Louisiana Chapter of APG

Louisiana Chapter
Association of Professional Genealogists

The Louisiana State Chapter is part of the

®The Association of Professional Genealogists

The members of the Louisiana State Chapter
subscribe to the APG Code of Ethics.

Meeting Information

Our meetings are open to anyone with an interest in professional genealogical research. Membership in the Louisiana Chapter of APG requires current membership in the Association of Professional Genealogists. Regular meetings are held quarterly, locations vary as does the program topics and speakers for the monthly meetings.


No state meetings planned for 2005.


Cynthia M. Hofmeister



Frances Hazmark


State Membership Information

For more information about the state chapter contact
Annette (Carpenter) Womack

Members of the Louisiana Chapter

Members of the Louisiana Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists have experience in a variety of research areas. Many members publish and/or sell genealogical products as well. Several are available for speaking engagements. The following list includes some of the speciality areas for each member.
(This list is not an endorsement by APG or by the Louisiana Chapter. It is provided only as a source of information.)

Louisiana APG Members--June 2004


Jane Gardner Aprill , CGRS [ <janegardner at cox.net> 484 Walnut St., New Orleans, LA 70118-4934 --Orleans Parish] specializes in South Louisiana research. New Orleans, as well as Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Landry Parishes are areas of special interest. Libraries, archives, and courthouses are frequently researched. [06/Q2]

Sue Smith Badeaux - [<SueBado at cox.net] 25760 Winter Street, Plaquemine, LA 70764-6324 -- Iberville Parish] Graduated from LSU with a BA in Anthropology. Honors included Magna Cum Laude and Phi Kappa Phi. Charter member of Winn Parish (LA) Genealogy Association. Held various offices in the organization over the past 7 years. Editor of an award winning journal. Lectured on subjects ranging from Cemetery Research to Federal Non-Population Schedules. Extensive work in LA State Archives and other Baton Rouge area repositories. Specialties include courthouse research, document analysis, newspaper research, Civil War records. Attended Samford Universty's IGHR courses for the past 4 years. [04/Q4] NO CLIENTS

Shirley Bourquard, CG [< SCB341 at aol.com> 300 Ocelot Dr., Arabi, LA 70032-2150 -- St. Bernard Parish] Certified Genealogist since 1991. Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. specializing in Acadian and Canary Island research. 29 years experience.[07/Q1]

Ellen Barnett Cleary [<ellencleary at cox.net> 4000 Lake Trail Dr., Kenner, LA 70065-3242--Jefferson Parish ] New Orleans Genealogy Research Service, LLC. Member of APG since 1 October 1999. I provide research in the New Orleans area. [05/Q3]

Harry D. Collins, [ <HDC1 at cox.net> 2024 Audubon St., New Orleans, LA 70118-5518 --Orleans Parish][04/Q4]

William P. Farrington, [<willfarr at cox.net> 119 Donelon Dr., Harahan, LA 70123-4703 -- Jefferson Parish][05Q2]

Linda K. Gill, [<gillink at bellsouth.net>1505 Anita Street, Sulphur, La 70663-6131 -- Calcasieu Parish] [05/Q1]

Frances Hazmark, [ <fhazmark at aol.com> 73 E. Thompson Rd., Deville, LA 71328-9489 - Rapides Parish][04/Q4]

Traise Westerman Hebert [<cajunbeliever at yahoo.com> 110 Landry Land, Thibodaux, La 70301--Lafouche Parish] [04/Q4]

Cynthia M. Hofmeister,[<hofsearch at aol.com> 307 Aristotle Dr., Lafayette, LA 70508 (337)288-7278-- Lafayette Parish] Available for US Research, Consultations, Brick wall problems, Lectures and or Speaking engagements. As well as guided society or group tours to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Call for additional information and prices.[04/Q1]

Joan Lazarus, [<hlazarul at bellsouth.net> 7709 Tampa Way, Shreveport, LA 71105-5701-- Caddo Parish][04/Q1]

Susan Lindig, "ASP Genealogy" [ <szcat at cox.net>10030 Old World Drive., Baton Rouge, LA 70817-7667 -- East Baton Rouge Parish][04/Q4]

