Louisiana Creole Research Association


Spring is here! A happy Easter season from all of us at LA Creole. 

coupee-frontOn March 20th, members of LA Creole visited Pointe Coupee Parish for a day spent exploring, sharing and celebrating family histories dating from the earliest colonial days. See some pictures and learn more about this event, which we hope will be followed by more such visits to parishes where LA Creole members have ancestral ties.

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LA Creole is a New Orleans based non-profit family research organization dedicated to the study of the history and culture of the Creoles of Color of Louisiana through ancestral research, education, and celebration.

Creoles of Color in Louisiana
There is evidence that both French and Spanish Colonial Louisiana identified all its people (white, black, and mixed), both free and enslaved, who were born in the new world of old world stock as Creole. That included the offspring of Europeans (predominantly French and Spanish), Africans, and a mixture of both that could also include Native American.  More

Genealogy and History are our Mission
The Louisiana Creole Research Association, Inc., known as LA Creole, was founded on August 21, 2004 as a New Orleans-based, non-profit genealogy and family research organization.  More

Chantell Monique Nabonne
Research names: Nabonne, Mediamolle, Davillier, Faciane

Chantell born and raised in New Orleans and is the daughter of two musicians. She grew up with New Orleans style music. Chantell attended public schools from K thru 12 and graduated from Loyola University in 2000 with a BS in Elementary Education. With the Katrina effect, she relocated to Lafayette, La. and resumed her teaching career in the Lafayette Parish School System.
Chantell has recently relocated back home and is now teaching in the Orleans Parish School Board Charter of New Orleans.
She Loves teaching and encouraging students to learn and to express themselves creatively. She bears quite the knowledge and experience in teaching visual arts, drama, and dance.

Chantells’ memorable Creole expression(s): Gah-go!
My mama would talk about folks walking around with all their business hanging (too revealing) and would say:
(Something on the order of) "look at her/him with all dey GAH-GO out "

Chantell joined as a member of LA Creole in 2009 and serves on several committees. Her hobbies include attending music and cultural events; dancing "like nobody is watching”. She has been a genealogy enthusiast and started while at middle school, 8th grade LA Studies Class at McMain H.S., when she began an assignment on the Nabonne Family Tree with numerous interviews of her elders. This sparked her and brought on the intrigue and fascination of genealogy. She has spent nearly 10 years of extensive research and has reached back to her 5th generation of direct descendants from France and Spain on her maternal side.


Color Me Creole: A portrait project documenting Louisiana Creoles and their motivations throughout 2014 & 2015.

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Christophe LandryGogó* I wish I had a gogó to reveal. Haha3   ·  1 day ago

Claire Dronet BernardGreat job Chantell!!! You look amazing!!1 day ago

Myra Nuna ColemanWell look at my cuz...you go girl!!! I didn't know you were back home! 😍😍1   ·  18 hours ago

Hyacienth Duhe' StiaesThat is wonderful Chantell. By the way I researched Albertine Ray. I found out who her parents were along with her siblings. My dear husband did not know who his great grand parents names.17 hours ago

Christine Marinello BerryAwesome! Where are you teaching?16 hours ago

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