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Creole Home Guestbook Archive  - Vol. II
August 30, 1998 - September 9, 1999


Total: 250 guests
Name: Andrew Couty, Jr.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: San Marcos, Texas
Time: 1999-09-06 02:06:02
Comments: At the risk of sounding desperate, I am a 28 yr. old Creole man, working and attending graduate school, who is desperately trying to continue my Creole heritage by marrying a Creole lady! That is very hard to accomplish, especially in Texas! So, if any of you good Creoles know any single Creole ladies(21-30 yrs old)send me an email. I would appreciate it!

Name: James Emile Llorence Jr.
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Detroit, Michigan
Time: 1999-09-06 02:01:33
Comments: I grew up in Melrose and moved to Michigan in 1983. I'm glad to see a web site that cover Cane River area.

Name: Rosalie Delphin-Eugene
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Cane River
Time: 1999-09-04 14:34:18
Comments: I wish my Uncle John a very happy birthday!!!

Name: Mona Gills Collins
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Baton Rouge, LA / living in Erwinville, LA
Time: 1999-09-03 04:12:28
Comments: I am the daughter of Creoles from Lebeau, Louisiana (Gills) and Maringouin, Louisiana (Meyer). GREAT SITE!

Name: Kyle Roberts
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: California
Time: 1999-09-01 20:12:32
Comments: just like to say this homepage is great..pictures of my family that i haven't met yet is very helpful to me. i happen to be related to the Metoyers, Ravares, Juneaus, and of course the Roberts's. Once again the homepage is c'est magnifique...laissez les bons temps rouler

Name: Robin Carvallo
Website: David Legacy
Referred by: From AngelFire
From: Louisiana
Time: 1999-08-31 15:43:13
Comments: You have a wonderful web page. Searching for Davids from France, Canada and United States.

Name: Joe Reason
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Ocean Shores, Wash.
Time: 1999-08-30 04:13:25
Comments: Enjoyed your website and I am part of the Metoyer family

Name: Eric Reason
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Kent Washington
Time: 1999-08-29 22:55:14
Comments: I wanted to find out about my family ,so i asked family members and this how i found .My grandma Estle Reason passed away about years ago I've been looking for family history .I plan to visit new orleans next year . Please cal 253 813-1709 or write to me at 11020 kent kangley rd. Apt. s108 98031 thank you.

Name: Adrianne Edwards-Cieplinski
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Vacherie
Time: 1999-08-29 17:46:51
Comments: I'm always interested in Creole things. I'm a Creole from Vacherie, but i'm married now living in Easton, PA. My dad's from Edgard where my grandmother still lives, right on the river road. It's a hard geneology to trace back more than a few generations, when no one thought to record all the stories. My great-grandmother died a few years back & I was glad to have known her.

Name: Donna Rains Lumberson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Columbus, OH
Time: 1999-08-28 20:53:41
Comments: P.S. I love the music!!!!!! Reminds me of home!!

Name: Donna Rains Lumberson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Columbus, OH
Time: 1999-08-28 20:53:59
Comments: Janet, Looks like you are on to a good thing. Keep up the good work. Donna

Name: Lisa Metoyer
Website: My Home Page
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alexandria, La.
Time: 1999-08-28 19:09:34
Comments: I just want to say hi. My father Nicholas is a direct descendent of Augustin Metoyer. Just catching up on some family history.

Name: Camille Metoyer Moten
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Omaha, Nebraska
Time: 1999-08-28 16:38:15
Comments: How cool to have this "guest book." Look at all the people directly or indirectly related to the Metoyer family. Did Marie Thereze and the frenchman Metoyer have any idea of the number of people that would have this connection all these years later? It does make an individual proud to be a part of such an interesting piece of this country's history.

Name: Michelle Roque De Cuir
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: California/IOrange County
Time: 1999-08-21 04:31:52
Comments: Hi came across your web page, I was born in California, my parents are from New Orleans. Robert H Roque , and Miriam Lucille Relf Roque. My sisters are Mini,Fran,& Sybil. We live in Orange County, I believe we have family in Cane River , New Orleans, New York, and many other places. Keep those red beans cookin !!!

Name: Michelle Roque De Cuir
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: California/IOrange County
Time: 1999-08-21 04:26:33
Comments: Hi came across your web page, I was born in California, my parents are from New Orleans. Robert H Roque , and Miriam Lucille Relf Roque. My sisters are Mini,Fran,& Sybil. We live in Orange County, I believe we have family in Cane River , New Orleans, New York, and many other places. Keep those red beans cookin !!!

Name: GLADIS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: CHICAGO, IL
Time: 1999-08-19 23:59:26
Comments: WAITING PATIENTLY TO RECEIVE ANY NEWS REGARDING EVENTS PLANNED OR ANYTHING AT ALL. THANKS!

Name: GLADIS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: CHICAGO, IL
Time: 1999-08-19 23:57:51
Comments: WAITING PATIENTLY TO RECEIVE ANY NEWS REGARDING EVENTS PLANNED OR ANYTHING AT ALL. THANKS!

Name: Cynthia D. Cooke
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Natchitoches
Time: 1999-08-19 03:23:01
Comments: Hello, just looking at what Natchitoches is today as to what it was years ago. Cynthia

Name: Douglas Martin Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Albuquerque, NM
Time: 1999-08-17 00:03:05
Comments: glad to see that there are other creoles interested in our family lineage

Name: Douglas Martin Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Albuquerque, NM
Time: 1999-08-17 00:07:24
Comments: glad to see that there are other creoles interested in our family lineage

Name: YOUR GOD CHILD
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: LAFAYETTE, LA
Time: 1999-08-09 17:08:49
Comments: IT'S ALMOST TIME FOR YOUR 97TH BIRTHDAY. I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU HELLO. I WILL BE RETIRING BY THE END OF THIS YEAR. HOPE TO DO SOME TRAVELING WHEN I GET GONE FOR THIS PLACE. I PLAN TO COME TO CHICAGO IN SPRING OF THE YEAR FOR A SHORT VISIT. I PLAN TO A BUILD NEW HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY SOMEWHERE AROUND LAFAYETTE THIS SPRING ON COUPLE OF ACRES. ALSO, I PLAN TO HUNT AND FISH THE STATE OF LOUISIANA DURING RETIREMENT. EVERYBODY IN LAFAYETTE IS DOING FINE, JOSEPHINE HAD OPEN HEART SURGERY, CAUSED BY SMOKING CIGARETTES(SHE QUITED). GLO AND BENT JUST BROUGHT 2000 MERCEDES SUV AND THEY ARE DOING FINE. WEATHER BEEN HOT, GOOD THING WE NOT STILL IN THE COTTON BUSINESS, DON'T THINK I COULD CHOP ANYMORE COTTON ON CANE RIVER. WELL! UNCLE TAKE CARE OF YOUR SELF, EAT RIGHT, EXERCISE AND TAKE YOUR PILLS(I DON'T KNOW ABOUT VIAGRA:)BUT UNCLE NORRIS HAVE BIG BOTTLE OF THEM). HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON. PHILLIP

Name: Martrella Morris
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: University of Washington
Time: 1999-08-09 02:21:32
Comments: Like the page. I'm just surfing the net trying to get some general info. on the Creole culture. My creole roots stem from Shreveport, Louisiana so I'm just trying to gather up some background info. on our descendants. Well, keep up the good work on this page!

Name: Melissa Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Attending school in New Orleans
Time: 1999-08-08 16:54:02
Comments: I'm looking forward to the reunion I'm going to be graduating from Xavier University in May 2000. I think my family is going to attend. I have visited the page before just decided to sign in today. All of my roots are in LA. Hope to hear from ya'll.

Name: Chantell M. NABONNE
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Orleans
Time: 1999-08-08 00:10:10
Comments: What a wonderful website! Message to Guest #17, Jared J. Llorens--I would love to read your thesis about the Creole heritage. I'm also a student at Loyola University (I remember meeting you!) I recently wrote a paper about the Creole language. Message to ALL guest/views--I am second generation of the DAVILLIER-NABONNE union of New Orleans. My family roots trace to St. Martinville and St. Tammany Parishes. Anyone with knowledge of my family (or if you'd like to say "hi") contact me anytime! cnabonne@loyno.edu

Name: Gloria (Garrot) McCray
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Kansas
Time: 1999-08-04 14:37:08
Comments: I am a descendent of Leon Garrot of Avoyelles, Louisiana and am interested in all things French and especially the French people who came to this country early in our history.

Name: Orlantha Marine Nin
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: California (parents from New Orleans)
Time: 1999-08-04 01:50:45
Comments: Drop me an e-mail if your last name is Le Blanc or Marine.

Name: Laura Vidrine
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Louisiana
Time: 1999-07-29 17:22:24
Comments: Happy Birthday!! Loved the poem.

Name: Phillip Deshotel Wilson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Catahoula Parish La.
Time: 1999-07-28 16:14:40
Comments: Just surfing trying to trace Deshotel and Montpelier surnames. Not having much luck pdw.

Name: Richard B. LaCour Jr.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Slidell, LA by way of Natchitoches
Time: 1999-07-19 18:02:26
Comments: This is a note of thanks to Joe Metoyer and the "Society" for the latest addition to the web site. The Saint Augustine cemetery list allowed me to verify three generations of my family tree with one web site visit. I have surfed a lot of genealogy web sites and this one is the best. I am equally proud of our heritage and this web site. Keep up the good work. Richard B. LaCour Jr.

Name: Toni Sylvie Proctor
Website: Not developed yet
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: District Hgts, MD
Time: 1999-07-19 14:14:37
Comments: I'm Numa Sylvie's daughter Toni. Daddy Pep and Mama Dolly's large Sylvie family is from Cane River and many today still reside there. I saw many family members and enjoyed reading about how everyone is doing. This is a great site. Hope to see more about our family.

Name: Ian Patin
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1999-07-16 04:16:00
Comments: Hello all, I was born in CA, but the roots are in LA!

Name: EVELYN MARKS (POISSO LINE)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: BROOKELAND TX.
Time: 1999-07-16 03:23:33
Comments: MY FAMILY TREE GOES BACK TO ST.JEAN BABTIST POST. I;M INTERESRED ALSO IN THE MOTEYER FAMILY AS ONE OF MY DESCENDENTS A FREE WOMAN OF COLOR MARIE AGNES POISSO MOTEYER. WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ANY INFO ABOUT EITHER SUBJECT. I;M VERY PROUD OF MY CREOLE HERITAGE AND ENJOY YOUR WEB SITE ALOT. SINCERELY EVELN MARKS

Name: JACQUES BAPTISTE LEVAOU
Website: NOIR L'OUANGA
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: HAITI
Time: 1999-07-15 00:07:17
Comments: HAPPY BASTILLE DAY ! I AM SON TO A GREAT SPIRITUAL MINISTER AND TEACHER. TO UNDERSTAND ONES-TRUE SELFAND IDENTITY IS TO LOOK WITHIN; INTO OUR RICHNESS WITH SPIRITUANITY AND ONENESS WITH THE UNIVERSE. i AM PROUD TO BE CREOLE AND A DECENDANT OF MY AUNT MARIE LEVAOU,WHO WAS OFTEN SHUNNED FOR HER TRADITIONS, "A MAN WHO LIVES FOR NOTHING IS NOT FIT TO LIVE" ........READ, VISIT PLACES LEARN ABOUT OUR HERITAGE AS MIXED UP AS IT CAN OFTEN BE................IT TAKES MORE THAN A WEB PAGE TO BRING A PEOPLE TOGETHER, BUT THIS IS A WONDERFUL BEGINING!

Name: LENNOX JOSEF BOUYER
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: ALEXANDRIA,LA.
Time: 1999-07-14 23:32:07
Comments: J'Ai francais et noir, je DANS LES NUD EN CHICAGO, J'Ai chef in a classical French resturant and would like ta see more about our culinary heritage on the web page. BONSOIR!

Name: Tiarra Presley
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Minneapolis, Mn
Time: 1999-07-11 23:58:15
Comments: Just thought I would click onto the sight, because my great-grandmother was creole from Louisiana and I'm starting to just get involved in history and origins of the creole people and language.

