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See also Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

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Resources

African American

Church

  • The Sacramental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, edited by Earl C. Woods and Charles E. Nolan are invaluable. there contain birth, baptism, marriage, and death information. Currently there are 19 volumes covering 1718 to 1831.

Laws and Legislation

  • The following site nutrias.org/~nopl/inv/neh/nehab.htm#ab22[1] contains short descriptions of various city government charters for the City of New Orleans and provides an inventory of minutes, ordinances, and resolutions.

Local Histories

  • A good online history of New Orleans is located at www.madere.com/history.html.  The authors are Donnald McNabb and Louis E. Madere.  The timeframe covered is founding of New Orleans to the Civil War.

Vital Records

Libraries

  • The Public Library of New Orleans has a wealth of online information at nutrias.org/~nopl/spec/speclist.htm including
    • Louisiana Biography/Obituary Index
    • Guide to Genealogical Materials
    • Digging Up Roots in the Mud Files
    • NOVA Transcriptions of City Archives Records
    • Index to Deaths in the Daily Picayune, 1837-1857
    • Index to the Justices of the Peace Marriage Records, 1846-1880
    • New Orleans Newspaper Marriage Index, 1837-1857
    • Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New Orleans
    • Naturalization Records in New Orleans
    • Birth Records for New Orleans
    • Hints on Using the 1850 Census
    • Hints on Using the 1860-1920 Censuses
    • New Orleans City Directories
    • African-American Genealogical Sources

References

  1. Dick Eastman, "New Orleans Archdiocese Publishes Online Baptism, Marriage Records of Slaves," Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, 1 February 2011.

 

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