Trace your Louisiana ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide!
You’ll love this if:
- You’re getting started tracing your ancestors in Louisiana
- You want new ideas and resources to get past a Louisiana brick wall
- Your genealogy search is focused mainly on Louisiana – you don’t need the full State Research Guides collection
Trace your Louisiana ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four page download includes:
- A how-to article detailing Louisiana’s history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
- The best websites, books and other resources for Louisiana research, handpicked by our editors and experts
- Listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
- Descriptions of the top historic sites for learning about your ancestors’ lives and times, including visitor information
- Timeline of key events in the state’s history
- Full-color map to put your research in geographical context
Here’s a sampling of the helpful tips you’ll get in the Louisiana guide:
- Throughout Louisiana’s history, American Indians, Spanish, French, British, Africans, Germans, Anglo-Americans, Irish, Italians and others have created the cultural mix that gives the Pelican State its distinctive character
- The Spanish, French and British arrived in the late 17th century: The earliest permanent European settlements were Natchitoches (1714) and New Orleans (1718).
- In 1763, after the Seven Years’ War, France gave up its extensive American claims and Spain ended up with French lands west of the Mississippi River, including Louisiana; Britain got the piece of Louisiana east of the river.
Plus, each guide contains active web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.