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Judy Riffel, Professional Genealogist

Judy Riffel is a professional genealogist based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, specializing in Louisiana records and research.

Research services

  • Look ups and record copying
  • Genealogical analysis and problem solving
  • Translation of French and Spanish historical documents

Geographic area

  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • South Louisiana

Libraries and archives visited on a regular basis

  • Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Middleton Library, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Parish courthouses in search area

  • Ascension
  • Assumption
  • East Baton Rouge
  • East Feliciana
  • Iberville
  • Lafayette
  • Livingston
  • Pointe Coupee
  • St. Helena
  • St. James
  • St. Landry
  • St. Martin
  • West Baton Rouge
  • West Feliciana

Ethnic specialties

  • French
  • Acadian
  • Spanish
  • African American


  • 35+ years experience in genealogy
  • Author of numerous books and articles on Louisiana genealogical records
  • Editor of Le Raconteur since 1984
  • Officer in Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane
  • Recipient of the Foundation for Historical Louisiana's Preservation Award in 2007

Contact information

Judy Riffel

2576 Bartlett St.

Baton Rouge, LA 70805