African American Resources for Louisiana

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A list of resources for researching African American ancestors who lived in Louisiana.

Help Index Freedmen's Bureau Records
Help yourself and others find their African American ancestors by participating in the Discover Freedmen Indexing Project. June 19th Press Conference

Archives and Libraries

  • Perkins, A.E.Who's Who in Colored Louisiana. Baton Rouge, La.: Douglas Loan Co., 1930, Microform of original. FHL film 1303161, item 6

Church Records

Slave and Free People of Color Baptismal Records in the Archives-Archdiocese of New Orleans (1777- 1812)


People of Color in Louisiana: Part I
Alice Dunbar-Nelson
Page 361 of 361-376

Who's Who in Colored Louisiana, 1930. / A. E. Perkins, Editor. - Baton Rouge, La.: Douglas Loan CO., [1930]. - 153p.: ill, plates (1 fold), ports., facsim.E185.94 L6 W5


Newspaper Webindex:The Louisiana Newspaper Project

Time Line

1830 A Louisiana act ordered the deportation within sixty days of any free Negro who had not lived within the state prior to 1825.

Vital Records

Alphabetical Birth Indexes for Orleans Parish 1796-1900 by USGenWeb

Online Communities

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.

Online Resources

Oral History

The T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History


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

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