Name: Pam COUTEE-Guillory
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Evangeline Parish, LA /Wichita Falls, TX
Time: 1999-07-11 23:54:37
Comments: Bon Jour Everyone. I am searching for my cousins who may be in the South Texas area. Names are Joseph Calvin Coutee, Christina & Victoria Coutee. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Name: Pat Hilliard
Website: don't have a homepage
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Crowley,Tx. via Shreveport, La.
Time: 1999-07-11 07:06:17
Comments: I am so excited to find this page. My brother has researched a bit of our family tree and we have the book "The Forgotten People". My grandmother's name was Cora Llorens and we think her father's name was Manuel Llorens. We have reason to believe we are decendants of Marie Suzanne Metoyer, Jean Baptisete Anty and Marie Arsent Anty. Would love to hear from anyone who could give more info. on how to find out about our heritage.

Name: Gladis (Grandpre) Collins
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Chicago, IL
Time: 1999-07-07 21:44:29
Comments: I would appreciate knowing everything and anything about the Grandpre family of New Orleans. I have never really known anyone in my father's family. Anything I could finde out would be greatly appreciated.

Name: Harold C. Hines
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: San Antonio, Texas
Time: 1999-06-26 17:54:52
Comments: Have already spoken and visited with Uncle J.T., but wanted everyone responsible for this web site to know how much it is appreciated.

Name: Antoinette Dinet LLorens DeGrange
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: New Orleans
Time: 1999-06-25 19:29:30
Comments: Happy Birthday Mr. John, So happy to see you on the "net". I have not seen you since the time I saw you on the "River". Hope you are well and enjoy many more birthdays. Antoinette(Marion and Omer Dinet's daughter)

Name: Joseph Louis Sarpy
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Chicago, born in Alexandria
Time: 1999-06-25 14:59:59
Comments: I just stumbled into this great site, how happy I am to find it. I saw a lot of familiar names on the guest book and I read every one of your comments. I'm the second son of John O. Sarpy sr. and Henrietta (Christophe) Sarpy. I have two brothers John Otis jr. and Gary Wayne. We still have many relatives on the River. For all of you who want more info. on our Creole heritage, there is a book called "The Forgotten People: Cane Rivers Creoles of Color" by Gary B. Mills. We are indeed a very unique people and I've never been so proud of being Creole as I am today. To see so many of you feel the same warms my heart. feel free to email me any time.

Name: Reonia Laviolette-Ellington
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Oklahoma (originally)
Time: 1999-06-25 08:29:08
Comments: Thanks for sharing our creole world! I really enjoyed your your web page. Good Luck!

Name: Layne Millon
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Los Angeles, California
Time: 1999-06-23 01:46:14
Comments: I was looking for a visitors webpage to post an announcement regarding my mothers birthday and surfed in on this website. Well this is even great and I hope that any of my family members viewing the guestbook will see this message. I would like to say Happy 65th Birthday to my mother Josie Marie Osborn-Millon and also a very Happy Anniversary. My Mother and Father (Ronald Millon), will celebrate their 43rd Anniversary on June 23rd, 1999, same day of my mothers birthday. I wish them many more to come. God bless you Mom on your birthday and also to you and Dad on your wedding anniversary. May you both continue to find love, peace, happiness and joy today, tomorrow and always. Love always, your children and grandchildren.

Name: JOHN L ROSE
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: LOS ANGELES
Time: 1999-06-21 18:02:56
Comments: This is a great page. My mothers family is from Cane River. She was lenora Chelette and we are related to the Sarpy's Metoyer's, Llorences and many others I am sure. I have all ways Loved Cane River every since I was a kid. I was not born there but to me it is my home. Two of my chldren liked it so much they moved down. Michael Rose and Lisa powell and her family live on the river. My son inlaw Brian is on the Sheriff Dept.If I can I will retire there soon.

Name: Roland E. Long
Website: n/a
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Houston, Texas
Time: 1999-06-21 08:21:45
Comments: This is a great project! I enjoyed this site tremendously. Well done! My wife is a creole. Her parents are from St. Martinville and Lafayette, La. One of her childhood friends, Kathy Moran Wilson is from Cane River. A great way to preserve the creole culture and especially for our creole children. Roland

Name: Karin Lacour-Rivers
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Chicago/ born in Baton Rouge
Time: 1999-06-19 13:03:15
Comments: Just looking for information about the creole heritage. Would love to correspond on-line with anyone interesting in discussing our rich creole heritage.

Name: Carlee Cox
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Coushatta now,originally Natchitoches
Time: 1999-06-19 02:44:09
Comments: I especially enjoyed the poem "Creole Sunset" by Tracey Colson. It is truely good for all of God's children to be proud of thier heritage...

Name: Chrislyn Davis
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Atlanta, Ga
Time: 1999-06-16 15:12:16
Comments: Please send information about your culture and African orgin

Name: Maria Peters
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Mississippi
Time: 1999-06-12 00:50:27
Comments: My family (Grandmother's family) is originally from Bay St. Louis, MS (Barabino/Collins). My Grandfather's family was from Caine River, LA (Williams). I was trying to find out about my "Creole History", because very little was passed down through the generations. I just stumbled upon this website.

Name: Maria Peters
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Mississippi
Time: 1999-06-12 00:47:43
Comments: My family is originally from Bay St. Louis, MS. I was trying to find out about my "Creole History", because nothing was passed down through the generations. I just stumbled upon this website.

Name: Barbara Conant DeCuir
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Natchitoches
Time: 1999-06-11 20:40:31
Comments: Happy Birtday, I am James and Lois Conant's oldest daughter.

Name: MaLinda Ravare
Website: The Family of Carl J. Ravare
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Las Vegas
Time: 1999-06-10 18:09:02
Comments: So sorry I missed the Creole Conference! Won't be missing anything else.

Name: LEROY FEIST
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: BEAUMONT, TX
Time: 1999-06-04 15:29:54
Comments: FINALLY! A GROUP CELEBRATING OUR HERITAGE! MY MOM IS FROM GUEYDAN & DADDY IS FROM RAYNE. I GREW UP ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE RIVER IN BEAUMONT, TEXAS. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!

Name: Colar
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: New Roads/Bsaton Rouge, LA
Time: 1999-06-04 02:51:09
Comments: We are living in Florida and were searching for reminders of home on the internet.

Name: Kathie Sarpy Roque
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Chicago-Reside on Cane River now!
Time: 1999-06-03 15:47:00
Comments: Your website is great!

Name: John Robert Kenner
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: family of origin from Loiusanna
Time: 1999-06-03 03:59:40
Comments: Trying to find more about my family . I would appeciate any and all help . Unfortunely my father and mother died before I had enough brains to ask them more about the family history . Now I want to pass down my history to my children .

Name: Euprosine Jamet
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Houston
Time: 1999-06-01 20:29:04
Comments: How wonderful to find an entire community of creoles in cyberspace! I'm simply delighted! God Bless!

Name: Julia Potts
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: born in Tyler, Texas
Time: 1999-05-31 05:57:53
Comments: Happy birthday to a fine gentleman!

Name: Stephanie Wilson
Website: tribalspirit inc.
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: New York City
Time: 1999-05-26 15:28:11
Comments: This is too fabulous! I really get a sense of the pride & joy of this beautiful family and the diversity of being of African descent.

Name: Amanda Hempy
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Kansas
Time: 1999-05-25 19:00:47
Comments: My boyfriend is related to Augustin Metoyer. We found a postcard at his grandmothers home that contained his picture so we decided to find the church. His family and I were very pleased to see the picture of him hanging in the church. It happened to be the same picture that is on the postcard. We would like more personal or any other information about Augustin and his family. Just to let you know my boyfriends family name is Lewis. The relation is on his mothers side and her maiden name is Pryor. Thanks for your time Amanda Hempy

Name: Joseph (Ferdie) & Nedra Moran
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Homewood, Il.
Time: 1999-05-21 22:51:13
Comments: Hi! To all my relatives and friends from Cane River, decendents, transplants and all the good people that have experience all the comraderie and fun times as we have. We love you all and we hope you continue to keep us informed ao all the Cultural and Historical events on Cane River.

Name: Victor Haydel
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Orleans
Time: 1999-05-21 02:28:13
Comments: I have relatives all over LA. My father is JV Haydel and I am a decendent from Victoran Haydel. My aunt Alva's maiden name is Darensberg and she is from around Cane river. Thought I would stop by and see what is going on.

Name: Robyn Nicole Webb
Website: Mi Familia
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: born in Pineville, LA; live in Fredericksburg, VA
Time: 1999-05-19 18:56:45
Comments: hi, everyone! i have lots of family in natchitoches--dukes, rachals, lacours, metoyers, etc. check out my website...maybe you have some info about my family!

Name: GREG FACIANE
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: AURORA COLORADO
Time: 1999-05-13 21:42:23
Comments: WILL STAY IN TOUCH

Name: NIKKI LACOUR
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: NATCHITOCHES
Time: 1999-05-13 20:40:44
Comments: This is a great site for creoles.

Name: Allaina M. Howard
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Currently living in Colorado.
Time: 1999-05-11 17:49:41
Comments: I was born and raised in New Orleans, LA but currently live in Golden, CO.

Name: Diana Davis
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Carmel, Indiana
Time: 1999-05-11 15:22:50
Comments: I just wanted to say that I think you have done a Great Job with not only this web page, but everything! THANK YOU for all of your hard work in researching the geneology of the Balthazar family,...Lance and the kids have learned so much about "their roots" because of you!...Thank You Again!!

Name: Arlene Frances Desselles
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Marksville
Time: 1999-05-08 18:47:51
Comments: I am from Marksville, Louisiana. I now live in Atlanta. I've signed the guess book last year, however I have a new email address and I want to stay current on creole geneology. You're doing a great job with this website.

Name: Lisa Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alexandria, LA
Time: 1999-05-07 14:57:45
Comments: I am a descendent of Augustin Metoyer. I can't get accurate information from my father/uncles. Maybe you can help.

Name: Lisa Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alexandria, LA
Time: 1999-05-07 14:57:56
Comments: I am a descendent of Augutin Metoyer. I can't get accurate information from my father/uncles. Maybe you can help.

Name: SANDRA TOUSSAINT-CRIPPEN
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: BUFFALO NY 14215
Time: 1999-05-06 20:39:31
Comments: I AM PROUD TO BE A CREOLE. I'VE BEEN IN BUFFALO NY FOR 18YEARS. I AM ORIGINALLY FROM OPELOUSAS. BESIDES MY BROTHER DARREL TOUSSAINT IS AN ASSISTANT COACH AT THE UNIVERSITY THERE. THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR WEB PAGE.

Name: Denise LaSonde
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: atlanta, ga
Time: 1999-05-05 23:26:15
Comments: I was surfing the net trying to find out my information about my fathers family. from what i have been told my grandfather was born in Louisianna to french and indian parents. His last name is LaSonde. if anyone knows of any other LaSonde's please let me know. trying to get this family tree together has been ruff.

Name: Lisa Champagne Crain
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Houston, Texas
Time: 1999-05-05 20:54:03
Comments: I am originally from Rayne, Louisiana. My relatives are from St. Martinville, Lake Charles and Lafayette. My maiden name is Champagne and my mother's maiden name is Jolivette.

Name: BrandyWine Williams
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Burlington County, NJ
Time: 1999-04-30 17:40:52
Comments: I found out about 4 years ago that my family had the heritage of Creole. I have surfed onto the Internet so many times to try and find out what " Creole" really is since I've never heard about it until then. As for the Creole web sight, I am glad that we have one, so that we could know more about each other and our unique and colorful heritage.

Name: Emitte Roque
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Cane River now residing in Houston, Texas
Time: 1999-04-29 22:59:41
Comments: Uncle John T hope you have a great day. Our love from Emitte Mary Little Emitte and Sean.

