The City of Mandeville will host Jari C. Honora, a Certified Genealogist®, to the Mandeville Trailhead Train Depot Museum on Saturday, June 17 for a special program in recognition of Juneteenth (June 19). The program begins at 10 a.m. and admission is free.
A New Orleans native and resident, Honora 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 and works as a Reference Associate in the Williams Research Center of the Historic New Orleans Collection.
Jari 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 and Genealogical Society (AAHGS); and the Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. He is also one of four contributors to the CreoleGen blog, he regularly shares research findings on Louisiana Creole people and institutions.