The 2023 Oktoberfest is scheduled, for Saturday, October 21, 2023.

St. James Parish Reception Hall (West Bank Hall)
2455 Highway 18 (River Road)
Vacherie, LA 70090


9:30 a.m. – WELCOME – Jay Schexnaydre GACHGS President

10:00 a.m. – SESSION 1 – Albert J. Robichaux Jr.
“Researching Your Canary Island Ancestors”

11:00 a.m. – SESSION 2 – Jari C. Honora, CG®
“Enslaved, Free People of Color, Sugar Planters, and a Mayflower Yankee: Documentary Research + DNA Reveal the History of a Convent (La.) Family”

11:45 a.m. – LUNCH – Maitland “Spuddy” Faucheux
Beef & Pork Jambalaya, Sauerkraut, German-style Potato Salad, Petit Pois, Dinner Roll, Pecan Pie, Tea, Water, Coffee

1:00 p.m. – SESSION 3 – Spencer L. Chauvin
“LeBlanc-Chauvin House: Oldest Acadian Home in St. James Parish?”

1:45 p.m. – CLOSING REMARKS – Jay Schexnaydre GACHGS President

$35.00 per person
Checks should be made payable to GACHGS
Mail checks to:
GACHGS Oktoberfest
P. O. Box 122
Vacherie, LA 70090-0122

DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT – October 14, 2023 !!!

The following books were donated from the Susan Waguespack Laurent collection by her husband Duane. Also some times were donated by member, Emory C. Webre

