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LOUISIANA

 

United States

 

 

 

 

An Introduction

Gen-Tool Kit

Surnames

 

 

Our Ancestral Counties

County Research Links

Internet Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Introduction

 

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     The State of Louisiana (French: État de Louisiane, Louisiana Creole: Léta de la Lwizyàn) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America.  Its capital is Baton Rouge and largest city is New Orleans. Louisiana is the only state divided into parishes, which are local governments equivalent to counties. The largest parish by population is Jefferson Parish, and the largest by land area is Cameron Parish.

     Some Louisiana urban environments have a multicultural, multilingual heritage, being so strongly influenced by an admixture of 18th century French, Spanish and African cultures that they have been considered somewhat exceptional in the U.S. Before the American influx and statehood at the beginning of the 19th century, the territory of current Louisiana State had been a Spanish and French colony. In addition, the pattern of development included importing numerous Africans in the 18th century, with many from the same region of West Africa, thus concentrating their culture.

 

 

 

 

 

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GENEALOGICAL ARCHIVES

Source: Family History 101 States

HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES 

·         Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Society, P.O. Box 82060, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70884-2060-60

·         The Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society, Inc., PO Box 5652, Lake Charles, LA 70606-5652, [EMAIL]

·         Central Louisiana Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 12206; Alexandria, LA 71315-2206

·         Louisiana Historical Society, 5801 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115; 504/866-3049, [EMAIL]

·         Louisiana Society of Daughters of the American Revolution

·         National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution,

·         Louisiana Society of Sons of the American Revolution,

·         National Society of Sons of the American Revolution, 1000 South Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203; (502) 589-1776

·         Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association

·         Cajun Clickers Genealogy SIG -Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

·         Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans 

·         The Sons & Daughters of the Province and Republic of West Florida 1763 - 1810

·         Society Hill: Louisiana Genealogy

·         The German-Acadian Coast Historical & Genealogical Society

·         St. Augustine Historical Society - Creole Heritage Preservation

·         The Vermilion Genealogical Society 

·         West Bank Genealogy Society

·         Louisiana Family History Centers

·         New Orleans Public Library

·         City Archives and Louisiana Division Special Collections

·         NUCMC Listing of Archives and Manuscript Repositories in Louisiana

·         Repositories of Primary Sources: Louisiana 

·         Shreve Memorial Library Microform and Microfilm Holdings            

Source: Family History 101 States

STATE LIBRARY

State Library of Louisiana

The State Library is located in downtown Baton Rouge at 701 N. Fourth Street, at the corner of Spanish Town Road.  Directions are available here.

The State Library is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is closed on weekends and official state holidays. General reference questions can be sent at any time to the Reference Desk via e-mail at ref@state.lib.la.us. Louisiana-specific reference questions can be sent at any time to the Louisiana Section via email at ladept@state.lib.la.us.  

Source: State Library Web Sites

 

HISTORICAL PLACES

 

Acadia Allen Ascension Assumption Avoyelles Beauregard Bienville Bossier Caddo Calcasieu Caldwell Cameron Catahoula Claiborne Concordia De Soto East Baton Rouge East Carroll East Feliciana Evangeline Franklin Grant Iberia Iberville Jackson Jefferson Jefferson Davis La Salle Lafayette Lafourche Lincoln Livingston Madison Morehouse Natchitoches Orleans Ouachita Plaquemines Pointe Coupee Rapides Red River Richland Sabine St. Bernard St. Charles St. Helena St. James St. John The Baptist St. Landry St. Martin St. Mary St. Tammany Tangipahoa Tensas Terrebonne Union Vermilion Vernon Washington Webster West Baton Rouge West Carroll West Feliciana Winn

Source: National Register of Historical Places

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surnames

 

 

The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

 

 

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

 

 

 

 

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

 

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

Additional information regarding these surnames may also be found at:

  Surname Locator Resources

 

 

Free Genealogy Surname

Search Help from Google

 

 

 

Use this free genealogy site to help you get the best genealogy searches from Google™ by using your family tree, for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or   "tricks"  

that    will   likely   improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google and the Internet to find ancestry information about this or any other Surname.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Ancestral Counties

 

The following named counties are associated with the history of our DIRECT ancestors.   To select a specific ancestral county, click on the following link. Here you will find additional links to our county pages where you can obtain information about our family gen-sites, images of localities, and surnames of persons, in our database, who have lived in the selected county.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use this LINK to find out more about the locations listed above.

