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  • René-Robert Cavelier (1643 - 1687)
    René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle was an explorer best known for leading an expedition down the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, claiming the region watered by the Mississippi and its trib...
  • Louis XIV le Grand, roi de France et Navarre (1638 - 1715)
    King Louis XIV of France belonged to DNA haplogroup R1b (Y-DNA) Links: The Peerage Geneall Wikipedia King of France and Navarre: Reign 14 May 1643 – 1 September 1715 (72 years, 110...

This is a master project for Louisiana and its history.

State of Louisiana / État de Louisiane

Louisiana was named after Louis XIV, King of France from 1643–1715. When René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle claimed the territory drained by the Mississippi River for France, he named it La Louisiane, meaning "Land of Louis".[9] Once part of the French Colonial Empire, the Louisiana Territory stretched from present-day Mobile Bay to just north of the present-day Canadian border, and included a small part of what is now southwestern Canada.


  • Bayou State
  • Child of the Mississippi
  • Creole State
  • Pelican State (official)
  • Sportsman's Paradise
  • Sugar State

Louisiana Official Website


African-American Resources for Louisiana

Indians Tribes and Bands of Louisiana

The following list of American Indians who have lived in Louisiana:

Louisiana Archives and Libraries

Division of Archives, Records Management, and History 3851 Essen Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Telephone: 504-922-1207 Fax: 504-922-0002 Internet:

National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth) 501 West Felix Street, Building 1 Fort Worth, TX 76115-3405 Telephone: 817-831-5620 Fax: 817-551-2034 Internet:

LOUISiana Digital Library (LDL) Internet:

Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society P.O. Box 82060 Baton Rouge, LA 70884-2068 Telephone: 504-766-3018 Internet:

Louisiana State Library 760 Third Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Telephone: 504-342-4913 Fax: 504-342-3547 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 131 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0131 Internet:

Louisiana Historical Association University of Southwestern Louisiana 929 Camp Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: 318-482-6871 Fax: 318-482-6028 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 42808 Lafayette, LA 70504 Internet:

Historic New Orleans Collection William Research Center 410 Charter Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: 504-598-7171 Fax: 504-598-7166 Internet:

Louisiana State Museum Louisiana Historical Center Library 400 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans, LA 70176-2448 Telephone: 504-568-8214 Fax: 504-568-4995 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2448 New Orleans, LA 70176 Internet:

Hill Memorial Library Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3300 Telephone: 504-388-6551 Fax: 504-344-6773 Internet:

Howard Tilton Library Manuscripts & Rare Books Department Tulane University 7001 Freret Street New Orleans, LA 70118 Telephone: 504-865-5131 Fax: 504-865-6773 Internet:

Le Comité des Archives P.O. Box 1547 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1547

Linus A. Sims Memorial Library Southeastern Louisiana University 1211 SGA Drive Hammond, LA 70402 Telephone: 985-549-3860; after 4:30, weekends 985-549-2027 Online list of free databases for Louisiana genealogy Internet:

New Orleans Public Library 219 Loyola Avenue New Orleans, LA 70140-1016 Telephone: 504-596-2612 Fax: 504-596-2609 Internet:

Orleans Parish Notarial Archives Civil Courts Building 421 Loyola Avenue, Room B-4 New Orleans, LA 70112 Telephone: 504-568-8578 Fax: 504-568-8599 Internet:

Alexandria Historical & Genealogical Library 503 Washington Alexandria, LA 71301

Erbon & Marie Wise Genealogical Library Louisiana State Archives 3851 Essen Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Southwest Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Library 411 Pujo Street Lake Charles, LA 706061

Parishes and Parish Courthouses

Louisiana Cemeteries

Louisiana Biography and Obituary Index

Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Societies:

  • Allen Genealogical & Historical Society, P.O. Box 789, Kinder, LA 70648
  • Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association,P.O. Box 4462,Shreveport, LA 73314-0462
  • Baton Rouge Genealogical & Historical Society, P.O. Box 80565, SE Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70898
  • Central Louisiana Genealogical Society,P.O. Box 12206,Alexandria, LA 71315-2006
  • East Ascension Genealogical & Historical Society, Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, LA 70707-1006
  • Feliciana (East) History Committee, P.O. Box 8341, Clinton, LA 70722
  • Feliciana (West) Historical Society,P.O. Box 338,St. Francisville, LA 70775
  • Friends of Genealogy, P.O. Box 17835, Shreveport, LA 71138
  • Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans, P.O. Box 51791, New Orleans, LA 70150
  • Jefferson Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 961, Metairie, LA 70004-0961
  • Jennings, Louisiana Genealogical Society, 136 Greenwood Drive, Jennings, LA 70546
  • Lafayette Genealogical Society, 105 Gill Drive, Lafayette, LA 70507
  • Lafourche Heritage Society, 412 Menard Street, Thibodaux, LA 70301
  • Louisiana Daughters of the American Revolution, 2564 Donald Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
  • Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Society, P.O. Box 82060, Baton Rouge, LA 70884-2060
  • Louisiana Society, Sons of the American Revolution, 3059 Belmont Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • Mississippi Memories Society, P.O. Box 18991, Shreveport, LA 71138
  • Natchitoches Genealogical & Historical Association, P.O. Box 1349, Natchitoches, LA 71458-1349
  • North Louisiana Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 324, Ruston, LA 71270
  • Plaquemines Parish Genealogical Society, 203 Hwy. 23, South Buras, LA 70041
  • Saint-Domingue Special Interest Group, 1514 St. Roch Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117-8347
  • Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 5652, Lake Charles, LA 70606-5652
  • St. Bernard Parish Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 271, Chalmette, LA 70044
  • Vermillion Parish Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 117, Abbeville, LA 70511-0117