Louisiana, United States Genealogy

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Beginning Research
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Louisiana Background
Local Research Resources

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 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.[1]

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 county level in the United States. Click on a county 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


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 resourcing your family.

Additional Resources


  1. 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.
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