Joey Caccarozzo will present Casket Girls - Brides for French Colonists. Filles à la cassette, or Casket Girls, were women who were brought from France to the French colonies in the early 1700s to help populate French territories which were predominately settled by men. The name comes from the small chests, known as casquettes in which they carried their clothes. Learn why, to this day, these women are mentioned on every ghost tour in New Orleans. Discover who these women really were, their journey to the French colonies, and the challenges they faced once they arrived.
Christine Cohen will present "Cousin Baiting and Cousin Stalking. We will discuss the many ways to reach out to distant living cousins to help you expand your pedigree chart forward in time. You may find family treasures, photos, DNA test takers and information that will break down a brick wall. We will explore online trees, lineage societies, cemetery indexes, obituaries in newspapers, living people finder websites and social media.
The Meeting Host is Jodi Lynn Strait. (Thank you)
Registration for the Zoom Meeting is HERE.