Name: MaLinda W. Ravare
Website: Ravare Creole Family
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Marksville, Los Angeles, Las Vegas
Time: 1999-04-28 17:42:09
Comments: Last year I had the enormous privledge of being an Exhibitor at the Natchitoches NSU Folk Festival, July 17 & 18, 1998. The theme was Celebrating Louisiana's Creoles, Their Communities and Culture. That was my first trip to "Cane River" and it won't be my last! Janet told me that legend says, "if you drink the water, you will return". I drank a lot of water, and since I have been back in Las Vegas, a day hasn't gone by without that desire to return to the River cropping up in my thoughts. I can't wait to walk into St. Augustines Church, feel the presence of the ancestors, Pray for us all, and then walk through the cemetery and touch the headstones. I can't wait to eat the best meatpies in the world. I can't wait to sit on the front porch swing, sip tea, smell the flowers, admire the Magnolias and watch the beautiful snow white Egrets in play across the River. I drank a lot of that water and Praise God, don't have to wait long. I will be there in May for The Creole Conference! Now, I just have to hope that Janet allows me to do all the things I want to do at a slow pace. But she won't! She will work me as usual, and I will Love every minute of it. But I will get to do all I want to do, even if I have to run and do it! LOL. See you all very soon!

Name: M. Mettoyer
Website:
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From: Live in Boston..but from down South
Time: 1999-04-28 01:30:05
Comments: Hi! I tried posting to this page guestbook the other night, but it didn't work. I have recently moved from down South to Boston for some graduate work. I am VERY homesick. It is great to have found this site!! I hope to find others like myself inthe Boston area. I am presently studying at Boston University. I went to Lafayette U. for my undergraduate degree. I am part of the "Mettoyer clan", hence the name. Like I said, I am very homesick, and am finding it hard to find other Creoles here in this area. I am also finding it hard to FIND some GOOD southern' cookin'.

Name: Sylvia Gates Carlisle
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Los Angeles, Ca
Time: 1999-04-26 21:29:51
Comments: refered to this site by another creole on the net. great site. interested in folks living near lafayette, arnaudville and the bayou teche. last names: mcpherson, taylor, thorne

Name: Tamara Prince
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Calif
Time: 1999-04-26 18:17:33
Comments: Hi Janet, MaLinda Ravare shared your website with me. I am Tammy Norwood, Mazie Norwood's youngest daughter. Your aunt Gertie's grand daughter. Your website is great. Trying to make it down with MaLinda for the May Creole celebration. Sounds like a lot of fun. How are you and your family? Lookin forward to coming to La. and learning all about our roots. It'll be my first visit.... Talk to you soon....

Name: Linda Head
Website:
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From: Los Angeles
Time: 1999-04-25 06:24:38
Comments: Wow! So much history, so much culture. Both Creole and Cajun combined. I could spend hours justing pressing the arrow down button just to read all the different names and see which ones I know. My Mom was Gloria Du Castaing also Creole and born in New Orleans. Her Dad was Charles(Charlie) DuCasting and they moved to Chicago in the late 50s I think and he opened up Charlie's Fish Market. She's up in heaven now cooking for the angels, I'm certain, and boy do I miss her hot calas in the morning and that great seafood gumbo with toasted french bread in the evening. Other relatives are the Meteyes, the LeCense's and the Harleaux's. I'm open to any email with any news and any history. Seems like we're all related somehow anyway if not by surnames definitely by the culture. Keep up the great job!

Name: Benjamin Stevens
Website:
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From: Born in Lafayette, La, Raised on a farm in Grand Prairie-north of Washington, La.
Time: 1999-04-24 14:37:39
Comments: It's wonderful to know that our culture is finally being recognized in this great melting pot. The poem "Creole Sunset" is absolutely stunning. I also write poetry on our Creole culture. My manuscript now consist of 185 poems. Several were published and others hang in museums and cultural centers in south Louisiana. Some competed and won national contests. I am indeed inspired to write more!......My families are Thibodeaux, Bihm, Jacques, Slaughter, Comeaux, Chevis, Tissonneaux (Tezeno), Laviolette, Lasonde, Celestine, all free people of color traced back to about the early 1700's.

Name: Vonja Kirkland-Dempsey
Website:
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From: Residing in San Antonio,Texas
Time: 1999-04-21 14:52:53
Comments: Happy Birthday!

Name: Dolores Green Orme
Website:
Referred by: From WWW.LPAGE.COM
From: Natchez, Louisiana
Time: 1999-04-20 15:56:28
Comments: I was born in this area but left at a young age. I still have many people in this area and Alexandria. My mom is buried at St. Augustine along with many other relations. I am very interested in the history and preservation. I could not access membership on line application. Thanks.

Name: Asya Johnson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Los Angeles, CA
Time: 1999-04-20 04:02:27
Comments: I'm so glad to have found this site!! I'm from L.A., but my mother's(Jennifer Aubry) family is from New Orleans, and my father (Joseph "Tommy" Johnson) was born there. My grandfather is Edris Aubry, a great Creole man who taught me much of my Creole heritage, and to never forget who I am. My Grandmother, Alimeda Aubry, came to L.A. with him and thier children for better opportunity. The Aubry's are one of the larger creole families in Los Angeles, which has a good sized Creole population. Check out Creolefest in August, and the Bayou Talk Newspaper, both tributes to our unique and beautiful heritage. I attend Loyola University, New Orleans, and am in the process of collecting information on Creoles, especially the Creole language. Send me any and all info you can share!!! asyamena@go.com

Name: kristen h
Website:
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From: Connecticut
Time: 1999-04-19 21:01:21
Comments: HELP!!!! okay, hi, im kristen and im in 8th grade. recently, our language arts class in school was assigned a reasearch paper on a topic that you had to choose from a list. the paper has to be 3 - 5 pages long!!! since im a big fan of v.c. andrews, i chose the topic " what its like to be a creole " and thought it would be easy, after having read v.c.'s landry series. i thought a creole was a well- off decendent of the french ancestry. well, as i went on the internet and searched for the word " creole " im ffinding out that all creoles aren't very well- off and that creoles are of spanish and french ancestry. now im having a hard time gathering info and i am finding that most of the web sites linked with the word " creole " are about cooking. i need help!!! please, if you have time, e-mail me at heavenangel2@hotmail.com ( NOT heavenangel 12, some people think it is heavenangel 12 and not heavenangel 2 ) i would really appreciate it if you could tell me some stuff about creoles, their life, culture, backround, ect. thanx for your time!!! i really will apprecate it!!!

Name: Vera Severin
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Cane River
Time: 1999-04-19 01:14:19
Comments: Happy Birthday and we miss you. Remember the card game

Name: Bonnie
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Missouri
Time: 1999-04-17 06:08:17
Comments: your site is really nice but would like to see more historical information on Creole Culture.

Name: Paul Franco
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Pflugerville, Texas
Time: 1999-04-14 05:34:40
Comments: When I was growing up I never knew who I really was. My mother only knew a little of her mother and fathers past. She didn't know of any relatives beyond that. In 1991 after being out of the Army for 2 years I promised my mother that I would find her family so she would know where she came from. In 1996 I found them. I found my mothers family in Liberty, Texas. They were Creole and had settled there from Lafayette, La. around 1900. Now we know who and what we are and we have generations of family members that we never new existed. After meeting my new family members I am now proud to call myself Creole. I didn't live the life, but I have the blood and heart of a Creole. Thanks, Paul Franco of the Herbert and Godfrey family

Name: Nomia Hunter- Gilbert
Website:
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From: Seattle, WA
Time: 1999-04-14 00:58:01
Comments: I grew u in St. Maurice, Louisiana; the daughter of Seymour Mack Hunter and Ethel Mae Rodgers Hunter. I am researching our family history and am interested to know of our family's connection to Clementine Hunter and other Hunters on Cane River. My father's cousin, Leroy Hunter, lived in Natchitoches Parish all of his life and my Aunt Mattie and family are also life long residents. Any relatives ? I'd love to hear from you. The Hunter Family 1999 Reunion will be the fourth of July weekend at the old New Enterprise School Auditorium in St. Maurice. We would love to see some of you there. I'd love to hear from you. Cousin Nathan?

Name: J. S. Hutson
Website:
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From: Mississippi
Time: 1999-04-09 06:06:20
Comments: bravo!!!

Name: Vergil Balthazar
Website:
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From: houston, tx
Time: 1999-04-08 05:55:11
Comments: This is great how we are sticking together

Name: Jacqueline Beaudoin Thomson
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Staten Island, New York
Time: 1999-04-06 17:49:50
Comments: AuntyJJ@hotmail.com. Now I know why somes messages appear twice. My screen disappeared in the middle of my message and didn't come back. To the Boudoin who was looking for relatives. I believe that all Beaudoins come from the same source i.e. Reneau Beaudoin of Cloutierville. I am Beaudoin, Delphin and Llorens but the Llorens part is complicated and I don't know where we fit in. Please add my address to your address book, any and all interested.

Name: Aliya C. Mathews
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Dallas, Texas
Time: 1999-04-05 19:44:50
Comments: "...When I was younger, I was raised to believe that my culture was unique and rich and alive. That there was nothing that could ever take away the pride of my heritage. That my people-the "forgotten people" of La Région d'Îsle Brevelle in Natchitoches, Louisiana-contributed greatly to the history of the United States. And, for a long time, I thought that the Creoles were the only people in the world. It is "the land that time forgot." But it is mine. The people are mine…les Créoles: every bit of the French, the Spanish, the African, and the Indian in us. The bayou music… zydeco: Keith Frank and the Soileau Band, the accordions, the Eunice two-step, the yélé, Les Bleus de Crève Faim, Y-Ki-Ki Slims. The language…Créole… our own pidgin dialect, a so-called corruption of the sophisticated French, spoken on street corners, written on signs and billboards, taught in schools, learned in the home: Laissez les bons temps rouler…Oh yé yaille…Coucou…C'est la vie…Maumau et Paupau…Ce n'est pas mon faut. The food: boudin, cracklings, andouille, filet, étoufée, pralines, bestioles ("crawdaddies"), gumbo, jambalaya, mirleton, beignets, meat pies…the famous Lausanne café. The values…Catholicism, the preservation of cultural identity, the demand for recognition in a "politically correct" society, the value of education instilled within our children, the "Southernness" of our souls. I have been to Melrose many times. And at Melrose, I have found myself. So I sit and watch the faces of the visitors…wondering if they know. There is so much to Creole culture…so many things to cherish. And I often lay back and gaze into the sun, then close my eyes. I breathe in the air, the soil, the purity of everything around me. I take in all that I know. They are beautiful thoughts… These visions of divinity dance about within my head, and I am proud." (excerpts from one of my college essays on race)

Name: Aliya C. Mathews
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Dallas, Texas
Time: 1999-04-05 19:33:09
Comments: I am a descendant of the Metoyer/Balthazar clan, and I am so happy that this page and others like it exist! I have been very interested in my heritage, and have taken liberty to tell as many people as I can about it. I think it is wonderful that there are those who continue to educate others who tend to confuse us with the Cajuns. We are different, and our contributions to the history of the United States--which remain virtually unknown by others--are great. I am proud of my heritage, and I think that if others knew about it, they would be as well.

Name: DepLam Normand
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Orleans, Carencro
Time: 1999-04-01 00:36:24
Comments: I live in Seattle now and I'm looking for a creole "pen pal" or to join the newsletter

Name: Kevin Thompson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alabama and Upstate New York
Time: 1999-03-31 16:43:16
Comments: I have only recently come to accept a Creole identity, because I wrongly believed that calling myself a Creole was somehow a denial of my African-American identity. Now I know this is false. Creoleness is a profound expression of my Africanness, and I want to embrace it. My grandparents are from Louisiana and Mississippi, with a heritage of African, Creek Indian, and various Europeans, probably French and English. I speak Spanish, a wee bit of French and Muskogee (Creek Indian). I have always been interested in Louisiana culture. I have always felt our family had a noticeable psychological difference from other Black people, and now I believe this was our Creoleness coming through. The Creek Tribes now play the "blood quantum" game to decide who is pure enough to be Indian. I am not pure anything. Will I be accepted as a Creole? Many Creole peoples from other lands, Jamaica, Cape Verde, etc,have assumed I was Creole. That got me thinking. They saw my Creoleness before I did. Am I welcome in your organization?

