Free Louisiana Genealogy Data and Links

  • Louisiana African American Records
  • Louisiana Cemetery Records
  • Louisiana Census Records
  • Louisiana Forts
    List of colonial forts, trading posts, named camps, redoubts, reservations, general hospitals, national cemeteries, etc., established or erected in the United States from its earliest settlement to 1902.
  • Louisiana History
    • The Creoles of Louisiana
      The first white settlers of Louisiana were French, usually the second born sons of aristocrats who left France to seek adventure in the New World. They brought their traditional style of cooking from the continent, and being rich aristocrats, they also brought along their chefs as well! These Frenchmen came to be called Creoles, and made up the upper crust of New Orleans.
  • Louisiana Military Records
  • Louisiana Native American Records
    • The Choctaw of Bayou Lacomb
      This collection depicts the specific culture and history of the Choctaw tribe residing within Bayou Lacomb, Louisiana. Included are the geography, history, society, language, ethnology, and myths, legends and religion of the Choctaws who resided within the area of Bayou Lacomb. By the people of the tribe, or, more correctly, that portion of the tribe now under consideration, they themselves are called the Chata’ogla or the Chata’ people or family. According to them, the first word can not be translated as it is merely a proper name.
    • Cooper Roll ~ Choctaw
      The Cooper Rolls are a Census Roll of Choctaw Families residing East of the Mississippi River and in the States of Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama made by Douglas H. Cooper, US Agent for Choctaws, in conformity with Order of Commissioner of Indian Affairs dated May the 23rd, 1855.
    • Louisiana Land Patents
    • McKennon Roll
      In 1896-1897 the Kern-Clifton Roll was created to fill in the omissions of the Wallace Roll. Proposed Legislation for the Full-blood and identified Choctaws of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama: Memorial Evidence and Brief published I believe in 1913.
  • Louisiana Parish Records
  • Louisiana Vital Records
    • Louisiana Birth Records
      You can search the Louisiana Birth Records Index Database and order certified copies of birth certificates for births that occurred in Louisiana more than 100 years from the end of the current calendar year. The only birth records that are currently available at the Archives prior to 1911 are from Orleans Parish. Birth records were not required statewide by law until 1918. Certified copies of birth certificates are delivered by mail for $5.
    • Orleans Parish Marriage Records
      You can search the Orleans Parish Marriage Records Index Database and order certified copies of marriage licenses for marriages that took place in Orleans Parish more than 50 years from the end of the current calendar year. Certified copies of marriage licenses are delivered by mail for $5.
    • Louisiana Death Records
      You can search the Louisiana Death Records Index Database and order certified copies of death certificates for deaths that occurred in Louisiana more than 50 years from the end of the current calendar year. Certified copies of death certificates are delivered by mail for $5.
    • Louisiana Death Records
      Name index to statewide deaths. Coverage: missing years between 1875-1893; has only a few entries for 1894-1904. One part of these death records includes death records for only Jefferson Parish, 1850-1875 and 1905-1921. The statewide records for all parishes cover 1911-1954. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at Family History Centers.

Free RootsWeb Databases

Louisiana Genealogy Databases at Ancestry

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Louisiana Statewide Genealogy at Ancestry

Louisiana Military Data at Ancestry

Miscellaneous Louisiana data at Ancestry

Louisiana Parish Specific Genealogy at Ancestry

Louisiana Town Specific Genealogy at Ancestry

Additional Free Louisiana Genealogy

United States Genealogy

United States GenWeb Project

Acadia, Allen, Assumption, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, DeSoto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jackson, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, LaSalle, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Orleans, Ouachita, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Terrebonne, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Baton Rouge, West Carroll, West Feliciana, Winn, Colonial Louisiana

American History & Genealogy Project

Lafayette Parish,