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Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies have special collections and indexes of genealogical value. These must usually be searched in person.
An important manuscript collection of compiled genealogies is the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection. This collection consists of transcripts of Bible, cemetery, church, marriage, death, obituary, and will records. It was microfilmed in 1971 at the DAR Library in Washington, DC, and is available on 23 microfilms at the Family History Library. The volumes are generally arranged by county, and many have individual indexes.
Some major published genealogical collections for Louisiana include:
Arthur, Stanley, and George de Kernion. Old Families of Louisiana. New Orleans, Louisiana: Harmanson, 1931. (Family History Library film 1425655 item 5.)
West, Robert C. An Atlas of Louisiana Surnames of French and Spanish Origin. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Geoscience Pub., L.S.U. 1986. (Family History Library book 976.3 D4w; fiche 6088326.)
Whittington, Hattie, and Gladys Sandefur. Louisiana Ahnentafels, Ancestor Charts and Family Group Sheets. Natchitoches, Louisiana.: Natchitoches Genealogical and Historical Association, 1982. (Family History Library book 976.3 D2s.)