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City of Remembering : a History of Genealogy in New Orleans / Susan Tucker.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLG 976.302 N532T (Text) 00000107295818 Genealogy Reading Room Book In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781496806215
  • ISBN: 1496806212
  • Physical Description: xi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-218) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foundations of one city in a nation of genealogy -- The journey to a populist culture of searching -- Public genealogies around Creole and other ethnic identities -- Treasures : memory objects, private records, science, and art -- The "most wonderful collections" : New Orleans recordkeeping -- One account : many branches in family trees -- Complexities of gender in family history -- A continuum of family history.
Summary, etc.:
"City of Remembering represents a rich testament to the persistence of a passionate form of public history. In exploring one particular community of family historians in New Orleans, Susan Tucker reveals how genealogists elevate a sort of subterranean foundation to the city--sepia photographs of the Vieux Carré, sturdy pages of birth registrations from St. Louis Cathedral, small scraps of the earliest French Superior Council records, elegant and weighty leaves of papers used by notaries, and ledgers from the judicial deliberations of the Illustrious Spanish Cabildo. They also explore coded letters left by mistake, accounts carried over oceans, and gentle prods of dying children to be counted and thus to be remembered. Most of all, the family historians speak of continual beginnings, both in the genesis of their own research processes, but also of American dreams that value the worth of every individual life"--Jacket.
Subject: New Orleans (La.) > Genealogy.

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