About the Photos

The archival photos used on this web page were made available by the German-Acadian Coast Historical and Genealogical Society, by the St. James Historical Society, and by Dr. Carl Brasseaux of the Center for Louisiana Studies at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. These photos vividly capture the times and the spirit of the people of Louisiana, and we are deeply grateful for the privilege of using them.

The archival photos in The Louisiana Genetics and Hereditary Education Center are used to honor of the ancestors of southern Louisiana--the way they worked, the way they shared life's joys, the way they cared for their families. The Louisiana Genetics and Hereditary Education Center neither implies nor assumes that any person appearing in these photos is a carrier of or is affected by a genetic disorder. Further, The Louisiana Genetics and Hereditary Education Center neither implies nor assumes that any descendant of persons appearing in these photos is a carrier of or is affected by a genetic disorder.