Directories of heads of households were published for major cities in Louisiana.
Resources for Louisiana Directories
Libraries and Archives
Fold3.com ($) has New Orleans City Directories 1861 and 1866-1823 (3 yrs. missing) available online.
The Family History Library
The Family History Library has city directories of New Orleans for:
- 1805-11, 1822-24, 1832-61 Family History Library fiche 6044250-80
- 1861-1935 Family History Library film 1377153-
- 1874-1900 Family History Library film 1000770-76
- 1917 Family History Library book 976.335/N1 E4p
- 1945, 1965 Family History Library Q 976.335/N1 E4p
- The New Orleans Public Library web site has New Orleans city directories for most years since 1805.
- US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.