Your guide to finding relatives in the Big Easy.
If your ancestors called New Orleans home, you may wonder whether their records exist after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Amazingly, most historical records survived—even those in the public library’s subbasement. Better yet, plenty of genealogical data have been indexed and much of it, digitized. Hurricanes notwithstanding, tracing your ancestors in the Big Easy can be, well, relatively easy.