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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.)

Printing Your Family History

Pulling together a family history is without question one of the most rewarding activities you can do. The end product will provide a wonderful depository for family stories, traditions, and other memories. The fruits of your labors will be appreciated for years to come.

Brigham Young University's Print and Mail Production Center offers facilities and consultants to assist genealogists in printing their family histories. Their consultants can answer questions regarding formatting, layout, scanning photos, and can assist in the printing process.

Print and Mail Production Center's facilities include state of the art digital printing equipment, offset presses, and a full service bindery.

See also A Guide to Printing Your Family History

Web Sites

http://www.dar.org/

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