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Guide to '''Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Louisiana Information==
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Louisiana became the 18th state to join the United States on April 30, 1812. Louisiana was located in the southern region of the United States.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Louisiana " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref> Louisiana was formed from the Territory of Orleans. The U.S. state of Louisiana is divided into 64 parishes (French: paroisses) in the same way that 48 other states of the United States are divided into counties. The State Capital is Baton Rouge. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 08/18/2016.</ref>
  
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Links to articles on getting started with Louisiana research.
'''1. [[How to Find Louisiana Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find Louisiana Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find Louisiana Death Records|Death Information]]'''
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*[[Step-by-Step Louisiana Research, 1880-Present]]
 
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*[[How to Find Louisiana Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Louisiana Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Louisiana Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[Louisiana Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
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<h3>Louisiana Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Louisiana research.
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*[[Louisiana Record Finder|Louisiana Record Finder]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Boundary Changes for Louisiana Counties]
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*[[Louisiana Archives and Libraries|Louisiana Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://www.lagenweb.net/ LAGenWeb]
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Louisiana.
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== Louisiana Clickable Map==
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Many genealogy records are kept on the parish level in Lousiana.  Click on a parish below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
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== Parishes  ==
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*[[Acadia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Acadia]]  
 
*[[Acadia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Acadia]]  
 
*[[Allen Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Allen]]  
 
*[[Allen Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Allen]]  
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*[[Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Calcasieu]]  
 
*[[Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Calcasieu]]  
 
*[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Caldwell]]  
 
*[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Caldwell]]  
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*[[Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Cameron]]  
 
*[[Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Cameron]]  
 
*[[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Catahoula]]  
 
*[[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Catahoula]]  
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*[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Concordia]]  
 
*[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Concordia]]  
 
*[[DeSoto Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|DeSoto]]
 
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*[[East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|East Baton Rouge]]  
 
*[[East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|East Baton Rouge]]  
 
*[[East Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|East Carroll]]  
 
*[[East Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|East Carroll]]  
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*[[Franklin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Franklin]]  
 
*[[Franklin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Franklin]]  
 
*[[Grant Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Grant]]  
 
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*[[Iberia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Iberia]]  
 
*[[Iberia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Iberia]]  
 
*[[Iberville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Iberville]]  
 
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*[[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
 
*[[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
 
*[[Livingston Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Livingston]]
 
*[[Livingston Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Livingston]]
 
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*[[Madison Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Madison]]  
 
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*[[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Morehouse]]  
 
*[[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Morehouse]]  
 
*[[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Natchitoches]]  
 
*[[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Natchitoches]]  
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*[[Sabine Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Sabine]]  
 
*[[Sabine Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Sabine]]  
 
*[[St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Bernard]]  
 
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*[[St. Charles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Charles]]  
 
*[[St. Charles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Charles]]  
 
*[[St. Helena Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Helena]]  
 
*[[St. Helena Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Helena]]  
 
*[[St. James Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. James]]  
 
*[[St. James Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. James]]  
 
*[[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. John the Baptist]]
 
*[[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. John the Baptist]]
 
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*[[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Landry]]  
 
*[[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Landry]]  
 
*[[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Martin]]  
 
*[[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Martin]]  
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*[[Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Tangipahoa]]  
 
*[[Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Tangipahoa]]  
 
*[[Tensas Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Tensas]]  
 
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*[[Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Terrebonne]]  
 
*[[Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Terrebonne]]  
 
*[[Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Union]]  
 
*[[Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Union]]  
*[[Vermilion Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Vermillion]]  
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*[[Vermilion Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Vermilion]]  
 
*[[Vernon Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Vernon]]  
 
*[[Vernon Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Vernon]]  
 
*[[Washington Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Washington]]  
 
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*[[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|West Feliciana]]  
 
*[[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|West Feliciana]]  
 
*[[Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Winn]]
 
*[[Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Winn]]
 
