......

Name: Richard P. Porche
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From: Houma, Louisiana
Time: 1998-07-29 03:41:30
Comments: I was born in New Iberia in 1948. I am doing a family tree and looking for links of Hayes Joesph Porche and/or Jachin Porche

Name: Joseph Dodson
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From: Family from Lake Charles, La
Time: 1998-07-29 02:55:54
Comments: My mother was a Metoyer!

Name: MARSHAL METOYER
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Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: SANTA MARIA CA.
Time: 1998-07-27 18:36:41
Comments: I was born in Alex. la. 1951 have two sisters and a brother here in ca. last time down home in 93. have been looking for info of people on the net for a while glad i have found you thanks

Name: michelle pichon
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From: all over, south texas mostly.
Time: 1998-07-27 15:30:26
Comments: this is great. i am very proud to be a creole and i am 100% creole. my mother is a conant from cane river and my father is a pichon from slidell. i would like to be able to trace my ancestry on both sides as far back as possible. if anyone has any tips or leads, please let me know. i'm moving to cane river temporarily to start out grad school at nsu. i'm looking forward to studying alot of creole and local history and literature.

Name: LYNETTE WILLIAMS BAUDY
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From: NEW ORLEANS
Time: 1998-07-26 03:02:48
Comments: How exciting to find you! Have always been proud of my Creole heritage. My mother is a Metoyer from you know where. My father,a Williams from Cloutierville. Looking forward to more info about Metoyer family reunion. Would like to be able to trace my roots all the way back to Claude Pierre Metoyer and Marie Therese Coin Coin. Have visited France and would love to know what part of France Pierre was from. Would also like to know exactly where Marie Therese was from. Interesting to know also, about Pierre's "other family", you know, the caucasian woman he is said to have married and their children. One more thing, the Indian tribe to which the Metoyer's are linked, more info on them would also be interesting.

Name: Robert K. Reed Jr.
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From: Kent, Washington
Time: 1998-07-24 23:21:03
Comments: I believe that a community that endeavors to search its history will always be included IN history. Nothing could be worse for a society than to have been forgotten.

Name: Pamela Harvey
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From: COLLEGE PARK, GA. 30349
Time: 1998-07-23 14:42:55
Comments: I am researching the creole culture for a book that I am writing.

Name: LORETTA BUTLER
Website:
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From: BASTROP LOUISANA
Time: 1998-07-22 20:35:25
Comments: I'M LOOKING FOR ANY HISTORY ON CREOLE PEOPLE FROM OAKRIDGE, MONROUGE AND BASTROP

Name: Deborah Hollis
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From: Natchitoches
Time: 1998-07-16 15:54:11
Comments: Enjoyed looking at the pictures!

Name: Cherie Fredericks Myers
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From: Shreveport, La
Time: 1998-07-16 03:29:19
Comments: Lee Fredericks, my father, will be taking some photographs of Maggie Warwick and the Louisiana Hayride Band in Natchitoches, La at the end of July. There is supposed to be some sort of festival at this time. The photos will be published on this web site I think. Could someone tell me the correct dates for this? Thank you. Cherie Myers

Name: Parrott, Tommy
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From: New Orleans
Time: 1998-07-12 00:21:51
Comments: Glad to meet you all!

Name: Monta Monique
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From: Seattle
Time: 1998-07-07 22:43:18
Comments: As my father's family was French-Creole, I appreciated the time and energy put into creating and maintaining our website. Thanks.

Name: Helen Le Blanc
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From: Los Angeles, CA
Time: 1998-07-07 17:56:39
Comments: Love the sight and would like more information regarding the Creole flag.

Name: Richard Lesage
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From: Island of Mauritius
Time: 1998-07-05 21:01:24
Comments: I am currently residing in the Boston area. I come from the island of Mauritius and would like to get in touch with speakers of Louisiana Creole. Mauritian and Louisiana Creole languages are said to have striking similarities. Could you tell me where to find a Louisiana Creole speaking community ? Merci beaucoup.

Name: Mrs. Summer Callen
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From: Houma, Louisiana
Time: 1998-07-02 09:16:19
Comments: I really enjoy and treasure the culture of our wonderful and interesting bayou land. It's a place where us cajuns should be proud of. It's definitely worth preserving and exhibiting to others.

Name: Stephen & Telisa Macdonald
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: New Orleans, LA
Time: 1998-07-01 17:17:37
Comments: We really enjoyed the family tree and pictures provided. I was especially proud of the annoucement of the birth of my second daughter, Meghan McCrea Macdonald. Keep up the good work!!

Name: Julie Campbell Hernandez
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Marrero, Louisiana (suburb of New Orleans)
Time: 1998-06-30 22:41:00
Comments: I am searching for my maternal ancestors - Couty/Coutee and Rachal families in the Cloutierville and Cane River areas. My maternal grandparents were both Coutys. My maternal grandmother was Evelina (Lena) Couty, dtr of Antoine A. Couty and Sarah Rachal. My gr-gr grandmother Sarah Rachal was the dtr of Ursin Rachal and Francine Llorens. My maternal grandfather was Albert Couty, son of Baptiste Lincoln Couty and Mary Aimee (Emma) Vascocu. Would love to hear from anyone who knows anything about this family.

Name: Angela Delpit
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From: New orleans
Time: 1998-06-27 22:36:56
Comments: I have begun to research my families' history. I have ancestors from Canada, Mississippi, Virginia, and Louisiana. Your site is close to home.Thanks.A. Fields

Name: Jared shamwell
Website:
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From: Washington, DC
Time: 1998-06-26 21:30:45
Comments: Hi, I am the son of Sandra Chevalier Shamwell. my grand parents were born and raised in the Cane River area. Thier names are Elmo and Loretta Moran Chevalier. My greatgrandparents were Johnnie and Lillian Moran Metoyer and Constant (T'Cont) and Elizabeth Hebert Chevalier. I have only been to Cane River twice and I didn't meet anyone my own age. I am 11. So I am interested in hearing from anyone from Cane River or kids who vacation there.

Name: Shannon Porche Abraham
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Lake Charles, LA
Time: 1998-06-24 18:37:35
Comments: Hello Everyone: I am Agnes Loretta Porche Wyatt's niece. My parents are John Wayne Porche and Lillian Miller Porche. My grandparents are the late Joseph Walter Porche, Sr. and Ella Fuselier Porche. I currently live in Dallas, TX and am married to Tremayne Abraham, Sr. and have two sons: Tremayne, Jr. "TJ" and Brendon. My siblings are Sonya R. Porche, Shawn L. Porche, Tammy H. Latham, Joseph Porche, and Maria Denise Porche. A special "hello" to Isaac Porche III. We met at SU a few years back. Looks like the rest of the family finally found each other!!

Name: Merl J. Rachal
Website:
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From: Melrose via New Orleans
Time: 1998-06-24 03:34:37
Comments: Hey Their ! How are you? Have not heard from you in a long time. I heard you were sending up dates. And I have not heard a thing. Please let me know what I have to do. Merl Rachal Love You

Name: F.J. & Nicol Metoyer Delphin
Website:
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From: Natchitoches, but in Sulphur, LA now.
Time: 1998-06-22 16:10:04
Comments: Hello everyone, Glad to see the interest in our unique culture. Nicol's parents are Peter and Minnie Bayonne Metoyer, both of Natchitoches and F.J.'s folks are Isabel Sylvie Delphin Arceneaux of Cane River and the late Joseph Phillip "Shine" Delphin. We have one son, Tanner Jerome "T.J." and a dog, Gizmo. We'd love to chat more with those of you who may be interested, so please drop us a line. I absolutely LOVE to find out who all out there may be my kinfolks. Kin or not, I turn no one away, I just love to talk. Smile. E-mail us real soon.

Name: Marie Estelle
Website:
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From: New Carrollton, MD via Cane River
Time: 1998-06-19 19:55:04
Comments: I grew up on Cane River and have been "surfing the net" for the past few years looking for anything that relates to Cane River. It is really nice to see all of the information that is out there. It is also nice to see pictures of people and places from my "growing up" years. Even though I have been living in Maryland for 28 years, I still consider Cane River "HOME." My mother, sister and brother are still in the area and I go home to visit as often as possible. Keep up the good work!!!!

Name: LaKeisha Johnson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Monroe, LA
Time: 1998-06-19 01:24:05
Comments: Well, I've have only come to know of my Creole Heritage recently at a family reunion. The hosts of the reunion had mapped thefamily back to the early 1800s and what-do-you-know, we have Creole ancestors. Due to so much other mixing that had occured, the Creole had just gotten lost and forgotten. Thanks to our reunion's deep tracing of our heritage, the next generation WILL be familiar with who we are...and because so many of the children are now taking French and Spanish language classes, hopefully, they won't ever forget where they came from!

