Assorted Groups (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
Cajuns.com - genealogy, history and culture.
German-American Cultural Center - Located in the heart of Gretnas National Register
Historic District, settled by German immigrants in the mid-1880s, the German-
American Cultural Center (GACC) celebrated its 10th anniversary on June 30, 2009.
The GACC interprets the unique German immigrant contribution to Louisiana's
history through exhibits, lectures, programs, and other educational activities.
Language of French Louisiana (Cajun) - What language do the Acadians speak? The
answer is sort of obvious (Cajun French), but that should be qualified a bit...
Louisiana Creole people - Louisiana Creole refers to people of various racial
backgrounds who are descended from the colonial French settlers, African-
Americans, and Native Americans from the time before the Louisiana territory
became a possession of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase (1803).
The Origins of Louisiana Creole - What is meant by the terms "Creole" and "Louisiana
Creole"? There have been quite a few different definitions of Louisiana Creole (LC)
and Creole in general. According to Albert Valdman, the word Creole originates
from crioulo or criolo, which entered the French Language from the Spanish, which
in turn probably derives from the past tense crialdo of the verb crier (from the Latin
creare), which means "servants raised in the master's house."
Note: These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the WebMaster, in any way, endorses any stereotypes which may be implied by the linked web sites.
Census & Lists of various kinds:
1840 Census - Pensioners Revolutionary or Military Services
Census Online - Louisiana Census Records Online
Civil War in Louisiana - Research Your Civil War Ancestor
Extinct Louisiana Parishes:: (not linked unless noted, ):
(If you know of more to be added, please contact us.)
Baton Rouge -
Created in 1792 in the West Floridas area. The land was divided into East & West|
Baton Rouge Parishes in 1810.
Formed from in Ouachita and Concordia Parishes 1832, it was split into East
Carroll and West Carroll Parishes in 1877.
Formed in 1810 from Spanish West Florida, it was split into East Feliciana and
West Feliciana in 1824.
More information here soon, if/when we find it.
Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
Please click on graphic below, " " (if present) for the entire GHLL county "package"
(To list a local society, please contact us.)
E. Baton Rouge -
The Baptist -
St Landry -
St. Tammany -
Society Name and Location
Acadia Parish Genealogical & Historical Society (Crowley, LA |
Ragley Histroical Society (Ragley, LA
Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society (Baton Rouge, LA)
Evangeline Genealogical & Historical Society (Ville Platte, LA)
Jefferson Genealogical Society (Metairie, LA)
Jefferson Historical Society (Harvey, LA)
Lafourche Heritage Society (Thibodaux, LA)
Lafayette Genealogical Society (Lafayette, LA)
Madison Historical Society (Tallulah, LA)
Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
Ouachita Genealogical Society (West Monroe, LA)
Central Louisiana Genealogical Society (Alexandria, LA)
German-Acadian Coast Historical and Genealogical Society (Destrehan, LA)
Imperial St. Landry Genealogical Society (Opelousas, LA)
Saint Tammany Genealogical Society (Covington, LA)
Vermilion Historical Society (Destrehan, LA)
Winn Genealogical & Historical Association (Winnfield, LA)
Historical interest Items, etc.:
Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy 1719-1821 - Search the Database, Miscellaneous
Searches, View Original Documents, Downloads, Dr. Hall's Calculations,
Historical Maps and Panoramas - A collection of links to a variety of maps, panoramas,
and other useful Web sites on the streets, wards, and geographic features of
New Orleans, Louisiana.
Map showing all Parishes
1st Louisiana Cavalry Regiment, CSA - ...sometimes referred to as "Scott's Cavalry
Louisiana History Teachers - Louisiana 101.
Migrations to, from and through:
Canary Islands Settlers - Since the late 1600s, Spain had encouraged the Canary
Islanders to move to the Caribbean colonies. After Spain acquired Louisiana in 1762,
it recognized the need to populate the territory.
Hungarian-American - Migration to Louisiana
National Parks, Playgrounds, Recreational Areas etc.:
Acadian Memorial Monument - A cruel twist of international politics cast most of
them out of Acadie and into exile in the American colonies, Britain and France.
Jean Lafitte National Historic Park - The park consists of physically separate units
scattered throughout south Louisiana's Delta Region.
State Archives - Confederate Pension Applications Index
State Capital City: Baton Rouge (Capital since 1812 - located in East Baton Rouge Parish)
The State name: Louisiana is another state, along with Illinois, that bears the mark of Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle. The first European to descend the Mississippi River to the delta, this French explorer named the area La Louisianne after Louis XIV of France in 1682.
U.S.A. - General Information links page
U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories
Louisiana Marriage Records - I Dream of Genealogy... tracing the records of time.
Wedding Bells (data base)