 
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'''Extinct or Renamed Parishes:&nbsp;''' [[Acadia]] | [[Attakapas County, Louisiana|Attakapas]] | [[Baton Rouge Parish|Baton Rouge]] | [[Biloxi Parish|Biloxi]] | [[Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Carroll]] | [[Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Feliciana]] | [[German Coast County, Louisiana|German Coast]] | [[Opelousas County, Louisiana|Opelousas]] | [[Pascagoula Parish|Pascagoula]] | [[Sabine Free State]] | [[Warren Parish|Warren]]
 
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=== Major Repositories  ===
 
  
[[Louisiana Archives and Libraries|Louisiana Division of Archives]]{{·}} [[Louisiana Archives and Libraries|State Library of Louisiana]]{{·}} [[Louisiana Archives and Libraries|Louisiana State University]]{{·}} [[Louisiana Archives and Libraries|Tulane University]]{{·}} [[Louisiana Archives and Libraries|Williams Research Center]]{{·}} [[Louisiana Archives and Libraries|New Orleans Public Library]]{{·}} [[Louisiana Archives and Libraries|Louisiana State Museum]]{{·}} [[Louisiana Archives and Libraries|New Orleans Notarial Archives Research Center]]{{·}} [[National Archives at Fort Worth]]{{·}} [[Dallas Public Central Library]]  
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'''Extinct or Renamed Parishes:&nbsp;''' [[Acadia]] | [[Attakapas County, Louisiana|Attakapas]] | [[Baton Rouge Parish|Baton Rouge]] | [[Biloxi Parish|Biloxi]] | [[Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Carroll]] | [[Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Feliciana]] | [[German Coast County, Louisiana|German Coast]] | [[Opelousas County, Louisiana|Opelousas]] | [[Pascagoula Parish|Pascagoula]] | [[Sabine Free State]] | [[Warren Parish|Warren]]
  
=== Migration Routes  ===
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== Louisiana Migration Routes  ==
 
 
[[Mississippi River]]{{·}} [[Red River]]{{·}} [[Calcasieu River]]{{·}} [[Sabine River]]{{·}} [[Pearl River]]{{·}} [[Port of New Orleans]]{{·}} [[La Bahia Road]]{{·}} [[Camino Real de los Tejas]]{{·}} [[Federal Horse Path]]{{·}} [[Jackson's Military Road]]{{·}} [[Lake Ponchartrain Trail]]{{·}} [[Natchez-New Orleans Trail]]{{·}} [[Natchez Trace]]{{·}} [[Illinois Central Railroad]]{{·}} [[Southern Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Texas and Pacific Railway]]
 
 
 
=== Did You Know?  ===
 
 
 
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*Join a [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Louisiana-Genealogy-Research-Community/188710631201997 Facebook] or [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]] Louisiana Genealogy Research Community!
 
*The Family History Library has the United States federal censuses of Louisiana for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930. The 1890 census was destroyed, but there is a Union veterans schedule and a published index to it that is available at the Family History Library. The population schedule for the Ascension Parish 1890 census is at the Division of Archives, Records Management, and History, and an index has been published and is at the Family History Library.
 
*Louisiana State University [http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/ Special Collections] in the Hill Memorial Library have the most complete collection of maps for the state. The Family History Library has a few historical maps, including maps of early land districts. Ward maps for New Orleans (1829, 1834, 1845, 1854, and 1898) are on FHL film 1377700 or fiche 6016695-99.
 
*The Louisiana State Archives has microfilms of [http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/248/Default.aspx New Orleans Passenger Lists] Judy Riffel's book "A Guide to Genealogical Research at the Louisiana State Archives" is available by writing to Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane, Inc., P.O. Box 1547, Baton Rouge LA 70821-1547.
 
