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Blood From The Bayou Runs Through Me, The Faciane Family of St. Tammany Parish, LA

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Blood From The Bayou Runs Through Me, The Faciane Family of St. Tammany Parish, LA

Karen Siverson (View posts)
Posted: 20 Jun 2000 1:42AM GMT
The Picayune, Sunday, May 28, 2000
Written by Sandra Pichon

The draft of the first of four genealogy books titled "Blood from the Bayou Runs Through Me, the Faciane Family of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana" was recently donated to the Slidell Library for its genealogy department.

The book was organized by Karen L. Siverson, granddaughter of Josephine Mildred "Millie" Faciane Pena and Peter Charles Pena. It contains information contributed by the Faciane, Galatas, Pena, and Pichon families of St. Tammany Parish.

The book is 380 pages and includes more than 40 phtotographs. Joseph Faciane, born in Cadiz, Spain, around 1819 was the immigrant ancestor in the family and was the son of Bartholome Faciane. It contains a detailed descendant section with sources that tells how each individuals is related to Bartholome Faciane, a research contacts section, a Faciane birthday and anniversary calendar and more.

There are 1,703 Faciane family members represened in the draft copy, 1,143 of whom are direct descendants, the remainder being those married into the family. Community members with family ties to the Facianes are encouraged to visit the Slidell Library and review the book.

While Siverson tried to interpret her mother, Frances Pena O'Reilly's handwritten notes and other items, she believes that mistaks may exist and need to be addressed, as well as any additions or deletions before the final permanent copy is bound. The book is the first of four. The other volumes will be on the Galatas family, whose membership is currently 1,276; the Pena family, 2,070, and the Pichons, whose last count was at 3,035.

Each volume will be donated to the Slidell Library for its genealogy department. Siverson may be contacted by E-mail at RoryKaren@ao.com or by mail, 7556 Bruce Road, Custer, WA 98240.

Family members may pick up genealogy sheets at the green-and-white-canopied booth at this year's Bayou Liberty Pirogue Races and discuss the families.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Karen Siverson 20 Jun 2000 7:42AM GMT 
Deborah Faciane-King 14 Sep 2000 2:53PM GMT 
Karen Siverson 15 Sep 2000 7:46AM GMT 
Karen Siverson 2 Jun 2001 1:18PM GMT 
zimajenn 19 Aug 2008 2:57PM GMT 
Deborah Faciane-King 14 Sep 2000 2:54PM GMT 
Karen Siverson 15 Sep 2000 7:50AM GMT 
Karen Siverson 17 Feb 2001 9:19PM GMT 
babynote00 9 May 2003 10:16PM GMT 
phsmith77 1 Aug 2010 3:41PM GMT 
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