About Me


Born and raised in Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. Still blessed to live in the South and only a couple of hundred miles from home.


The Beginning of My Remembrance


Contact info:
rootsfromthebayou@gmail.com 

My other blogs:

Pathway to Remembrance  - Capturing and sharing my maternal and paternal family histories.  There is no death in remembrance.

Photos and Footnotes - Photographs posted on this blog were all taken by me or handed down to me from my ancestors.  I hope you enjoy the photographs and the footnotes that follow them.

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This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact rootsfromthebayou@gmail.com.  This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. However, I may be influenced by my background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience.  The owner of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner's.  This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.  
(This policy is valid from 01 April 2013)
 

17 comments:

  1. Totally enjoy your blogspot. I lived in Louisiana during my impressionable years. Even though I a 1000's of miles away,still long for it.
    Patti

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Patti. Glad you are enjoying my blog. While I don't live as far away from Louisiana as you, I completely understand the longing.

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  2. Hey Deb, Love what you've done with your blog. I was going to let you know Aunt Juanita is still living. Aunt Mary passed away September, 2012 m. to Andrew Angelle, he died in 1992. Anyway, I didn't know if you wanted to make the correction, or not. I love looking at all the old pictures...it brings back such happy and cherished memories. Let me know if you head south this spring. Hope to see you soon. Gayle

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    1. Gayle, Thank you for the information. The post has been updated. Let me know if you see any other information that needs to be corrected. Thanks again for allowing me to use some of your photographs. Still planning a spring trip south. Will keep you posted on dates.

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  3. I am the widow of the great grandson of William Lego Ditto. I have many documents precivil war pertaining to the civil war and actually have the document selecting him to the legislature in 1859 to the legislature by officials in Catahoula Parrish. I am looking for a good home for these documents. Please contact me at tudeditto@aol.com.
    Mary Ditto

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  4. You might consider the Prescott Memorial Library at Louisiana. The Library is a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, one of only fifty-three in the nation, a U.S. Map Depository, and a State of Louisiana Documents Depository.

    I feel certain they would be interested in your documents and would take great care of them.

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    1. Paul, I was thinking along the lines of the digital collections at LSU/Library of Congress and had not even considered the Louisiana Tech library. I appreciate you sharing this great information! I'll drop Mary an email in case she doesn't see your comment.

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  5. what a great website for SICILY ISLAND, enjoyed visiting this website...my ancestry, benjamin f. kendrick and wife mary parmelia warner lived there during the civil war, died around the later part of 1880's ...i have dates of death but no knowledge of their burial place..
    shirley eskew hunt

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  6. August 04, 2013 at 4:00pm Pacific Time
    I Enjoy reading your blog and finding out I am related more than i realized. John c Hardin is my gggg grandfather. I have been researching my family history and it is good to know maybe I found where he disappeared too. If you can, please give more info.

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    1. Thank you for reading my blog and for taking the time to comment. I'll check to see if I have additional information on the Hardin family and John C., specifically.

      Wishing you much success in your family research!

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  7. Love your site.
    I graduated from Sicily Island In 1965. sisters were Helen and Catherine
    Ronnie Nelson

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    1. Glad you enjoy the blog! Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to post a comment.

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  8. Love your blog. This is so interesting. My daughter just recently bought the Knott's home. I live in Arkansas and hope to eventually retire in the Sicily Island area. Thanks for information!

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    1. Thank you for leaving a comment. The Knotts home place is beautiful with all the pecan trees leading up to the house. I live in Arkansas now but Louisiana will always be home. I'm glad you like the blog. Best wishes to you and your daughter.

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  9. Thank you so much for your site. I really enjoy reading the old stories and the more recent posts. The old videos bring back so many wonderful memories of my childhood in Sicily Island. I will continue to visit Roots from the Bayou regularly. Mike Higgins

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    1. Hey Mike! Hope all is well with you and your family. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Glad you're enjoying the blog and happy to know you will continue to visit. I'm still going through my grandfather's old home movies and trying to cut snips out to post. So happy to have them and to know others are enjoying viewing them as much as I do!

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  10. I am the daughter of the late Jackie Ratcliffe, founder and president of the Historical and Genealogical Assn of MS. Among her belongings, I have found several papers related to the Seal family history including abstracts of Census Bureau data and numerous ancestry.com printouts. I would love to see this fall into the hands of someone interested in continuing her hard work. Does anyone know who could appreciate and benefit from this information. I would be happy to mail it to them. /s Sincerely, Vicki Parker (preferred email contact at vicki@hgdlawfirm.com)

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