CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

Meetings are held on the FIRST Saturday of the month at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Bluebonnet Branch in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (unless otherwise noted) (see map below).

 


WE WILL NOT HAVE A MEETING IN JULY.

A MAP TO THE LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES BUILDING IS SHOWN BELOW

Past Meetings and Events

SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015 - 11:00 A.M.

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH LIBRARY, BLUEBONNET BRANCH
9200 BLUEBONNET BLVD., BATON ROUGE, LA

Society Board Member Chad LeBlanc spoke about various websites useful to genealogical research. Here is a link to his presentation - Genealogy Resources.

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015 - 1:00 P.M.

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH LIBRARY, BLUEBONNET BRANCH
9200 BLUEBONNET BLVD., BATON ROUGE, LA

Dia de la Cruz– Saturday, May 2, 2015, East Baton Rouge Parish Library on Bluebonnet, Time: 1 PM

Members of our society gathered to celebrate Dia de la Cruz (Day of the Cross), a popular annual celebration in the Canary Islands. Pictured below are members showing the crosses they decorated at the meeting.


Photo by Marie Estopinal

SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015 - 11:00 A.M.

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH LIBRARY, BLUEBONNET BRANCH, BATON ROUGE, LA

On Saturday, April 4, Terry Thibodeaux presented a report on the populous Rodriguez clan at the East Baton Rouge Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. He provided an inventory of the passenger lists of the 1778-1783 migration from the Canary Islands which included many Rodriguez recruits. Mr. Thibodeaux followed his own Rodriguez roots down to the present day.

Click here to see Terry's presentation - Rodriguez Presentation

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Pictured above are descendants of the Rodriguez/Rodrigue clan who were in attendance. Left to right: Liz Varnado, Iris Stilley, Johnette Downing, Cande Rodriguez, Rose Marie Powell, Stephen Estopinal, Terry Thibodeaux, Denise Lindsly, Wade Rodriguez, and Carolyn Rodriguez. Photo by Marie Estopinal

All meetings are open to the public. Information about the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana can be found on the web at www.canaryislanders.org. You may contact the President of the Society by email: president@canaryislanders.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 - SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015

40th Annual Los Islenos Fiesta - 1345-1357 Bayou Road, St. Bernard, LA

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The Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana combined their March 2015 meeting with the Los Isleños Festival in St. Bernard Parish March 7 and 8. Pictured above are Stephen Estopinal dressed as a 1778 Spanish soldier, Maria Candelaria Rodriguez y Lorenzo from the island of Tenerife wearing that island’s traditional dress and Marie Estopinal, dressed as a citizen of the island of La Gomera.

Click here to see photos and videos from the Fiesta!

Persons interested in Spanish Colonial Louisiana history or tracing their Canary Islander ancestry are invited to visit the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana web site at www.canaryislanders.org or contact the President of the Society by email at president@canaryislanders.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015 - 11:00 A.M.

LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES BUILDING, ESSEN LANE, BATON ROUGE, LA

Irish Emigrations to Spain

Author and amateur historian Stephen Estopinal addressed the February 7, 2015 meeting of the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana. The subject of his talk was the Wars of the Three Kingdoms and the subsequent Jacobite risings (1688-1745) which resulted in the mass migration of Irish Catholics to France and Spain.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015

We did not have a meeting in January. Below is a photo taken at our Christmas gathering in December 2014.

Canary Islanders Heritage Society Officers

The Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana elected and installed officers for the staggered terms of 2015/16. From left to right are: Board Member Clifford Normand, President Joan Alemán, Secretary Stella Tanoos, Board Member Denise Lindsly and 2014/15 Vice President Layne Lindsly.

2015 officers


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EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH LIBRARY, BLUEBONNET BRANCH - 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA

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