Name: Jerome J LeDuff
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Southfield MI 48075-1985
Time: 1999-03-31 07:48:32
Comments: I was born in Alexandria LA; to Mary Elizabeth Esnault and Octave LeDuff. I can trace my maternal and paternal heritage to Marie-Therese Coin-Coin and Pierre Metoyer. I would like any information available to trace the Esnault and LeDuff families; please give my name and e-mail address to anyone who might know someone with these last names. Thank you!

Name: E. Bailey
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Orleans, LA
Time: 1999-03-31 04:05:42
Comments: I am happy to that I am not the only one that considers themself creole.

Name: Rachi mccan Pichon
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: nawlins
Time: 1999-03-30 06:35:15
Comments: Creole Unity this is great

Name: L.V. (LaVergne) P. Randolph III
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Boston, MA
Time: 1999-03-29 21:44:46
Comments: Ok Here goes..... Both parents Creole from New Orleans, Mother surname JEFFERSON, and Father RANDOLPH., English influence is HEAVY but both my great-grandmothers on my mother's side and one on father's were fluent in Creole(language ended there, but identification and marriage within creole continued)We have traced back to England/France/Africa, and to two figures in American history (Spanish and American Indian are vague). Other names are ROWE(N.O. Land owner),Cambelle( from N.O. but settled in TN., organizers in NAACP & Attorneys in Tenn, and (lincoln)Republicans). Rest of family is now in Algiers and "UPTOWN" I was Born and raised in Boston (I am a student in my 20's), as my parents came here for education. I share the name of my Father and Grandfather. Father's family also Inherited Plantaion land in D'Lo MS. Mother's father was restauranteur and buisness owner in N.O. Before that there were Blacksmiths,Preachers,Vendors, Bar and restauraunt owners, and of course Farmers. as I understand am 7th generation (6 FREEMEN) in AMERICA. If anything sounds familiar please e-mail Lrando4869@aol.com. I woulld love to hear from you. If you are anywhere in the NORTHEAST please contact!!!

Name: L.V. (LaVergne) P Randolph III
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Boston, MA by way of N.O. LA
Time: 1999-03-29 19:38:03
Comments: I cannot tell you how happy I am to have seen this page and know that there is a Creole presence on the internet!!! Being in New England there are not many reminders of our heritage other than a warped sense of culinary taste and at best, references to "THE MOVIE" Eve's Bayou. I welcome any information and email on this subject. Hey, if you just wanna talk about what it means to be creole...i'm here!!

Name: Kenneth Snaer
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: oceanside,ca
Time: 1999-03-27 07:31:29
Comments: I enjoyed your web page very much, I will be back often. Thanks

Name: Bernard(bone)metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Natchitoches,La now in houston
Time: 1999-03-25 21:37:26
Comments: I'm from natchitoches, now in Houston,son of Morrel Metoyer and Mathilda(Metoyer)Metoyer, Ihave 1 sister and 4 brothers, Emily(Mae Lee)Christophe, David,James,John L., and Donald,My Grand parents are C.N.(son) Metoyer and Josephine Monnett, on my father's side and A.C.Metoyer and Emily(Roque)Metoyer,on my mother's side, enjoy your web page thanks

Name: BERNARD(BONE) METOYER
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: NATCHITOCHES NOW IN HOUSTON,TX.
Time: 1999-03-25 07:51:45
Comments: I'm from natchitoches,son of Morrell Metoyer and Mathilda(Metoyer)Metoyer,I have 1 sister and 4 brothers,Emily(mae lee)Christophe, David,James,John L.,and Donald my grand parents C.N.(SON)Metoyer and Josephine Monnett,on my father's side and A.C.Metoyer and Emily(Roque)Metoyer,on my mother's side, enjoy your web site

Name: BERNARD(BONE) METOYER
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: NATCHITOCHES NOW IN HOUSTON,TX.
Time: 1999-03-25 07:49:31
Comments: I'm from natchitoches,son of Morrell Metoyer and Mathilda(Metoyer)Metoyer,I have 1 sister and 4 brothers,Emily(mae lee)Christophe, David,James,John L.,and Donald my grand parents C.N.(SON)Metoyer and Josephine Monnett,on my father's side and A.C.Metoyer and Emily(Roque)Metoyer,on my mother's side, enjoy your web site

Name: John L Metoyer sr.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Houston Texas via Natchitoches
Time: 1999-03-24 03:53:28
Comments: You guys are doing a great job. Keep up the good work.I will be around again soon.I saw several people i know so feel free to e mail me anytime.

Name: Phyllis Angelle Roy
Website:
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From: Carencro, LA
Time: 1999-03-23 05:32:36
Comments: This is a great page. In the area of Lafayette, LA, there is an organization named CODOFIL. They support, promote and allocate funds only to the other culture that the Tourism industry is pushing. There were people here before they arrived. Traced family tree back to Africa and France. Family Names: France: Pierre Batiste Mercier ----- Africa: Catherine X and Merante X documentation on hand to prove it. THIS PAGE IS GREAT. . . . . SIGNED ME. . . . MSCREOLE. . . . CREOLE TO THE BONE!

Name: Mr. Soze
Website: Marquis de Soze
Referred by: Net Search
From:
Time: 1999-03-22 23:25:54
Comments: Hello. I just added your site to my multiracial page.If anyone know would like to submit a poem or essay about the creole or multiracial experience to my site. Let me know :) http://www.geocities.com/soho/den/4969

Name: Mike Monette
Website:
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From: chicago via Cane River
Time: 1999-03-17 02:33:56
Comments: Stumbled upon this website,while taking course on use of the internet. So happy that I did. Always interested in information on our beautiful people. Keep up the great work.1

Name: Clifford L. and Beverly A. Babin Woods
Website: The Woods
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Maryland, Louisiana, Texas
Time: 1999-03-12 23:45:54
Comments: Great Site!! Would like to learn more about your organization in our efforts to search our roots. My people are originally from Lafayette, Maurice, Abbeville, etc. My husbands people are from St. James and Terrebonne Parishes. He is from the New Orleans area and I'm from Galveston Island, Texas. Love the music!!

Name: Franchelle Lewis-Marshman
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1999-03-09 03:38:04
Comments: Your Web site is Great! My mother is Yvonne Theresa Norwood, and my father is James Lee Lewis. My mother has two sisters and one brother. Elizabeth (LaCour), Emma (Mason) and Paul Norwood. My maternal grandmother (Emma) adopted another child, Lawrence when he was just a baby. My father has four brothers and one sister; Roudolph (Buddy), Paul, William(Billy), Joseph(Joe) and Ann. My sister is Faybette. She is also a Marshman. It's so good to see that our culture and heritage is being recognized. So wonderful to be included in the family of the most beautiful people in the world! I will check this Web Site often to see what my people are up to! Marcia LaCour! It's great to see that you are doing well! Give your mother and father a kiss for me! Thanks for the suggestion on the book!

Name: Kelley Honore'-Johnson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1999-03-06 07:10:52
Comments: I was simply browsing and to my surprise, found this site. It is delightful to see so many Creoles who share my deep sense of cultural pride. My parents were both from Alexandria. On my fathers side, we are related to the LaCour's, Rachal's, Metoyer's, Moran's, and Monette's. On my mother's side, the Williams' and Desselle's. I commend the creators of this website. It is beautifully crafted and I support you in your efforts!

Name: Marcia LaCour-Little
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: born in Los Angeles (now in St. Louis, Missouri)
Time: 1999-03-02 04:59:14
Comments: I'm Marcia Joan LaCour-Little (ne LaCour). I was born in Los Angeles in 1954 (Transfiguration and St. Eugene's Church/schools) and have lived in St. Louis, Missouri for 2.5 years now. I'm Creole and my roots are in New Orleans for several generations. My husband and I have moved a bit and I get homesick for something FAMILIAR, so READING THE CREOLE GUESTBOOK has been especially WONDERFUL! (I've contacted MANY folks on the list already.) My father is Martin Ignatius LaCour (born 1923) His parents: Nina DeCUIR and Joseph LaCour. That entire family (Joseph and Nina LaCour, and their grown children: Joseph Jr., Irma (Mrs. George BADON), Gladys (Mrs. Gilbert LANOIX, Sr.) Martin, and Rudolph and their spouses and children) all eventually moved the Los Angeles in the 1950s. My mother was born Ella Elizabeth LAVIZZO. Her brother, Edward (wife Rachel Stanley) and their children also moved Los Angeles, around the late 1950s, leaving Fredrick Sylvester Lavizzo and Neomie LaVizzo HAYDEL (Mrs. Whitney M. Haydel, Sr. of Wylon Products/Mecos, Inc.) in New Orleans. My sibblings: Donna Garza, Sylvia Chambers (deceased) and Martin S. Thanks for this site. BYE! Note: I've found an interesting academic work called "Creole New Orleans. Race and Americanization." Edited by Arnold R. Hirch and Joseph Logsdon, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA 70893. 1972.

Name: Marcia LaCour-Little
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: born in Los Angeles (now in St. Louis, Missouri)
Time: 1999-03-02 04:56:54
Comments: I'm Marcia Joan LaCour-Little (ne LaCour). I was born in Los Angeles in 1954 (Transfiguration and St. Eugene's Church/schools) and have lived in St. Louis, Missouri for 2.5 years now. I'm Creole and my roots are in New Orleans for several generations. My husband and I have moved a bit and I get homesick for something FAMILIAR, so READING THE CREOLE GUESTBOOK has been especially WONDERFUL! (I've contacted MANY folks on the list already.) My father is Martin Ignatius LaCour (born 1923) His parents: Nina DeCUIR and Joseph LaCour. That entire family (Joseph and Nina LaCour, and their grown children: Joseph Jr., Irma (Mrs. George BADON), Gladys (Mrs. Gilbert LANOIX, Sr.) Martin, and Rudolph and their spouses and children) all eventually moved the Los Angeles in the 1950s. My mother was born Ella Elizabeth LAVIZZO. Her brother, Edward (wife Rachel Stanley) and their children also moved Los Angeles, around the late 1950s, leaving Fredrick Sylvester Lavizzo and Neomie LaVizzo HAYDEL (Mrs. Whitney M. Haydel, Sr. of Wylon Products/Mecos, Inc.) in New Orleans. My sibblings: Donna Garza, Sylvia Chambers (deceased) and Martin S. Thanks for this site. BYE! Note: I've found an interesting academic work called "Creole New Orleans. Race and Americanization." Edited by Arnold R. Hirch and Joseph Logsdon, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA 70893. 1972.

Name: Nathlynn Dellande
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Orleans
Time: 1999-02-27 20:35:40
Comments: My name is Nathlynn Dellande, my mother's name is Joyce Maury, Daughter of Gilbert and Clara O'Brien Maury (Clara was raised in Gramercy). My husband's name is Lawrence Dellande, son of Albert and Eva Moreau Dellande. Albert's sister is Matilda Dellande DeGrange (now decease). My husband and I have two children, Eric and Ashton Dellande and are very proud of our creole heritage.

Name: Eunice V. Cousin-Shands
Website:
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From: Lacombe, La. , Now living in Evanston, Illinois
Time: 1999-02-27 10:40:03
Comments: Hi to everyone in Lacombe

Name: Jimmy,Carolyn Llorens
Website: Do not have one
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Chicago IL.
Time: 1999-02-26 08:36:30
Comments: Hi Everyone one the river and in Chicago OH i think this page is so neat. For thos on the River i am a Grand- doughter of Louis, Annie LaCour Doughter of Milton,Felicia LaCour. my husband Is Grandson of Jessie,Dolly Sylvie and son of James,Rosa Llorens. Hat's off to everyone that works on this Page!!!!!!! GREATJOB!!!!!!! We would like to here from everyone Dollpep@aol.com Hi Philup,Joe, F-j,Lisa John, Jennie, Tammy,Dave .Love to everyone Carolyn,Jimmy Llorens

Name: Joe Murphey, Jr.
Website:
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From: Longview, Texas
Time: 1999-02-23 04:59:52
Comments: I am the g-g-g-great grandson of Jean Baptiste Brevell. I am decended from his daughter Marie Louise. I know both he and his son J.B., Jr. are buried on Isle Brevell. Does anyone know exactly where either or both are buried? I would like to visit. Also, exactly where is "Isle Brevell"? I haven't been able to identify the geographical boundaries...... Just a lost soul looking for his kinfolks!

