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Louisiana Fast Facts and Key Resources

By Emily Anne Croom Premium

Louisiana Fast Facts and Key Resources

? Statehood: 1812

? French colony: 1699 to 1763

? Spanish colony: 1764 to 1803

? US possession: 1803

? Orleans Territory: 1804

? First federal census: 1810

? Statewide birth and death records begin: 1914

? Public-land state

? Parishes: 20 in 1810, 64 today

? Contact for vital records:

Office of Public Health
Vital Records Registry
Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
(877) 605-8562

WEB SITES

? Acadian Genealogy Resources
 
? Cyndi’s List — Louisiana

 
? Interment.net — Louisiana
 
? Louisiana Clerks of Court
 
? Louisiana Digital Library
 
? Louisiana Genealogy Resources
 
? New Orleans Resources

RESOURCES

? The Family Tree Resource Book for Genealogists edited by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack and Erin Nevius (Family Tree Books)

? Genealogical Research: Methods and Sources, volume 2, revised edition (American Society of Genealogists); See the Louisiana chapter by Winston De Ville.

? Guide to the Non-Public Records of the Louisiana State Archives (Louisiana State Archives, call 225-922-1000)

? The Historical Atlas of Louisiana by Charles Robert Goins and John Michael Caldwell (University of Oklahoma Press, $65)

? The Roads of Louisiana (Shearer Publishing, $16.95): This atlas will help you plot your ancestral land.

ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES

? East Baton Rouge Public Library, Bluebonnet Branch
9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810, (225) 763-2283, <www.ebr.lib.la.us/Bluebonnet.htm>
 
? Louisiana State Archives Research Library
Box 94125, 3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70804, (225) 922-1000, <www.sec.state.la.us/archives/archives/archives-library.htm>: Call (225) 922-2012 for vital records.
 
? Louisiana State Museum Historical Center
Old US Mint, 400 Esplanada Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116, (504) 568-8214, <lsm.crt.state.la.us/site/collections/hcenter.htm>
 
? Louisiana State University Hill Memorial Library — Special Collections
Baton Rouge, LA 70803, (225) 578-6568, <www.lib.lsu.edu/special>
 
? National Archives and Records Administration Southwest Region
501 W. Felix St., Building 1, Box 6216, Fort Worth, TX 76115, (817) 831-5920, <www.archives.gov/facilities/tx/fort_worth.html>
 
? New Orleans Notarial Archives Research Center
1340 Poydras St., Suite 360, New Orleans, LA 70112, (504) 680-9604, <www.notarialarchives.org>
 
? New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112, (504) 596-7323, <www.nutrias.org>
 
? The State Library of Louisiana
701 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802, (225) 342-4923, <www.state.lib.la.us>
 
? Tulane Manuscripts Department — Family History

Special Collections, Jones Hall, Tulane University Libraries, New Orleans, LA 70118, (504) 865-5685, <www.tulane.edu/~lmiller/FamilyHistory.html>

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