Name: Adriene E. Metoyer-Leonard
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Southern California
Time: 1998-06-16 22:10:41
Comments: ***

Name: Metters Charles Fulbright
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From: Shreveport
Time: 1998-06-15 04:27:54
Comments: I am the son of Metters C Fulbright Sr and Odelia Roberts Fulbright. My grandparents were Joe and Natolie Roberts from cane river. I live in Cerritos Calif so give me an Email sometimes if you recognize my family.

Name: James Roberts, jr
Website:
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From: Los Angeles
Time: 1998-06-11 21:21:56
Comments: Looking for any relatives or persons to share and exchange data on Roberts or Robert, Leadbetter, Llorens, Lecour, Lebomme, Roque, Anty, Sarpy, I have copies of some marriages certificates and census records. Hope to hear from someone.

Name: Yolanda Ravare Greenhouse
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From: Friendswood, TX - via Marksville, LA
Time: 1998-06-09 19:06:22
Comments: My brother informed me of your guestbook. Our family names are Ravare, Metoyer, Chelette, & Roque - would appreciate any info any one has.

Name: Lindsey Love
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From: Baton Rouge, LA
Time: 1998-06-09 15:38:31
Comments: Found you while researching family genealogy - Melungeon, creole, etc. Like the resource links a lot. Searching names like Love, Bynog, Harper, Brannan and more. Keep up the good work and you should be an invaluable resource.

Name: Sharon Colas-Marquez
Website:
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From: Simi Valley, California
Time: 1998-06-08 22:48:30
Comments: Can't wait to go to Natchitoches. I will be there the weekend of July 10, 1998, for the Rachal\Couty reunion. All of the interesting things and places that I've been reading about on the web, will become a reality, besides meeting my Rachal kinsfolk. I'm so excited!

Name: Tia Williams
Website:
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From: Brooklyn, NY
Time: 1998-06-08 19:42:15
Comments: Hi, everybody! I'm 22 years old and work at a book publishing house in Manhattan. I heard about this through my mother, Andrea Chevalier Williams. Both of her parents, Loretta Moran Chevalier and Elmo B. Chevalier were born and raised in Cane River. I'm curious about everything having to do with Cane River creole heritage -- if anyone has any information, please write or call me! My email is williamt@bdd.com. I look forward to hearing from you and learning more about my heritage. By the way, the poem is beautiful, and I think the web page is perfect and long overdue!

Name: Vincent Rougeau
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From: Currently live in Granger, IN
Time: 1998-06-08 17:38:49
Comments: My entire family is from Louisiana--my mother's side is from Natchitoches and Winn Parishes, my father's family is from Mamou and Basile. I am a law professor at the University of Notre Dame and I am very interested in what you're doing with the Creole Heritage Center. I would like my children to remain connected to our Louisiana heritage as they grow up (we try to come down at least once a year) and I was happy to find your web site. Also, at Notre Dame we are very interested in Catholic cultural groups in American society. Until recently the focus has been primarily on the immigrant Catholic groups, but I would love to see the University develop some connections with Louisiana and its Creole/Catholic heritage. It is an essential part of the story of Catholics in the U.S. and it is quite different from the Northern immigrant experience. Notre Dame would also like to increase its visibility in Louisiana and Texas and has been recruiting more students, particularly minority students, from these states. Please keep me informed of your work and let me know if there is anything that Notre Dame might be able to contribute.

Name: Tia Williams
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Brooklyn, NY
Time: 1998-06-08 17:24:49
Comments: I heard about this website from my mother, Andrea Theresa Chevalier Williams. I'm originally from the Washington, DC area, but I now live in New York where I'm in book publishing. My mother's parents, Elmo Bernard Chevalier and Loretta Mae Moran Chevalier were born and raised in Cane River. I've very interested in learning more about the Cane River creoles, for I'm hoping to write a novel which will include characters from the area. If you have information about creole history, culture, or lifestyle (past and present) I would love to hear from you! You have my email address, and my home address is 108 St. James Place, Apt.3, Brooklyn, NY 11238. My phone number is (718) 399-2807. I just joined the St. Augustine Historical Society, and I'm really looking forward to becoming involved. I'm planning to visit Cane River later this summer or in the fall. Thanks so much!

Name: Lynn J. Bufford
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From: Lakewood, Ca.
Time: 1998-06-07 22:03:43
Comments: I am searching for information on Alcide L. Bufford, he married an Amelia (maiden name unknown) from Creole, La. I am very new in genealogy.

Name: Dolores Leviege Fulbright
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From: Marksville, La
Time: 1998-06-06 00:38:57
Comments: Hi Janet, just signed on to the internet. Found your name.please send me an email. Would like to hear from you.Dolores Fulbright

Name: CASSHANDRA SAMUEL
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From: MINDEN, LOUISIANA
Time: 1998-06-05 15:19:14
Comments: I ENJOYED VIEWING THIS PAGE AND I AM INTERESTED IN DOING RESEARCH ON CREOLES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INFORMATION; IT IS A GOOD START.

Name: Gregory Boudreaux
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From: Kaplan, La., living in Ohio
Time: 1998-06-05 14:32:53
Comments: Exploring my Creole heritage, descendent of Francois Girouard thru my creole mother

Name: Stephan Ravare
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From: Houston, Texas by way of Marksville, Louisiana
Time: 1998-06-04 15:12:00
Comments: I was just surfing the web when I stumbled across this web site. I makes me proud that so many people of our ancestry are involved in finding out about our heritage. If anyone cares to drop me a line my email address is sravare@flash.net...

Name: JASON BALTHAZAR
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From: CANE RIVER/ ORLANDO, FL.
Time: 1998-06-01 14:50:58
Comments: WHAT'S UP MY PEOPLE! I HAVE NOT COME ACROSS MANY BALTHAZARS ON HERE BUT I KNOW WE ARE OUT THERE IN FULL FORCE. ANYWAY, IF YOU ARE RELATED TO ME OR THINK YOU ARE HIT ME UP AT JSKILLZ35@HOTMAIL.COM.

Name: Jarrow Marinovich
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From: Alexandria, Louisiana
Time: 1998-05-31 17:09:26
Comments: I think this web page is fantastic and Iam looking forward to learning more about my creole heritage. Thank you.

Name: Evelyn Metoyer
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From: Houston, Texas
Time: 1998-05-28 21:55:10
Comments: I am truly excited to learn a littlle more about my husband's background. Hopefully we can meet the rest of his family and get more information about the upcoming Metoyer reunion. If anyone has information please e-mail me at davise@epenergy.com Thanks for such a wonderful web-page!

Name: Shirley Clark Ashley
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From: Raymondville, Texas 78580
Time: 1998-05-26 06:19:07
Comments: Everything I have found is simply great. Keep up the good work. Was in your area last week. Had a ball. Found all kinds of interesting information.

Name: Angela Ravare-Jones-Wilson
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From: Marksville
Time: 1998-05-24 03:13:57
Comments: I am so pleased with the response to the Ravare Reunion scheduled for the 4th of July,thanks for all the surfers. I hope others continue to surf on and find out the Creole Family

Name: Sherry D. Chavis-Randle
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From: Opelousas, Louisiana
Time: 1998-05-22 14:08:50
Comments: I am Creole, live Creole, think Creole!! I am very proud of my heritage and culture. We have been around a very long time, but man are we getting recognition. Creole people are the best people in the world. We are warm and comforting to strangers, yet we are tough, loyal and very good at taking care of ourselves and those we love. We don't care for transparent people our midst. We tell the best jokes in the world. It amazes me how people from other cities think of us. I have so many statements about how nice a Creole or Frenchman can be, but look out when they are crossed.

Name: Sherry D. Randle
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From: Opelousas, Louisiana
Time: 1998-05-22 14:03:19
Comments: I live in Houston, TX. If my career allowed, would move back to Louisiana in a flash. Proud of my heritage and culture. I love everything Creole. The way we treat people, enjoy life and the good food.

Name: Felicia Beaudion
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From: Houston, Texas
Time: 1998-05-18 22:15:27
Comments: I am th egranddaughter of James Beaudion and Josephine Llorens. I was just browsing to find more information about my culture and heritage.

Name: Robert Curtit
Website: none
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From: Jefferson City, Missouri
Time: 1998-05-16 05:47:10
Comments: Struggling to find evidence of the CURTIT (paternal) side of my family. Have reason to believe Creole ancestory is where I hope it is. Surname Curtit.......great grand father was John Curtit... he died circa 1910. Help please........bcurtit@mail.ultraweb.net.......thanks !!!!

