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Faciane, Galatas, Pena, & Pichon Families of St. Tammany

Updated January 30, 2007

Karen L Siverson

7556 Bruce Road

Custer, WA 98240

360-366-5860

klsiverson@comcast.net

Hi, I am researching my mother's family lines of FACIANE, GALATAS, PENA, & PICHON of St. Tammany Parish and surrounding areas of Louisiana. My research project began with my mother in the 1960s and has continued to grow ever since. We are interested in any information that links to this family. Currently, we are in the process of verifying all the ancestry and lineages through documents, church records, cemetery records and the like as well as involved in adding the latest generation's data. We will gladly accept verified family information from any individual that wishes to contribute to this database. All of our information is sourced and source documented; every individual that contributes will get credit for his/her efforts and contributions.

Other large surnames in our family tree include NUNEZ, COUSIN, LAURENT, & DUBUISSON also of St. Tammany Pairsh and surrounding areas. If you are linked to theses families in any way, please contact us. The family file has 5,240 linked individuals as of January 12, 2007. I would like to make sure that you are included in the tree, etc.

In the FACIANE family line, I am interested in any information on the descendants of Bartholome Faciane, born circa 1800. His son, Joseph Faciane, born 1820 in Cadiz, Spain, had a son named Joseph Thomas FACIANE, born 1849 and died 4-11-1880 in St. Tammany Parish, LA. Joseph Thomas FACIANE's son, Joseph Castalnaous FACIANE is my great grandfather. He married a PICHON.

In the PENA family line, I am interested in any information on the descendants of Andres de la Pena, who was born c. 1730. His grandson, Adolphe PENA, SR., who was born 1812, and great-grandson, Adolphe PENA, Jr., who was born about 1837 both married into my PICHON line. Adolphe PENA, Jr.'s son, Jean Brinville PENA, is my great-grandfather. He also married a PICHON.

In the PICHON family line, I am interested in any information on the descendants of Robert Thomas PICHON who was the Great-grandfather to Francois PICHON, born 1771 in Bordeaux, France. Francois was our immigrant ancestor in this family line. The current membership of this line is 4,370 as of January 12, 2007.

How Can You Help?

Our extended family is quite large. It is nearly impossible to gather some of the data we are looking for completely by ourselves. That is where interested family members, like yourself, can help.

Getting Updated to include births and deaths--among other important family history facts, stories, etc.--to reflect 2007 data:

We would like interested individuals to submit their strand's current genealogical data. To do this, you can telephone, write, or Email us.

Biographical Information on Family Members.

We have developed a Biographical Questionnaire Form that interested individuals can used to submit biographical data on a family member. We would like to have short biographies on as many of our ancestors and deceased kinfolk as possible and have biographies from any living family members willing to submit the information. The questionnaire takes about 25 minutes to fill out.

The Search for Family Photos:

We have dug up our collection of old photos that were taken of family members long ago. Some of these photos were handed down from grandparents, aunts, and uncles; others were photos we took ourselves. If you have a photo from long ago of an ancestor or a current photo of you and your family and wish it to be included in our project, you are welcome to send it in following these guidelines:

1. Send in a copy only. The photo will NOT be returned.
2. Indicate who the individuals are in the photo.
3. Indicate biref circumstances surrounding the photo.
4. Indicate who is sending the photo with an address and phone number on how to contact you.

Our Family Cemeteries:

We have a large cemetery project in progress on Dubuisson and Morgan Heir Cemeteries in Slidell, LA. Contact us for further information and for how you can hel

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