“Another reason for publishing these records is that publication is an excellent way to preserve them. In Louisiana, each person who cares what happens to our precious records needs to do whatever he can in this direction, for they have been disappearing at an alarming rate.”
—Mary Elizabeth Sanders
St. Mary Parish’s recorded history dates back to approximately 1800. St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, Heirship Series Vol. I: Annotated Abstracts of the Successions, 1811-1834 contains valuable information about heirs and other surviving relatives for the most important estates in that area.
Painstakingly researched and compiled by Mary Elizabeth Sanders, this series is a gold mine for historians, genealogical researchers, or students of south Louisiana history.