Name: DeShawn Maurice Grant-King
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From: Los Angeles, CA
Time: 1998-05-12 16:34:03
Comments: Hello! I e-mailed Janet about a month ago...I think she maybe a representative but Ireceived no response. I wanted to know how can I purchase or somehow get a Creole flag? If you know of a way I can obtain one please (poster or something of that nature) feel free to e-mail me with the results. Thank you DMGK

Name: Dera Williams
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From: Oakland, CA
Time: 1998-05-08 23:54:19
Comments: I am really enjoying this web site. There is alot of rich information and history here. I have grown up around Africancreoles American of creole background, however they but there was very little discussion of heritage. What I know I have found out on my own. My curiousity was peaked when I read Ernest Gaines "Catherine Carmier" and Ann Rice's "Feast of All Saints. I am a writer and researcher and will be exploring the Creoles more often. Keep up the good work!

Name: Felicia C. Beaudion
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From: Houston, Texas
Time: 1998-05-07 18:38:01
Comments: Granddaughter of James Beaudion and josephine Llorens, both descendents of Cloutierville and Cane River. I am excited about meeting more people of my culture.

Name: Felicia C. Beaudion
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From: Houston, Texas
Time: 1998-05-07 18:24:50
Comments: Just stumlbed acroos this web page, which I have heard about from my uncle in Shreveport.

Name: Alicia Simone Joubert
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From: San Francisco/New Orleans
Time: 1998-05-06 20:38:18
Comments: I'm looking for some other creoles in my area that are Christian to associate with.

Name: earline plumbar thomas
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From: Opelousas
Time: 1998-05-06 02:12:21
Comments: please send me more information.

Name: Ronald Eugene Metoyer
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From: Hawaii
Time: 1998-05-04 05:25:36
Comments: I am interested in finding a piece of property to purchase that belonged to my ancestors in order to preserve a piece of the family heritage. My great-great-great grandfather was N. Augustin Metoyer;great-great grandparents were Francois Gassion + Perine Metoyer; great-grandparents were John Carl (JC)+ Sara Cloutier Metoyer. I've met some wonderful family on the internet lately and I look forward to meeting more.

Name: Korby Sinclaire-Lofty
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From: San Luis Obispo, California
Time: 1998-05-04 03:25:55
Comments: Angeline Lofty born in Jackson County, Tennessee in 1855. She is listed as "Creole" on marriage certificate. Any info on Lofty's? Please let me know.

Name: Regina Llorens
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From: New Orleans, LA
Time: 1998-05-03 19:52:58
Comments: Great website, keep on spreading the word to our Creole people. My grandmother and father are from Cane River. Roberta Llorens wife of the late Alfred Llorens, Jr is my grandmother, and her son ,Stephen Donald Llorens is my father.

Name: MaLinda W. Ravare
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Time: 1998-05-03 04:51:21
Comments: Have had many e mails from family and love it! Any family member or friend wanting to contact the lineage of Herman and Margery Ravare, please feel free to e mail me and I will get the message to them. They had 3 children, Carl, Trina and Lisa. Carl has 3 children, Liza, Trish and Anthony. And 3 grandchildren, Mustapha, Nuri and Julian. Trina has 1 child, Ashley and Lisa has two children Kristin and Brian. Herman passed away in 1990. Margery lives in California and is the Matriarch of this branch of the Ravare's. Carl's email address is Coach37657@aol.com. Would love to exchange photos with family. Hope to see you all in Marksville July 4, 1998. "Let the good times roll"

Name: Shira Y. Chenier
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Jackson,MS
Time: 1998-05-02 22:42:14
Comments: It is nice to know that we have our own homepage. Many people do not know about our heritage. Myself would like to know more about it. I am a 16 year old female that is know attending high school in Jackson, MS. My family is from New Orleans, LA. Does anybody recognize the name Chenier?

Name: Shira Y. Chenier
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Vicksburg, MS
Time: 1998-05-02 22:30:01
Comments: Thank you for putting a Creole Homepage on the Internet. Many people do not know about our heritage and who we are.

Name: Bettie Jean Lacour
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Natchitoches
Time: 1998-05-02 02:37:53
Comments: My father is Roy Lacour of Alexandria.... doing some family research...and just wondering if anyone has heard of the name Forcel? My great grandfather was Francisco Forcel, he came from France and married a Felicia Morin. Their daughter, Constance, married Clement Lecour. Constance had brothers and sisters, but I am unable to find any records in regards to their life in Natchitoches. Anyone have any info? Contact my daughter at Anansi1@aol.com. Merci

Name: LEAH CHENIER
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: VICKSBURG,MS
Time: 1998-04-29 22:21:36
Comments: IM GLAD I CAN FIND OUT ABOUT MY OWN HERITAGE AND WHERE CREOLES CAME FROM.....BECAUSE ITS KINDA HARD FINDIN EVERYTHING ABOUT AN MULTI-RACIAL PERSON..AND IM GLAD YOU CREATED A WONDERFUL WEBPAGE FOR JUST CREOLES.

Name: de'Lana J. Thibadoux
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: San Diego, California
Time: 1998-04-27 17:06:14
Comments: I am very excited to see how we creole's can come together. Maybe not so much face to face but the important thing is that we realize where we are. I am a 19 year old college student and I an finally seeing that we are all over the place. In elementary, middle school and in high school there were no creoles. I have found two here in San Diego State. Hopefully there are more. I was born and raised in California and can't wait to "come home" for the summer. Love all ya'll

Name: Kyle Adrian Roberts
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Whittier, California
Time: 1998-04-27 00:44:16
Comments: HI! i think i found some of my family in here. My grandparents are George & Verna Roberts. My great great grandmother...who my grandmother called "mame" had a daughter named Lula. Their last names were Laviege. George Roberts...who is related to the Metoyers, was born in Cane River and Verna Laviege Roberts was born in Marksville. If we sound familiar to you guys please e mail me at lroberts@gte.net my parents are Wayne and Linda Roberts. Merci Beacoup

Name: Rhonda Lacour Mitchell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Los Angeles, California
Time: 1998-04-25 02:10:22
Comments: Hey! My people still live in Natchitoches Louisiana... I am related to the following Creole families...Lecour/Lacour, Below, Forcel, St. Andres, Metoyer (of course), Morgau, Labeau, Balthazar and Morin. I am also related to the Scotts and Harris of Cypress and Derry, Louisiana'. Any of these names sound familiar? Write me! I've been doing research on the Lacours/Lecours for 3 years and have quite a bit of information.

Name: Sandra Cormier Garth
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Saginaw, Michigan
Time: 1998-04-23 21:22:06
Comments: I am very interested in finding out more about my creole heritage. My parents were born and raised in Opelousas, LA.

Name: ANTHONY JOHN RAVARE
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: BORN IN CALIFORNIA AND LIVE IN LAS VEGAS
Time: 1998-04-19 19:39:52
Comments: THIS IS SO COOL. MY PARENTS ARE CARL AND MALINDA RAVARE. MY PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS ARE HERMAN AND MARGERY RAVARE AND GREAT GRANDPARENTS LOUIS AND ESTELLA RAVARE. MY DAD SAID OUR CREOLE HERITAGE IS FROM MARKSVILLE, MANSURA, ALEXANDRIA AND NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA. WE COME "HOME" OFTEN AND WILL BE THERE TO SEE MY SISTER LIZA , MY NEPHEW AND MY NIECE AND COUSINS IN JULY. I AM 12 YRS OLD AND I WANT TO BE A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE. SO LOOK FOR THE RAVARE NAME ON A SPORTS JERSEY IN A FEW YEARS AND THAT WILL BE ME! SEE YOU ALL JULY 4, 1998 AT OUR FAMILY REUNION. I WANT SOME GATOR TAIL AND BEIGNETS!

Name: Liza Ravare-Jeter
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: California/Marksville, Louisiana
Time: 1998-04-19 19:27:03
Comments: Well, well...we do know who we are! I am the daughter of Carl John Ravare and Granddaughter of Herman John Ravare of Marksville. Our Family has been in Marksville before the Declaration of Independence was signed. Now that is traceable heritage! Look in "The Creole Wedding" and you will see my great Grandmother, Uncles, Aunts and Cousins. I am back home in Marksville after serving my country as a Marine in Somalia. I have two children, Mustapha and Nuri. Looking forward to seeing as many of you Ravare family members as well as decendents at the Ravare Family Reunion July 4, 1998 here in Marksville. God Bless You All.

