Report on Rodriguez clan presented to society _lowres

Photo provided by Marie Estopiñál -- Attending an April 4 meeting of the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana at the East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Library, from left are, Liz Varnado, Iris Stilley, Johnette Downing, Cande Rodriguez, Rose Marie Powell, Stephen Estopiñál, Terry Thibodeaux, Denise Lindsly, Dale Aguillard, Wade Rodriguez and Carolyn Rodriguez.

Terry Thibodeaux presented a report on the populous Rodriguez clan during the April 4 meeting of the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana at the East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Library.

He provided an inventory of the passenger lists of the 1778-1783 migration from the Canary Islands, which included many Rodriguez recruits, he said. Thibodeaux followed his own Rodriguez roots to the present day.

The group’s meetings are open to the public. For information, visit www.canary islanders.org or email the society’s president at president@canaryislanders.org.