Mildred S. Slocum [ 2591 Purvis Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70809-1918 -- East Baton Rouge Parish][04/Q4]

Michael K Smith,. [< mksmith1 at bellsouth.net > 11915 Oak Haven Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70810 -- East Baton Rouge Parish] [05/Q2]

Beth A. Stahr,, MLS CGRSsm [< bstahr at i-55.com> 55 Dogwood Ln., Covington, LA 70435 -- St. Tammany Parish] Takes limited clients. [04/Q4]

Carter Stevens , [< carters315 at hotmail.com> 404 Scotchpine Dr., Mandeville, LA 70471 --St Tammany Parish] [04/Q1]

Barbara Comeaux Strickland, Ancestor Research & Analysis [<bcomeaux at aol.com> 13727 N. Amiss Rd., Baton Rouge, LA. 70810-5042 -- East Baton Rouge Parish]. Provides research in any Louisiana Parish for ancestors or historical data. Emphasis on South Louisiana. Specializes in civil or courthouse records. Will also search South Mississippi, East Texas and West Florida areas of Alabama and Florida.[04/Q2]

Houston Tracy, Jr Family TreeSearch [<treesearch3 at yahoo.com> 55 Nall St., Alexandria, LA 71303 -- Rapides Parish] Professional researcher since 1990. Historical and patriotic societies in the U.S. Native American lineages. Black heritge. Professional landman and title abstractor. Works Louisiana pre-1930, Gulf South, colonial and territorial periods. Lecturer. PAF instructor. Transcriber of original documents from varius periods and those in French, Spanish & English languages. Indexer.[[04/Q3]

Audrey B. Westerman,CGRS [<awesterman at mobiletel.com> 1025 Hwy 304, Thibodaux, LA 70301-7332 (985) 633-2367 -- Lafouche Parish] 40 years experience, Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes. Serving 20th year as editor of "Terrebonne Life Lines." NA, AA research in this area; colonial to 1900 periods of French, Spanish, and Anglo settlers along Bayou Lafourche. [04/Q4]

Dorothy Wheat [<rlwheat at earthlink.net> -- Ouachita Parish] [04/Q3]NO CLIENTS

Annette Carpenter Womack, Southern Research & more... [<AnnetteWomack at aol.com> P.O. Box 1320, Winnfield, 71483-1320. (318) 628-6768 -- Winn Parish] Provides general research in North and Central Louisiana. Specializes in probate searches and/or lineage compilations. Also experienced in AA research. Also available for speaking engagements. For more information see her web page and her resume. 30+ years of experience. LDS. [05/Q2]

Nancy Lowrie Wright, [<tewright at cajun.net> P.O. Box 1041, Gray, LA 70359 -- Terrebonne Parish] [04Q4]

Listing by Area Where Researcher Lives

North Louisiana Area

Joan Lazarua - Caddo Parish

Dorothy Wheat - Ouachita Parish NO CLIENTS

Annette Womack - Winn Parish [N/C La.]

Central Louisiana Area

Frances Hazmark - Rapides Parish

Houston Tracy, Jr. - Rapides Parish


Southwestern Louisiana Area

Linda K. Gill - Calcasieu Parish

Cynthia Hofmeister - Lafayette Parish

Baton Rouge Area

Sue Smith Badeaux - Iberville Parish NO CLIENTS

Susan Lindig - East Baton Rouge Parish

Mildred Slocum - East Baton Rouge Parish

Michael Smith - East Baton Rouge Parish

Barbara Strickland - East Baton Rouge Parish

New Orleans Area

Jane Aprill - Orleans Parish

Harry Collins - Orleans Parish

Ellen Cleary - Jeffereson Parish

William Farrington - Jeffereson Parish

Lower Southeastern Louisiana Area

Shirley Bourquard - St Bernard Parish

Traise Westerman Hebert - Lafouche Parish

Beth Stahr - St Tammany Parish

Carter Stevens - St Tammany Parish

Audrey Westerman - Lafouche Parish

Nancy Wright - Terrebonne Parish


Updated: August 31, 2005