Name: Beverly Babin Woods
Website: The Woods Family
Referred by: Net Search
From: Accokeek, Maryland
Time: 1999-02-22 04:45:29
Comments: Originally I'm from Galveston Island, Texas. My family, the Babin's, Hendersons, Chargois' and Williams have deep roots in Louisiana. I think by now we all are aware of the vast roots of the Creole people in Louisiana, and those who have migrated to other parts of the U.S.and abroad. The history is fascinating and has in the past been extemely exclusive. The talents and culture of the people should be known by all. Many think it is extremely color coded and divisive, however I believe it is morally and culturally divided. There should be open discussion and debate on the good and the distasteful culture of the Creole. There is confusion regarding the color cast in the Creole culture. I'm proud to be a African American Creole. Some of my people are mulattos, some are quadroons, some of octoroons, but the majority are of the Creole culture. Let me hear from you. Thanks for the opportunity to comment.

Name: Esperanza Coco
Website: THE LOUISIANA CONNECTION
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Lacombe Louisiana
Time: 1999-02-21 02:33:31
Comments: I am very interested in any information you have on creole families that settled north of New Orleans in Slidell, Lacombe, and Mandeville .

Name: Brenda A. Saizan
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Gretna, LA
Time: 1999-02-20 03:48:36
Comments: I'm glad to know about others interested in preserving the Creole culture. Many people I meet today do not know we exist. Please place my name on any mailing lists or listserves to learn more about Creole heritage and activities.

Name: Brenda A. Saizan
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Gretna, LA
Time: 1999-02-20 03:43:01
Comments: I'm glad to know about others interested in preserving the Creole culture. Many people I meet today do not know we exist. Please place my name on any mailing lists or listserves to learn more about Creole heritage and activities.

Name: Elton Frederick
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Davant, Louisiana. Now living in Bell Chasse, LA near New Orleans
Time: 1999-02-19 03:42:24
Comments: After a suggestion from a friend that we start our own Creole Network, I was surfing the net looking for information on Louisiana Creoles and found this site. I hope to expose my kids to more creole culture and this seems like a good place for information. It seems that in the New Orleans area, a lot of young people don't know much about their Creole heritage and some seem to be asshamed of it.

Name: Paula Benitha Maria LaCour
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Roads, Louisiana (Pointe Coupee)
Time: 1999-02-18 19:35:26
Comments: I'm glad there's a place on the web for Creole people . A place where I can always go and find people like myself. It's hard going to university and not having very many people like yourself .

Name: TRUDY BALTAZAR
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: GLENMORA LOUISIANA
Time: 1999-02-18 00:52:53
Comments: My family is from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. My cousins and myself have started a family tree.

Name: ANGELIA BALTAZAR-THOMAS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: KATY, TEXAS(SUB OF HOUSTON)
Time: 1999-02-17 18:49:10
Comments: THIS IS A GREAT PAGE! IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ON THE BALTAZARS OR BROUSSARDS OF BREAUX BRIDGE, PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL. MY FATHER WAS MELVIN BALTAZAR FROM BREAUX BRIDGE. HIS PARENTS NAME WERE ALBERT AND ORETHA(BROUSSARD) BALTAZAR. ALBERT'S PARENTS WERE JOSEPH AND MARY BALTAZAR. JOSEPH'S FATHER WAS ALBERT BALTAZAR. THIS IS AS FAR BACK AS I CAN GO. I KNOW THAT THERE ARE SOME BALTHAZAR THAT RESIDE IIN CANE RIVER. I AM NOT SURE IF WE ARE RELATED OR NOT?

Name: ANGELIA BALTAZAR-THOMAS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: GLENMORA,LA/MY FATHER FROM BREAUX BRIDGE/CURRENTLY I LIVE IN HOUSTN, TEXAS
Time: 1999-02-17 18:24:33
Comments: ANGELIA BALTAZAR-THOMAS HOUSTON, TEXAS I WAS BORN AND REARED IN GLENMORA, LOUISIANA(CENTRAL LOUISIANA). MY FATHER WAS BORN AND REARED IN BREAUX BRIDGE, LOUISIANA.

Name: Gwen Braxton
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Clarence, LA (living in Houston, TX)
Time: 1999-02-17 15:51:42
Comments: Hello. A friend and I were in Louisiana this past Valentine's weekend. I have always been fascinated with Louisiana history. I took my friend to see the plantations. However, we did not tour any of them yet. We will return, hopefully, in October for the annual pilgrimage. While we were there this past weekend I visited St. Augustine Catholic Church and it's cemetery. I saw many graves and tombs. However, to see the tomb of the late Augustin Metoyer sent chills up and down my spine. It's amazing that so much has been preserved. The church was open. We went in. It is beautiful. As we turned to leave the sanctuary I looked up and beheld the painting of Monsieur Metoyer. Talking about chills. I enjoyed my visit. Now, I would like more information on the name "Isle Brevelle". How did this come to be? Please e-mail me at the above email address with any information. Thanks.

Name: Louis Metoyer III
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Kansas City, MO
Time: 1999-02-16 21:57:21
Comments: Interested in communicating with anyone with information on the Cane River Metoyers.

Name: Danny Roque
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Los Angeles
Time: 1999-02-14 12:06:45
Comments: Hey now! Glad I found you. I will let the rest of my family know about this site. (..that would be my 7 brothers and sisters and the over 40 1st cousins and all of their families,etc. You all know how that goes, I'm sure. You know all of us Creoles are related at the end) Bye.

Name: Julius Joseph Metoyer Jr.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Orleans
Time: 1999-02-10 03:08:58
Comments: I would like to recieve as much information that I can about my creole people.

Name: Remy Feret
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Denver, CO
Time: 1999-02-10 01:59:17
Comments: My family decended from several creoles of color two were from outside of the US (Reunion and Seychelles) and my great-great-grandfather was born in Louisiana and his last name was Feret. my grandmother said he was a decendant of Joseph Dupre. I'm trying to organize and internation Creole committee for creoles from all over the world, and I wante to commend you for bringing our culture into light.

Name: Amber
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1999-02-09 19:34:36
Comments: you should have a link to a Creole language dictionary

Name: Amber
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1999-02-09 19:28:54
Comments: you should have a link to a Creole language dictionary

Name: Yvonne Rachal Woods
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Natchitoches, La
Time: 1999-02-06 01:32:24
Comments: I'm looking for any information on the genealogy of the Rachal, Dodd, LaCour and Metoyer families.My father's name is James Randall Rachal,his mom is Katie Rachal, my mom is Alma Dodd, her mom is Clotilde LaCour (i think)

Name: Judy Manuel
Website: do not have one
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Lafayette, La.
Time: 1999-02-05 20:28:32
Comments: I was born and raised in Ville Platte, La. Majority of citizens there are English - French speaking. My mother`s family name is Duos, her great grandfather came to U.S. from France. I am interested in finding out if I have relatives still living in France or in the U.S. Most of the Duos family I know of live around southwest Louisiana.

Name: Juanita Decquir
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Grand Coteau, La.
Time: 1999-02-05 03:47:59
Comments: I love finding new and interesting sites. This visit was a pleasure.

Name: Gail Ravare Wills
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Ca.
Time: 1999-02-05 01:01:49
Comments: I just recently came back from Louisiana, and went to the heritage day celebration. In fact my sister is very much in-volved. (Janet Colson) I must say this was a very memorable experience for me. I enjoyed the people, the scene, the air,the music, the food and just to know that I was a part of that. I will keep this memory of my creole heritage alive. This really made me proud of what I am instead of being satisfied as something else. Every creole person needs to experience a part of this, no matter where you are, or who you are today. "We know who we are!". Your support it greatly appreciated. Daddy are you grinning from ear to ear up in Heaven. Send us some blessings.

Name: Chantal Cohen
Website:
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From: Haiti
Time: 1999-02-03 13:04:40
Comments: Sincre Creole language is spoken in Haiti, I am very much interested in finding out about Creole history in the United States and any related information.

Name: MYLISSA METOYER LLORENCE
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: NATCHITOCHES
Time: 1999-02-01 02:05:59
Comments: JANET COLSON IS MY GODMOTHER AND VERY PROUD OF THE WORK SHE HAS DONE. SHE IS A GREAT INSPIRATION TO ME AND THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY. MY GRANDFATHER IS SHOWN ON THE CREOLE PHOTO SECTION WHO ALSO ALWAYS MADE IT VERY CLEAR HOW IMPROTANT FAMILY IS AND HOW BEAUTIFUL THE CREOLE PEOPLE ARE. NANNY THIS IS A GREAT PROJECT AND AS PAPOO WOULD SAY THATS ALL RIGHT GIRL NOW GO MAKE ME SOME COFFEE. LOVE YOU LISSA OH I AM VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE REUNION PLANNED FOR YEAR 2000 ALL RIGHT@

Name: Mary Hargrave
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Gueydan, La
Time: 1999-01-28 12:51:56
Comments: Ilove your site. I surged in while looking for info for a friend on the Duos family. I'm e-mail her your site. GOOD WORK!!!!!!!!!

Name: Jeff Burger
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: 9443 HWY. 79 Haynesville LA
Time: 1999-01-25 19:39:08
Comments: I'm looking for information about Natochitoches for a project.

Name: Kim Antee Martin
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Charlotte, NC
Time: 1999-01-24 02:20:21
Comments: I was very happy to find this website. As a child and even still, I get asked about my heritage. And so very often I get a very strange look when I tell people that I'm Creole! That's okay, I'm glad to know that there are so many like me out there! My grandfather is Edward "Wood" Antee, and I sure do miss spending my summer vacation on Cane River and going to those dances in the hall.

Name: Andrea Hosea Labossiere
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1999-01-22 19:23:01
Comments: I was born in Austin, Texas, but my mother and all of her people were born in Natchitoches, LA. I know very little of my creole roots, other than some names. I still have family in Natchitoches, and I am interested in finding out more about my history. The family names that I know of are : Below, Raymond, and Brooks. If anyone knows of any of those names, please respond. Thanks!

Name: Charles Kennerson
Website: www.icatmall.com/kennerson
Referred by: Net Search
From: Originally(Opelousas), Now Mo.City,Texas
Time: 1999-01-19 21:39:12
Comments: Just thought I'd let all know about my website www.icatmall/kennerson. I can provide beautiful framed histories of over 500,000 Family names. Take a look at the site, see what you think and send for free catalog filled with heritage items.

Name: MALCOM JOHN GOUDEAU, SR.
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: AMES, TEXAS
Time: 1999-01-17 22:47:52
Comments: LIKE THE PAGE. RECEIVED ADDRESS FROM CANE RIVER TRADING NEWSLETTER.

Name: John Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Bethany TX
Time: 1999-01-16 01:11:45
Comments: The page looks good

Name: Harold Grogan III
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Grand Marais
Time: 1999-01-15 14:21:20
Comments: I'm in the AirForce stationed in Shreveport. I enjoy all the festivals every year in Natchitoches. Let me say that creole women are the most beautiful women in the world.

Name: Kevin Parker & Stephanie LaCour
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Virginia
Time: 1999-01-15 14:10:52
Comments: I'm originally from Virginia, but I'm in the AirForce stationed in Shreveport. I have family in Nachitoches. I attend the festivals every year along with the Christmas lights festivals. I enjoy the Creole fests the best. I'm sure the one coming up will be just as great as the last. A job well done goes out to all the ladies and gentlmen who keep the creole heritage a part of our lives.

