Canary Islanders Heritage Society meet

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Pictured are descendants of the Rodriguez/Rodrigue clan who were in attendance. Left to right: Liz Varnado, Iris Stilley, Johnette Downing, Cande Rodriguez, Rose Marie Powell, Stephen Estopinal, Terry Thibodeaux, Denise Lindsly, Dale Aguillard, Wade Rodriguez, and Carolyn Rodriguez

Terry Thibodeaux presented a report Saturday, April 4 on the populous Rodriguez clan at the East Baton Rouge Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge He provided an inventory of the passenger lists of the 1778-1783 migration from the Canary Islands which included many Rodriguez recruits. Thibodeaux followed his own Rodriguez roots down to the present day.

All meetings are open to the public. More information about the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana can be found on the web at You may contact the President of the Society by email: