Friday, February 7, 2020

351. Michael N. Henderson, part 2

351. Part 2 of our interview with genealogist Michael N. Henderson. In Got Proof! My Genealogical Journey Through the Use of Documentation, Lieutenant Commander Michael Nolden Henderson, USN retired, captures the attention of genealogists, historians, and others interested in the complex social structure that developed during the French and Spanish colonial periods in Louisiana. He explores the forbidden relationships from which evolved the unique Creole culture. Revealing original documents from as far back as the 1770s, Henderson uses his own experiences as a family history researcher, as well as the insight of noted scholars, to reveal the methods, standards, and techniques used to prove his ancestry.
      Lieutenant Commander Michael Nolden Henderson, United States Navy retired, is a family history researcher who began his genealogy journey almost thirty years ago. He is a native of Algiers, Louisiana, and a graduate of Xavier University. In 2010, he became the first African American in the state of Georgia inducted into the National Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). He later became president of the Button Gwinnett Chapter, Georgia Society SAR, and continues his research of colonial Louisiana. 
  1. This week in Louisiana history. February 8, 1898. Grandfather Clause enacted for voting purposes.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Ground was broken for for the Notre Dame Seminary on Carrollton Avenue on February 8, 1922.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Tet Fest: Vietnamese New Year
    14011 Dwyer Blvd
    New Orleans, LA 70129
    Mary Queen of Vietnam Church
    02/07/2020 - 02/09/2020
    Location Mary Queen of Vietnam Church
    Time Varies
    Price Free
    Tet Fest occurs at Queen Mary of Vietnam Church during the Vietnamese New Year. New Orleans is home to a large Vietnamese population that celebrates the New Year with this beautiful festival featuring delicious, authentic Vietnamese cuisine, traditional dances, live music, and fun for the whole family.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Wael Violin plays in Jackson Square.
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