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

Acadia Parish, Louisiana

Bienvenue - Welcome to Acadia Parish Genealogy

    The Attakapas Indians were the early inhabitants of Acadia Parish.  Claimed by France in 1682, the Louisiana territory was held as a French colony until 1763, when it was ceded to Spain.  Louisiana was returned to France in 1800 under Napoleon.  Three years later, the United States purchased the Louisiana territory.

    The name of Acadia parish is derived from the French colony of Acadia in Canada which had been settled by many French-speaking inhabitants.  The British deported the French inhabitants to France and other areas and many of them migrated to Louisiana.  The parish itself was formed in 1886 from the southwestern portion of St. Landry Parish.  Crowley was chosen as the parish seat in 1887.  The first courthouse was constructed in Crowley and completed in 1888.

    As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 61,773 people residing in the parish.

    This website is dedicated to family researchers who are researching their ancestors in Acadia Parish.  It is also dedicated to the Acadia Parish Genealogical and Historical Society and its hard working members who strive to make research materials available to family researchers.





imageThe next MEETING of the Acadia Genealogical and Historical Society will be on May 9, 2015 at the Acadia Parish Library, 1125 N Parkerson Avenue in Crowley, La.

Guests and prospective new members are always welcome. See you there.

imageThe new 2015 PRICE LIST of the Acadia Genealogical and Historical Society records is now available. Click on "Publications Price List" in the Site Menu.

imageThe Obituary Index update is complete and includes all 2014 Obits for Acadia Parish. Click on "Obituary Project" in the Site Menu.

We have added 1,176 land transaction records to the Point Noire historical records section contributed by Winston Boudreaux.  Click on "POINTE NOIRE" in the Site Menu.

We have also added 112 BIOGRAPHIES contributed by Gene Thibodeaux.  Click on "BIOGRAPHIES" in the Site Menu.

AGHS Officers

- Prisident

- Vice President

Susie Faul - Treasurer

Gene Thibodeaux - Newsletter Editor

Lauralie Mackey - Librarian/Historian

- Redording Secretary

Thelma Richard - Corresponding Secretary

- Media Coordinator

Founding Members

Winston Boudreaux

Fr. Bob Courville

Gercie Daigle

Glenn Gremillion

Irma Gremillion

Anita Guidry

Owen Guidry

Myrtle McGee

Clarisse Villmont