Name: Trish Ravare-Irwin
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: California/Marksville, La
Time: 1998-04-19 19:15:47
Comments: Wow!! What an honor to surf the web and find a site with pics of my family, especially my great grandmother "Mame". I am the daughter of Carl John Ravare and I currently live in San Diego with my U.S. Navy husband Corwin and our son Julian. I graduated Marksville H.S. in 1993. I would love to hear from any family, friends or classmates. You can e mail me at MRavare@AOL.com. Hope to be home in July for the Ravare Family Reunion in our ancestral home of Marksville.

Name: Edmund&Debbie Wilson
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: New Orleans,La.
Time: 1998-04-19 16:48:15
Comments: We went to a meeting with Terrel,Lillie&Daphne Delphin at my cousin's house last night.We found the growth of the movement very encouraging.There were about 50 people in attendance.

Name: Tracy Page
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Los Angeles, California
Time: 1998-04-14 12:02:54
Comments: The poem was so beautiful! What a good job on the site also.My grandmother is from Lake Charles..Maybelle Pryce Callicoatte, her mother was Dora Cook Pryce of Franklin. I'm looking for family from my great grandmother's side of the family.

Name: Jaunise Chaney
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Los Angeles, CA
Time: 1998-04-09 21:00:40
Comments: Hey, great site!! I am looking for my grandfather's people by the name of Jaunise. My Grandfather was born Edward Jaunice in the Monroe, LA area. I'm in search of any information about our family history.

Name: Renee Adrienne Duconge Smith
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New York, New York
Time: 1998-04-07 17:42:11
Comments: I am A creole decendant of the Duconge family of New Orleans Louisianna. I spent many years trying to locate decendants with this name and was unsuccessful If there is anyone within the creole community of louisianna who could help I would apprieciate a note left on this buletin as I am not yet online. sincerely, Renee NYC

Name: Janet Ravare-Colson
Website: Creole Preservation
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Natchitoches
Time: 1998-04-06 23:53:29
Comments: This is a copy of the reply I sent to Christie Rachael: You are absolutely correct in everything you said! This is the purpose of the Creole Heritage Center we are trying to establish at NSU. Did you see the reference to it in my update report link at the top of the page? We are very close to making this a reality - hopefully July. One of its main functions will be to identify, document and present all of our Creole colonies, statewide as well as nationwide. Since its just me right now contributing to this page, I would love to hear from others on information that should be shown. Any help will be appreciated. In fact that is one of the things on my agenda, i.e. get input from everyone on what they want included as part of the website for the Center, which is in the works. We are definetly open to any and all suggestions, especially interested in hearing from other Creole organizations. Please feel free to email me regarding this issue. Janet

Name: Christie Rachal
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Natchitoches, LA
Time: 1998-04-06 04:38:20
Comments: Hello fellow Creoles!!! This is a great website, but don't you think it should encompass a larger group. Those of us who are Creole but draw our roots for the Cloutierville. True we are all related somehow or another but what about recognizing that we are a seperate part of the same entity!! E-mail me with your response at the temp e-mail address provided!! Love ya'll all!!!!!

Name: Gerald and Lori Llorence
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-04-04 00:04:36
Comments: Hi everybody!!! Can't wait to get home for the summer!!

Name: CHADWICK POPILLION
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: MALLET LOUSIANA
Time: 1998-04-03 04:56:22
Comments: I WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU THAT YOUR WEB PAGE IS VERY NICE, BUT YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT CREOLE EXISTS IN PLACES OTHER THAN NORTH LOUSIANA. COME ON OVER TO SOUTH LOUSIANA AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER

Name: Arloe Phillip Fontenot
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Baton Rouge
Time: 1998-04-01 09:53:52
Comments: I am originally from Baton Rouge but presently reside in New Orleans as a student at Xavier University. It's good to see someone talking about things most of us had to hide for so long from other people. Email me to talk-

Name: Yvonne Chevalier
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: California-San Francisco Bay Area
Time: 1998-04-01 02:39:21
Comments: I am researching the family of Gustave Chevalier and Laura Balthazar Chevalier. Any information would be most helpful. I also hope to develope a Web page to link the various families in California together as we are spread all over the State. I love the guestbook and plan to "visit" frequently.

Name: Marie Hunt
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Iberia, LA
Time: 1998-03-31 22:16:23
Comments: I have been deseparately searching for any info I could find on the surname Waguesspack. I was adopted as a child and new that my mother's maiden name was waguespack and my father's name was Walker. I know nothing as to whether this is French, Cajun, Creole, or whatever. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Name: B. Malonson
Website: Color me Yellow
Referred by: Net Search
From: Houston, Texas 77028
Time: 1998-03-27 02:47:18
Comments: I am doing a research on the "Creole" Heritage. Would like to find information on Zedyco, Cajun, Food, and as much as I can about the history and their culture.

Name: Vergil Balthazar
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: houston
Time: 1998-03-25 05:15:04
Comments: I'm 18 and i'm from Houston. I've been looking for a link to my heritage and i have ended up with no luck until i found this website. I am the grandson of Kate and Agustus Balthazar from Nachitiches, and my fathers name is Henry Balthazar. If someone would please email me and let me know where i fit in all this i would surely appreciate it.

Name: Robyn Nicole Webb
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Fredericksburg, VA
Time: 1998-03-20 07:57:53
Comments: Hi, everyone! I was born in Pineville, LA. I have family in Natchitoches, DeRidder, Alexandria, New Orleans, etc. My grandmother Lucille Hicks and her brother James were born and raised in Natchitoches. I am also related to the Rachal family. Some of the LaCours are my cousins. I would love to hear from anyone else who has information on those families, or is looking for information on those families. Thanks a lot!

Name: Robyn Nicole Webb
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: born in Pineville, LA
Time: 1998-03-20 07:46:31
Comments: Hello, everyone! I was born in Pineville, and have family from Natchitoches, DeRidder, New Orleans, and Alexandria. I live in Virginia now, but I still consider Louisiana my homeland.

Name: Arlene F. Desselles
Website:
Referred by: From AngelFire
From: Marksville, Louisiana
Time: 1998-03-18 01:17:51
Comments: Hi fellow Creoles... I now live in Atlanta. Miss the food, music and people, etc. At least I can hear from you on the web. Looking for anyone who knows about the "Desselle or Desselles" family from Marksville. My great grand father was Lones Desselles and grandfather was Marcel Desselles, father was Lyman Desselles. Email me if you can help with missing links. Thanks. Bonjour mes ami !!

Name: Neecee Boxdorfer
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Perryville, MO
Time: 1998-03-17 20:31:56
Comments: Hello I am so glad that I finally found your web page. You see my mom is part Creole and she is a buitiful women with many talents. I know she would love to get intouch with her heritage and know more about it and so would I. She is in her older years now and me I am her daughter with many curiousities about our culture of Creole. IF you could please let me know where I may find out more about our heritage I would really appreciate it very much. Thank you, NeeCee Boxdorfer

Name: jv darbonne
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: opelousas la.transplanted in texas.
Time: 1998-03-16 04:11:18
Comments: interesting

Name: Richard Glen Tauzin
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Natchitoches, La
Time: 1998-03-15 07:38:21
Comments: Born in Natchitoches in 1944. I went to Natchitoches High and finished in 1962, went on to Northwestern and finished in 1966. Joined the US Airforce and flew KC-135 aircraft for 15 years and retired in 1989 in Tacoma, Washington. Mom and Dad stayed there to the very end. Only a cousin Henry Tauzin Jr is still there, a cousin of mine. Think of the old town of Natchitoches often and often wonder what all my classmates are doing now. Great web site and very well presented. Still learning how to use my compter and get around on the web. Hope to visit the old hometown again sometime.

Name: Henry Norcom
Website:
Referred by: From WWW.LPAGE.COM
From: Washington, DC
Time: 1998-03-12 05:29:19
Comments: My Mother is originally from New Orleans. Her maiden name is Braden. We still have relatives in N.O., but rarely have contact with them. It was very exciting to come across yourweb page. Primarily for the reason that I am very restless as to where I belong. (ie, My family and I are classified as Black, but by appearance we are anything but.) Here in DCI don't see a great deal of people who look like me. Maybe you could give me some help and see if the Braden name fits in with your orginization. I patiently await your response.Thanks!

Name: Eugene Metoyer Sr.
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Houston Texas
Time: 1998-03-11 04:47:06
Comments: Eugene Metoyer Sr. wife Hattie. Son of Benjamin Metoyer and Marie Balthazar. Father of Rodney, Eugene Jr, Adrian, and Allen Metoyer.

Name: Rodney Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Houston Texas
Time: 1998-03-11 04:04:28
Comments: Nice Site. I visited Cane River twice. My Cousin's "Balthazar" have land there. I'm thinking about buying some also.

Name: Mecshelle Kochinsky Allen
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Chicago, IL
Time: 1998-03-11 01:27:15
Comments: I am originally from Chicago. I now reside in Natchitoches.

