Introduction to Book of Charts Volume 1
In 1988, when this book was first published, it was a major undertaking to get the charts into a uniform format for publishing. Then there was the job of indexing in the days before some of our computer programs were invented. On top of all these jobs was the tedious task of typing. Nevertheless, our undaunted members proceeded and even published a second volume with the "leftover" charts. That second volume is still available (at the time this is being written) from Terrebonne Genealogical Society at this location.
BEWARE: the names and addresses of the compilers found on the charts may not be current. In the years since 1988 some have passed on to join their ancestors, some were forced to move by hurricanes and other catastrophes, and some just found another location. If you really need to correspond with a compiler, you may contact one of the officers of our society and we will do our best to help you. (See the list of officers on the officer page.) I should warn you that there may be some compilers who have lost interest in their ancestry or have lost all their documents for one reason or another, so you may not get a response.
The charts are in no particular order, but there is an extensive index (see table below). The same person may appear on several different charts, sometimes with a different spelling of their first or last name, sometimes with a different spouse. There are a total of 6994 references altogether.
We ask you not to take this information as definitive, but only as a "pointer" in a certain direction you may or may not have considered. These charts are not original documents. Please do your own research. For help, you may want to consult another of our publications, Generations ..... Past to Present; A Book of Charts Volume I, compiled by Phoebe Chauvin Morrison. It, too, is available in the publications section of this website. Quoting from the introduction: "This book is compiled from pedigree charts and has more information than the charts due to the format used. It allows more information in less space than the traditional five-generation chart...researched where possible and references...added..."
In the table below, click on the beginning letter(s) of the person's surname and an index page will be made available where you can browse or do a "search" or "find on this page" using your browser's menu. When you locate your person of interest, the number in parentheses indicating his/her position on the chart follows the name and next is a link to the ancestry chart where that person is listed. Please click on that link to see the chart.
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