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Research in the Florida Parishes-Stephanie Martin-Quiatte

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Have you ever wondered if your surname is unique to a particular region of the country? 

Stephanie Martin Quaitte shared her research in the Florida Parishes of Southeast Louisiana. This research will provide other researchers an opportunity to learn how she gathered over 10,000 surnames for a specific region of Louisiana.

 For Stephanie what began as a search for her own identity has grown into an ultimate goal of documenting as many African-Americans from the Florida Parishes as possible for future researchers. 

Stephanie is Manager of the African American Archives for the Louisiana Genealogy Project, and has submitted work to Afrigneas and to Christine’s Genealogy website.   She is also published in the “The Louisiana Genealogical Register”. 

Though she submits file from throughout Louisiana she primarily researches the Florida Parishes of Southeast Louisiana.   She maintains and constantly adds information to a 10,000 plus names database from those parishes.  Her surnames are: ADDISON, JACKSON, BANKS, MARTIN, and QUIATTE. 


Theme music - Sweet Mello Spice by composer / producer Alvin K. Alexander. (Pianist Ayako Higuchi)