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Louisiana Surnames
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Louisiana Surname Helper
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Louisiana Marriages
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Louisiana Obituaries
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Louisiana Cemeteries



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Getting started searching for a Louisiana Ancestor:

  1. Begin by recording what you know about your family tree. Start with yourself, and enter as much information as you know. You can build a FREE Family Tree Online You can also find free genealogy software and printable family trees at Genealogy Freebies to help record your information.

  2. Vital records birth, marriage and divorce, and death are the foundations of genealogical research.
    • Genealogy records at Ancestry.com can provide additional clues.

    • Write to:

      Vital Records Registry
      Office of Public Health
      325 Loyola Avenue
      New Orleans, LA 70112
      (504) 568-5152
      Birth, Death, Marriage: State office has had records since July 1914. Birth records for city of New Orleans are available from 1892. Death records are available since 1942. Older birth, death, and marriage records are available through the Louisiana State Archives


  3. Easy Google Genealogy Searcher puts advanced Google features on one page with suggested keywords and advice for thorough genealogy internet searching.
  4. Use the Ancestor Search directory of hundreds of searchable genealogy databases that can help fill in the blanks on your family tree. Be aware that not all genealogy information is available online. If your names are not found in an online database, you may have to do some research offline. Try the

    Louisiana Division Of Archives And Records
    3851 Essen Lane
    Baton Rouge, LA 70809-2137
    Tel: 504-922-1208
    www.sec.state.la.us/archives/archives/archives-index.htm

  5. If you do not know much about an ancestor, you may need to do additional research on his or her children first. For example:
    • If you do not know when your ancestor was married, the birth date of the first child may give you the approximate time frame needed to search for the marriage records.
    • If you do not know where your ancestor lived, finding the birthplace of the children may provide a clue.



  6. Collaborate with other genealogists researching the same families. You can search for them at the Louisiana Surname List database.

  7. Military records are an often overlooked source to obtain vital records. Learn how to send away to the National Archives for military service and pension records at Send to NARA for military records.

  8. For additional help and detailed instructions for tracing ancestors, go to Learning Center








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