Latest news show that descendants of many Creole families are eligible to become members of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). We have been given a listing from the Natchitoches militia and are working on developing lists of additional family connections from across the state. One major family is the Metoyers. Claude Thomas Pierre Metoyer (CTPM) has been recognized as a Patriot of the American Revolution and all direct descendants are eligible to apply. A formal recognition of this designation is planned for October 2011 in Natchitoches, La and all All Metoyer descendants and associated connections will be invited to attend.
Basically a person must be able to prove lineage back to a patriot in the American Revolution. This requires completing an extensive and complete application and providing the back-up documentation for the information provided. For a complete listing of the information and qualifications check out the SAR website http://www.sar.org/ and look under the Membership tab. The Center's Creole Family History Database and its thousands of associated documentation records already has much of this information. We are developing actions to assist with the application process by the continued cataloging of current data and seeking funding to add previously unavailable information. These actions will enhance the Center's databases making it the only documented clearinghouse of its kind in America.
This page will be used to link to various data re this effort. Additional lists and indexes will be added as they become available. See current listing below:
A current report from the Center's cataloging program of associated Metoyer records gives an example of many of resource documents available. This is a listing of some of the documentation received from various individuals that is located in our Collection Files. We currently have over 1,200 Collection files representing over 30,000 pages of information. This information is currently available for research at the Center only. Plans for FREE online access are in the works as soon as funding becomes available. See current list here.