Name: Charles Kennerson
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Missouri City,Texas
Time: 1999-01-13 21:57:26
Comments: Hi. Great web site! My name is Charles Kennerson, and I am currently researching my family history. I was born in Opelousas and grew up in Port Arthur,Tx. My mother is a Thierry and is from Mallet. Her mother was a Papillion and grandmother was a Gobert. My relatives own the tombstone business on 190 between Mallet and Lawtell. My father(Kennerson) is from Lawtell. Other Surnames on that side are Lavergne, Joseph, and Bellard. My uncle Eve Lavergne(deceased) owned a country store and gas pumps for years on 190 just before going into Lawtell. My research is turning up quite a bit of info. Any info on those surnames would be appreciated. I am especially interested in the history of Mallet and also why the Kennerson surname is more common around this region than in any other part of the U.S. or world for that matter. Any help would be appreciated.

Name: Dr. Maxine Desselle
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Frilot Cove
Time: 1999-01-10 17:17:59
Comments: I would like some information on the Creole Heritage festival. Please put this address on your mailing list. Dr. Maxine Desselle 142 Big Joe Road Opelousas LA 70570

Name: Audwin and Michelle Donatto
Website: The Southern Etiquette Society
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Audwin's family is from Opelousas, LA
Time: 1999-01-09 14:37:04
Comments: I really enjoy studying the creole culture. My husband is Creole. We have two children and I want to have knowledge about their heritage to pass to them so they have a strong grasp of who they are. Michelle E. Donatto

Name: Cecilia Alexander
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Columbia, SC
Time: 1999-01-08 14:35:10
Comments: I'm glad that the Creole culture is being preserved for all.

Name: Tania S. Fuselier
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Slidell, LA
Time: 1999-01-07 22:44:49
Comments: In surfing, I have found another page that may be useful to all you Guillory descedants. It is http://fly.hiwaay.net/~guillory/genealogy/personal/welcome.html. It is packed with alot of historical information regarding our family including photographs. See you at the celebration!

Name: Jose Luis Navarro
Website:
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From: Valencia, Spain
Time: 1999-01-05 06:07:16
Comments: My sister is studing at Louisiana University. Regards for Susana and for everybody there. !!!!! :-)

Name: Elmira Augustin-Crump
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Orleans, Louisiana now living in San Francisco Bay Area
Time: 1999-01-04 04:31:26
Comments: Hello everyone, I'm a Creole lady originally from New Orleans. My parents were born and raised in New Orleans. I am interested in meeting and speaking with all you Creoles, especially those from Slidell, Lacombe and New Orleans, LA and also from Los Angeles, CA as I have many friends and relatives from those areas. I am interested in geneology and all things Creole. Anyone seeking and/or willing to share information about the family names Pichon, Augustin(e), Fortunae and Paratore, please email me at the address given. Thanks and this is a Great Site!!!! Bon Chance!!! Aaleda@aol.combye for now

Name: Barbara Fuselier Rhone
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Omaha, NE
Time: 1999-01-03 06:02:54
Comments: I would like more information about your organazation.

Name: Tommie Marsters
Website:
Referred by: From WWW.LPAGE.COM
From: Clarence, LA (currently living in Salem, OR)
Time: 1999-01-03 04:47:06
Comments: My WOODARD ancestors are from Cloutierville and Campti. Although Creole, we do not have a French name to identify with (the French were women). At one time my great great uncle Louis Woodard owned huge portions of Natchitoches. We are not Catholic, and I suspect that was one of the issues when other Frenchmen shot my great grandfather down on his own property. Do you have room for non-Catholic Creoles who have more Indian than French blood? We have all the mixes, eat gumbo and okra, and get together with other family members for a rollicking good time as often as possible.

Name: Richard Davis
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Rochester, NY
Time: 1998-12-30 05:44:40
Comments: Just looking at your site in anticipation of my visit to your fair city in January. Only sorry that I will be too early for the festival.

Name: Jim Dukes
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Pineville, LA
Time: 1998-12-29 21:02:24
Comments: We really enjoyed last years celebration! Who are the bands playing this year? We love zydeco music...Et Toi!!

Name: Donald R. Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Edmond.Ok.
Time: 1998-12-18 20:00:43
Comments: Great to see the Cane River people flourish.

Name: Laura Billeaudeau
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Pocahontas, Ar.
Time: 1998-12-17 16:49:52
Comments: Just surfed in to say hi! Billeaudeau's rule!!!!!

Name: Joseph Llorens
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Los Angeles
Time: 1998-12-17 06:47:59
Comments: Hello everyone, I am glad we have this means of communication. Now we can keep in touch and learn more about each other and our heritage. Love to hear from my people. Take care, tell all my relatives on Cane River "hello" and have a great Holiday.

Name: Angela Llorens McGee
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: New Orleans
Time: 1998-12-16 22:22:30
Comments: Stephen Llorens - reply My father's name is Stephen Donald Llorens. I'm interested in getting in contact with you please send me an EMail.

Name: Stephen Llorens
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Natchitoches, LA
Time: 1998-12-16 18:12:30
Comments: Trying to trace my family's history. And I'm glad you have this webpage so Creole youth can learn about their heritage.

Name: Megan Proctor
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Recently Chicago, IL.
Time: 1998-12-16 00:52:02
Comments: My mother's hometown is Natchitoches and I just wanted to say how glad I am that the Creole heritage is finally getting some recognition.

Name: Sandra J. Rice-Washington
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Seattle
Time: 1998-12-15 06:39:40
Comments: I am attempting to trace my fathers family Washington from Mansfield parish

Name: John Phillip Roque
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: california
Time: 1998-12-07 04:08:42
Comments: No comments, ...just inquiring.

Name: Mordean Banks
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Dallas,TX
Time: 1998-12-07 00:10:20
Comments: Thank you for making such a place to find other of my kind

Name: rachi mccan pichon
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: new orleans now los angeles
Time: 1998-12-03 03:54:48
Comments: Would love to become an active member of creole culture preservation. Also interested in attending and locating the creole festival sponsored by the The Socialities in los angeles.

Name: bill procell
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Benson, La (Pelican HS)
Time: 1998-12-02 06:01:06
Comments: Doing research on Los Adaes and family name (Spelled as Procell, Procella, Porcell, Percell, Porcello, Purcello, etc). Whoever put your website together has done an admirable amount of work. Bill

Name: Mary Jo Delphin Claiborne
Website: Happy Birthday
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Lafayette, La.
Time: 1998-12-02 02:31:29
Comments: Wish I could be there with you. Have a blessed day and every day after. Lots of love, thanks for all the good times. Love, Jo

Name: J Phillip Delphin
Website: None
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: lafayette, la
Time: 1998-12-02 01:18:37
Comments: Happy Birthday uncle John, I am your lone lost god child, 1 st son of Shine and Isabel Delphin. I live in lafayette, la with three of my sisters, Gloria, Josephine and Bernice. They all wish you happy birthday. Hope to see you this summer. Phillip

Name: Gerri Hobdy
Website:
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From: Ohio
Time: 1998-12-01 14:51:45
Comments: Just visiting my friends Terrel, Joey, and Janet. Great web site! Gerri

Name: Alan J. Llorens
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Los Angeles
Time: 1998-11-30 19:04:33
Comments: I enjoyed viewing the site!!

Name: Tobi J.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Woodbridge,Va via San Diego,Ca
Time: 1998-11-29 01:39:57
Comments: It was nice finding this page. I have unknown family from the natchitoches area. Looking for information to complete a family Tree. Familiar names are Ellis Mays son of Harriot Mays and husband of Lodiska Pegram. On the other side the names are Bayon, and Madeline "MaeMae" Robinson. There are many aunts by the names of Tont Tootie, Tont Mary , Tont Lotte, and Tont Catherine. Please contact me with information. Waiting to here from you.

Name: Stephen J. Dedeaux
Website: The eye of the storm.
Referred by: Net Search
From:
Time: 1998-11-24 04:14:58
Comments: Just doing some research on my birthright. Thought I'd stop in and say hello.

Name: Leonard Lyles
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alexandria, LA
Time: 1998-11-20 22:57:59
Comments: My linage ( grandparents, David Jones probable decendant of Carroll Jones, and my grandmother (Marie Prudhomme), decendant of Ilsan Prudhomme from Cane River / Cloiterville, LA.. I have realms of info, and any info you can offer would ge gladly appreciated. My contact to your homepage is thru Cornell Celestine

Name: Sebastianos Courville
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Orleans
Time: 1998-11-20 22:00:24
Comments: Just signing...

Name: Troy De Coud
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: California
Time: 1998-11-20 10:50:44
Comments: My moms side are Pichons from Slidell, and my dad's from Hammond, LA. Just looking for my people!!!

Name: JOHN OTIS SARPY
Website:
Referred by: From Geocities
From:
Time: 1998-11-16 05:27:37
Comments: Your site is absolutely fantastic! Upon reviewing your guestbook comments I see that someone questiond the music.Well it's strictly my personal opinon - but for any Creolesbetween the ages of 25 & 80 who have had any real contact with Cane River at all - there is no other tune which is so readily understood & recognized as being associated with the "Cane River Experience" as Mr. Domino's Blue Berry Hill. Your musical rendition of it is perfect. It is aningenious way of bringing on an immediate smile and a warm"welcome home" to the hundreds of Cane River decendantsscattered across this planet.

Name: GEORGINE GUILLORY
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: MALLET, LOUISIANA
Time: 1998-11-16 02:47:17
Comments: WOULD LIKE MORE INFO ON THE HERITAGE

Name: Staci Moore-Harris
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Fairhope, AL
Time: 1998-11-15 17:11:42
Comments: Looking for information on the Creole culture for family history.

Name: Malcolm Rene
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Houston Texas
Time: 1998-11-14 20:08:19
Comments: I am Graduate of Northwestern State and from Mallet , La and now currently live in Houston, TX . I am very interested in preservation of the Creole Culture, please e-mail me of future avents. Malcolm Rene'

Name: Creole Princess
Website: Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!
Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure
From: Baldwin, LA live in DC
Time: 1998-11-12 15:57:56
Comments: Nice to See a page about our culture.


Name: Kenya Carey
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Los Angeles, Ca. by way of Breaux Bridge, La.
Time: 1998-11-12 04:32:15
Comments: I was very happy to come across your web site. I'm so happy that the culture I know as creole can be recognized and heard of around the world. Thank you. One coment that I would like to make before I sign off is that it was very disturbing to find that in Los Angeles the stereotypical Creole has light skin with curly hair. I am very proud to say that I have dark skin with kinky hair and Creole, speaking my language fluently. I hope your web page makes it known that there are differences in color among our culture.

Name: Lorie Emmons
Website:
Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure
From: Shreveport
Time: 1998-11-11 17:50:36
Comments: I will you ya'll on Jan. 23, 1999

Name: Anne Arceneaux-White
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Orleans, LA
Time: 1998-11-09 05:53:41
Comments: I am from New Orleans. I recently relocated to the Chicagoland area with my husband and children. I do not get to see many creoles in this area. In the mood to see some of us, I searched on "creole" and found your site. It was rather refreshing to see that there are people interested in preserving our heritage..

Name: gloria a brown
Website:
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From: University NC at Greensboro NC student
Time: 1998-11-02 23:42:53
Comments: I need to locate more information of tradtions and characteristic of creole women

Name: Jerry Joseph Jones Jr.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Cloutierville
Time: 1998-10-29 22:07:29
Comments: I didn't realize the book would not print my email address. It is jj2hot4u@hotmail.com for any of you that want to email me. If you can't figure out who I am, I'm the son of Jerry "Pete" Jones and Marie Balthazar Jones. Hopefully that will be enough info.

Name: Jerry Joseph Jones Jr.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Cloutierville
Time: 1998-10-29 21:56:48
Comments: I think the home page is very nice and it allows creoles all over the world to know what is going on in our little community.

Name: RHONDA MARIE SERS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-10-29 00:48:47
Comments: I THINK THIS IS FANTASTIC, AND I LIKE THE AUDIO, I ALMOST THOUGHT I WAS ABOUT TO HEAR MY DAD'S VOICE,FROM BIG AL AND THE GATORS

Name: Donald R Westmoland
Website: Donnie's Rhythm Cafe'
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Natchitoches, LA
Time: 1998-10-28 22:48:48
Comments: Great site. Great content. Keep up the good work.