Name: Jared J. Llorens
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Baton Rouge, LA
Time: 1998-03-10 05:00:05
Comments: I would just like to let anybody out there know that while attending Loyola University (New Orleans) I completed a critical thesis on Creoles in Lousiana literature. For the past year I have kept it to myself making revisions until I felt good about it. If anyone out there would like to arrange getting a copy of it or would like information on my sources I would be more than happy to discuss it. P.S. If anybody on the river sees my great aunt, Marie Roque, please tell her that I said hello, and that graduate school is going fine. Thanks and the page is looking great.

Name: Joseph Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Houston,Texas via Shreveport,La
Time: 1998-03-09 14:56:47
Comments: This is a fantastic medium to meet others of same creole background. please feel free to drop me a line.

Name: Barry
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Lafayette, LA
Time: 1998-03-06 18:41:35
Comments: Just trying to track down my Creole family heritage. Grandfather was a "Stelly, and grandmother was a "Bobino"

Name: Kimberly
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: New Orleans,La
Time: 1998-03-02 12:02:15
Comments: Great site! Keep up the good work.

Name: Joan A. Ravare
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Los Angeles, CA
Time: 1998-03-02 00:58:48
Comments: My mother was born in Natchez, La. She is a Metoyer.

Name: stephen shupp
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: new knoxville, ohio
Time: 1998-02-27 22:56:20
Comments: I am currently doing a research paper on the history of the Creole Society and what the society is like now. If any has any relevant, information please feel free to email me.

Name: MELISSA A. ROSS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: ORIGINALLY FROM LAKE CHARLES, NOW HOWEVER COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Time: 1998-02-26 21:03:39
Comments: I WOULD LIKE TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN YOUR ORGANIZATION IS ABLE TO HELP THOSE OF US SEARCHING FOR OUR ROOTS . I AM INTERESTED IN DOING RESEARCH ABOUT MY ANCESTORS BUT NOT SURE WHERE TO BEGIN.

Name: Shirley Ashley
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Raymondville, Tx.
Time: 1998-02-24 20:27:41
Comments: Hi. In process of researching my family tree I find that I am linked to the Cane River Creoles, and upon searching along that line found this webpage. I look forward to studying this page and its links further. Shirley

Name: DAVID,TAMMY'S HUSBAND
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: CHICAGO,ILL.
Time: 1998-02-22 20:55:42
Comments: UNCLE BROTHERS' (JESSE,ARMAND,ARMA) SON-IN-LAW TAMMY SYLVIE(ROSS) -HUSBAND GOD BLESS SEAFOOD GUMBO!!!!

Name: TAMMY SYLVIE (ROSS)
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: CHICAGO IL
Time: 1998-02-22 20:50:01
Comments: GRANDAUGHTER OF DORETTA & JAMES SYLVIE OF CANE RIVER LA. DAUGHTER OF UNCLE BROTHER , JESSE, ARMAND, ARMA.

Name: JOHN JOHN DUDA (SYLVIE)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: CHICAGO IL
Time: 1998-02-22 20:42:45
Comments: SON OF JANINE SYLVIE 75% POLISH BUT CREOLE AT HEART ............SUCKER FOR A GOOD HOME MADE GUMBO AND SHRIMP ETOUFFE. LOVE TO ALL.

Name: Janine Sylvie
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Chicago, Il
Time: 1998-02-22 20:38:14
Comments: I'm one of the daughters of Armand J. Sylvie-Granddaughter of Mamma Dolly and Daddy Pep, (Doretta and James Sylvie)) from Cane River. My daddy's family was originally from Natchez. Love to all of the family!

Name: MALINDA W. RAVARE
Website:
Referred by: From WWW.LPAGE.COM
From: LAS VEGAS
Time: 1998-02-22 04:53:40
Comments: JANET YOU ARE DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB. THANK YOU FOR BRINGING OUR FAMILY TO LIGHT. WHAT A JOY TO SEE OUR FAMILY PHOTOS ON THE WEB. I AM COLLECTING MORE INFORMATION FOR YOU BECAUSE I WANT TO SEE THIS GROW AND GROW. I HAVE YOUR UNCLE HERMANS ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND MANY OLD PHOTOS. MORE ARE ON THE WAY TO ME FROM FAMILY. I AM TRYING TO GET THINGS TO PUT INTO THE MUSEUM AS WELL. GO COUSIN........I WANT IN TO HELP JUST TELL ME WHAT AND HOW. YOUR AUNT MARGERY IS FINE AND AS BEAUTIFUL AS EVER. I JUST SPOKE TO HER AND TRINA AND THEY ARE VERY EXCITED AND PLAN TO BE AT THE FAMILY REUNION IN JULY. WE WILL ALL BE THERE!!!...GOD BLESS AND MUCH LOVE

Name: CARL JOHN RAVARE
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Time: 1998-02-22 04:32:38
Comments: MY NAME IS CARL J. RAVARE SON OF HERMAN J RAVARE OF MARKSVILLE AND MARGERY KING RAVARE OF NEW ORLEANS. MY PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS WERE LOUIS RAVARE AND ESTELLA JUNEAU RAVARE OF AVOYELLES. MY MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS ARE MARION KING OF ALEXANDRIA AND GLADYS BARZART KING OF MANSURA. MY FAMILY TREE INCLUDES BERIDON. LAURENT, GUILLOT, SMITH, CLAYTON AND MORE. I AM LOOKING TO FIND AND DOCUMENT MY LINEAGE AND FAMILY TREE. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT IS RELATED TO ME. I AM A PROUD CREOLE AND WANT TO PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.

Name: Jim Dukes
Website:
Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure
From: Pineville, LA
Time: 1998-02-20 01:10:21
Comments: We really enjoyed the festival! Big Hat Fields is Great! We noticed that not many people could do the Zydeco dancing Too bad! It's great fun....We are not good zydeco dancers, but we can pass. We will be back next year. We do a lot of street dancing and hate asphalt, concrete, etc., to dance on. Mayby next year ya'll could put down some plywood. Oh well, we are never satisfied. Ya'll might consider inviting Geno DeLafose next year-we love him, as well as "Big Hat". Boo Zoo is the best, but there is a lot of good zydeco bands out there, such as Zydeco Joe.....Thanks for a good time! Jim and Mary Beth Dukes

Name: Dianne R Burbank
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Los Angeles
Time: 1998-02-19 04:22:49
Comments: My mother was Vivian Baltharzar Wiggins. She was the youngest daughter of Ernest and Rosalie Delphin Balthazar. Vivian passed away on 2/20/97. I am the eldest child of Vivian and my 3 sisters are: Carole Ware, Donna Vasvari, Andrea Tolbert. I am married to Reynold E Burbank and we have 4 children: Reynold Burbank Jr, Deborah Burbank, Dennis Burbank and Stephen Burbank.

Name: Rosanna Metoyer Crawley
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Kalamazoo MI
Time: 1998-02-18 20:18:18
Comments: I would like to find out how to trace my roots to Marie Therese Coincoin I can trace my roots back to Augustin Metoyer that donated the land for the church that is pictured here. Look forward to hearing from any and all Thanks, Rosanna Metoyer Crawley

Name: Isabel Roque Cruce
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Army bratt Ft Bragg
Time: 1998-02-17 20:49:06
Comments: I have been looking for info for a family tree. I keep finding so many intersting bits of information and history that i dont get far withe the family tree. I am looking for info pn the names LaCour and Roque My grandmothers name was virgina LaCour her maried name was Roque. my Grandfaters name was Gregory Roque.Any info would be helpful as i am new to this! Thank You for this forum.

Name: Jean Christophe Harry
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Vacherie/New Orleans/US Air Force
Time: 1998-02-17 16:17:36
Comments: Just Passin By, lookin for some heritage. Looks like I found some!!

Name: GARY A, SYLVIE
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: CHICAGO, IL.
Time: 1998-02-16 06:05:22
Comments: NICE SITE, GREAT POEM, WILL VISIT AGAIN SOON.

Name: Rodney Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Nashville via So. Cal
Time: 1998-02-16 00:12:36
Comments: researching families of Cane River and surrounding areas, please e-mail if you are a member of one of these families or my family. Would love to hear from anyone connected with or interested in search

Name: Sharon Colas-Marquez
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Oakland, California
Time: 1998-02-15 08:47:21
Comments: My family originated in Cane River. I'm from the Rachal/ LaCour clan. Lemette Rachal and Ursule La Cour to be specific. I'm the genealogist in our family, and I'm very much interested in any info that I can get about our proud people. I am very much looking foreward to visiting the Natchitoches area this summer, for a Rachal family reunion.

