History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all.

-Laurence Overmire

The Lafayette

The Lafayette Genealogical Society is a not for profit society. Our mission is to encourage an interest in all family history; as well as collect, preserve and make available Attakapas area history. This includes the Parishes of Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Mary, Acadia, Vermilion, Evangeline and Iberia.

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We're all immortal, as long as our stories are told.

- Elizabeth Hunter

1950 Census Indexing Project

Volunteer to help accurately index census data, such as names, ages, and birthplaces.


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