ANCESTRAL LOCATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parish 
Research 
Links

 

Click on the image of this U.S. State to View a map of all parish locations.

 

The links below may assist you with your research within the various counties of this state.

Genealogical

Research Links

Source: USGenWeb

 

Acadia;   Allen;   Ascension;   Assumption;   Avoyelles;   Beauregard;   Bienville;   Bossier ;   Caddo ;   Calcasieu;   Caldwell;   Cameron;   Catahoula;   Claiborne;   Concordia;   DeSoto;   East Baton Rouge;   East Carroll;   East Feliciana;   Evangeline;   Franklin;   Grant;   Iberia;   Iberville;   Jackson;   Jefferson;   Jefferson Davis;   Lafayette;   Lafourche;   LaSalle;   Lincoln;   Livingston;   Madison;   Morehouse;   Natchitoches;   Orleans;   Ouachita;   Plaquemines;   Pointe Coupee;   Rapides;   Red River;   Richland;   Sabine;   St. Bernard;   St. Charles;   St. Helena;   St. James;   St. John the Baptist;   St. Landry;   St. Martin;   St. Mary;   St. Tammany;   Tangipahoa;   Tensas;   Terrebonne;   Union;   Vermilion;   Vernon;   Washington;   Webster;   West Baton Rouge;   West Carroll;   West Feliciana; Winn

 

General

Research Links

Source:  Wikipedia

 

Acadia Parish;   Allen Parish;   Ascension Parish;   Assumption Parish;   Avoyelles Parish;   Beauregard Parish;   Bienville Parish;   Bossier Parish;   Caddo Parish;   Calcasieu Parish;   Caldwell Parish;   Cameron Parish;   Catahoula Parish;   Claiborne Parish;   Concordia Parish;   De Soto Parish;   East Baton Rouge Parish;   East ;   Carroll Parish;   East Feliciana Parish;   Evangeline Parish;   Franklin Parish;   Grant Parish;   Iberia Parish;   Iberville Parish;   Jackson Parish;   Jefferson Parish;   Jefferson Davis Parish;   Lafayette Parish;   Lafourche Parish;   La Salle Parish;   Lincoln Parish;   Livingston Parish;   Madison Parish;   Morehouse Parish;   Natchitoches Parish;   Orleans Parish;   Ouachita Parish;   Plaquemines Parish;   Pointe Coupee Parish;   Rapides Parish;   Red River Parish;   Richland Parish;   Sabine Parish;   Saint Bernard Parish;   Saint Charles Parish;   Saint Helena Parish;   Saint James Parish;   Saint John the Baptist Parish;   Saint Landry Parish;   Saint Martin Parish;   Saint Mary Parish;   Saint Tammany Parish;   Tangipahoa Parish;   Tensas Parish;   Terrebonne Parish;   Union Parish;   Vermilion Parish;   Vernon Parish;   Washington Parish;   Webster Parish;   West Baton Rouge Parish;   West Carroll Parish;   West Feliciana Parish;   Winn Parish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet
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GENERAL RESOURCES

 

 

·           Website & Webpages We Like

·           Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

·           Free Genealogy Search Help For Google

·           Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA

·           Genealogy Gateway

·           Ancestry.com (Reference Materials & Finding Aids)

·           Ancestry.com - Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

·           GenealogyLinks.net

·        Cyndi's List - United States Index

·        IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles & North America

·        Libweb - Libraries on the Web

·        50states.com - States and Capitals

·        RootsWeb Town Search 1.0

·        USA Resources at RootsWeb

·        StateGenSites - U.S. Genealogy Sites by State

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION SPECIFIC RESOURCES

·           Louisiana - Wikipedia

·           Official State of Louisiana website

·           Louisiana State Databases

·   Louisiana State Information

·   Census Statistics on Louisiana

 

 

 

 

 

OUR GENEALOGY REFERENCE LIBRARY

 

 

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books that pertain to this U.S. State.   Here you will find books about the history and records of this State, as well as its counties and other localities such as towns and churches.   The collection also contains research works about State military units and personnel during America’s wars.  In addition, there are resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who settled in this State.

 

U.S.A. Locations Library - States, Counties, & Localities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

 

 

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