Name: Christopher Sylvie (a)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Natchitoches, LA (Old River)
Time: 1998-02-13 01:53:59
Comments: Looking for anyone with the last name of Sylvie or Silvie that originated from Louisiana or Nachodoches Texas. Does anyone know if there is a Sarpy Island off the coast of Louisiana?

Name: Ivan K. Guillory
Website: BGPSA's Homebase on the Web
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Compton, California
Time: 1998-02-12 17:20:11
Comments: My name is Ivan Guillory, I was told of this page by a fellow graduate student (I currently attend LSU). Since, arriving here I've been trying to research my family history here in Louisiana. My gandfather (John M. Guillory) was from Church Point but died when my father was very young. I've been going back and forth to Church Point trying to get info on posibbly his siblings or other relatives. I think this is a great website (Why not have Zydeco music on the opening page instead of Fats Dominoe?) and I hope I can retrieve some info by referring to it often. If there's any Guillorys or Garys out there give me a shout out!

Name: Tania Stafford Fuselier
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: New Orleans, Louisiana
Time: 1998-02-12 15:04:15
Comments: Janet, I just want to say that you have done a wonderful job with this page. I'm sure that there are others who helped and I want to say good job to you all too. If any Creoles are getting together in the New Orleans area, let me know.

Name: Steve Lanusse-Siegel
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Los Angeles, (but now live in Oregon)
Time: 1998-02-12 05:11:08
Comments: If any other creoles would like to discuss history and roots stuff especially in and around New Orleans, feel free to email me. I am currently researching my familys' names: Lanusse, St. Martin, Bozant, Curiel, Egana, Bergeron and Fouche to name a few... See Ya!

Name: John La Scala
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Buffalo, NY
Time: 1998-02-12 04:38:36
Comments: Interested in creole culture and cuisine. Looking for historical and cultural info so I am informed when my wife and I go down to New Orleans for mardi gras this year. NEAT PAGE!!!!

Name: Aaron Meloncon
Website: Big
Referred by: Net Search
From: Houston Texas
Time: 1998-02-11 17:53:15
Comments: If anyone can tell me how to go about finding the Origins of my last name "Meloncon", I would relly appreciate it. I would also like help in finding out as much information as possible on my Ken Folk that came before me. I believe that my family lived in new New Iberia, La. before moving to Texas. If anyone could help me out I would be greatful. Thank you.

Name: Michelle
Website:
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From: Scotland
Time: 1998-02-07 20:27:16
Comments: I found this site very interesting and I will definately be coming back.

Name: Shirley A. Blake
Website: Marriage Tips
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alexandria, La.
Time: 1998-02-04 03:37:30
Comments: Hello All! I am 29 years old, and I live in Atlanta, Georgia. Any of my creole people that are close to the Atlanta area, please feel free to e-mail me. Maybe we can e-mail each other, or chat on the phone or in person. Anyone else who is my loving relative far away, PLEASE e-mail me. My mother is a Metoyer. My grandmother was a LaCour, and my greatgrandmother was a Moran / Morin. My mother is trying to find an old picture of her father, Hyman Gilbert Metoyer, she was daddy's little girl, she is desperate. He died when she was only 2 yrs. old, in 1942. Anyone that knows of a relative or yourself that has one or knows where I may find one, PLEASE e-mail me and I will send you my land mail address. Thank you in advance! Everyone please have a nice day!!!!!!!

Name: Arloe Phillip Fontenot
Website:
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From: Baton Rouge
Time: 1998-02-02 08:25:47
Comments: It's good to see someone recognizing the unrecognized and delivering the respect due to the Creole culture.

Name: Paul Poydras/Rochon
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Rayne, Louisiana
Time: 1998-02-01 18:04:11
Comments: It was tight to view things from my heritage and culture. I never knew about the page but now that I do I will spread the word. We are a very large group of Creoles from Rayne, Louisiana. My Grandmother and Grandfather, Mary and Lawrence Rochon, had 19 kids and they have spread and now my generation are having their own Creole babies. Our culture is deep and I hope in the near future I can celebrate it with many other Creoles. This webpage is exactly some of what we need as a people in the year 1998.

Name: Clyde B. Olivier
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Frilot Cove, LA
Time: 1998-02-01 06:16:29
Comments: Thanks for bringing our history to light and life.

Name: Donald J. Arceneaux
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Opelousas, Louisiana
Time: 1998-01-30 11:52:31
Comments: a very nice home page, in the near future, after I have finished authoring my family,s home page, would like to talk about a link to this one. thanks don

Name: Sybil Black
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: San Mateo, CA
Time: 1998-01-29 04:31:09
Comments: Would like to find out more about my family in Louisiana. My grandfathers name is Wesley Robertson from St Martinville, LA. and my grandmothers name is Verna Raymond. If you know them please contact me.

Name: ANDRELLA SCORZA MORRIS
Website:
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From: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Time: 1998-01-28 17:12:36
Comments: PLEASE SEND ME INFORMATION ON THE METOYER PLANTATION. I RESEARCH GENEALOGY ON MY FAMILY AND BELONG TO THE MULTICULTURAL GENEALOGY RESEARCH SOCIETY. WE TAKE FIELD TRIPS TO PLANTATIONS EVERY YEAR AND WOULD LIKE TO VISIT THIS ONE IF POSSIBLE. THANK YOU

Name: M. Lance Davis
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Indianapolis, IN
Time: 1998-01-24 03:47:06
Comments: Nice to have another way to learn a little more of Cane River people and history.....My parents were married in St Augustine's (Delphin Balthazar and Melvin Davis)

Name: Jim Dukes
Website:
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From: Pineville, LA
Time: 1998-01-20 23:58:36
Comments: Good page! I especially like the music! Hope to attend the Heritage Day Celebration ....Especially like Thomas "Big Hat" Fields!!

Name: M. Granger
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Lake Charles, LA
Time: 1998-01-20 04:11:20
Comments: Great Web page. I really enjoyed it.

Name: Junior Doughty
Website: Junior's Juke Joint
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Natchitoches
Time: 1998-01-19 22:57:21
Comments: If you want free html help, let me know.

Name: Joe Boutte
Website: Joe's Information Gateway
Referred by: Net Search
From: New Orleans
Time: 1998-01-17 15:35:11
Comments: Love the site!!! I check it out frequently for info and to see the PRIDE!!!

Name: Patty Lemee
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Austin, Texas
Time: 1998-01-15 18:53:24
Comments: Delighted to find this website! Isle Brevel and St. Augustine have special meaning for me. My 4th gr grandfather was Jean Baptiste Brevel who first settled the area and for whom it is named. My gr grandparents, Gustave Adolphe Lemee and Ernestine La Cour, were married in that beautiful little church. My, the downriver view from the church is breathtakingly beautiful!! Keep up the good work!

Name: Natalie Sigur Potter
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alexandria,LA
Time: 1998-01-15 02:36:53
Comments: I am David Sigur's sister. I am now leaving in Peoria, Illinois and work for the Department of Justice-Federal Bureau of Prisons. I love our heritage! Keep up the good work......

Name: Donald R. Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Time: 1998-01-12 22:57:55
Comments: Great Work!!!!!

Name: Donald R. Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Time: 1998-01-12 22:52:17
Comments: Great Work!!!!!

Name: Donald R. Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Time: 1998-01-12 22:58:38
Comments: Great Work!!!!!

Name: Donald R. Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Time: 1998-01-12 22:49:57
Comments: Great Work!!!!!

Name: Donald R. Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Time: 1998-01-12 22:58:30
Comments: Great Work!!!!!

Name: Sonya Alexander
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Los Angeles, California
Time: 1998-01-05 20:54:22
Comments: This page just keeps getting better and better. Keep up the good work!

Name: Faye Gierhart
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: West Tennessee
Time: 1998-01-05 05:32:02
Comments: Love your website, like the music..

Name: Pamela Chelette-Picou
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alexandria, La/ Maryland
Time: 1998-01-02 19:19:35
Comments: Hi everyone. Glad to see all of these positive moves. I miss Louisiana and go home about once a year. I would love to hear from people anywhere, especially the DC/Virginia/Maryland area. Many blessings to all.

Name: Phillip Sylvia
Website: Flako
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Killeen, TX
Time: 1998-01-01 22:08:51
Comments: Hi! Just returned to let everyone know my home page address. When you get time check it out. See Ya!

Name: Phillip Sylvia
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Killeen, Texas
Time: 1998-01-01 21:05:03
Comments: Hi! I am Creole. My family originated from Cane River. My father's name is Franklin Sylvie and my mother's maiden name is Beatrice Sarpy. I frequented Cane River when I was a boy. Just thought I'd check out the latest on Creole history.

