African American Resources for Louisiana
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|Local Research Resources|
- Louisiana Freed Slave Records, 1719-1820
- New Orleans, Louisiana, Slave Manifests, 1807-1860 Index and images ($)
- U.S., Interviews with Former Slaves, 1936-1938
- Louisiana, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872 Images Only.
- U.S., Freedmen's Bureau Records of Field Offices, 1863-1878 ($) index and images
- Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of Archives, Slave and Free People of Color Baptismal Records in the Archives
- Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy Database
- Louisiana. Parish Court (Orleans Parish), Index to Slave Emancipation Petitions, 1814-1843
- A Partial Transcription of Inward Slave Manifests, Port of New Orleans (1818 to 1860), index
- USGenWeb African American Genealogy.
A list of resources for researching African American ancestors who lived in Louisiana.
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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 Louisiana: 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
1830 A Louisiana act ordered the deportation within sixty days of any free Negro who had not lived within the state prior to 1825.
Alphabetical 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.
- Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy 1719-1820.
- The Large Slaveholder of Louisiana 1860. Joseph Karl Menn. New Orleans: Pelican Publishing Co., 1964. FHL Collection WorldCat
- 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.
- The Amistad Research Center - Located in the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library of Tulane University, The Amistad Research Center is the nation's oldest, largest and most comprehensive independent archive specializing in the history of African Americans and other ethnic groups.
- African-American Genealogy Sources in the Louisiana Division of the New Orleans Public Library