Saturday, March 14, 2009

Istre Cemetery Houses Acadia Parish

Istre cemetery houses were added to the National Historic Register in February 2008. The Louisiana National Register offers a pdf file and several jpg photographs of these cemetery houses in Acadia Parish, Louisiana on Swift Rd. near the Vermilion Parish line. This photograph is from the database of Acadia Parish, Louisiana National Register. You can view a Flickr photo stream of Istre cemetery here. USGenWeb LAGenWeb Archives does not have current cemetery transcriptions online for this cemetery, however, there is one transcription available on RootsWeb. It is unclear as to how current this transcription may be. Martin Gautier's LA Cemeteries provides this information: "Acadia Parish has one of the most complete cemetery transcriptions. The transcriptions are available for purchase in 5 books from Acadia Genealogical & Historical Society." Find A Grave lists two Istre cemeteries in its contributed data. One entry determines over 300 internments and the other listing has less than 40 internments. There are also color photos of the same "cemetery house" available on Find a Grave.