Name: MARISA CAGNOLATTI
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: CALIFORNIA
Time: 1997-12-27 08:42:33
Comments: TRACY'S POEM WAS BEAUTIFUL. THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

Name: Jammie Brevelle
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Houma, Louisiana
Time: 1997-12-24 05:09:08
Comments: Just looking for Brevelle's

Name: Lourent C. Thierry-Coons
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: San Diego, CA
Time: 1997-12-19 18:34:14
Comments: Looking for unknown family connections in the LA area to chart a family tree. Surnames Thierry or Dupree in the Opelousas, New Orleans, or the Baton Rouge areas.

Name: Michelle Delacroix
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Orleans
Time: 1997-12-14 05:20:32
Comments: Hi Everyone I am creole and I would like to learn more about my heritage. I would also like to talk with other creoles and find out about Creole events.

Name: Semone Green
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Chicago Ill.
Time: 1997-12-13 20:42:30
Comments: My mother is from Alexandra La. she went to St. James School her name was Dorothy Alexis. I still have relatives there there name is Sampson.

Name: Michael Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Kansas City,now live in Illinois
Time: 1997-12-12 06:55:00
Comments: I typed in Metoyer, and found this web page. Metoyer is my last name, so if possible could you send me any info through e-mail about the creole heritage. I would really appreciate it greatly. Michael Metoyer

Name: Meredith Boudoin
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Hahnville, La now in Houston, TX
Time: 1997-12-11 08:49:00
Comments: I', very interested in learning more about my creole heritage

Name: Meredith Boudoin
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Hahnville, La
Time: 1997-12-11 08:24:00
Comments: I'm a 25 year old female who's just curious about her heritage and would like to know more about creole history.

Name: Angela Llorens McGee (Roberta's Granddaughter)
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: New Orleans, LA.
Time: 1997-11-28 00:02:00
Comments: HI, EVERYONE. GLAD TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WITH FAMILY. I'M THE DAUGHTER OF STEPHEN DONALD LLORENS, GRAND- DAUGHTER OF ROBERTA METOYER LLORENS. I ALSO ENJOYED THE TRACY'S POEM. ANYONE IS WELCOME TO EMAIL ME. THANKS AGAIN.

Name: Eunice V. Cousin - Shands
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Lacombe,La. , now living in Evanston, Il.
Time: 1997-11-26 06:50:00
Comments: Is there a newsletter, if so I would like to know where I can get one. eunibird@webtv.net Thanks

Name: Adrienne Ballare
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Houston, TX
Time: 1997-11-20 05:47:00
Comments: Well I am just writing to let you know that this is a good organization that yall have. I to am creole, my ancestors came from the Hispanola islands and setteled in Louisiana, New York, Florida, and Rhode Island. I know alot about my history because family felt it was very important who we are where I come from. It kinda upsets me that alot of people associates everyone who comes from Louisiana as creoles. It makes me mad because I guess it's my culture and people don't understand the real meaning of creole. I can go on and on about my history and what was taught to me. The only thing I didn't understand is why don't yall have names like Ballare, Prudhomme, Roberts, Botley, Jacques, and Green in yalls directory? Please e-mail me back Thank You, Adrienne Ballare

Name: David Sigur
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alexandria, LA
Time: 1997-11-18 01:25:00
Comments: My name is David Sigur and I'm a sophomore at Stanford University. I was born in Alexandria, but I now live on campus in California. I'm linked to Cane River through my mother - her maiden name is Chelette and her father, Alton, lives on Cane River.

Name: David Sigur
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alexandria, LA
Time: 1997-11-18 01:35:00
Comments: My name is David Sigur and I'm a sophomore at Stanford University. I was born in Alexandria, but I now live on campus in California. I'm linked to Cane River through my mother - her maiden name is Chelette and her father, Alton, lives on Cane River.

Name: Destenie Vital
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Lake Charles, LA
Time: 1997-11-17 21:02:00
Comments: I absolutely love the web page!. What better way to celebrate our culture than by letting the whole world know we exist. I am so proud of our culture, our music, and our language!!! We are a unique people and we are a beautiful people! Let us all celebrate that!

Name: Jennifer Ann Babineaux (Harris)
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Lake Charles, LA
Time: 1997-11-17 15:24:00
Comments: Good to see something from Home. How I miss Arcadia!

Name: DZ Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Originally Los Angeles, now in Sacramento
Time: 1997-11-17 09:17:00
Comments: I hope to find your web page, to be a great help. I'm in the process of greating a family tree and need all the help I can get.

Name: Edmond Lee Harris
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Originally, Baton Rouge
Time: 1997-11-16 20:02:00
Comments: I look forward to seeing what you have to offer, I have been looking for resources that would help me in rooting my son in his heritage.

Name: Racquel Legaux
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Orleans,LA
Time: 1997-11-15 03:46:00
Comments: Thanks for the info

Name: Kathleen Balthazar Heitzmann
Website: The Cane River Trading Co.
Referred by: Net Search
From: New York
Time: 1997-11-14 01:46:00
Comments: It's great to see so many Creoles getting connected via this medium. We are no longer the Forgotten People.

Name: Joe Boutte
Website: Joe's Information Gateways
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: New Orleans
Time: 1997-11-14 00:35:00
Comments: Check out my links on my website and let me know of some others I should add regarding Creole heritage , recipes, culture, and anything that promotes positive information.

Name: Warner Gros
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Seabrook, Texas
Time: 1997-11-13 22:16:00
Comments: Home page looks great. Will visit when you have more history of cajuns names. bookmarked

Name: Antoinette LLORENS DeGrange (Donald's wife)
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: New Orleans
Time: 1997-11-11 20:16:00
Comments: HELLO, EVERYONE OUT THERE on the Creole net.

Name: Merl J. Rachal
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alexandria La.
Time: 1997-11-11 04:42:00
Comments: Hey its me again. Just trying to get this right. Merl The Undertaker

Name: Merl J. Rachal
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alexandria La.
Time: 1997-11-11 04:20:00
Comments: Hey its me again. Just trying to get this right. Merl The Undertaker

Name: Merl J. Rachal
Website:
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From: Melrose- Joseph Ben Metoyer
Time: 1997-11-11 03:51:00
Comments: Hello! How are you doing? We are just fine here in Alexandria La. I recived the poem and really enjoyed it. Hope I will hear from you again. I know you have gotten alot of feed back from the poem. I only hope I can return the pleasure to you one of these days. Keep up the good work! With all my Love Merl J. Rachal The Undertaker!

Name: David L. Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Natchitoches, La.//L.A., Cal.
Time: 1997-11-10 19:50:00
Comments: Enjoyed Tracey's poem. I am always interested in talking or writing to someone back home.

Name: Waldemar Freyre
Website:
Referred by: SimpleNet
From: Nassau County,L.I. N.Y.
Time: 1997-11-09 15:11:00
Comments: I think your poem was very nice! I myself am Creole, yet my origens are Spanish and I was born in Puerto Rico. I think that as Creoles we have very much in common and should work with each other in cementing these ties. I close by wishing you well! Sincerly Waldy Freyre

Name: val caesar
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Louisiana
Time: 1997-11-09 03:40:00
Comments: I currently live in Calif. But was born and raised in southwest La. I can still speak creole with my family in la. Keep the customs and language going.

Name: Alfred Caesar
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Oberlin (Soileau), La
Time: 1997-11-09 00:58:00
Comments: Your poem give me the feeling of walk our gravel roads, late in the evening and even at night coming back from visiting cousins that live across the pastures from us. Before night fell we walked through the pasture, but when darkness came we walked back on the road. Well some time we ran because we thought we heard something behind us. As you would know it was the echo, but then we did not have time to try and figure that out. Well, Thanks for your poem and making me appreciate being a Creole.

Name: Jesse J. Ba;lthazar
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Houston, TExas
Time: 1997-11-08 04:21:00
Comments: I'm Sorry, I don't know my e-mail address, but I wll apply again soon. I am gong to Natchitoches in the morning. I can be reached at (281)438-0171. I am the son of J. Jesse Balthazar, who is the son of Rosa Balthazar, who is the Daughter of TanEmmlie???? I am not sure of the spelling, tonight, but I will correct... jWe have property on Cane River above Hymen Cohn, below J Henry.... I am very interested in contaacting anyone who is interested. I am on the phone wiht my best in the whole world cousin Mathy (Mathew Mullone, Borother of Kerry Mullone, which currently lives on Cane River) and he is helping me with this information. I am going to findd out my E-Mail adress tonight, and I will return it ASAP.

Name: Ann Bonnette-Smith
Website: Huntington Transcription Services
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Sierra Madre, California
Time: 1997-11-07 02:15:00
Comments: I grew up on Isle Brevelle, and I am one of those dedicated to the preservation of our culture and moral values.