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=== &nbsp;&nbsp;LA Research Tools and Resources  ===
 
 
 
[[Image:Louisiana state capital night.jpg|border|left|170px|Louisiana state capital night.jpg]]
 
 
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Louisiana/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
 
*[http://www.lagenweb.net/ The Louisiana GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
 
*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Louisiana.pdf BYU Research Outline for Louisiana]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lacoloni Colonial Louisiana]
 
 
 
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections sre found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[Louisiana Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Louisiana Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Louisiana Deaths Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Louisiana Deaths Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Louisiana Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Louisiana Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Louisiana, Eastern District Naturalization Petitions (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Louisiana, Eastern District Naturalization Petitions (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Louisiana, Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Louisiana, Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Louisiana Parish Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Louisiana Parish Marriage Records (FamilySearch HIstorical Records)]]<br>
 
 
 
=== Obtain additional help  ===
 
 
 
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/gethelp Call or chat with an experienced researcher]&nbsp;
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/LouisianaGenealogy Join a Facebook Group]&nbsp;
 
*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Louisiana Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
 
 
 
=== How You Can Help Build the Wiki  ===
 
 
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:<br>
 
 
 
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*[[Port of New Orleans]]
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*[[Camino Real de los Tejas]]
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.<br>
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/37?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch  
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Louisiana Family History Center locator map]
  
To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki [[FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the Louisiana pages|click here]]  
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== Additional Resources ==
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/la/ Cyndi's List] - Louisiana genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/ Louisiana Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Louisiana
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/louisiana-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Louisiana
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/louisiana-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Louisiana genealogy research
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*[http://www.usgenwebsites.org/AAGriots/ African American Griots]
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*[http://www.raogk.org/louisiana-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Louisiana
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Louisiana.pdf Louisiana Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
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*[http://notarialarchives.org New Orleans Notarial Archives]  
  
=== Thanks to the Louisiana Content Contributors  ===
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Guide to Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Louisiana Information

Louisiana became the 18th state to join the United States on April 30, 1812. Louisiana was located in the southern region of the United States.[1] Louisiana was formed from the Territory of Orleans. The U.S. state of Louisiana is divided into 64 parishes (French: paroisses) in the same way that 48 other states of the United States are divided into counties. The State Capital is Baton Rouge. [2]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Louisiana Research

Links to articles on getting started with Louisiana research.

Louisiana Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Louisiana research.

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Louisiana Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the parish level in Lousiana. Click on a parish below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Caddo ParishBossier ParishWebster ParishClaiborne ParishUnion ParishMorehouse ParishWest Carroll ParishEast Carroll ParishDeSoto ParishBienville ParishLincoln ParishOuachita ParishRichland ParishJackson ParishMadison ParishRed River ParishCaldwell ParishFranklin ParishTensas ParishNatchitoches ParishSabine ParishWinn ParishLaSalle ParishCatahoula ParishConcordia ParishGrant ParishVernon ParishRapides ParishAvoyelles ParishBeauregard ParishCalcasieu ParishCameron ParishAllen ParishEvangeline ParishJefferson Davis ParishAcadia ParishVermilion ParishSt. Landry ParishLafayette ParishWest Feliciana ParishPointe Coupee ParishEast Feliciana ParishSt. Helena ParishSt. Martin ParishIberia ParishIberville ParishWest Baton Rouge ParishEast Baton Rouge ParishSt. Mary ParishSt. Martin ParishAssumption ParishAscension ParishLivingston ParishSt. James ParishSt. John the Baptist ParishTangipahoa ParishWashington ParishSt. Tammany ParishTerrebonne ParishLafourche ParishSt. Charles ParishJefferson ParishOrleans ParishSt. Bernard ParishPlaquemines ParishLouisiana-county-map.gif

Parishes

Extinct or Renamed Parishes:  Acadia | Attakapas | Baton Rouge | Biloxi | Carroll | Feliciana | German Coast | Opelousas | Pascagoula | Sabine Free State | Warren

Louisiana Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Louisiana " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 08/18/2016.