The following announcement was written by Damon Veach:
One of the main items that will be stressed is the importance of genealogical and historical societies in their continuing efforts to preserve records for future generations. All societies and researchers will be offered ample space for the publication of their activities and inquiries. Of course, individual queries should have a Louisiana connection, but information from other parts of the country will be accepted as long the researcher shows a state address. Dated notices should be submitted several weeks in advance of the planned activity, and family reunion notices can include a detailed look at the individual surname(s) involved. Books and magazines are reviewed only if a sample copy is submitted with each request. These items are then donated to the DeSoto Parish Historical Society for inclusion in the Veach-Foshee Memorial Library Collection, which is housed in the Mansfield Female College Museum, the oldest college for women west of the Mississippi River and now one of the finest museums in the state. This is one of the largest private collections of its kind in the south and is open and available to researchers.
For more information on this online column, inquiries can be sent by way of e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.; For those researchers wanting to correspond with the author, send inquiries to Damon Veach, Cajuns, Creoles, Pirates and Planters, 709 Bungalow Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5337.