“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, Louisiana, Heirship Series Vol. II: Selected Annotated Abstracts of Marriage Book 1, 1811-1829 records marriages performed in St. Mary Parish by parish judges, justices of the peace, and Protestant ministers. When possible, information about each bride and groom’s family is included, along with names of witnesses.
Painstakingly researched and compiled by Mary Elizabeth Sanders, this series is a gold mine for historians, genealogical researchers, or students of south Louisiana history.