For further study or research about the Vidrine Family, these are suggested resources:

Jacqueline O. Vidrine, Vidrine – Vedrines: Our Vidrine Family in France 1600-1750, Lafayette, LA: Acadiana Press, 1981

Jacqueline O. Vidrine, Love’s Legacy: The Mobile Marriages, 1724-1786, Lafayette, LA: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1985

Vidrine and Vidrine, Governor Vaudreuil’s Voyage to Louisiana, San Clemente, CA, 2014

Archives Nationales Coloniales, France

Archives Departmentales de Agen, France

Barsac Infos Newsletter, July, August, September 2008

Loudoun Collection, Vaudreuil Papers, Huntington University, San Marino CA

Carl Ekberg, French Roots in the Illinois Country, University of Illinois, 2000

Kaskaskia Manuscripts

Margaret Kimball Brown and Lawrie Cena Dean, The Village of Chartres in Colonial Illinois, 1720-1765, New Orelans: Polyanthos, 1977

Natalia Maree Belting, Kaskaskia Under the French Regime, Southern IL University Press, 2003

David MacDonald, Lives of Fort de Chartres: Commandants, Soldiers, and Civilians in French Illinois, 1720–1770, Southern IL University Press, 2016

Spanish Colonial Land Grant Papers, New Orleans Historical Museum

Opelousas Post Census of 1777

Sacramental Records, St. Joseph Church, Prairie du Rocher, IL

Sacramental Records, St. Francis Church, New Roads, LA

Sacramental Records, St Landry Church, Opelousas, LA


Rev. Fr. Jason Vidrine, Abbé Michel Bernard Barrière: Apostle of Southwest Louisiana’s Bayous and Prairies

Rev. Fr. Jason Vidrine, Certain Surprises in Research about Vidrine Family History