Union Parish (Images of America)

I had to put this book on here because it is about Union Parish, which my blogs are about. Gene Barron done a wonderful job collecting the photos and putting this book together. If you are from Union Parish this is a must have book.  It is full of old pictures of the people and towns.  It will bring back many memories.

Some Slaveholders and Their Slaves, Union Parish, Louisiana, 1839-1865

The title does this book an injustice. I believe the book would be very useful for anyone working in their genealogy in Union Parish. There is a listing of 1860 slaveholders and other records concerning slaves that can be very helpful. At the end, there is  a list of slaves. In the middle of all of that there are records, successions and conveyances that do not pertain to slaves at all.

The book is small but it is also useful. I recommend it for Union Parish research.

Family Maps of Union Parish

I am posting this book on here again as well as the main page because so many people are still asking for it. So here it is.

I have this book and use it frequently. I just used it on the previous post to point out a long ago town in Union Parish. It is a must have for Union Parish researchers.

This is a book of maps, 98 maps, from the U. S. Bureau of Land Management, of Union Parish from 1820-1920.  It is great for finding where your ancestors lived or owned property. You can also see their neighbors. There is an index of owners with each map. It also includes cemeteries, roads, rivers, creeks, streams, railroads, and towns. In Union Parish you will find Alabama Landing, Bemis, Bernice, Bethel Springs, Brantley Landing, Canbeal, Cane Ridge, Carroll, Cecil, Cherry Ridge, Clayton, Colsons, Conway, Copley, Cox Ferry, Crossroads, Culbertson, D’Arbonne, De Loutre, Dean, Downsville, Evergreen, Farmerville, Gravel, Haile, Holmesville, Hooker Hole, Hunt, Junction City, Laran, Lillie, Linville, Litroe, Loch Lomond, Lockhart, Loco, Marion, Monroe, Moselys Bluff, Mount Union, Oakland, Ouachita City, Pisgah, Point, Port Union, Quigley, Randolph, Rocky Branch, Rum Center, Sadie, Shiloh, Shiloh Landing, Smurney, Spearsville, Spencer, Taylortown, Terrills, Thirteen Points Landing, Truxno, Tugwell, Upco, Walnut Lane, Weldon, West Sterlington and Wilhite.

Death Notices Extracted from the Gazette

Death Notices Extracted from the Gazette

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As I was building my family tree I found one of the best sources of information was obituaries.

There are 7 Facts About Your Ancestors Found in Obituaries and Death Notices:

1. Date of death, name of cemetery, date and place of the funeral and burial
2. Name, place, and year of birth
3. Names of children, where they lived, and their position in the family’s birth order
4. Names of the towns and how long they lived in each one
5. Age of spouse at death and how long ago that was
6. Details on the longevity of parents and grandparents
7. Count of descendants, by generation

And much more!

I was fortunate to have a Grandmother and Mother who cut out and saved obituaries and newspaper articles that had anything remotely connected to our family. I found them to be extremely valuable.

This book is an excellent resource for anyone, African American or Caucasian, who seek to find information on deceased ancestors during the period covered in the book.

Family Maps of Union Parish, Louisiana

Family Maps of Union Parish Louisiana

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I am posting this book again because so many people are asking for it. So here it is.

I have this book and use it frequently. It is a must have for Union Parish researchers.

This is a book of maps, 98 maps, from the U. S. Bureau of Land Management, of Union Parish from 1820-1920.  It is great for finding where your ancestors lived or owned property. You can also see their neighbors. There is an index of owners with each map. It also includes cemeteries, roads, rivers, creeks, streams, railroads, and towns. In Union Parish you will find Alabama Landing, Bemis, Bernice, Bethel Springs, Brantley Landing, Canbeal, Cane Ridge, Carroll, Cecil, Cherry Ridge, Clayton, Colsons, Conway, Copley, Cox Ferry, Crossroads, Culbertson, D’Arbonne, De Loutre, Dean, Downsville, Evergreen, Farmerville, Gravel, Haile, Holmesville, Hooker Hole, Hunt, Junction City, Laran, Lillie, Linville, Litroe, Loch Lomond, Lockhart, Loco, Marion, Monroe, Moselys Bluff, Mount Union, Oakland, Ouachita City, Pisgah, Point, Port Union, Quigley, Randolph, Rocky Branch, Rum Center, Sadie, Shiloh, Shiloh Landing, Smurney, Spearsville, Spencer, Taylortown, Terrills, Thirteen Points Landing, Truxno, Tugwell, Upco, Walnut Lane, Weldon, West Sterlington and Wilhite.

The Copeland Chronicles II

This is a huge book with 828 pages, 32,000 names and over 850 photos. It covers the Copelands and their descendants from the colonies to 2011. A great amount of work went into this book and for the most part it is a wonderful book. There are some errors but there are always errors in genealogy. Like other genealogy books you have to use it as a guide and do your own research. I was disappointed because my Copeland/Coplen brick wall was mentioned but there were no hints to who his parents were and the man believed to be his bother was not connected to him or anyone else.

I do recommend the book for anyone researching the Copeland/Coplen families.

 

Some Slaveholders and Their Slaves, Union Parish, Louisiana, 1839-1865

The title does this book an injustice. I believe the book would be very useful for black genealogy. There is a listing of 1860 slaveholders and other records concerning slaves. At the end, there is  a list of slaves. In the middle of all of that there are records that do not pertain to slaves at all.

The book is small but it is also useful. I recommend it for Union Parish research.