GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 1: Eastern United States -- Thibodaux, Louisiana: LA-16

Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

 

Catholic Church. Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux. Archives
205 Audubon Avenue
Thibodaux, LA 70301

Phone: 985-446-2383

Email: See website

https://htdiocese.org/archives

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux was erected for central Louisiana from territory in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1977. Within that area, Houma-Thibodaux and its predecessors have administered the following parishes serving Native Americans:

1864-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church (Houma), Montegut/ Bayou Terrebonne

1875-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

St. Eloi Church (Houma), Theriot/ Bayou du Large

1952-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

Holy Family Church (Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma), Dulac/ Grand Caillou

1971-present (Houma-Thibodaux, 1977-present)

St. Charles Borromeo Church (Pointe-aux-Chênes/ Houma), Montegut/ Pointe-aux-Chênes

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1864-present

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: 4 series with records.

 

/1 Parish files

Inclusive dates: By 1900-present

Volume: At least 4 folders

Description: Correspondence, notes, clippings, and photographs

    1. Dulac/ Grand Caillou, Holy Family Church, 1952-present
    2. Montegut, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 1864-present
    3. Montegut/ Pointe-aux-Chênes, St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1971-present
    4. Theriot/ Bayou du Large, St. Eloi Church, 1875-present

 

/2 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1864-present

Volume: Several reels of microfilm plus electronic records

Description: Sacramental records (baptisms, marriages, burials) for 4 parishes; pre-1950 records were microfilmed and post-1900 records are being entered into electronic databases.

    1. Dulac/ Grand Caillou, Holy Family Church, 1952-present
    2. Montegut, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 1864-present
    3. Montegut/ Pointe-aux-Chênes, St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1971-present
    4. Theriot/ Bayou du Large, St. Eloi Church, 1875-present

 

 

/3 Personnel files

Inclusive dates: 1960s-present

Volume: Several files

Description: Clergy and religious who served Native American parishes; includes Rev. Roch Naquin (Houma), ordained 1962.

 

 

/4 Diocesan News

Inclusive dates: Unknown-present

Volume: Occasional articles

Description: The diocesan news, https://htdiocese.org/news, has been archived online, 2016-present.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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