Genealogy society meeting
The Acadia: Point de l’Eglise Genealogy and Historical Society will meet on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 9:30 a.m. at the Acadia Parish Library in Crowley.
Guest speaker for the meeting will be Fr. Jason Vidrine, who will speak about Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere. A native of France, Fr. Barriere was a priest in Acadiana churches from 1795 through 1823.
Fr. Barriere’s notes on his baptisms and marriages are very helpful to genealogists today because he not only noted the couple’s parents, but also their maternal and paternal grandparents.
The meeting is free and open to the public.