About LA Creole

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. Its purpose is to assist Creoles of Color in researching their ancestry, to educate the general public about Creole culture, and to celebrate the contributions and legacy of a unique, sometimes forgotten people.


LA Creole Misson Statement

"To serve as a medium to aid the members of Louisiana Creole Research Association and other interested parties in the study of the history and culture of the Creole People of Louisiana through ancestral research, education, and celebration."


Governing Body


Board OF Directors:
Executive Committee:

Ernest Chachere

Cedric A. Ellsworth

Sam Reine

Elizabeth M. Rhodes, Ex-Officio

Pat Schexnayder, Chair

Gina Smith

Dr. Jude Soraparu

Alex P. Tureaud

Elizabeth M. Rhodes, President

Hilda Young, Vice President

Jennifer Ellsworth, Secretary

Katherine Labat, Treasurer



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