Bless their little heart's, Lester and the old, old one are confused again -- ya gotta take your medicine on time!
Just to set the story straight, The Redbone Heritage Foundation (RHF) is holding a research Conference October 18, 19, 20 in Lake Charles, Louisiana -- some of the Conference will be held at the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library -- some of the Conference will be held at other nearby locations yet to be announced.
Now the Ray Bridges, Bearhead Creek Redbone meeting, "last I heard," was to be held at the VFW Hall in Starks, Louisiana. That's the last I heard, and you can get that information from Ray Bridges. It's printed on his web site, and he has all but dared members of the RHF to show up, so RHF would not be connected with that meeting. Get It? Two different meetings, by two different groups!
I truly do wish Ray Bridges well with the Bearhead Creek Redbone Meeting on October 27th at the Starks VFW. Seems he has many issues to work out at Starks involving him personally. Maybe he will send this blog some pictures of the event.
As I understand it from RHF planners, they will be giving away DNA kits, providing dinning discount packets and Hotel/Motel packets. Do it yourself cemetery tours will also be planned.
There will not be a formal Conference Dinner, which I thought was great, as I hate Conference food. There will be some dinner gatherings at classic Cajun restaurants where you can roll your own taco's and eat your own poisons, so to speak.
So, ya'll come down to Lake Charles in October and have a great time on the beach, clubbing, and the Historical District, and --spend some time at the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library -- they have what you're looking for!
Gary J. Gabehart, Mishiho (Mish-eh-ho)