Casket Girls


Dr. Charlotte Pipes is presenting a one-hour lecture on French Colonial Louisiana to the monthly meeting of the Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans.

Monday, May 20, 2013
Whitney Bank – Metairie Rd. branch
1441 Metairie Road
Metairie, Louisiana.
The meeting starts at 7:30pm and is free and open to the public.

The topic will be “A Casket Girl of New Orleans.”
Casket Girls arrived in New Orleans from France in the early 18th century.
They came here to become brides for Louisiana settlers.
Charlotte traveled to France (no, not to become a bride)
but to document exactly the process by which young women in France
signed contracts, boarded sailing ships and crossed the Atlantic to marry.