Dictionnaire généalogique des familles du Québec: des origines a 1730 (includes Corrections)René Jetté
Germain Doucet: Sieur de La VerdureMichele Doucette
Miller’s Manual: A Research Guide to the Major French-Canadian Genealogical Resources What They are and How to Use ThemDouglas J. Miller
Calendar of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, Civil Records, Vol. 1 1803-1819Judy Riffel
Settlement of the German Coast of Louisiana and the Creoles of German DescentJ. Hanno Dieler
France’s Forgotten Legion: CD-ROM Publication: Service Records of French Military & Administrative Personnel Stationed in the Miss. Valley and Gulf Coast Region, 1699-1769Carl A. Brasseaux
The Men and Women in World War II from De Soto-Natchitoches and Sabine ParishesRickey Robertson
[SET of 25] Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records, Vol. 1-23Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge
[SET of 19] Archdiocese of New Orleans Sacramental Records, Vol. 1-19Archdiocese of New Orleans
Southwest Louisiana Records, Vol. 1, 1756-1810 (revised)Rev. Donald J. Hebert
Southwest Louisiana Records, Vol. 2C, 1826-1830, Special Supplement 1831-1878, complete revisionRev. Donald J. Hebert
Histoire et Généalogie des Acadiens, Vol. 4, Pisiguit, Cobequid, Chipoudy et Petitcodiac, Cap-de-Sable et Pobomcoup, Riviere Saint-Jean & RestigoucheBona Arsenault
Histoire et Généalogie des Acadiens, Vol. 5, Plaisance, Ile Royale incluant Louisbourg, Ile Saint-JeanBona Arsenault
Histoire et Généalogie des Acadiens, Vol. 6, Ile Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Bordeaux, Bell-Ile-en-Mer, LouisianeBona Arsenault
Corrections & Additions to Arsenault’s Histoire et Généalogie des AcadiensJanet B. Jehn
Amedee Family Reunion, The Twenty-Sixth of May in the Year Two Thousand TwoAmedee Family Reunion
Angelina Troxclair Brothers Descendants Family Reunion, Oct. 27, 1996Mariela Troxclair Twiggs
Généalogie mode d’emploiJean-Louis Beaucarnot
Histoire de la famille Comment realiser sa Généalogie: Origine des patronymesCabedita (Collection Archives vivantes)
Saint-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands: Abstracts of the Civil Records of St. John the Baptist Parish with Genealogy and Index, 1753-1803Glenn R. Conrad
The German Coast: Abstracts of the Civil Records of St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes, 1804-1812Glenn R. Conrad
Louisiana Soldiers in the War of 1812Marion John Bennett Pierson
First Settlers of the Louisiana Territory, Vol. I, Orleans Territory Grants from American State Papers, Class VIII, Public LandsEricson Books
First Settlers of the Louisiana Territory, Vol. II, Orleans Territory Grants from American State Papers, Class VIII, Public LandsEricson Books
French and Swiss Protestants (reprint of document originally around 1695-96)Clearfield Company
Ancestral Research in Paris: A Guide to using the variable sources in Family History ResearchPatrick Pontet
Ancestral Research in France: A Simple Guide to Tracing your Family History through French RecordsPatrick Pontet
Patronymes Acadiens (Acadian Family Names)Societe du Monument Lefebvre
Patronyms créoles de Louisiane du Sud (Creole Surnames in South Louisiana), Vol 1B. Christophe Landry-Hoegan
Our French-Canadian Ancestors Volume 1Thomas J. Laforest
French and Spanish Records of Louisiana: A Bibliographical Guide to Archive and Manuscript SourcesHenry Putney Beers
Natchitoches: Translated Abstracts of Register Number Five of the Catholic Church Parish of St. Francois des Natchitoches in Louisiana:1800-1826Elizabeth Shown Mills
Natchitoches Colonials: A Source Book: Censuses, Military Rolls & Tax Lists, 1722-1803Elizabeth Shown Mills & Ellie Lennon
Scattered to the Wind: Dispersal and Wanderings of the Acadians, 1755-1809Carl A. Brasseaux
Natchitoches: Abstracts of the Catholic Church Registers of the French and Spanish Post of St. Jean Baptiste des Natchitoches in Louisiana: 1729-1803Elizabeth Shown Mills
France: The Motherland of Avoyelles: The Ancestral Villages of the French Creoles and French Immigrant Families of Avoyelles ParishRandy DeCuir
Family Maps of the Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana (Deluxe Edition)Gregory A. Boyd
Your Scottish Ancestry: A Guide for North Americans (paperback)Sherry Irvine
Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americans (hardback)Christina K. Schaefer
Natchitoches Church Marriages 1818-1850, Vol. VI, Cane River Creole SeriesElizabeth Shown Mills
