African-American Resources for Louisiana
A list of resources for researching African American ancestors who lived in Louisiana.
Archives and Libraries
- Louisiana State Archives
- Manuscript Finding Aids Online at Hill Memorial Library at Louisiana State University
- African American Resource Center at the New Orleans Public Library
- Noel Memorial Library
- Perkins, A.E.Who's Who in Colored Louisiana. Baton Rouge, La.: Douglas Loan Co., 1930, Microform of original. FHL film 1303161, item 6
- Burkett, Randall K., Nancy Hall, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. eds. Black Biographical Dictionaries. Alexandria, Virginia: Chadwyck-Healy, Inc., 198-FHL fiche 6049870, first of 349 fiche; book 973 F23bbd
Slave and Free People of Color Baptismal Records in the Archives-Archdiocese of New Orleans (1777- 1812)
People of Color in Lousiana: Part I
Page 361 of 361-376
Who's Who in Colored Louisiana, 1930. / A. E. Perkins, Editor. - Baton Rouge, La.: Douglas Loan CO., . - 153p.: ill, plates (1 fold), ports., facsim. E185.94 L6 W5
Newspaper Webindex: The Louisiana Newspaper Project
Alphabetial Birth Indexes for Orleans Parish 1796-1900 by USGenWeb
Forgotten People: Cane River's Creoles of ColorA Facebook page providing resources about a community in Natchitoches (northwestern Lousiana)founded during colonial days by a Creole family.
- Louisiana Death Records 1911-1956
- Louisiana Free Slave Records,1719-1820. Dr. Gwendolyn Midlo Hall. [Database on line]Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy, 1719-1820.
- Historic Pathways. Elizabeth Shown Mills. (An online archives of many peer-reviewed articles and papers relating to Louisiana's Creole history, particular Cane River and the Red River Valley.)
- Louisiana Lineage Legacies
- Louisiana National Register of Historic Places (Excellent resource with photos and history)
- Bossier Parish Cemeteries (Find A Grave)
- Louisiana Digital Archives
- Freedmen's Bureau for 1865-1868 in Caddo and Bossier Parishes
- Louisiana History and Genealogy
- Louisiana African American Griots
- Louisiana Archives (USGenWeb)
- Marriage Records (Caddo and Bossier Parishes)
- Plantation Records (Caddo and Bossier Parishes)
- Louisiana Slavery
- Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy 1719-1830 - This website provides a searchable database for African-Americans from the Louisiana area.
Reconstruction in Louisiana after 1868
Milledge L. Bonham, Jr.
The Mississippi Valley Historical Review
Vol. 5, No. 3 (Dec., 1918) (pp. 366-368)
Page Count: 3
Slavery and Freedom
- Records Relating to Slavery, Free People of Color, and FreedmenNew Orleans Public Library's Louisiana Division & City Archives
- Bossier Parish, Louisiana 1860 Slaveholder and 1870 African-Americans
- Index to Slave Emancipation Petitions, 1814-1843Louisiana. Parish Court (Orleans Parish)
- A Partial Transcription of Inward Slave Manifests
Port of New Orleans, Record Group 36,
United States Customs Service,
Collector of Customs at New Orleans
Microfilm Rolls 1-3, 12 of 25 Rolls (1818 to 1860)
Housed at the National Archives, Washington D.C.