Louisiana, United States Genealogy

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Beginning Research
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Ethnicity
Local Research Resources


Welcome to Louisiana, The Bayou State

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Parishes

Colonial Louisiana

Extinct or Renamed Counties/Parishes:
Acadia | Attakapas | Baton Rouge | Biloxi | Carroll | Feliciana | Florida Parishes | German Coast | Opelousas | Pascagoula | Sabine Free State | Warren
 

Louisiana State Capitol at Night
Louisiana state capital at night

Did You Know?

  • The Family History Library has the United States federal censuses of Louisiana for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930. The 1890 census was destroyed, but there is a Union veterans schedule and a published index to it that is available at the Family History Library. The population schedule for the Ascension Parish 1890 census is at the Division of Archives, Records Management, and History, and an index has been published and is at the Family History Library.
  • Louisiana State University Special Collections in the Hill Memorial Library have the most complete collection of maps for the state. The Family History Library has a few historical maps, including maps of early land districts. Ward maps for New Orleans (1829, 1834, 1845, 1854, and 1898) are on FHL film 1377700 or fiche 6016695-99.
  • The Louisiana State Archives has microfilms of New Orleans Passenger Lists Judy Riffel's book "A Guide to Genealogical Research at the Louisiana State Archives" is available by writing to Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane, Inc. P.O. Box 1547, Baton Rouge LA 70832-1547.

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