DeSoto Parish Louisiana: Marriage Book a 1843-1860, Loose Papers 1837-1860Frances T. Ingmire
The Census Tables for the French Colony of Louisiana from 1699 Through 1732Charles R. Maduell, Jr.
German Coast Families, European Origins and Settlement in Colonial LouisianaAlbert J. Robichaux, Jr.
St. Charles, Abstracts of the Civil Records of St. Charles Parish, 1770-1803Glenn R. Conrad
Père, the Little Frenchmen: Life & Legacy of Monsignor EyraudDarlene Labranche
[SET of 13] South Louisiana Records: Lafourche-Terrebonne, Vol. 1-13Rev. Donald J. Hebert
The Le Blanc Legacy: “Remembrances of the Past”, 1626-1999Lynette Le Blanc Kleinpeter
In Search of Your German RootsAngus Baxter
Genealogical Research in Nova ScotiaTerrence M. Punch
A Tregre ReunionEthel “Toonie” Tregre LeCompte Daigle
The Simon and Related FamiliesErnest Simon
French and French-Canadian Family ResearchSummit Publications
Histoire et Généalogie des Acadiens, Vol. 2, Port-RoyaleBona Arsenault
Histoire et Généalogie des Acadiens, Vol. 3, Beaubassin, Grand-PreBona Arsenault
Red River Parish: Our HeritageThe Red River Parish Heritage Society
Be It Known and Remembered: Bible Records, Vol. VLouisiana Genealogical & Historical Soc.
Acadian Exiles in the ColoniesJanet Jehn
de Generes and Allied FamiliesRoland Anthony Gravois
Acadian-Cajun AtlasTimothy Hebert
Natchitoches Baptisms 1817-1840Judy Riffel
Natchitoches Baptisms 1841-1849Judy Riffel
German-American NamesGeorge F. Jones
Acadian AwakeningsWilliam D. Gerrior
Histoire de l’Assomption 1967La Commion Des Fetes Du 250e
[SET] The First Families of Louisiana, Vol. I & IIGlenn R. Conrad
Vacherie, St. James Parish, Louisiana: History and GenealogyElton J. Oubre
Descendants of Antoine BordelonTony L. Vets
The Lafourche Country: The People and the LandPhilip D. Uzee
The Fortier Family and Allied FamiliesEstelle M. Fortier Cochran
The Robert Family of South Louisiana, 1772-2009Norman A. Robert
La Famille Gravois, les Trois Cents Années PasséesRoland Anthony Gravois
Dictionnaire etymologique des Noms de FamilleMarie-Therese Morlet
The First Families of Louisiana: An IndexDonna Randal Mills
The Ory Story: Alsace-Lorraine to America 1650-2003Margie R. Pearce
Ma Généalogie: Guide des recherches en FranceMarie-Odile Mergnac
Louisiana 1850 Census IndexRonald V. Jackson & Gary R. Teeples
Louisiana 1860 Census IndexRonald Vern Jackson
Natchitoches Abstracts Register V (1800-1826)Elizabeth Shown Mills
Acadian-Cajun Genealogy Step by StepTimothy Hebert
The Canary Islanders of LouisianaGilbert C. Din
Index to the Louisiana Historical QuarterlyBoyd Cruise
French-Canadian Sources: A Guide for GenealogistsPatricia Keeney Geyh, et. Al.
Ancestry of Certain Breaux Families of LouisianaClarence Breaux
Bonaventure, A Tale of LouisianaGeorge W. Cable
The German Coast During the Colonial Era 1722-1803Helmut Blume
History Heritage of Saints on the RiverClaudia Montz Cambre
German “Pest Ships” 1720-1721Alice D. Forsyth & Earlene Zeringue
Metairie Cemetery: A Historical MemoireHenri A. Gandolfo
Beautiful CrescentJoan Garvey
A History of French Louisiana: Vol. 5Marcel Giraud
Dictionnaire Français-AnglaisCollins Hanchette
People of the BayouChristopher Hallowell
The Life and Selected Letters of Lyle SaxonChance Harvey
Civil War in Louisiana: A ChronologyLA Civil War Centennial
Old Creole DaysGeorge W. Cable
Gateway to YesterdayClaudia Montz Cambre
The Natchitoches CemeteriesLucile Purdhomme & Fern Christenson
The Book of Le BlancNora Lee Clouatre Pollard
Petit Larousse DictionaryLarousse
Decelle-Duclos FamilyLineages
Waterford:  Agriculture to IndustryLouisiana Power & Light
St. John the Baptist Census 1850Michael Maurin
Germans of LouisianaEllen C. Merrill
The Book of LandryNora Lee Clouatre Pollard
Acadie, Then and NowWarren Perrin
Louisiana Soldiers in the War of 1812Marion Pierson
Perique TobaccoL. Aristée Poché
A Narrative History of Breaux BridgeGrover Rees
Acadia 2 Vols (Reprint)Edouard Richard
Colonial Settlers Along Bayou LafourcheAlbert J. Robichaux Jr.
Cajun by Any Other NameMarie Rundquist
Tales of the MississippiRay Samuel
Gumbo Ya-YaLyle Saxon
Old LouisianaLyle Saxon
Louisiana: A HistoryJoe Gray Taylor
Land of Lafitte the PirateRay M. Thompson
Chronology: State of LouisianaRobert I. Vexler
Louisiana Census Records Vol. 1-3Robert Bruce Ardoin
Decipher Germanic RecordsEdna Bentz
French, Cajun, Creole, HoumaCarl Brasseaux
Founding of New AcadiaCarl Brasseaux
Dictionary German-EnglishLangenscheidts
George Washington CablePhilip Butcher