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Name: Kimberly Roque-Carlo
From: Wisconsin
Hi, I just ran across this site looking for information for a school project. I have always been confused about the culture on my father's side of my family because they don't talk about it. The last name is Roque and they appear to have come from the same area as the Cane River Creoles. My Grandmother, Maude Ethel Roque moved from Natchitoches to Chicago and most of her children followed her at some point. My Grandfather Francis Roque died sometime in the 1940's. My Roque Aunts and Uncles also married several people with the last name of LeCour and Metoyer.I was shocked to find these names listed and the area where they were from seeming to be characterized as a cultural landmark, when I have lived 42 years not realizing I was part of a rich culture. Thank you for your site.

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Name: Cornell August Celestine
From: New Orleans, Louisiana

Thank God for your website, I am a Creole man living in Oakland, California. I had been doing family research for over 20 years my family includes the Metoyers and Rachal's of Cane River and The Celestin/Monconduit,Simon of St.James Parish. I am Proud to be a member of NSU Creole Heritage Foundation.I also have a wesite on

God Bless
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Name: Rita Rowe
From: Jamaica
This is so beautiful
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Name: erica wilson
From: detroit, michigan
i am a decendent of the metoyer family
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Name: Nakia Hinkle
From: Chicago, IL

I went to college in New Orleans in the early 90's. While there I felt so at home. I was born in Arkansas. My dad's family are decendants of a Choctaw Chief. His grandmother, my greatgrandmother Julia, was full blooded. She married an African American man. Now's here's the Louisiana connection. I found a 1900 census in which Grandma Julia who was 16 at the time, was living in New Orleans with her family. Their last name was Davis. They were listed as White. In reality they were Indians of the Choctaw tribe. After she married, she came to Arkansas, marrying an African American man named Fleming Bracy. They had 18 childen. We are their descendants. Glad to be here.

also known as,

Walks with the Wind
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Name: Lori White-Latimer
From: Arkansas
I have tracked down my Grandfather Glover's Mom, was a LaFollett.

There seems to have been some grave embarassment back in the day 1790's - 1820. Can't get relatives to talk.

Natives, Frenchmen, then finally KY. [?]
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Name: Pamela Gobert-Pettit
From: Rio Linda, CA -- Gold Hill, OR
Hi! I want to thank you sooo much for having such a wonderful site. I commend you and your staff for all the time and talent that has gone into making this information available. I laugh at the "complainers."

It is now: 2:30 a.m. on Wed., and I have been on your site since 2:00 p.m. Tuesday...on the day President Obama's inauguration! I cannot leave! I have found so much incredible information about my heritage, almost all from your site. I have bounced around a little, but I kept coming beautiful. I have so much more research to do. My earlier ancestors were the Donatos, Broussards, and DeCuir families who married into the later Gobert, Guillory and Kerlegan families, just to name a few, and I am stuck in the middle still searching for more information so I can complete the puzzle!

I did not realize that those men-folk made so many children with so many different, strong, women. Thanks to the fact that those men were so "busy," most all(of us) are of mixed ~creole~ descent. What a beautiful bunch we are!

To echo a few of earlier guests: I am proud to be a creole... ?cajun? --- Is there a word for it when part of your family calls you creole, and the other side calls you cajun? I'm so confused! -- But in a good way May be you can clarify?
Sorry for rambling -- twelve hours on the web, and I'm a bit loopy right now. Anyway, just to repeat: Thanks again and I will be back!
Distant cousin,
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Name: Willie Franklin
From: California
first i would like to say that there is no certain skin color be to be creole. I am a dark skin creole with roots that lead to france.My ancestors settle in the area of bayou bonfauca which is now called slidel. I can trace my ancestry back to 1687 to a man named Nicolas Ducre'. His sons had kids and so forth all the way down to me and my kids. Keep up the good work and I've been waiting for a site like this.
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Name: Robert Fortier-Bensen
From: new orleans
Comment to ye'
Please accept my sentiments of respect and fraternite' for all your work. It truly shows we are the lagnaippe of this wonderful America. While taking some time with my family at a Bon Annee' soiree, we came across your website.
Because I am a physician who offer integrative medicine, I evaluate people, their genes, their environment, nutrition, and their health: a study defined as genomic medicine. When one realizes we have essentially four major blood types, that transcends all other physical characteristics, it makes a charivari of people who seem to find negative thoughts about what we are, and what you and your staff are providing here. We are then are part of a family constellation and genomics, hidden by other layers, some good, some less, beyond the simple tribe or even belief. The rich history of the people who made this part of the country, includes all; the richest of all gumbos, the most animated chords of a eternal song, a warmhearted smile despite our pains, and mistakes, to be Creole is to know just some of these things. I once as a child saw a response of one of the many such "blogs" which often was allowed by the Times-Picayune which ran through the editorial section of everything Creole. One person summed it like this. as follows: " It is like being poor, one can comment, study, discuss, or even visit it, but the only way to know what it is like, is being poor, the same goes for being Creole. He admonished the rest of the editorial responders by finishing in a sad response. "In such a transient society as today, being Creole hold little meaning, why don't we leave to our past." I have always remembered those newspaper responses, just as I enjoy reading articles in the Comptes Rendu. Our genes hold hands carry a message deeper than any series of amino acids or nucleotides can describe. Je vous remercie.
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Name: Diana Gaspart
From: Slidel, Louisiana
I like your site but why call it FrenchCreoles.Com if you simply use the Louisiana white coloniers words for the Creole community and call Creoles "Free Blacks." I am a white Louisiana native with some Creole ancestry. I just think that whites and even some blacks have an agenda to make every non-white person into an African. Many of your articles also over plays the slave issue in the Creole community. People will start to get more educated on slave history and realize that many people of color weren't slaves or were not even the children of slaves. People of color also even owned slaves. Creoles never used the term "blac" to described tehmselves but "person of color" was used in La. and slaves didnt even call themselves "blacks" but used the term African but I like your site-I just can't direct anyone to it for reseacrh being that it has too many ref. from authors who have a habit of mixing up Creole with African or "free black"

Admin reply: hello Diane...

You are so right...Yes, not all Creoles of Color are decendents of Slaves nor do all call themselves Black...However, not all of the information you read comes from Our staff...We quite frequently provide portions of articles written by others so individuals can make their own decisions and it would be unethical to alter or change the works of others...If you browse through the site you will find many articles that reference Creoles of Color as Free people and also as slave owners...As a New Orleans Creole I am very well aware of the history and Culture of Our Creole People but on the other hand although Creoles did Originate from Louisiana there are many more that have different backgrounds and were offsprings of Creole slaves...We simply give a unbiased and broader view of the subject matter...

Thanks for logging on...Augustine/Comeaux

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