Louisiana Archives and Libraries

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The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful for genealogical research in Louisiana.
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Division of Archives, Records Management, and History
3851 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Telephone: 504-922-1207
Fax: 504-922-0002
Internet: http://www.sec.state.la.us/ARCHIVES/archives/archives-index.htm

National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth)
501 West Felix Street, Building 1
Fort Worth, TX 76115-3405
Telephone: 817-831-5620
Fax: 817-551-2034
Internet: http://www.archives.gov/southwest/

Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society
P.O. Box 82060
Baton Rouge, LA 70884-2068
Telephone: 504-766-3018
Internet: http://www.rootsweb.com/~la-lghs/

Louisiana State Library
760 Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone: 504-342-4913
Fax: 504-342-3547
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 131
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0131
Internet: http://www.state.lib.la.us/

Louisiana Historical Association
University of Southwestern Louisiana
929 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Telephone: 318-482-6871
Fax: 318-482-6028
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 42808
Lafayette, LA 70504
Internet: http://www.louisianahistoricalsociety.org/

Historic New Orleans Collection
William Research Center
410 Charter Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Telephone: 504-598-7171
Fax: 504-598-7166
Internet: http://www.hnoc.org/

Louisiana State Museum
Louisiana Historical Center Library
400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70176-2448
Telephone: 504-568-8214
Fax: 504-568-4995
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2448
New Orleans, LA 70176
Internet: http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/

Hill Memorial Library
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3300
Telephone: 504-388-6551
Fax: 504-344-6773
Internet: http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/

Howard Tilton Library
Manuscripts & Rare Books Department
Tulane University
7001 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Telephone: 504-865-5131
Fax: 504-865-6773
Internet: http://library.tulane.edu/

Linus A. Sims Memorial Library
Southeastern Louisiana University
1211 SGA Drive
Hammond, LA 70402
Telephone: 985-549-3860; after 4:30, weekends 985-549-2027
Online list of free databases for Louisiana genealogy

New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70140-1016
Telephone: 504-596-2612
Fax: 504-596-2609
Internet: http://nutrias.org/spec/speclist.htm

An inventory of the records in this important collection is Collin B. Hamer, Jr., Genealogical Materials in the New Orleans Public Library(New Orleans, Louisiana: Friends of the New Orleans Public Library, 1984;Family History Library book 976.3 D23h 1984).

Orleans Parish Notarial Archives
Civil Courts Building
421 Loyola Avenue, Room B-4
New Orleans, LA 70112
Telephone: 504-568-8578
Fax: 504-568-8599
Internet: http://www.notarialarchives.org/

A helpful guide to Louisiana libraries is Resources in Louisiana Libraries: Public, Academic, Special and in Media Centers (Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State Library, 1971; Family History Library book 976.3 A3re; film 896543; fiche 6019941).

To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Louisiana parishes, use any of the 22 inventories of the parish archives produced by the Historical Records Survey about 1940. The library has most of these inventories.