A Great Ouachita Parish Genealogy Resource

Many genealogy societies are beginning to place their magazines online. When you are doing genealogy research, you may not think about genealogy society newsletters and magazines. They are great research tools! Some have information you will absolutely never find anywhere else. Among the societies that are digitizing is the Ark-LA-Tex Genealogical Association. They have scanned … Continue reading A Great Ouachita Parish Genealogy Resource

ULM Photo Archives

One of the ULM Library's projects is the digitization of their photos in their collection. As they are done, they are available at this website: https://repository.ulm.edu/apc/ There are photos from every part of ULM's history and they are arranged by subject headings: Aerial Images, Campus Buildings, People Images, Sports and Miscellaneous. They encourage people to … Continue reading ULM Photo Archives

The Death Certificate of Robert Harris Sterling

Last Tuesday I told you about finding the papers of Charles Boliver Sterling in California. He was the son of R.H. Sterling, who shot Ferdinand Morgan in the back during the Morgan/Morhouse feud. This is a copy of Robert's death certificate from New Orleans. I had always wondered what happened to him after he was … Continue reading The Death Certificate of Robert Harris Sterling

Ouachita Parish High School Graduating Classes

We still continue to go through and find treasures in our collection. Two Ouachita Parish High School documents from the 1920's are of particular interest. The first is a 1921 OPHS graduation invitiation, which lists all of the graduating class members. You may recognize some of the names! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A116 The second document is a program … Continue reading Ouachita Parish High School Graduating Classes

The Tragic Death of George Purvis and his Children

George Purvis was a native of England but settled in the Ouachita Parish area before the Civil War. He married Carolyn K. Morrison (from a very old Ouachita Parish family) and they were the parents of several children. When I was inside Grace Episcopal Church earlier this year, I saw a painting of George hanging … Continue reading The Tragic Death of George Purvis and his Children