Name: Moniqiue Williams
Website:
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From: Wicita, KS (my mother and grandmother are from Alexandria Louisiana)
Time: 1998-10-27 16:27:05
Comments: I am 19 years old and I don't look like the average black female. I am light skinned with long hair and everyone in my family has hazel green eyes. My family was all born in Louisiana, except for me. My grandmother says that we are creole. I know that it means we have french and black roots, because both my great-grandmothers were french women. I am a freshmem at Kansas State University and I am doing a research paper on my family history which is creole history. I would love any information that could give me on my people. Please email me at mlw6445@ksu.edu I would really appreciate it.

Name: B. Paige Coutee
Website:
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From: Eunice,Louisiana
Time: 1998-10-26 03:02:17
Comments: This Website is fantastic and very informative. I especially appriciate the current listings of events and the listing of family names in order to explore one's heritage. If anyone has information on the Coutee's, I would be more than grateful to here from you.

Name: Phoebe Redmond
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-10-24 21:13:22
Comments: I've been searching for information regarding my mother's people the Ricards and Celestins. Your Web site is filled with stories from my childhood. We lived in St. James Parish and are supposed to be decendant of the Ricard brothers who visited the area just prior to the Louisiana Purchase. I'll visit again soon.

Name: Evelyn Davis Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Houston, Texas
Time: 1998-10-22 19:28:26
Comments: I would like to collect any information for my in-laws, Mary Irene Metoyer and Anthony W. Metoyer Sr. from Nacitoches, LA, who know reside in Houston, TX, which may be out there. Any info on the Chevaliers would also be nice. I am married to Anthony Metoyer Jr. I would like to thank the founders of this web site for such meaningful information. Continue the great work!!!

Name: Sandy and Joe Metoyer, Jr.
Website:
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From: Oceanside, Ca.
Time: 1998-10-22 18:56:36
Comments: Hello all, I just wanted everyone to know that Aunt Julia Chelette of Los Angeles has passed on Oct 16, 1998. She was 90 years old. She was born in Cane River, Louisiana on Sept 26, 1908, to Louis Conant and Amantha Sarpy Conant. Julia was united in Holy Matrimony to Joseph Arthur Chelette, Sr. on November 16, 1927. They were blessed with two sons, Joseph Arthur Chelette, Jr. and Louis Markus Chelette, Sr. In 1939, the family moved to Los Angeles, California. Julia is survived by her son, Louis Markus and his wife Margaret, six grandchildren, 15 great grand children and numerous relatives and friends. She will truly be missed.

Name: Darrel Charles Schexnayder, Jr.
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: New Orleans...Now in San Jose area of Northern California
Time: 1998-10-22 07:38:37
Comments: I'm very proud and happy to see your web presence. If not you, then maybe it would have been me. I live and work in the Silicon Valley's computer industry. Your "sight" is both refreshing and welcomed. I knew we would do it. Additionally, it's a GREAT pleasure to see that Creoles have not forgotten their history, heritage, the wonderful customs and rich traditions. I miss all that, yet some how I have able to retain and pass all of it on to my children. My people are: Schexnayder, Angelleti, Fredricks, Legeaux, and Rodgriges'. They are from Edgar, Lucie, Vacharie, and New Orleans (Sorry for any mis-spellings). This list is not exhausted, but these are the one's I'm aware of. If anyone would like to email me about anything ... chat, questions... Please, feel free to do so.

Name: Lynn LaBauve
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Jacksonville, Florida
Time: 1998-10-21 15:55:33
Comments: My father, Anthony LaBauve, was from New Orleans. I would like to contact other LaBauves in the area. My grandfather, Isidore LaBauve, died in New Orleans in 1919 or 1920. I would like to know more about him. Lynn LaBauve

Name: marcia shaw
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Seattle,WA
Time: 1998-10-20 22:34:46
Comments: My Mother is from LA her people are from the cane river her maiden name is Ivy Mary Bayonne. My maternal grandmother's maiden name is Relicque Rachal. My grandfarther's name was Richard Bayonne. I would like to find out more about my people ?

Name: Mary Kelley
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: all over, lately!
Time: 1998-10-20 22:23:14
Comments: Tracey, the poem was lovely. It made me miss the River and all my friends back home. I still have a huge lump in my throat. When is the next poem online?

Name: Richard E. Watson
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Corsicana, Texas
Time: 1998-10-20 18:25:28
Comments: I am searching for information on Louise George DeMaret - early 1800's south Louisiana. Owned "Frances" plantation in city of Franklin in 1820. Any help would be great. Rick Watson casino@airmail.net

Name: Anna J. Taylor
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Baytown, Texas
Time: 1998-10-20 08:51:37
Comments: This is a wonderful, informative website. The information I found here is so exciting. I've been working on my family tree for 5 years and have been trying to find information on the Creole culture. My family is originally from Lafayette, Breaux Bridge, St. Landry and St. Martinville, Louisiana. I want to thank Curtis and Mary Bordenave for designing a beautiful flag. Mary Delphin-Bordenave for the warm, heartfelt prayer. Both of these will be going into our next family tree album. And a special thanks to Janet and all of the other for all of their hard work on this site.

Name: Ricardo Young
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Shreveport , La
Time: 1998-10-17 06:40:20
Comments: Hello, My name is Ricardo Young and I am a resident of Shreveport, La., but I am originally a south Louisiana native. I was brought up in the small community of Frilot Cove, which is located between Lawtell and Opelousas, La. I am very excited that this website was started. It gives me a reference to find out more about the history of the creole people.

Name: Ricardo Young
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Shreveport , La
Time: 1998-10-17 06:36:55
Comments: Hello, My name is Ricardo Young and I am a resident of Shreveport, La., but I am originally a south Louisiana native. I was brought up in the small community of Frilot Cove, which is located between Lawtell and Opelousas, La. I am very excited that this website was started. It gives me a reference to find out more about the history of the creole people.

Name: Crystal Glover
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alexandria, Louisiana
Time: 1998-10-16 21:33:40
Comments: By the way, my e-mail address is cglove1@lsu.edu Thanks!

Name: Crystal Glover
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alexandria, Louisiana
Time: 1998-10-15 18:59:35
Comments: The site is really good and I know that others will enjoy it and that it will help others. If anyone just wants to talk, e-mail me. If anyone has information on Creoles from Lake Charles, Abbeville, Opelousas, and surrounding areas, please e-mail me. If anyone has information on the Petry, Smith, Spikes, Dunnings, Prejean, Frederick, and Thompson families, please e-mail me. The Smith family that I am really interested in is from Lake Charles and surrounding areas. Variations such as Pitre, Petre, Petree, Frederique, and Fredrick will also be of use. I am very interested in Creoles from everywhere, but I really would like to know my personal history, too. Thanks!

Name: J'annetta George
Website: My Poetry Domain
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: LaPorte, IN
Time: 1998-10-15 16:49:32
Comments: I'm just interested in Creoles, the ethnic group is apart of my background. My grandma, is Creole and now I just find myself more interested in knowing more. This site pleased me with all the information.

Name: Carolyn Merl Arceneaux
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Houston Texas
Time: 1998-10-15 11:53:12
Comments: My gandfather and grandmother was August and Susie Merl--I am trying to put together a family tree--need information on my family

Name: Crystal Glover
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alexandria, Lousiana
Time: 1998-10-14 18:16:20
Comments: I am so happy that The Creole Center has been established and I believe that it will help a lot of people. If anyone has any information about Creoles from Opelousas, Abbeville, Lake Charles, and the surrounding areas, please e-mail me. If you have information on the Petry, Prejean, Spikes, Dunnings, Frederick, or Smith surnames, please e-mail me. Pitre, Petre, and Frederique are variations that will be of use. The Smiths that I am concerned with are basically from Southwestern Louisiana. Please feel free to e-mail me even if you just want to talk.

Name: FJ and Nicol Delphin
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Cane River
Time: 1998-10-14 06:41:40
Comments: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR MR. MORAN, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. BEST WISHES AND MANY MORE BIRTHDAYS TO COME. All our love sent to you and the family. Nicol, F.J. and Tanner Delphin

Name: Beverly Babin Woods
Website: The Woods
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Accokeek, Maryland (Presently), Galveston Island, TX, Lafayette, LA, Maurice, LA, Abbeville, LA, (Family Heritage)
Time: 1998-10-13 21:06:43
Comments: Hi, I'm a genealogy enthusiast working on the history of a family member who was instrumentmental in the educational system in Louisiana. How can you help me. Ask me some questions and we can start a dialogue. Some of the names I am researching are: Catalon, Chargois, Henderson, Joseph, Ferdinand, Woods, Boudreaux, Babin, Williams, Coco, all are from Louisiana. If you are interested in genealogy, I live in the Washington, DC area and have easy access to the Library of Congress and The Archives. I am v-president of the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society, Prince Georges County Maryland Chapter. Beverly

Name: antoinette m. davis
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From:
Time: 1998-10-13 17:44:16
Comments: Happy birthday Papa. Love always Toni (Moran)and Robert Davis.

Name: SAB
Website: Check out this Cajun Radio Station Online!
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Alexandria, Louisiana
Time: 1998-10-12 03:12:25
Comments: Hello All, I am from Alex., and I am a descendent of the Metoyers and LaCours. My mother is a Metoyer. Check out the web page above that I stumbled across. They are small, and it says Cajun, but they are older black, Cajun/Creole French & English speaking DJ's, playing Cajun, Zydeco, and Swam Pop music over the internet. Much Love To Everyone! P.S. My people, drop me a line. If anyone needs assistance in installing the Real Player to listen to this radio station, please e-mail me, and I will return to you personally complete instructions to get you all set to (LISTEN) to this radio station, and anything else on the net. E-Mail - sjenkins7@hotmail.com .

Name: Claudette Harrell-Gallman
Website: The Art Room
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Originally New Orleans, now Griffin, GA.
Time: 1998-10-12 03:13:37
Comments: Very interesting page. I try to find all the sites that can of my creole heritage.

Name: Sharon E. Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Wildomar, CA
Time: 1998-10-11 05:31:46
Comments: Wife of Michael Anthony Metoyer who is the son of Anthony Metoyer of Sausalito, CA and who is the son of Carl Metoyer of Fontana, CA. We have two children, Savannah Rae and Maverick Anthony Metoyer.

Name: Arlene Frances Desselles
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Marksville, La. (currently resides in Smyrna, Ga.)
Time: 1998-10-09 14:59:23
Comments: I am looking for information on the surname "Augustine." My mother's maiden name was Augustine, and was from Avoyelles Parish, Marksville, La. I'm not sure of the origin of the name. I assume it's french. If you have any information please e-mail me. Thanks.

Name: Arlene Frances Desselles
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Marksville, Louisiana (now living in Ga.,Metro Atlanta area)
Time: 1998-10-09 14:22:05
Comments: Happy Birthday John T. Morgan !!!

Name: Vanue B. Lacour
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Baton Rouge, La.
Time: 1998-10-06 18:55:49
Comments: Congrats to John T. I belong to his generation and know him well. Hi sister, Ethel, roomed at our house in Shreveport when I was in high school in the Thirties. There is a David Colson in BR. He is of CR ancestry. Wants to find out more about his ancestors. His e-mail address: QUACK82@aol.com Best to all /// Van

Name: Gabriel Virdure
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: New Orleans
Time: 1998-10-06 04:58:04
Comments: I'm an architecture student and I'm doing my thesis on Creole culture and its cultural identity. Because I only know a hand full of Creoles outside of my family, I'm interested in meeting Creoles from around the state. And if anyone has any input on my thesis or just want to talk please write. I go to USL in Lafayette and I'm 22 years old. So write if you have any comments!

