Hi,Found your message interesting. I'm originally from LA. and my ancestors and a lot of present fly member's are from the Catahoula vicinity.I've been trying to find when and from what State they came in from. I have it tracked back to the early 1800's but before then it's difficult to track, I assume the spelling is different. What's the oldest Book ancestor you've traced down, maybe there's a connection if their from the same area.I was told they believed ours to be from Germany, but nothing concrete.