Plantation Research with Ja'el Gordon
20 Apr 11:00 AM
Until 20 Apr

Plantation Research with Ja'el Gordon

Join West Feliciana Parish Library for a fascinating look at antebellum history and genealogy with Ja’el Gordon this Saturday, April 20th! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the WFPLibrary, so there is no charge to participants. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. The library will provide light refreshments.

“Historian, writer, genealogist and Louisiana native Ja’el ‘Ya Ya’ Gordon is a captivating speaker, and we are beyond excited to give our patrons the opportunity to learn more about uncovering their past,” said Stacie Davis, Library Director.

This program will cover researching plantation histories including that of the owners, allied families, enslaved, and descendants. This program is open to all persons interested, including descendants of both owners and enslaved who wish to find more information on their ancestors. After the program, Stacie Davis, Library Director, will cover research tools available at the West Feliciana Parish Library, including available microfilmed plantation records.

Ja’el specializes in interpreting antebellum history, genetic genealogy, Descendant group research, and conducting oral history interviews. She has over 25 years of experience as a researcher with a special focus on the Deep South antebellum/plantation history. She is a Ph.D. Candidate, VP of Genealogy for the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and Director of Projects and Programs for the Black Oral Historians Network.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit or contact Stacie Davis at