Name: Edred Mitchell
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Tuskegee,Alabama
Time: 1997-11-06 04:06:00
Comments: I enjoyed Tracey's vivid and colorful recollections as well as her expressions of family where her pride was shown in the deep love for the people and family of Cane River.Treacey brings to me a warm assurance by reading her poem in that my feelings of connection,often times shunned by my family reflect a special knowledge of romance with nature and a wonderful Creole Culture which stands alone only in what its experience lends.Thank You,Tracey,if not only for your words and feelings but also for your obvious beauty,a inheritance as well,I'm sure.

Name: Debra Ortego
Website: The Book Merchant
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Natchitoches, LA
Time: 1997-11-06 01:58:00
Comments: Tracey's poem is beautiful, from the heart. Thank you for sharing it.

Name: Sharon Baptiste McConnell
Website: Riverside Community College
Referred by: Net Search
From: Galveston, Texas
Time: 1997-11-05 21:01:00
Comments: To Tracey, I read your poem and very much enjoyed it. Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to spend a lot of time in Louisiana even though I have Creole roots through my father. Your poem made me "feel" what it's like to be ther and I appreciate that. Through the Creole Heritage Society, I hope to learn more about my culture and heritage. Thanks to people like your mom and you, this experience is being wonderful. Take care of yourself in the military and know that we all appreciate your contribution to keeping this country free. Perhaps I'll meet you someday. I understand your grandmother lives very close to me here in Riverside, California. Sharon

Name: TCollins
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Los Angeles
Time: 1997-11-05 16:13:00
Comments: no comment...

Name: marisa folse
Website:
Referred by: From Geocities
From: Los Angeles
Time: 1997-10-30 19:18:00
Comments: Although my family is from New Orleans and New Iberia it is great to have this Cane River resource available. I'm looking to develop a creole culture center here in Los Angeles. If anyone knows of any local resources email me. Keep up the great work.

Name: Andrea Chevalier Williams
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Washington, DC
Time: 1997-10-29 16:36:00
Comments: My parents were both from Cane River and I was delighted to find your page. I am also quite excited about joining the St. Augustine Historical Society.

Name: Loren James Roque
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Lodi, California
Time: 1997-10-28 02:15:00
Comments: My lineage is from Roque's who are apparently traced back to France. I am told by my father that we are distantly related to a "Roque" who has been cannonized by the Catholic church and is known (obviously) as Saint Roque. My guess is that they (we) were part of the French Catholics who were exiled to Newfoundland (Acadia). There is very much that I do not know about "our" place in Creole heritage, and I would like to know more!! We are Roman Catholic, and my father is Earl Wilfred Roque Jr. His mother was Emilia Grammer (who was related somehow to an Oscar Grammer) and his father was Earl Wilfred Roque. My Mother is Cajun, but her maiden name is Narcisse. She has said that her father was Choctaw Indian, but she used to drink alot and has said quite a number of things which we usually dismissed. I certainly would like to know more, and I really hope to hear from you!!

Name: Sharon VanMetre
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Vinton, La
Time: 1997-10-26 01:35:00
Comments: I really enjoyed the SAHS site. Janet, you've done a wonderful job!! P.S. The music was soooo cute!!

Name: Irwin J. Jolevare
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Orleans
Time: 1997-10-26 01:16:00
Comments: IM trying to find my roots!

Name: Steven
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Lake Charles, LA
Time: 1997-10-24 02:29:00
Comments: Hello to the Delphins.

Name: Keenan Sarpy
Website: N/A
Referred by: Net Search
From: Valdosta Ga
Time: 1997-10-22 22:37:00
Comments: This is an outstanding site. Encourage everyone else from the Cane River Community (like myself who's living elsewhere) to use this great site to keep up to date with the happenings in our wonderful community. KENO

Name: Joseph Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Houston,Texas
Time: 1997-10-20 13:15:00
Comments: This is wonderful vehicle to reach Cane River descendants and benefit from their knowledge.

Name: Mathilda Christophe
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Melrose, LA
Time: 1997-10-20 04:04:00
Comments: Really enjoyed the music. Presently living in Houston,Tx. Drop me an e-mail anytime.

Name: Keith L. Whitney
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Michigan
Time: 1997-10-20 02:57:00
Comments: Would like more information on my family. My grandfather was James H. Le Blanc of Darrow, La. He lived in Acension Parrish and had 12 children by Sophia Presley. If anyone knows anything about him, please let me know. His eldest daughter is Hazel O. Le Blanc Whitney. Please contact as soon as possible. Thanks

Name: Michael G. Hackett
Website:
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From: St. Augustine's Episcopal Church Metairie, LA
Time: 1997-10-20 02:29:00
Comments: Searching for the pierced heart representing St. Augustine of Hippo. Peace,

Name: Joan Ravare
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Los Angeles
Time: 1997-10-17 22:55:00
Comments: I really like the Creole page!!

Name: Milton Ravare
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Los Angeles
Time: 1997-10-17 22:51:00
Comments: I like the music !!!! But when are you going to change the pictures? I know having my picture on here increases the hit ratio but I'm not getting paid for it. Love ya!

Name: Tina Haines
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: New Orleans, Louisiana
Time: 1997-10-17 20:53:00
Comments: I am a graduate student from the University of Northern Iowa. I am currently taking a class called "Monority Group Relations." As a class assignment, I have to write a paper on my family or origin. I am creole so I need some sources of information on Creole history and culture. I just did net search and that is how I got your homepage. It is nice to know that our culture is not disintergrating like so many people think it is. There are many efforts that are being taken to preserve the Creole culture, especially in Louisiana. My family is proud of their culture and we try to teach it to our young children, its cooking style, music, and language. Please email me on some information that you may have on our culture. Thank you for preserving the Creole culture. Tina Haines UNI Graduate Student

Name: Catherine deCuir
Website: Journals
Referred by: Net Search
From: California
Time: 1997-10-17 20:30:00
Comments: Found you through Cyndi's. Great page. Merci -

Name: Joan Ravare
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: CA
Time: 1997-10-15 03:35:00
Comments: Hi janet it's me Joan

Name: Elizabeth Anita Garnier
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From:
Time: 1997-10-12 23:44:00
Comments: I'm homesick, but not sure for where... Born in Minnesota, roots are in Lousiana, raised in California, past three years have lived in Utah.

Name: Talitha Perkins
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Natchitoches, LA
Time: 1997-10-09 14:14:00
Comments: I look forward to your future advancements!

Name: Sonya Alexander
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Los Angeles, California
Time: 1997-10-08 22:37:00
Comments: This web site has progressed nicely. Keep up the good work. Where can I purchase a copy of the newspaper "Bayou Talk"?

Name: Jared J. Coutee
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Eunice, Louisiana
Time: 1997-10-07 04:45:00
Comments: I am very pleased to view a site devoted to our great Creole heritage. I look forward to returning to Cane River to this October. Geaux Creole!

Name: Franz Laugermann
Website: AG5I HOME PAGE
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Louisiana
Time: 1997-10-05 23:12:00
Comments: Just surfing and ran across your page I am form Louisiana and this is the first time I have ever ran across anything on the CREOLE keep it coming Franz Laugermann

Name: Mischa Lorraine
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Berkeley, California
Time: 1997-10-06 05:51:00
Comments: Good to see this here. Would love to see more information about the area and the socio/economic relationships that have developed.

Name: resa
Website: slutpuppy
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: you
Time: 1997-10-02 15:48:00
Comments: hi mommy

Name: Keenan DeMond Sarpy
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Natchitoches, La.
Time: 1997-09-30 19:22:00
Comments: Feel free to drop me an e-mail anytime. I'm currently living in Valdosta, Ga by way of Natchitoches.

Name: Elena Maria Davillier
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: New Orleans and Slidell/Lacombe
Time: 1997-09-25 03:25:00
Comments: I was doing a search for one of my daughter's students on louisiana indian tribes and found this information. How delighted I was! Will definitely visit again.

Name: Alicia Murphy-Williams
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Oakland
Time: 1997-09-25 01:20:00
Comments: My grandmother is Creole, and I am doing a paper on part of my ethnic background. My grandmother is originally from Lousiania.

Name: Joseph Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Houston,Texas
Time: 1997-09-21 22:22:00
Comments: Kathleen you are doing a terrific job of gathering information on our inheritence.Jean your efforts are appreciated also.

Name: Janet Colson
Website: Creole Heritage & Preservation
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Natchitoches
Time: 1997-09-20 04:18:00
Comments: Testing the guestbook on 9/19/97

Name: Janet Colson
Website: Creole Preservation
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Natch
Time: 1997-09-20 04:04:00
Comments: Hi!



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