Louisiana, United States Genealogy
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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 became the twenty-second state admitted to the United States in 1819. Alabama was created form Louisiana Territory and is located in the southeast region of the United States.
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.
Louisiana Clickable Map
Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
Louisiana Migration Routes
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
- Facebook Communities - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
- Learning Center - Online genealogy courses
- Historical Records - databases and record images on FamilySearch
- Family History Center locator map
- Cyndi's List - Louisiana genealogy sites on the internet
- Louisiana Genealogy Trails - collection of transcribed data for the state of Louisiana
- Access Genealogy – Genealogy guide for Alabama
- Ancestorhunt.com - resources for Louisiana genealogy research
- Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Louisiana
- Louisiana Research Outline – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
- Wikipedia contributors, "Louisiana " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama (accessed 15 March 2016).
- Join a Facebook or 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 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 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.
- 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 Geographical Names Information System.
- David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
- The Louisiana GenWeb Project has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger USGenWeb Project. The USGenWeb Project provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
- BYU Research Outline for Louisiana
- Colonial Louisiana