Name: Marty Blount
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Los Angeles, now Atlanta
Time: 1998-10-02 21:08:50
Comments: This site is just what I needed. My wife and I are both Creole, first generation in our families born outside of Louisiana. My family is from Cloutierville and Lake Charles. My wife's family is from the New Orleans / Reserve area. Our family names include: (Mine:) Gallion, Gallien, Metoyer, Rachal and LaCour. (Hers:) Wiltz, Fontenot, Schneider, Shexnyder. We moved from L.A. to Atlanta in 1991, and make fairly frequent visits to New Orleans to visit her people. I think our next trip will be to Cane River! I haven't been there since I was a teen-ager (I'm 40 something now). Thanks for creating and maintaining this excellent web site!!

Name: Tommie Lee (Griffin) Marsters
Website:
Referred by: From WWW.LPAGE.COM
From: Clarence, Louisiana (currently in Salem, Oregon)
Time: 1998-10-01 04:55:39
Comments: Happy to know of your existence! I've always known Natchitoches was special. Incidentally, it's a long story, but Natchitoches was the first word I learned to spell. Used to watch the school bus run up and down our little country road several times a day. Good luck with the site/page. I'll check regularly to keep up on what's going on back home.

Name: LILLIE DELPHIN
Website: CREOLE HOME GUESTBOOK
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: NATCHITOCHES, LA
Time: 1998-09-29 20:50:00
Comments: A VERY SPECIAL AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE. WE SEND OUR LOVE. HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!

Name: Benitta Brown
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Oakland,CA
Time: 1998-09-28 20:17:53
Comments: I found some more surnames I am related to. They are: Simon, Bellard and Biagas. If there is anyone out there that knows anything or anybody with these last names and that are from Lake Charles, please get in contact with me. Thanks.

Name: Benitta Brown
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Oakland,CA
Time: 1998-09-28 20:04:33
Comments: If there is anyone out there that knows anthing about the Humphrey's or the August's of Lake Charles can you please get in contact with me. Thanks.

Name: R.L. Roberts
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Southern California
Time: 1998-09-27 02:52:14
Comments: I need to make a couple of corrections to my previous notes to the Guestbook. My father, John A. Robert(s)' first wife was Anna LeBoehm, and I am not sure of the spelling of LeBoehm. So please forgive me, if I offend anyone. I got confused with my grandmother on my fathers side. His mother was Natalie Sarpy and my grandftaher was Joseph Robert(s). My father had two brothers and three sisters. They were Zachary, Harry, Odelia Fulbright, Ida Hampton all deceased, and Virges Meotoyer who lives here in southern California. On my mother's side my grandparents were Antoine LaCour and Eunice Williams.

Name: Mika
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: New Orleans
Time: 1998-09-25 20:46:14
Comments: I'm very glad I found this site. It seem's like every other site is combining Creole and Cajun together and that's just not what I am looking for. I hope this site and other's like yours can help me in my studies of my heritage.

Name: Hilda D. Mitchell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Flint, Michigan-born in Louisiana
Time: 1998-09-24 20:18:56
Comments: I'm the great great great great great granddaughter of Dominique Metoyer, son of Pierre Metoyer & Marie CoinCoin. My grandparents who lived on Cane River are Teresa (Tarez) Mullon Christophe and Willie Christophe (son of Pasqual Christophe & Camille Kirkland). My mom's name is Doline Christophe Morris and my dad is Frank Morris Jr. from Rapides Parish, Louisiana. My grandparents had 6 other children besides my mom. Their names are Ethel, John Thaddeus (Tid), Charles (Teddy), Teresa (Booby - married to Vivian Peter Chelette), Doline (Teedy), Louis Pajo Christoph).

Name: Andi Chevalier Williams
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Fairfax, VA
Time: 1998-09-22 18:00:21
Comments: Dear Uncle John T: Aldred, Tia, Devon, Lauren, and I want to wish you a fabulous birthday. You are a special part of our family and we love you! Hope to see you soon, Your Grand-niece, Andi

Name: Angelita Chambers
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Chicago Illinois
Time: 1998-09-20 22:57:13
Comments: I enjoyed reading about Cane River on the internet. My grandmother was from Cane River. I am a descendant from the LaCaze and Rabalais family.

Name: Donald Landry
Website:
Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure
From: Lake Charles, LA
Time: 1998-09-20 14:59:51
Comments: I was really surprised as I entered this great site. It was touching to hear somethig from Mr. Fats. We need this type of communication...Hope to use all of this. Thanks to all you good cajuns...

Name: Christie Rachal
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Natchitoches
Time: 1998-09-19 22:07:32
Comments: Since the last time I signed the guest book the page has really grown. Way to go Miss Janet!! Keep up the good work. My ancestors, the Rachals, Dunns, Monettes, Coutees, Bascos and LaCours are from the Cloutierville area. If anyone has any ties down that way please contact me. I am very proud of my Creole heritage and would like to make contact with possible relatives.

Name: Joe Metoyer Jr and Sandra
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Houston, Texas by way of Natchitoches, La. now in Oceanside, California
Time: 1998-09-17 18:39:24
Comments: I'm so glad that I decided to check out this page. This is such a nice way for us to find each other, and have friends and family find us. Please feel free to e-mail us regarding anything. Joe and his family are from Natchitoches and still have lots of relatives there. His parents are Joe Metoyer Sr. and Mattie Gold Metoyer, two Metoyers married to to each other, how much more Metoyer can you get? :-) Sandy e-mail Metoyers@home.com

Name: Michael A. Barthe'
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: New Orleans, LA
Time: 1998-09-13 09:25:56
Comments: I was born in N.O., but I now live in Los Angeles. We have a sizable population of Creoles here in Los Angeles too.. Did you ever hear of the "New Orleans Creole Fiesta"?

Name: Michelle Breaux Falgoust
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Orleans
Time: 1998-09-11 19:48:35
Comments: To whom it may concern: I am a Multiracial Creole of color born and raised in southern Louisiana who owns a copy of Gary B.Mills' The Forgotten People: Cane River's Creoles of Color. The book is absolutely fascinating. My husband and I plan to visit the Melrose Plantation at some point in the future and we plan to educate our son on his illustrious heritage. I currently subscribe to various interracial, Biracial, and Multiracial magazines, most of whom do not know about Creoles. I have written countless papers in college about Multiracial people with part of the focus being on Creoles of color. I must say that I am proud of my heritage and and I am very pleased to see a website of this sort on the net. Keep up the good work. Michelle B. Falgoust

Name: Carolyn Merl Arceneaux
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Cane River, La
Time: 1998-09-10 23:32:27
Comments: I am looking for records of my grandmother and grandfather Susie & August Merl to do a family tree

Name: Elizabeth Moore Rhodes
Website: still in construction
Referred by: Net Search
From: New Orleans, now living in Los Angeles
Time: 1998-09-09 19:16:46
Comments: My great aunt taught me an old creole song. Is someone collecting these songs? Also, I think the photo essay is going to be an interesting page. I'd like to contribute an old photo. Will any scanned image do? I didn't see instructions!

Name: Jill Roberts-Allen
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Los Angeles Basin
Time: 1998-09-07 18:36:09
Comments: Wishing to correspond with relatives across the country....

Name: Mark & Jodie LaCour
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Natchitoches
Time: 1998-09-07 06:40:25
Comments: Mark & I look forward to joining the Heritage Society. I just received our computer but have not receive my printer. We will sign up ASAP......Thanks

Name: Raymond Leon Roberts aka Leon Robert
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Huntington Beach, California
Time: 1998-09-06 04:09:23
Comments: First let me say that this a magnificient idea, establishing a link to the past for our children and generations to come. And, I wish you nothing but the best in your endeavour to construct a clearer picture for all of us. A picture of the proud history that our ancestors shared and past on to all of us of Louisiana creole descent. My birth name is Leon Robert. I was born January 7, 1943 at Bermuda Bridge, south of Natchitochez, on Cane River. I was baptized Raymond Leon Roberts at Isle Brevelle. My parents are John A. Robert of Monroe, La. and Bessie LaCour of Natchitochez, La. My father had 15 children from two marriage. His first spouse was Anna Sarpy, and their children are John Noble, Edward, James, George, Reginald, and MaryAnn. With my mother Bessie LaCour he fathered Eunice, Rosalie, Henry Harry, Raymond (Myself), Antoine (Named for his Grandfather Antoine LaCour), Lucille, Kerry, Jill, and Natalie. The last four were born in California. After migrating to Compton, California in 1946 and entering the predominantly anglo school system here, we children began using an "s" on our last name. We are now known as the Roberts family. We are closely related to several well known family names in the Natchitochez area. They are LaCour, Metoyer, Sarpy, Williams, Llorens, Moran, Bernstine, Roque, Honere, and several others that I can't recall at this time I hope this information is of some value to you. Thanks again for providing this medium for discovery of hidden treasures and re-gaining lost memories. Sincerely, Raymond L. Roberts

Name: Tesa Winchester-Crews
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Columbus, Ohio
Time: 1998-09-05 00:02:27
Comments: This is wonderful, and I am VERY happy that I just surfed on in. My ggrandparents were Felix Winchester and Isabella Gregoire Winchester. They lived in St. James Parish, La. I'm not sure of where my ggrandfather's parents were from, but my ggrandmother's parents or grandparents were from Nova Scotia. My grandfather, Forrest Winchester, Sr. moved to Houston and lived there until his death in 1990. If anyone thinks we're related, or if you have any info. (good or bad), please contact me.

Name: Mary Gonzaque Owens
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Los Angeles
Time: 1998-09-04 20:34:28
Comments: What a great web site. I recently began searching my creole roots and would appreciate any information on the Gonzaque, Martin and/or Metoyer families in the Natachitoches area.

Name: David A. Colson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Baton Rouge via New Orleans
Time: 1998-09-04 03:29:05
Comments: I am searching for anyone with the last name "Colson" or any information on the name i can find.

Name: Gerald Jerone Llorence Jr.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Oxnard, CA
Time: 1998-09-02 01:31:09
Comments: Hi, I am 7 years old and I am Creole. My parents are Gerald and Lori Rachal-Llorence. My mom got to sign the guestbook, and I wanted to too! I like my trips to Louisiana every summer. It is fun to see my family there. Especially my great Grandmother Katie Rachal.

Name: Gerald Llorence and Lori Rachal-Llorence
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Natchitoches, and Southern California
Time: 1998-09-02 01:16:28
Comments: Hi everyone! We love to visit, and find out what is new in the Creole community. Gerald and I are both Creole. Geralds parents are Henry Llorence and Alice Metoyer-Llorence, and my parents are James(Bing) Rachal and Alma Dodd-Rachal. Both of our parents were born and raised in Natchitoches. They have actually known each other since they were teenagers!!!! My parents moved out to California before I was born, but always kept me in touch with my Creole heritage. Been going to Natchiotches every summer since I can remember, that's how I met Gerald!!! We just returned home from our latest trip about a month ago. Anyway, Gerald and I live in California now, but love to hear from anyone and everyone who wants to chat!! E-mail us sometime!!!

Name: Naurine Vaiton-White
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: New Orleans/ Slidell
Time: 1998-09-01 14:59:46
Comments: I was referred by Andrella Scorza-Morris

Name: robert harris
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Niagara Falls, New York
Time: 1998-08-30 21:22:24
Comments: Hi, My name is Robert Harris. I'm not creole. I identify myself as multiracial "white". I find this page very interesting. I myself been studying creoles for years. Because ethnic mixtures of creoles and myself are the same. My mother is spanish/italian and my father is black. I speak english, spanish, and french. Please feel free to drop me a line.

Name: Joseph Metoyer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Houston,Texas
Time: 1998-08-30 17:21:53
Comments: I am just keeping up with the updates.

Name: Tesa Winchester-Crews
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: COLUMBUS, OHIO
Time: 1998-08-30 15:09:27
Comments: It's me again. I forgot to give my background. My ggrandparents were Felix Winchester and Isabella Gregoire-Winchester. They lived in St. James Parish, La. My grandfather, Forrest Winchester moved to Houston in the mid 1940s and lived there until his death in 1990. I am trying to find out as much about my family history as possible, but some of my resources are extremely limited because of my location. I would love to hear from anyone with great Creole folklores, or information (good or bad) about my family.

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