“THE TRUTH OF HISTORY IS THE NOURISHING MOTHER OF JUSTICE.” – RODOLPHE-LUCIEN DESDUNES (1849-1928)
Jari C. Honora, a Certified Genealogist®, is a New Orleans native & resident and proud Louisiana Creole with roots dating back more than two centuries along Bayou Lafourche and the German-Acadian Coast. He has two decades of experience researching families and institutions in south Louisiana and the Gulf Coast.
He is a graduate of St. Augustine High School and Tulane University. He works as a Reference Associate in the Williams Research Center of the Historic New Orleans Collection. He previously worked for Le Musée de f.p.c. and taught in local charter schools.
He also does historical and genealogical research professionally, including work for the TV programs Finding Your Roots and We’ll Meet Again, and the Georgetown Memory Project. He has presented at numerous historical and genealogical conferences including the International Black Genealogy Summit; American Educational Research Association; Southern Historical Association; Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS); and the Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies.
As one of four contributors to the CreoleGen blog, he regularly shares research findings on Louisiana Creole people and institutions. He also has a strong interest in the history of fraternal orders and benevolent societies and in the Black Catholic experience. He loves his homeland of Louisiana and is enthralled by her good people, good food, good music, and unique Creole heritage.
The words Certified Genealogist and its acronym, CG, are registered certification marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by authorized associates following peer-reviewed competency evaluations.